Mathieu Debuchy


By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Newcastle United will look to make it four wins out of five as they entertain Everton in the Barclays Premier League on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).

The Magpies go into the fixture at St. James' Park on the back of a last-gasp victory over Crystal Palace - courtesy of Papiss Cisse's header - while Everton also picked up maximum points at the weekend with a triumph against Swansea City.

When these sides met earlier in the season they played out a thriller at Goodison Park. The Toffees raced into a three-goal lead inside 37 minutes, and although United improved dramatically after the break and found the back of the net twice, they were unable to salvage a draw.

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STAT ATTACK
Tuesday's match is the 164th between the two clubs, and the 158th in the league. Arsenal are the only side United have met more often in league football.


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LAST MEETING
30th September, 2013 - Everton 3 (Lukaku 5, 37, Barkley 25) Newcastle 2 (Cabaye 51, Remy 89)

Everton (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard; Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Kevin Mirallas (Gerard Deulofeu 73), Ross Barkley (Steven Naismith 88), Leon Osman (John Stones 90); Romelu Lukaku

Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Mike Williamson 46), Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita (Papiss Cisse 69), Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko; Yoan Gouffran, Loic Remy, Hatem Ben Arfa (Yohan Cabaye 46)


FULL RECORD v EVERTON
P163 W64 D35 L64 F244 A241


FORM GUIDE
(Last six games - all competitions)
Newcastle -
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Everton - WWLWLW


LAST LINE-UP
Newcastle (v Crystal Palace, Premier League): Tim Krul; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko (Sylvain Marveaux 88), Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran (Shola Ameobi 76); Luuk de Jong (Hatem Ben Arfa 59), Papiss Cisse
Not used: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling

Everton (v Swansea, Premier League): Tim Howard; Seamus Coleman, John Stones, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Aiden McGeady (Leon Osman 85), Ross Barkley (Steven Naismith 84), Kevin Mirallas; Romelu Lukaku (Gerard Deulofeu 90)
Not used: Joel Robles, Luke Garbutt, Antolin Alcaraz, Tyias Browning


TOP SCORER
Newcastle -
Loic Remy (13)
Everton - Romelu Lukaku (12)


TEAM NEWS
Newcastle - Leading scorer Loic Remy and full-back Mathieu Debuchy will miss out again for the Magpies through respective calf and groin injuries. Davide Santon is still suffering from illness, while Gabriel Obertan (knee) and Ryan Taylor (knee) remain on the treatment table.

Everton - Captain Phil Jagielka could return from a hamstring injury, but manager Roberto Martinez will make a late decision on the fitness of the defender. Midfielder Steven Pienaar (knee) remains sidelined, along with Brian Oviedo (broken leg), Lacina Traore (hamstring), Darron Gibson (knee) and Arouna Kone (knee).


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
Alan Pardew, Newcastle manager:
"Roberto has done a super job, They've made two of the best loan signings of the season in (Romelu) Lukaku and (Gareth) Barry. They have got a squad full of great players and play a more expansive game under Roberto than they did under David Moyes. Roberto has justified his move to a bigger club but hopefully we are a little bit better than them on Tuesday."


Roberto Martinez, Everton manager: "St James' Park is always a difficult place to go as an away side. We have to impose ourselves. They can carry a real threat from different areas. They are strong and powerful on the counter attack and have got good individual talent. It's a game we need to get a strong performance from because our away points return has been disappointing."


REFEREE
Mike Jones (Cheshire): 2013/14 record - 26 games, 89 yellow cards, three red cards


PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS
John Bailey, Peter Beardsley, Sylvain Distin, Duncan Ferguson, David Ginola, 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 scored 70 per cent of their Premier League goals this season in the second half of matches.