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Calvert-Lewin ends the losing streak and earns Everton a point in Newcastle

NEWCASTLE, England: Dominic Calvert-Lewin ended a 23-game goal drought when he scored a late penalty to earn struggling Everton a 1-1 Premier League draw at Newcastle United on Tuesday largely dominated game will regret several missed opportunities.

Everton were awarded the penalty when Ashley Young was tackled to the ground by Newcastle defender Paul Dummett, who had only just entered the pitch, and Calvert-Lewin scored as the visitors overcame a poor first half to equalize.

Alexander Isak had previously scored in Newcastle’s fifth consecutive home game after being played behind the Everton defense by Harvey Barnes. The Swede showed great composure to avoid the challenges of James Tarkowski and Jarrad Branthwaite.

Everton, which faces a possible second point deduction this season for breaching winning and sustainability rules, remains in 16th place with 26 points from 30 games, four points above the relegation zone, while Newcastle are in eighth place with 44 points 30 games.

Newcastle will be deeply disappointed not to have won and should have been out of sight by the time Calvert-Lewin scored his penalty, which in itself was a gift for the visitors.

Since the 2-0 win at Burnley in December, Everton have been winless in 13 Premier League games. The next team they face at Goodison Park on Saturday will be a crucial six-point relegation battle.

Visiting goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made an excellent early save to deny Harvey Barnes, spreading well to deny the Newcastle winger from close range, while at the other end Tarkowski headed over from a free-kick.

After Isak had put Newcastle ahead within 15 minutes, Pickford had to make another good stop from Jacob Murphy as Everton were overrun in midfield and struggled to contain the hosts.

Newcastle thought they had doubled their lead when Dan Burn had the ball in the net in the second half, but Isak was offside before passing the ball to the defender.

James Garner hit the post for Everton with a rare foray forward and Tarkowski followed suit at the other end, firing a stray shot that bounced off his own goal frame.

Newcastle failed again as Isak was able to reach all over the goal from six yards, but Vitaliy Mykolenko headed his shot off the line.

The hosts suffered for not finishing the game as Dummett had his arms around Young’s neck as the pair pressed into the penalty area and conceded a clear penalty to allow Everton to save.

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