Callum Wilson scored his 50th and 51st Premier League goals as Newcastle ended their dreadful run with a well-deserved 2-0 win at Everton on Saturday.
Wilson, who came closest to scoring in the first half, headed home a corner on 77 minutes.
And then he finished a neat move in stoppage time to end the Magpies’ run of 11 games without a win.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kept his place for the visit of struggling Newcastle despite his error in midweek as manager Carlo Ancelotti made four outfield changes.
Abdoulaye Doucoure returned from suspension with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alex Iwobi also starting in midfield, and captain Seamus Coleman back on the right side of defence.
Newcastle made just one change with Javier Manquillo replacing the absent Jacob Murphy.
Playing a 4-4-2 diamond Newcastle shaded the first half and would have been ahead had it not been for a wonderful stop from Pickford.
With 30 minutes on the clock Ryan Fraser whipped in a corner in from the right. Callum Wilson beat Richarlison to it at the near post and thumped a header towards goal. But Pickford got his fingertips to it to stop it creeping under the crossbar.
Wilson did though register in the second half. Jonjo Shelvey’s corner delivery was perfect and Wilson flicked the ball powerfully into the far corner.
And he sealed the win after Allan Saint-Maximin caught Everton on the break. The winger played in Jamal Lewis down the line and he curled the ball into the middle for Wilson to take a touch and fire home.
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