English Premier League is back after the international break. Most of the teams have been rejuvenated after the winter transfer window. The effects of reinforcing were mainly seen with Newcastle United after they stunned Frank Lampard‘s Everton.
Newcastle United vs Everton
Newcastle United earned a massive win in their battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League as they came from a goal down to beat Everton 3-1 and move out of the bottom three on Tuesday.
The Magpies’ performance against the Toffees is one of their best performance of the season so far. Their third victory of the season lifted them above Norwich City into 17th place with 18 points from 22 games, although Norwich host Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
This win will boost Newcastle’s run for the remainder of the season as they need to avoid relegation. Hopefully, the new signings can play an essential role.
“It shows massive character from the team. We know the position we are in. We got a great three points but still loads of games to go and we are taking one at a time,” Trippier said.
“To come from behind shows character and bodes well for the rest of the season.”
Burnley vs Manchester United
Manchester United was hoping to get away from the FA Cup shock after a win in the Premier League against the struggling Burnley. But it was a frustrating and disappointing night for the Red Devils as they shared the points with the relegation battling Burnley at Turf Moor.
United dominated the game in the first half, where Paul Pogba scored his first goal in over a year in the 18th minute.
United actually scored three times before half-time, but two were ruled out, first for offside against Maguire, before blocking off Rodriguez prior to Raphael Varane heading home and then for a foul by Pogba.
“A frustrating night for us because we should have won that game comfortably,” Rangnick said. “We scored three goals in the first half so I couldn’t blame the team for not having a killer instinct in the first half. In the end it was also a little question of luck. One point for a performance like this is just not enough.”
West Ham United vs Watford
A second-half goal from Jarrod Bowen helped West Ham keep their dreams of finishing in the top four and also dropped Manchester United to fifth place.
The home crowd booed Kurt Zouma was selected in the starting lineup by West Ham manager David Moyes. Zouma is under investigation by the police after a video of him slapping and kicking a cat emerged on social media.
It was Bowen’s sixth goal in as many games. “We know how important tonight was even if it was an ugly game,” Bowen said.
“All we can do is focus on ourselves. We have a lot of games coming up so it is important to take maximum points.”