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Foul by Tim Cahill on Fabricio Coloccini, free kick awarded. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Hatem Ben Arfa from the left by-line.
Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Taylor by Leon Osman results in a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Louis Saha has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
James McFadden sends in a cross.
Inswinging corner taken by Leon Osman.
Danny Guthrie challenges Royston Drenthe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Royston Drenthe takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jack Rodwell by Dan Gosling results in a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.
Royston Drenthe concedes a free kick for a foul on Hatem Ben Arfa. Royston Drenthe is given a yellow card. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Ryan Taylor. Ryan Taylor receives a yellow card. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
Handball decision goes against Demba Ba. Tony Hibbert goes off and James McFadden comes on. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jack Rodwell. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Danny Guthrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. The referee books Danny Guthrie for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines from left channel, Danny Guthrie makes a clearance.
Phil Jagielka sends in a cross.
Unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Ryan Taylor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Sammy Ameobi delivers the ball, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
Tony Hibbert fouled by Sammy Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick. Royston Drenthe delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
Hatem Ben Arfa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon Best.
Foul by Leon Best on Leighton Baines, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Leon Osman has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Shot from 20 yards from Demba Ba. Save made by Tim Howard.
Seamus Coleman challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Danny Guthrie, clearance by Jack Rodwell.
Danny Guthrie takes the outswinging corner, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Leighton Baines. Leighton Baines goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Leon Best challenges Sylvain Distin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osman. Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Effort on goal by Sammy Ameobi from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Corner from right by-line taken by Danny Guthrie.
Shot from 25 yards from Tim Cahill. Save by Tim Krul.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Sammy Ameobi. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Taylor by Royston Drenthe. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Sylvain Distin concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Best. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
Johnny Heitinga leaves the field to be replaced by Tim Cahill.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Royston Drenthe.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Sammy Ameobi coming on for Sylvain Marveaux.
Centre by Phil Jagielka, Shot by Louis Saha. Blocked by Steven Taylor.
Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvain Marveaux. Johnny Heitinga shown a yellow card. Ryan Taylor shoots direct from the free kick, save by Tim Howard.
Shot from just outside the box by Danny Guthrie goes over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Jack Rodwell makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Royston Drenthe from the right by-line, Jack Rodwell grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Newcastle 2-1 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Royston Drenthe.
The ball is sent over by Tony Hibbert, Jonas Gutierrez gets a block in.
Phil Jagielka crosses the ball.
Shot from 20 yards from Danny Guthrie. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.
Sylvain Marveaux crosses the ball.
Leon Best fouled by Sylvain Distin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Taylor from left channel, Tim Howard makes a fantastic save.
Royston Drenthe challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Ryan Taylor from the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the right by-line, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
Phil Neville goes off and Sylvain Distin comes on.
Yohan Cabaye goes off and Dan Gosling comes on.
Sylvain Marveaux delivers the ball.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Royston Drenthe. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Phil Neville, Steven Taylor makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Ryan Taylor.
Unfair challenge on Phil Neville by Leon Best results in a free kick. Phil Neville takes the free kick.
Shot by Royston Drenthe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Effort from inside the area by Louis Saha hits the post.
Effort from 18 yards by Phil Neville. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
Ryan Taylor finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-0 Everton.Assist by Demba Ba.
Unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Seamus Coleman results in a free kick. Sylvain Marveaux delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Tim Howard makes a comfortable save.
Shot from just outside the box by Louis Saha misses to the left of the goal.
Shot by Royston Drenthe. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
Louis Saha takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Demba Ba has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Shot by Leon Osman from 18 yards. Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.
Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.
Leon Best gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Neville. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.
Sylvain Marveaux fouled by Leighton Baines, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Leon Best is penalised for a handball. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Tony Hibbert. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Tony Hibbert, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
Unfair challenge on Leon Best by Johnny Heitinga results in a free kick. Yohan Cabaye restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Taylor on Jack Rodwell. Direct free kick taken by Tony Hibbert.
A cross is delivered by Danny Simpson, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Louis Saha. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Johnny Heitinga scores an own goal from 6 yards. Newcastle 1-0 Everton.Assist by Danny Simpson.
Unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Royston Drenthe results in a free kick. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Seamus Coleman has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Royston Drenthe fouled by Danny Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
Shot by Danny Guthrie. Save made by Tim Howard.
Ryan Taylor takes a shot.
Yohan Cabaye decides to take a short corner.
Leon Best is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
Two Taylors impress Pardew
Alan Pardew has saluted the men behind Newcastle's blistering Taylor-made start to the season.
Defenders Steven and Ryan Taylor have proved key figures in the 10-game unbeaten run which has taken the Magpies into third place in the Barclays Premier League.
Victory over Everton in Saturday's early kick-off could take Pardew's side, briefly at least, above Manchester United into second, and 25 points from the first 33 on offer would represent a return exceeding the wildest dreams of most on Tyneside.
The contribution of the two Taylors has been immense with Steven in particular impressing to the extent that his club manager has repeatedly recommended him to England counterpart Fabio Capello.
As one of the few Geordies in the squad - the 25-year-old central defender was born in Greenwich, but raised in the shadow of St James' Park - Pardew believes he has a special affinity with the club.
He said: "Steven definitely has a feeling for the club above other players, without a shadow of a doubt.
"Little things he says and does - he knows.
"He's been here through some of the good years, so he knows that this is a big, big club and if we can get a competitive team, then the fans can carry us to who knows where."
The former England Under-21s skipper's partnership with captain Fabricio Coloccini has been one of the features of Newcastle's fine start.
However, namesake Ryan's role has been no less significant, if slightly more unexpected.
The 27-year-old arrived at St James' in February 2009 as a right-sided utility man, but was pitched into the unaccustomed territory of left-back in the wake of Jose Enrique's departure for Liverpool when James Perch suffered an injury on the eve on the opener against Arsenal.
After a shaky start, the former Wigan man has grown into the position to such an extent that he has played every minute of the league campaign to date, and his winning goal at Sunderland on August 20 earned him a special place in the hearts of the Toon Army.
Pardew said: "I'm absolutely delighted with him. He has got a real confidence about him.
"The one thing we always knew is his technique is top, top quality. He has just fitted in and seems more comfortable at left-back than he does anywhere else."
Midfielder Danny Guthrie too has benefited from that policy having replaced the injured Cheik Tiote in the last two games and made light of the Ivory Coast international's absence.
Pardew will make a late decision on Tiote, but has already ruled out Frenchman Gabriel Obertan with an infection.
His place on the right wing is likely to be taken by Sylvain Marveaux as the depth of a squad which is still small by Premier League standards is tested for the first time in earnest.
Everton manager David Moyes is confident young midfielder Jack Rodwell is up to the challenge posed by a potential senior England call-up but wants the player to be selected on merit.
The 20-year-old has been tipped as one of a number of new faces Fabio Capello will select in his squad for forthcoming friendlies against Spain and Sweden.
Moyes suspects Rodwell, who has 20 caps and two goals for the Under-21s, may be drafted in to cover for the absence of other players after this weekend's round of Barclays Premier League matches.
And he would prefer the midfielder, who has started eight of nine league matches this season, to be earn his place outright.
"I think a senior call-up can come too early. You want it to be merited for the right reasons," said the Toffees boss.
"You want him to go into the team. If he played he wouldn't let anyone down because in international football he has some very good qualities.
"Jack has done well. He has improved over the recent weeks and I think because of that he's getting close (to the full England team).
"He is obviously going to be mentioned. He has played well in the games.
"I don't know how many call-offs England might have this weekend - I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot - but that might bring Jack forward if that is the case."
Of more concern to Moyes at present is Rodwell's form for the club after just one win in their last five matches.
That run of fixtures included games against Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Moyes believes his side have played well in their last two matches but with the club 16th in the table he knows now is the time to start picking up points.
They face another difficult task on Saturday.
"It was always going to be a difficult group of matches," added the Scot.
Pardew's Magpies flying high
Ryan Taylor blasted Newcastle into second place in the Barclays Premier League as the Magpies extended their unbeaten start to 11 games with a 2-1 home win over Everton .
Taylor's stunning 29th-minute volley ultimately edged the tightest of contests in front of a season's best crowd of 50,671 to take Alan Pardew's side, for a few hours at least, ahead of Manchester United.
The victory ensured they matched their best unbeaten openings to a campaign in 1950-51 and 1994-95.
However, it came at a cost as Yohan Cabaye and Sylvain Marveaux joined Cheik Tiote on the injured list with daunting trips to both Manchester clubs to come after the international break.
Everton left St James' Park knowing they probably deserved to be doing so with something to show for their efforts having given as good as they got, particularly in a nerve-jangling second half for the Toon Army.
However, they were never able to claw back the advantage they had handed their hosts through John Heitinga's 12th-minute own goal and Taylor's rocket despite giving themselves hope with Jack Rodwell's header in first-half injury-time.
Newcastle went into the game knowing exactly what the rewards for victory would be and defending a proud record at St James' Park.
Only Everton had won on Tyneside this calendar year, a run of 14 games, and Pardew had admitted before the game that a point would represent a creditable return.
However, as the clock ticked towards the half-hour mark, his side found themselves two goals to the good, although even the most blinkered of fans would have to admit that scoreline slightly flattered them.
That said, the quality which led to Tim Howard's defences being breached on both occasions was worthy of the outcome and while it is strikers Demba Ba and Leon Best who have done much of the damage so far this season, the source this time was somewhat different.
The game was 12 minutes old when Steven Taylor laid the ball into Danny Guthrie, once again deputising for the injured Tiote, and he fed it out to full-back Danny Simpson in space down the right.
Simpson's cross looked tailor-made for Best in the middle and Heitinga had little option but to try to cut it out, but with disastrous results as he could only turn it past Howard and into his own net.
But in an even encounter, the visitors had opportunities to get themselves back on level terms Rodwell forcing a 23rd-minute save from Tim Krul, who clutched Leon Osman's shot to his midriff seconds later, while former Magpies Louis Saha shot wastefully wide with 25 minutes gone.
However, Newcastle extended their lead in spectacular style four minutes later.
Rodwell's clearing header fell to Ryan Taylor wide on the left and he teed the ball up before thumping a dipping volley over Howard an in off the underside of the crossbar.
With Royston Drenthe impressive in a roaming role behind Saha, Everton tried to work their way back into the game and might have reduced the deficit with 13 minutes remaining, only for Saha's skidding shot to come back off the foot of the post.
Ryan Taylor bounced a 34th-minute cross off Howard's crossbar as played switched rapidly from end to end, but the Magpies were left kicking themselves when the visitors grabbed a lifeline in injury time with Rodwell heading firmly home from Drenthe's near-post corner.
The sides returned knowing the next goal could prove vital, and both might have claimed it in an eventful start to the half.
Saha's appeals for a penalty after his shot was deflected wide - replays suggested it may have been so off substitute Gosling's arm - went unanswered at one end, and Sammy Ameobi, on for the injured Marveaux, scuffed a shot across the face of goal after breaking from halfway.
Substitute Tim Cahill forced Krul to dive to his left to save on the hour and Ameobi skied a left-foot volley high over seconds later.
But Newcastle were having to defend deep and in numbers, and it was significant that Ba and then Best were the men to head clear inside their own penalty area from Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman in quick succession in the 63rd minute.
Everton threw everything they had at the Magpies as the clock ran down with the home side retreating towards Krul at an alarming rate.
However, they were unable to make the breakthrough and left Tyneside empty-handed.
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