PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Everton v Newcastle – as it happens from Goodison Park
19:07 GMT, 17 September 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Everton host Newcastle at Goodison Park to round off the weekend's action. The Toffees will hope to build on a strong start to the season and seal three points to help them climb into third, while Alan Pardew will hope to record the Toon's first victory since the opening day. Send me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
Everton 0-0 Newcastle (8pm)
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Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka,
Distin, Baines, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Mirallas, Jelavic.
Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Naismith, Gueye, Coleman, Anichebe, Duffy.
Harper, Perch, Steven Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Cabaye, Anita,
Gutierrez, Marveaux, Cisse, Ben Arfa.
Subs: Elliot, Gosling, Ba,
Bigirimana, Shola Ameobi, Obertan, Tavernier.
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)
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4min: Jelavic limps off for a moment but is back on again a couple of minutes later. He is till limping but I think he will run that off.
2min: And already Everton have the ball in the net but Newcastle breath a sigh of relief as it is ruled offside.
Marouane Fellaini's attempted shot from a cross is parried away by Steve Harper but only to Nikica Jelavic who taps home shortly before the flag is raised.
It's the correct call but there is a delay in play as the Croatian is down in pain having collided with the post.
Kick-off: The game gets underway…
20.00: Applause from everyone inside the ground as the names of those that lost their lives are displayed on the big screen under a message saying 'Merseyside United.'
19.56: Touching scenes as the players make their way out. Two mascots lead the way holding hands, one wearing a Liverpool kit, the other an Everton kit with the numbers nine and six on their backs in reference to the Hillsborough disaster.
19.53: We've already touched on where Everton could end up this evening but Newcastle could throw themselves in at the business end of the table too.
A win for the Toon could move them up to sixth.
19.50: This of course is a rematch from the final day of last season when Newcastle were chasing a top four spot.
Going down 3-1 effectively ended their chances, but wins for Tottenham and Arsenal made their hopes of reaching the Champions League redundant regardless.
19.45: From InfostradaLive:
Steve Harper replaces Tim Krul in goal for Newcastle. He will make his first PL appearance in 17 months, since Newcastle’s 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa in April 2011. He has failed to keep a clean sheet in his last five PL matches, since a 2-0 victory at Birmingham City in Feb 2011.
19.40: Everton boss David Moyes spoke to Sky Sports before the game:
'Last season we couldn't win in the early part of the campaign, including at Goodison.
'Hopefully Mirallas will get us goals and add pace, Naismith has played well but now is the time to introduce him.
'Newcastle have got a threat and were against everyone all of last season. Cisse, Ben Arfa and Cabaye are good players so it will be a tough game.'
19.35: Everton's 6million summer signing Kevin Mirallas is given his first Barclays Premier League start for the visit of Newcastle.
The Belgium international and right-back Tony Hibbert are the two changes from the side which lost at West Brom last time out, with the injured Darron Gibson absent and Steven Naismith drops to the bench.
Newcastle make five changes from their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa prior to the international break, the most notable being Demba Ba among the substitutes with centre-back Fabricio Coloccini and goalkeeper Tim Krul injured.
Tribute: A banner dedicated to the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough was on show outside of Goodison Park
19.30: Full line-ups from Goodison Park:
Everton v Newcastle
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Mirallas, Jelavic. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Naismith, Gueye, Coleman, Anichebe, Duffy.
Newcastle: Harper, Perch, Steven Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Cisse, Ben Arfa. Subs: Elliot, Gosling, Ba, Bigirimana, Shola Ameobi, Obertan, Tavernier.
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)
19.25: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew spoke to Sky Sports pre-match:
'Demba Ba is a victim of injuries to our midfield, but don't be surprised if he comes off the bench to get the winner.
'Without Cheick Tiote we need an extra body in the midfield as Everton are formidable at home.
'It's a big test with the Europa League pressures, we knew we was going to get injuries so people will have to step up.'
19.20: One man who has started to find his form for Newcastle is full-back, Davide Santon.
The former Inter Milan has started the season brightly following an inconsistent campaign last term and he has told fans his best is yet to come.
19.15: So no Demba Ba for Newcastle. Papiss Cisse is favoured in attack as Alan Pardew opts for a lone striker.
The Newcastle boss isn't aiming to keep it tight though judging by the wide players in his line-up.
19.10: Newcastle starting XI:
Harper, Perch, Williamson, Stuart Taylor, Santon, Anita, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Cisse, Ben Arfa.
19.05: Everton starting XI:
Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic.
19.00: Good evening football fans, could I just take your attention away from tomorrow night's Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City for a moment (or an evening) as we have a rather intriguing Premier League fixture tonight.
Everton have made an unusually positive start to the season and a win today could see them move up into third, possibly second if they go goal crazy against Newcastle. Should be a cracker and the team news on the way.
Winning team: Victory for Everton will see them go level with second place Manchester United on nine points