Late Calvert-Lewin Penalty Earns Everton Vital Point Against Newcastle

In a crucial match for Everton’s battle against relegation, Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late penalty secured a vital point for the Toffees as they drew against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.

The game started with Alexander Isak giving Newcastle the lead in the 15th minute after collecting Harvey Barnes’ pass and slotting the ball past Jordan Pickford. Despite Newcastle’s early dominance, Dan Burn had a goal disallowed for offside, and Isak saw another attempt cleared off the line.

In the dying minutes of the match, Everton were awarded a penalty after Paul Dummett fouled Ashley Young inside the box. Referee Tony Harrington initially did not give the penalty but was advised by the VAR to review the incident on the pitchside monitor, eventually awarding the spot-kick.

Calvert-Lewin stepped up to convert the penalty, ending his 23-game goal drought and securing a crucial point for Everton in their fight against relegation.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe accepted the penalty decision, acknowledging the clear foul on Young by Dummett. However, Everton manager Sean Dyche questioned why the penalty decision took so long to be awarded, expressing his relief that Calvert-Lewin could find the net again after a lengthy goalless spell.

Despite the draw, Everton set an unwanted club record with their 13th successive Premier League match without a win. However, the point earned moved them four points clear of the relegation zone.

Newcastle, on the other hand, missed an opportunity to build on their recent victory against West Ham, as they failed to secure all three points at home.

The result leaves Everton in 16th place in the Premier League standings, while Newcastle remain in eighth place with a game in hand on seventh-placed West Ham.

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