Magpies late show steals the points
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Toffees had looked set for a hard-fought win following Campbell's strike on 17 minutes, however the visitors were a man down following Joseph Yobo's sending-off for a professional foul.
The Magpies started in typically attacking fashion, and only superb saves from the impressive Richard Wright denied Bellamy on two occasions.
The visitors then began to exert themselves on the contest and took the lead with virtually their first attack of the game.
Full back David Unsworth played a hopeful long-ball for Campbell, and the former Arsenal man controlled the ball superbly and toe-poked the ball past the onrushing Shay Given after 17 minutes.
Everton's jubilation turned sour just moments later when the speedy Bellamy got behind Yobo, forcing the Nigerian international to bring down the Welshman.
Referee Mark Halsey had no option but to send the former Marseille defender off, forcing manager David Moyes to bring on David Weir for Lee Carsley.
Not surprisingly the home side began to exert themselves on the game, and Wright had to be at his best again to deny Shearer from close range.
The move started when Laurent Robert's cross was headed out for a corner by Weir. From the resulting corner, Robert's cross was headed powerfully goal-wards by Shearer, but Wright made a fantastic save.
Despite late pressure at the end of the half by the home side, The Toffees held out keeping their solitary goal advantage intact.
Everton's tactics at the start of the second half were spot on. The visitors kept things tight and retained possession in a bid to keep the home fans quiet.
The Magpies came close twice in the space of a few minutes, when Bellamy's fizzed shot was cleared easily while Gary Speed's shot curled high and wide.
Down a man The Toffees rarely threatened. Tomasz Radzinski was inches from collecting a through-ball, after Olivier Bernard slipped, however Given was aware to the danger and collected.
Robert was next to test Wright, however his shot was well saved after the ball landed at the feet of the Frenchman after Tony Hibbert tackled Bellamy.
With the match slipping away from the home side manager Bobby Robson made his last throw of the dice bringing on Shola Ameobi and Hugo Viana for Steve Caldwell and Speed.
The switch worked and Ameobi rose superbly to head the ball to Shearer to rocket an unstoppable 25-yard shot into the top corner, giving the impressive Wright no chance.
With The Toffees reeling they fell to the double blow. Bellamy raced down the right, but unfortunately his low shot was deflected off Li Tie and into the net past the helpless Wright.
The result was tough on Everton, who battled hard throughout the contest, looking very comfortable at times as The Magpies tried to bounce back from their 4-1 home thrashing at the hands of Internazionale in midweek.
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