David Unsworth's side twice came from behind to lead 3-2 with 15 minutes to go but were pegged back to 3-3 in the penultimate minute by Callum Roberts' goal.
Courtney Duffus won it with an immediate reply, however, to cap off a seven-goal thriller at the Merseyrail Community Stadium.
Everton made the worst possible start when they fell behind in the first minute to Emmanuel Riviere's strike but Leandro Rodriguez had the Blues level in the 10th minute when he tapped home from close range.
The Magpies' U21s reclaimed the lead after 25 minutes, though, when Sylvain Marveaux converted from the penalty spot to give them a 2-1 half-time lead.
Everton turned the tables in the second half, though, when Joe Williams scored a fine equaliser two minutes after the interval and Callum Connolly headed in Kieran Dowell's cross to make it 3-2 with a quarter of an hour to go before the late, late drama unfolded.
Everton: Gray, Connolly, Davies, Feeney, Thorniley, Dowell, Williams, Charsley, Byrne (Duffus 62'), Rodriguez (Evans 62'), McAleny (Dyson 75').
Subs not used: Griffiths, Yates
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1 Posted 14/01/2016 at 21:09:42
2 Posted 14/01/2016 at 21:46:52
3 Posted 14/01/2016 at 23:01:22
Everton kept faith with the team that started the City game although Sam Byrne started in place of Courtney Duffus. They played an aggressive game built on fully committing to trying to win the ball off Newcastle as they tried to work their way up the pitch. Tom Davies and Joe Williams were excellent at this and they were supported by their team-mates who all played with determination. As a result, most of the action was around the Newcastle box and Everton created plenty of chances but the treacherous ground conditions foiled a number of opportunities as players fell when turning inside their man and into the box. It also left they vulnerable to Newcastle slipping past the tackle and running through and they managed that on a couple of occasions.
I thought Leandro Rodriquez looked more threatening tonight; his close control was good and he scored a simply tap in when the Newcastle keeper jumped for a high ball and didn't get it as he was challenged in the air by two Everton players, the ball falling into the path of Leandro. But he missed when his header from McAleny's blocked shot was tipped over and an attempted half-volley from a cross. He did break into the box and got his shot off a couple of times, one thundered over the bar.
In the first half, Joe Williams mis-timed two shots from outside the box that went high but he struck a sweet goal from 25 yards that curled away from the keepers full-length dive. Calum Connolly, moving away from goal, cleverly allowed a driven cross to skim off his head and find its way into the net.
Harry Charsley, again playing at right back, was able to be very adventurous down his wing and perhaps should have done better with the crosses he delivered. But I think it was his break and fierce drive that was turned in on the line to win the game.
4 Posted 15/01/2016 at 00:05:58
5 Posted 15/01/2016 at 02:58:23
6 Posted 15/01/2016 at 04:09:26
I really hope we can get an early goal or two in the next round of the FA Cup to allow Leandro some minutes, really hope he can start to break into the squad toward the end of the season to set himself up for pre season next term, he reminds me of Hernandez (Chicharito) a typical roght place right time player. Which we wot have once Naismith leaves.
7 Posted 15/01/2016 at 04:13:53
Well done lads - and a nice report, thanks John.
8 Posted 15/01/2016 at 04:28:17
On another note, I am going to be confused (as I suspect will many other Toffees) between Sam Byrne and Sam Byram...:-)
9 Posted 15/01/2016 at 04:41:52
10 Posted 15/01/2016 at 07:27:40
I would like to see Leandro in the cup for half an hour if all goes well as I don't get the chance to get to many games living down south.
12 Posted 15/01/2016 at 09:18:14
13 Posted 15/01/2016 at 17:04:57
Nothing wrong with winning trophies ANY trophies!
14 Posted 15/01/2016 at 19:27:48
Harry Charsley playing at full back, he is usually upfront poaching a goal or two? Lot of questions from me and it is Friday night so I don't expect any answers.
15 Posted 15/01/2016 at 20:59:37
There has been no announcement about a loan so an injury looks favourite. Earlier in the season, Usworth played two youngsters, Lees and Mullen, as fullbacks and they kept a clean sheet so presumably could have stepped in if required. So it may just be part of giving Harry a wider insight into how the game is played. He doesn't look a natural defender, his first instinct is to attack and he's scored goals throughout his time at Everton.
You mean people go out on a Friday.
16 Posted 15/01/2016 at 22:23:22
Going out on a Friday? I never missed, when I was alive!!!!
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