Everton misses chance to return to league top top as Wilson scores twice to give Newcastle first win in 3 matches


Newcastle 2-1 Everton

Everton missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as their lack of squad depth was showcased in a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle.

Steve Bruce’s side exploited the Toffees’ lack of strength in depth without Lucas Digne, Richarlison, James Rodriguez and Seamus Coleman as Callum Wilson scored a second-half double (58 & 84).

Wilson’s first came from the penalty spot after Andre Gomes clumsily fouled the striker before the former Bournemouth man wrapped up the points by finishing off a counter-attack, spearheaded by Ryan Fraser. Dominic Calvert-Lewin set up a grandstand finish with a neat finish (90) but it only proved to be a consolation.

Carlo Ancelotti, who decided to drop Jordan Pickford in place of Robert Olsen in goal, has now suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time as Everton boss.