Everton failed to get back to winning ways as they were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Newcastle United at Goodison Park tonight.

Here, Adam Jones gives his verdict on how Marco Silva’s men performed.

Jordan Pickford – 7

A great ovation for him after Sunday’s events, which really is no surprise at all. Nothing he could do about Newcastle’s goal, and produced a fantastic low save to deny Atsu near the death.

Seamus Coleman – 5

Found himself beaten far too easily for Newcastle’s goal in the first half, but improved in the second half as Everton looked to take more control. That defensive error played a big part in the Blues losing two points, however.

Seamus Coleman battles for possession during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on December 5, 2018
Seamus Coleman battles for possession during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on December 5, 2018
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Yerry Mina – 7

Caught flat-footed a number of times in the first half, especially for Rondon’s 20 minute strike. However, the Colombian international really grew into the game and struck up a great partnership with Zouma.

Kurt Zouma – 7

His pace was needed on a number of occasions to stop Newcastle getting in behind the defensive line. Hardly looked like he’d been out of the starting line-up for any time at all with another comfortable display.

Lucas Digne – 7

Tried his best to get forward whenever he could, and his delivery from the left flank was fantastic when he did find himself in the final third. Was forced to deal with Yedlin’s pace on the counter and did that well for the most part.

Idrissa Gueye – 6

Was effective in breaking up play in the Newcastle midfield, but again his ability on the ball came into question too many times and led to Everton being placed on the back foot too often.

Andre Gomes – 8

Once again the best player on the pitch, and it really wasn’t even a close call. The Portuguese international constantly looks on another level to anyone around him, whether they be opponent or teammate.

Andre Gomes battles for possession during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on December 5, 2018
Andre Gomes battles for possession during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on December 5, 2018
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Gylfi Sigurdsson – 5

Found himself bypassed for much of the match, despite his work-rate not dropping at all throughout the game. Will have been surprised to see his name up when he was replaced by Walcott as he always carries a major threat.

Ademola Lookman – 6

Struggled to make a real impact throughout his time on the pitch and it was no surprise to see him sacrificed late on for Calvert-Lewin. Did get himself into dangerous areas sporadically and provided some great crosses into the box.

Richarlison – 7

Did everything he could to create chances for the Blues in the final third despite not seeing much of the ball in general. Once again found himself at the right place at the right time to bag the all-important equaliser.

Cenk Tosun – 5

A couple of tame efforts aside, it was a pretty non-existent performance from the Turkish international, especially in the second half. The striker proved to be far too static.

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Bernard – 5

Couldn’t create the opportunities Everton desperately needed.

Theo Walcott – 5

Really should have done better when in behind the defence after Pickford played a fantastic through-ball to him.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 5

Couldn’t make an impact in his short amount of time on the pitch.

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