By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Newcastle United will be looking to record their third away win of the season in all competitions as they travel to Everton in Premier League action on Monday night (8pm kick-off).
The Magpies go into the fixture on the back of a Capital One Cup victory over Leeds, while Everton exited the competition at the hands of Fulham.
When the sides met last season, United twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park, before the Toffees secured a 2-1 win on Tyneside in January.
Monday's match is the 163rd between the two clubs, and the 157th in the league. Arsenal are the only side United have met more often in league football.
January 2nd, 2013 - Newcastle 1 (Cisse 2), Everton 2 (Baines 43, Anichebe 60)
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; James Perch (Nile Ranger 87), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Cheick Tiote (Sammy Ameobi 80), Vurnon Anita; Papiss Cisse, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan (Gael Bigirimana 65); Shola Ameobi
Everton (4-4-1-1): Tim Howard; Phil Jagielka, John Heitinga, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; Steven Naismith (Victor Anichebe 58), Phil Neville, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar; Marouane Fellaini; Nikica Jelavic (Bryan Oviedo 88)
FULL RECORD v EVERTON
P162 W64 D35 L63 F242 A238
(Last six games - all competitions)
Everton - LWWDWD
Newcastle - WLWWWD
Everton (v Fulham, Capital One Cup): Joel Robles; Seamus Coleman, John Heitinga (Gareth Barry 69), John Stones, Sylvain Distin; James McCarthy, Darron Gibson (Phil Jagielka 69); Steven Naismith (Kevin Mirallas 80), Gerard Deulofeu, Bryan Oviedo; Romelu Lukaku
Not used: Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Ross Barkley, Nikica Jelavic
Newcastle (v Leeds, Capital One Cup): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita (Dan Gosling 80), Cheick Tiote; Sylvain Marveaux, Yoan Gouffran (Haris Vuckic 84), Sammy Ameobi; Papiss Cisse (Gabriel Obertan 71)
Not used: Jak Alnwick, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gael Bigirimana, Hatem Ben Arfa
Everton - Leon Osman and Arouna Kone could return for the Toffees after respective groin and knee injuries, while midfielder Steven Pienaar has an outside chance of returning from a hamstring complaint. Darron Gibson is in contention for a starting spot having made his return from a knee injury in midweek, but Antolin Alcaraz (groin) remains sidelined.
Newcastle - Alan Pardew will hope to have Shola Ameobi (flu) and Steven Taylor (hamstring) available, while Jonas Gutierrez is back in training after a hamstring injury. Full-backs Massadio Haidara (knee) and Ryan Taylor (knee) are both sidelined.
A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
Roberto Martinez, Everton manager: "I see a really good balance between experience and organisation, but then a real threat with the likes of Remy, (Papiss) Cisse, (Hatem) Ben Arfa, (Yohan) Cabaye. You're talking about top, top footballers who are in a good moment in their careers and full internationals. You take away the Manchester City game and they've been performing at a very, very good level. So it would be foolish for anyone to underestimate the potential of this Newcastle side."
Alan Pardew, Newcastle manager: "They have always been a difficult side to beat, especially at Goodison. It's a tough place to go and they are in good form. Their retention of the ball will probably be greater under Roberto. But what we have shown is that we have got a real offensive look about us. But we have got to make sure we are tight enough to cope with that. We weren't against Hull, but in the last three or four games other than that one, we have been, and that's important."
Phil Dowd (Staffordshire): 2013/14 record - 5 games, 19 yellow cards, 1 red card
PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS
John Bailey, Peter Beardsley, Sylvain Distin, Duncan Ferguson, Dan Gosling, Marc Hottiger, Neil McDonald, Geoff Nulty, Alessandro Pistone, Kevin Sheedy, Gary Speed, Louis Saha, Imre Varadi, Steve Watson
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DID YOU KNOW?
Everton have only scored one league goal at home so far this season.