Premier League: Everton v Newcastle match preview

A look at Sunday's clash at Goodison Park

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While Everton have been flying in Europe this season, their continental style of football has failed to translate into winning performances in domestic competition and find themselves languishing in the bottom half of the table.

Papiss Cisse begins the first of his seven-game ban at Goodison Park this Sunday. The Senegalese frontman has scored eleven goals so far this term, and no other Magpie has scored in the last 456 minutes of Premier League action.

KICK OFF: Sunday, 4pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS:

Newcastle (Cisse, Perez, Colback) 3-2 Everton (Kone, Mirallas) Premier League, December 2014

Newcastle 0-3 (Barkley, Lukaku, Osman) Everton Premier League, March 2014

Everton (Lukaku 2, Barkley) 3-2 Newcastle (Cabaye, Remy) Premier League, September 2013

ODDS: Everton 11/13

Draw 11/4

Newcastle 4/1

STATS:

Romelu Lukaku is now Everton’s record goalscorer in European competition with seven.

Newcastle haven’t won at Goodison Park since September 2010.

Classic Moment:

Newcastle 2-1 Everton - 2002

Newcastle broke Everton’s resistance with two late goals, including one spectacular 30-yard volley from Alan Shearer, to overturn a one-goal deficit. With six minutes remaining, the Newcastle talisman smashed home a long-range volley before Craig Bellamy squeezed in an 88th minute winner.

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