- English Barclays Premier League
- 13 May 2012, 2:00pm
- Goodison Park
- Attendance: 39,517
92 mins:Leon Osman does well in the box but his shot is deflected just wide.
94 mins:Cahill is shown a red card for a incident off the ball.
96 mins:FT: EVERTON 3 NEWCASTLE 1
89 mins:Gibson has another shot from long range but the ball goes just wide.
86 mins:Newcastle are still pressing for a second goal, committing men forward, but Everton holding firm.
84 mins:Nikica Jelavic is replaced by Denis Stracqualursi.
83 mins:Gibson has a shot from distance, Krul spills towards Cahill, but his shot loops straight into the 'keeper's arms.
82 mins:Shola Ameobi is on for Cheik Tiote.
81 mins:Marouane Fellaini has a shot from the edge of the box but he doesn't get hold of it and the ball dribbles through to Krul.
79 mins:Ba rises at the far post and sees his header hit the bar, via a touch from Howard.
75 mins:Sub for Everton: Phil Neville is replaced by Tim Cahill.
74 mins:Calamity in the Everton box as HIBBERT nods the ball past his own keeper from close range.
73 mins:GOAL EVERTON 3 NEWCASTLE 1 HIBBERT OG!!!
72 mins:Yohan Cabaye sees his effort from distance pushed around the post.
70 mins:Sylvain Distin is on for Johnny Heitinga.
66 mins:Simple stuff from Everton. Gibson's free-kick finds the unmarked JOHNNY HEITINGA who has the easy task of nodding home the third from six yards.
65 mins:GOAL!! EVERTON 3-0 NEWCASTLE HEITINGA!!
64 mins:Nikica Jelavic is claiming penalty when tugged back by Williamson in the box. Nothing is given, but replays suggest he has a case.
62 mins:The American looks set to battle on, though Phil Jagielka is on goal kick duties.
61 mins:Tim Howard looks set to come off, he appeared to injure his thigh taking a goal kick.
59 mins:Darron Gibson curls in a decent free-kick but Tim Krul is alert and saves.
56 mins:Leighton Baines escapes down the left but his cross is intercepted by Tim Krul.
54 mins:Nikica Jelavic has a snapshot that goes well over the bar.
50 mins:Yohan Cabaye puts in a free-kick that Tim Howard claims comfortably.
47 mins:Papiss Demba Cisse has a shot that wrongfoots Tim Howard but the ball goes agonisingly wide of the post.
46 mins:Double change for Newcastle: Sylvain Marveaux is on for James Perch and Ryan Taylor replaces Davide Santon.
46 mins:Everton kick off the second half.
45 mins:Papiss Demba Cisse has a fizzing effort from 20 yards go just wide.
45 mins:Baines is shown the yellow card for blocking the surging run of Gutierrez.
48 mins:HT EVERTON 2-0 NEWCASTLE
43 mins:Marouane Fellaini again combines well with Nikica Jelavic but Fabricio Coloccini does well to intercept.
40 mins:Another flowing Everton move sets Darron Gibson up 25 yards out, but his shot is straight at Tim Krul
37 mins:A great piece of skill by Nikica Jelavic tees up Leon Osman who fires just wide from inside the area, great move by Everton.
35 mins:Jonas Gutiéerrez sends a curler just wide from the edge of the box.
34 mins:Everton looking really impressive in the Goodison sunshine, Steven Pienaar the pick of the bunch so far.
29 mins:Everton double their advantage, JELAVIC chasing a long ball, getting in behind the defence and firing in an effort that Krul saves, but the Croatian is there to bury the rebound.
28 mins:GOAL! EVERTON 2-0 NEWCASTLE JELAVIC!!
25 mins:Marouane Fellaini rises above Michael Williamson and nearly finds Nikica Jelavic with his flick on,Fabricio Coloccini is alert though and clears.
21 mins:Leighton Baines' free-kick isn't properly cleared and Pienaar has another shot from eight yards that thumps off the outside of the post.
17 mins:Everton take the lead with their first real chance, STEVEN PIENAAR firing in effort from the edge of the box that goes into the top corner via a deflection off Williamson.
16 mins:GOAL! EVERTON 1-0 NEWCASTLE - PIENAAR
14 mins:Newcastle are appealing for a free-kick when Cisse goes down on the edge of the box, nothing given though.
9 mins:Cheik Tiote is booked for a late tackle on the edge of the Everton box.
7 mins:Johnny Heitinga is booked for a studs up tackle on Cisse.
6 mins:Demba Ba has an effort from distance but it goes well over.
4 mins:Everton enjoy more of the early possession, but goalmouth action as yet though.
1 mins:Newcastle get us underway
1 mins:Fabricio Coloccini rises highest to meet Ben Afra's cross but it goes straight into Howard's grasp.
Everton welcome back three key players - Leighton Baines, Darron Gibson and Phil Neville to the starting line-up as they look to secure 7th place.
Newcastle meanwhile are unchanged for the third game in succession as they chase a place in next season's Champions League.
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Osman, Neville, Gibson, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic
Newcastle: Krul, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Cisse, Ba
The referee has a word with Marouane Fellaini after he is pulled up for a foul on Michael Williamson. The Belgian is just told to calm down.
Three minutes will be added on.
Four minutes to be added on.
- English Barclays Premier League
- 13 May 2012, 2:00pm
- Goodison Park
- Attendance: 39,517
Newcastle's superb season concluded on a disappointing note with 3-1 defeat at Everton as their hopes of a top-four finish came to an end.
The Toffees opened the scoring in the 16th minute at Goodison Park on Sunday through Steven Pienaar's deflected effort and went 2-0 up in the 27th when Nikica Jelavic finished smartly at the second attempt after goalkeeper Tim Krul had blocked his initial shot.
Johnny Heitinga then netted a 65th-minute header and although Tony Hibbert scored an own-goal eight minutes later, it proved little more than a consolation for Newcastle, who finish outside the Champions League spots in fifth.
Everton - who had substitute Tim Cahill sent off for his part in a mass skirmish after the final whistle - have matched their effort from last season in claiming seventh place, and their supporters will enjoy the additional bonus that it is higher than their Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
Newcastle fans, meanwhile, will be disappointed their team will not be playing Champions League football next term, but with it being something which depended on other results today and potentially the outcome of the final of this year's competition as well, they will not be too down about the team's achievements.
Finishing as high as they have only two years after being promoted back to the top flight and with the Europa League to look forward to, the Magpies and their boss Alan Pardew - who was named Barclays Premier League manager of the season earlier this week - can reflect with great satisfaction on a campaign few could have anticipated before it got under way.
With Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique leaving the club and Andy Carroll having already departed, expectations among Newcastle supporters were less than sky-high last summer, but some of the players Pardew has brought in have proved masterstrokes, the likes of Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye rapidly developing into Toon icons over the course of the campaign.
In today's final-day clash, though, they were ultimately outshone by their opponents.
Newcastle almost went in front in the opening minute when a free-kick ricocheted around the Everton box, but Tim Howard dived on the ball to prevent it bouncing across the line and after Ba had fired a shot well over, the hosts began to get into their stride.
Marouane Fellaini sent a header off-target and five minutes later, the Toffees had the lead when the Belgian midfielder teed up Pienaar, whose strike from outside the box took a deflection off Magpies defender Mike Williamson and looped in.
Pienaar almost had another in the 21st minute but rifled narrowly wide after the ball had come across goal to him from Leon Osman.
Everton kept pushing forward and just before the half-hour they did double their advantage through their in-form marksman Jelavic.
Having brought the ball down - possibly with his arm - and unleashed one shot which Krul saved, the Croat was alert to tuck away the rebound for his 11th goal since joining the Merseyside club in January.
The hosts were mounting attack after attack, with Krul just beating Fellaini to a cross and Darron Gibson and Osman shooting wide.
Gibson then sent another effort down Krul's throat, with Newcastle's only reply in among the bombardment being a Jonas Gutierrez attempt which whistled the wrong side of the post.
The visitors managed to apply some pressure right at the end of the first half, but Cisse shot wide and Hatem Ben Arfa missed the target with a free-kick.
Cisse dragged a shot wide moments after the restart, but Everton were swiftly back on the offensive, with Jelavic turning and firing off-target.
Gibson brought a save out of Krul with a free-kick and after Howard had got in the way of a Ba strike, the Toffees added a third goal.
Heitinga was the man to head it home, connecting with another Gibson free-kick.
The job looked done for the hosts, but then Hibbert got in a mix-up and headed past his own goalkeeper.
It threw Newcastle a lifeline, and Howard then did well to claw away a header from Cisse.
The visitors could offer no more, though, and Everton might have had a fourth by the end, with Cahill being denied by Krul, Gibson shooting wide and Osman hitting the post.
There were disappointing scenes after the final whistle as players from both sides got involved in a skirmish, with Cahill being shown a red card.