Calvert-Lewin Scores Late Penalty To Rescue Point For Everton At Newcastle

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin converted a late penalty as Everton gained a vital point in their battle to avoid relegation with a draw at Europe-chasing Newcastle.

Alexander Isak gave the hosts a 15th-minute lead when he collected Harvey Barnes’ ball over the visiting defence, cut inside Jarrad Branthwaite and calmly slotted past Jordan Pickford.

BBC reports that Dan Burn had a goal ruled out for offside and Isak had another attempt cleared off the line, before the visitors were handed a late lifeline as Paul Dummett had his arm around Ashley Young’s neck and wrestled him to the ground.

Referee Tony Harrington had not given a penalty, but was advised by the video assistant referee to watch the incident on a pitchside monitor, with the spot kick then given.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe had no complaints about the decision and said: “When you look at it back, it’s the height of Paul’s arm around Ashley’s neck that swings it.”

Meanwhile, Everton boss Sean Dyche wondered why the penalty was not awarded quicker.

“I don’t know why they had to look at it 100 times. I’ve seen it back and it should’ve been given straight away,” said Dyche, who hoped the goal would be a big confidence boost to Calvert-Lewin.

“I fancied Dom to score and I’m pleased he did. Sometimes it starts you off with a penalty and it changes the noise around him. He has been working hard and we’re asking a lot of him and Beto.”

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