Kieran Trippier fires Newcastle out of drop zone as Toffees come unstuck

Newcastle United v Everton – Premier League – St James’ Park
(Image credit: Owen Humphreys)

A stunning free-kick from Kieran Trippier helped Newcastle beat Everton 3-1 and climb out of the Premier League relegation places.

Everton took the lead with 36 minutes gone when Mason Holgate’s shot was cleared off the line by Fabian Schar, only for the ball to ricochet into the net off unwitting team-mate Jamaal Lascelles.

However, their lead lasted a matter of seconds when Holgate suffered similar misfortune as Lascelles’ header from Trippier’s cross came back off the bar and hit him before crossing the line.

Kieran Trippier

Newcastle United’s Kieran Trippier scores his side’s third goal in the 3-1 win over Everton (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The Magpies went in front within 11 minutes of the restart when Allan Saint-Maximin’s deflected cross was bundled home by Ryan Fraser and Trippier sealed the win by sending a superb free-kick beyond England team-mate Jordan Pickford.

The win lifted Newcastle to within a point of Frank Lampard’s side, who are just three points above the relegation places.

Burnley remain bottom of the table but came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Turf Moor.

Jay Rodriguez

Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his side’s equaliser against Manchester United (Martin Rickett/PA)

United had the ball in the net three times in the first half but Paul Pogba’s 18th-minute strike was the only one which counted and Jay Rodriguez held off Harry Maguire before firing home the equaliser two minutes after the interval.

West Ham climbed above Manchester United into fourth in the table with a 1-0 win over struggling Watford.

Jarrod Bowen’s deflected shot midway through the second half was enough for the Hammers to claim all three points in a match overshadowed by the inclusion of Kurt Zouma at the London Stadium.

Kurt Zouma

West Ham United’s Kurt Zouma warms up ahead of the Premier League match against Watford at the London Stadium (Adam Davy/PA)

The French defender was condemned by his club, the RSPCA and other animal welfare groups after a video emerged of him dropping, kicking and slapping his pet cat.

However, Zouma was named in the starting line-up “because he is one of our better players”, according to Hammers boss David Moyes.

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