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Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Rodwell.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, save by Tim Howard.
The referee blows for offside against Louis Saha. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Shane Ferguson, Tim Howard makes a save.
Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Shefki Kuqi results in a free kick. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Victor Anichebe. Kevin Nolan takes the indirect free kick.
Short corner taken by Mikel Arteta.
Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a save.
Johnny Heitinga challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.
Cheik Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Anichebe. Seamus Coleman takes the direct free kick, Leighton Baines sends in a cross.
Kevin Nolan is ruled offside. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Seamus Coleman replaces Leon Osman. Shefki Kuqi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon Best.
Leighton Baines goes into the book. Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Leighton Baines results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Leon Best from the free kick, Kevin Nolan gets a block in.
Johnny Heitinga receives a yellow card. Johnny Heitinga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Ferguson. Free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
Foul by Louis Saha on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded. Mike Williamson restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Louis Saha by Cheik Tiote results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka by Mike Williamson results in a free kick. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball.
Corner taken by Cheik Tiote.
Kevin Nolan receives a caution.
Victor Anichebe receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan by Victor Anichebe. Shane Ferguson takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Mikel Arteta from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
The ball is sent over by Cheik Tiote, save made by Tim Howard.
Cheik Tiote takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Louis Saha.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Jermaine Beckford leaves the field to be replaced by Victor Anichebe.
A cross is delivered by Shola Ameobi.
Shane Ferguson on for Steven Taylor.
The official flags Shola Ameobi offside. Tim Howard takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by Jermaine Beckford. Comfortable save by Steve Harper.
The ball is sent over by Steven Taylor, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Peter Lovenkrands.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Cheik Tiote, save by Tim Howard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Best by Tony Hibbert. Cheik Tiote crosses the ball in from the free kick, Tony Hibbert manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony Hibbert on Leon Best. Jonas Gutierrez takes the free kick.
Mikel Arteta sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Louis Saha goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, save made by Tim Howard.
Corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line.
Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a save.
Johnny Heitinga is brought on as a substitute for Phil Neville. The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
Fabricio Coloccini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from inside the six-yard box by Mike Williamson goes wide right of the goal.
Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Leon Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Jonas Gutierrez takes the free kick.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Corner taken right-footed by Jonas Gutierrez to the near post, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance by Mikel Arteta.
Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Mikel Arteta on Peter Lovenkrands, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
Peter Lovenkrands concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
A cross is delivered by Leon Osman, save made by Steve Harper.
Shola Ameobi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sanchez Jose Enrique. The referee blows for offside against Leon Best. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Louis Saha fouled by Cheik Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Steven Taylor receives a caution. Steven Taylor challenges Sylvain Distin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
Tony Hibbert crosses the ball.
Phil Neville fouled by Jonas Gutierrez, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Hibbert takes the direct free kick.
Phil Jagielka finds the net with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-2 Everton.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Cheik Tiote. The assist for the goal came from Leighton Baines.
Foul by Leon Osman on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Steven Taylor.
Leon Osman grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Everton.Assist by Mikel Arteta.
Centre by Jonas Gutierrez, Kevin Nolan has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Danny Simpson produces a cross, Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
The referee blows for offside against Leon Best. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
Tony Hibbert is cautioned. Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Tony Hibbert results in a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
Leon Best grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Newcastle 1-0 Everton.Assist by Kevin Nolan.
Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
Jack Rodwell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Louis Saha sends in a cross.
The ball is swung over by Kevin Nolan, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
Inswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range header by Leon Osman misses to the right of the goal.
Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Save made by Steve Harper.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Steven Taylor. Free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha. Phil Neville restarts play with the free kick.
Leon Best is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Leon Best fouled by Phil Neville, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheik Tiote on Phil Neville. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
Pardew preparing for summer spending
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew and his scouting team have started to identify potential targets for a summer recruitment drive.
Pardew is keen to be fully prepared for a crucial transfer window during which he hopes to be presented with the proceeds of Andy Carroll's #35million departure for Liverpool.
The manager's spending power will, of course, depend on his current crop of players finishing the job of securing the club's Barclays Premier League status during the remaining 10 games of the campaign.
Uncertainty remains over the futures of Jose Enrique and Joey Barton with talks over new contracts having been put on hold, but a list of prospective signings is being drawn up with the Magpies having already been linked with the likes of Cheick Tiote's Ivory Coast international team-mate Gervinho and PSV Eindhoven winger Jeremain Lens.
Pardew told Press Association Sport: "We have sat down and discussed briefly what the plans are, of course. It's very important to have a strategic plan of what you are doing.
"We don't want to be doing everything at the last minute - although like all transfer windows, you have to be patient because sometimes there are six or seven teams involved around one player who is available, and then they fall away.
"It might happen right at the last minute, but there has been three or four months' work gone into that particular player.
"We might not be signing players as soon as the window opens, but believe you me, we are very much on the case of players we feel might take us forward."
Barton and loan signing Stephen Ireland are doubts with thigh problems, but striker Shola Ameobi will return to the mix wearing a special mask to protect his fractured cheekbone.
The 29-year-old has been sidelined since suffering the injury at Fulham on February 2, and it is a measure of how well Leon Best, the man who partnered him that night, and Peter Lovenkrands have performed in his absence that he is by no means guaranteed an instant return to the team.
Meanwhile, Everton manager David Moyes has defended his decision to play Marouane Fellaini against Sunderland last week following criticism from the player's father.
Abdellatif Fellaini hit out at the Merseyside club after his son was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury which requires surgery.
The 23-year-old Belgium international picked up the injury at Chelsea a fortnight ago and Fellaini senior believes he should have been rested for the visit of the Wearsiders last Saturday.
Fellaini aggravated the problem in a challenge with Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon and was substituted after 42 minutes.
It is the second successive year Fellaini has had his season ended prematurely by a serious ankle injury.
"Marouane is really in a desperate state," Abdellatif Fellaini said in Gazet van Antwerpen.
"He should never have played that last game against Sunderland. He should never have been allowed to play because he was already injured."
Moyes has rejected any suggestion Everton would risk a player's wellbeing.
The Scot said: "That's completely wrong. We would never do that, it's a load of rubbish.
"We had to hold the boy back from training on the Tuesday and Thursday and he trained Friday.
"His dad's maybe upset because the boy is going to have another operation on Monday.
"Who would do that? We wouldn't - of course we wouldn't.
"We certainly wouldn't risk Marouane Fellaini, who has arguably been our best player this season."
It has been a difficult week for Moyes after his team were dumped out of the FA Cup at the fifth round stage by Championship side Reading on Tuesday.
Moyes had hoped his team's memorable win at Chelsea in a fourth-round replay would prove a turning point in an inconsistent campaign.
They followed it up by beating Sunderland 2-0 to move into mid-table in the Barclays Premier League but the Reading reverse has proved another major setback.
Everton will be without another influential midfielder at St James' Park with Tim Cahill ruled out for up to three weeks with a foot injury.
Yet Moyes still has much of the squad which lost just two of their final 24 games last season together, and believes they can fire again.
"There are a lot of good players in there and a lot of strong characters," he said. "I have got a lot of trust in them, I believe in them. They are good players and that hasn't changed."
Toon come unstuck against Toffees
Phil Jagielka was the hero as Everton`s 2-1 victory condemned Newcastle to a fifth Barclays Premier League defeat of the season at St James' Park.
The central defender fired home from Leighton Baines' 36th-minute corner to complete a repair job after Leon Best had headed the Magpies in front 13 minutes earlier.
Leon Osman started the fightback when he levelled with 31 minutes gone after exchanging passes with the excellent Mikel Arteta on an afternoon when the home side struggled to find any real fluency.
Best thought he had snatched a point 12 minutes from time when he headed past keeper Tim Howard for a second time, but referee Howard Webb had spotted a push on Jagielka as the ball came across and disallowed it. Newcastle battled all the way to the whistle in a desperate attempt to rescue the game in front of a crowd of 50,128, but Everton were good value for their win with Arteta the architect.
Alan Pardew's side went into the game knowing victory would all but assure them of their place in next season's Barclays Premier League.
They were buoyed too by the knowledge that the visitors would be without key men Marouane Fellaini and Tim Cahill, although their optimism was tempered by the absence of both Joey Barton and Stephen Ireland through injury, which presented Pardew with a problem on the right side of midfield.
His initial solution was to promote full-back Danny Simpson to the role with central defending Steven Taylor taking over at the back, although the move patently did not work.
After a scrappy start, it was the Magpies who eventually took the lead from their first meaningful attack with 23 minutes gone.
Fabricio Coloccini's quickly-taken free-kick to Jonas Gutierrez caught the visitors napping and when the Argentinian's low cross was turned on to skipper Kevin Nolan by Mike Williamson, he powered a shot towards goal from a tight angle.
Howard could only parry the ball across goal to present Best with the simplest of tasks to head home his sixth of the season.
The goal seemed to settle Newcastle down and they pinned the Merseysiders back as they sought to increase their advantage.
However, their dominance was fleeting and the lead not only evaporated, but was overhauled in the space of five minutes.
Arteta, playing on the left side of the Everton midfield, had earlier shown signs of causing problems, and he did the damage with 31 minutes gone.
He was well-placed to receive Osman's pass after his midfield colleague had broken from halfway, and laid the return ball on a plate for him to side-foot home with the help of a deflection off Jose Enrique.
But there was worse to come with 36 minutes gone when the black and white shirts stood and watched as Baines' free-kick sailed across the penalty area for Jagielka to shoot home off the underside of the crossbar.
Newcastle were unable to contain the visitors in the middle of the park and found Jermaine Beckford, once a target for former boss Chris Hughton, repeatedly running at defenders with Arteta prompting.
Pardew was forced into a reshuffle when Enrique limped off injured and with Simpson taking over at left-back, Peter Lovenkrands dropping into midfield and masked substitute Shola Ameobi joining Best in attack, they had a better shape.
They might have gone in at the break level had Williamson managed to turn Gutierrez's driven shot inside rather than outside the post in injury time, but even then, Pardew would have had work to do anyway after a disjointed opening 45 minutes.
Ameobi started the second half in positive mood and twice within a minute forced saves from Howard, the first of them less than convincing.
But with John Heitinga having replaced skipper Phil Neville, Everton could have increased their lead with Steve Harper saving from Beckford and Louis Saha heading wastefully over after Arteta had once again sliced his way into the penalty area.
The game was becoming increasingly open to leave both defences under pressure, and Harper had to make a smart save to keep out Beckford's 61st-minute volley.
Arteta might have sealed the win with 16 minutes remaining, but stabbed wide from close-range, and Best had a 78th-minute header chalked off for a push on Jagielka.
The Magpies refused to throw in the towel, but simply did not have the craft or guile to get themselves back on terms, and substitute Seamus Coleman might have increased the visitors' lead at the death but for a good block by Harper.
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