December 28, 2019 / 5:29 PM / 2 months ago

Calvert-Lewin double gives Everton 2-1 win at Newcastle

Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Everton - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - December 28, 2019 Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Scott Heppell

NEWCASTLE, England (Reuters) - Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin kept up his fine run of form as he scored twice to give Everton a 2-1 win at Newcastle United in a pulsating Premier League clash on Saturday.

It was a second successive victory for Everton’s new manager Carlo Ancelotti, who made his debut at Goodison Park with a 1-0 win over Burnley on Thursday when Calvert-Lewin netted a late winner for the Toffees.

The 22-year old fired the visitors ahead in the 13th minute, sweeping the ball home from six metres after a deflected Gylfi Sigurdsson shot fell kindly for him.

Chances went begging at either end before Fabian Schar volleyed in a 59th-minute equaliser, firing past Jordan Pickford after Andy Carroll had headed a Jetro Willems free kick into the defender’s path.

Everton, whose lightning breaks kept carving open the home team’s defence all afternoon, struck again five minutes later when Calvert-Lewin bundled in Richarlison’s perfect low cross from the right.

Newcastle threw men forward in the closing stages but Everton held on to extend their unbeaten league run to five games, while the Magpies suffered their first home defeat in nine outings.

Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Ian Chadband

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