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Newcastle records first successive wins of the Premier League season

In this week’s premier league, Newcastle has recorded back-to-back wins for the first time while Manchester City extends their lead at the top of the Premier League.

Jamaal Lascelles scores an own goal 108 seconds before having a hand in Newcastle's equaliser

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe says beating fellow strugglers Everton was "huge" as his side move out of the bottom three by earning successive wins for the first time this season.

For a team that has struggled all campaign, it was very much a result achieved by showing resilience and hanging on.

By beating Everton 3-1, Newcastle is now on 18 points at position 17.

They pressed Everton from the start, leading to errors in the visitors' backline, and although there was disappointment that new signing Guimaraes did not start after his £40m move from Lyon, the hosts' midfield was a well-oiled unit.

Even though Newcastle went behind in the most unfortunate circumstances to Lascelles' own goal, it said much about the captain that he played a key part in the equaliser, especially after coming under pressure from new signing Dan Burn.

Crucially, it meant that Newcastle were behind for less than two minutes, and they should have gone ahead before half-time when Chris Wood wasted a free header and Joelinton somehow slipped with the goal at his mercy after more wizardry from Saint-Maximin.

But the French winger continued to show his star quality after the break when he dribbled through the Everton defence before his lofted cross made its way to Fraser, who sent Howe and the majority of the supporters wild.

Meanwhile, defending champions Manchester City extend their lead to 12 points defeating Brentford.

Brentford did a good job of keeping City at bay in the first half, but City remained untroubled after the break and put the game to bed in the 68th minute. (BBC Sport)


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