Newcastle Utd can cause upset at Everton

Newcastle United's Manager Alan Pardew
Newcastle United's Manager Alan Pardew

NEWCASTLE United can round off a weekend of Premier League upsets by claiming a result at Goodison Park, according to Alan Pardew.

Newcastle take on Everton in a televised game tonight.

Roberto Martinez’s are unbeaten at home this year in the Premier League.

The team hasn’t conceded a goal at the stadium in 636 minutes, a run spanning the tenures of Martinez and his predecessor David Moyes, now Manchester United manager.

Everton under Martinez will offer a different challenge to that under Moyes last year.

However, it’s a challenge Pardew feels Newcastle will be ready to meet.

“They are unbeaten this year, but no matter when you go to Goodison you know you are in for a tough game,” Pardew said.

“Whether that is under Moyes or Martinez, it’s always been tough.

“But it’s a game we are looking forward to - a Monday night game under floodlights - and we’re ready for it.”

Moyes’s new club suffered a home defeat to West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday.

And Pardew feels the weekend’s results - Manchester City were also beaten - underlined the “evenness” of the Premier League this season.

“It’s a tough game,” he said.

“But the weekend showed that the Premier League is a lot more even this season. Anybody can beat anybody.”

Monday night games aren’t ideal for the club’s travelling supporters, but United will again be well-backed at Goodison Park, where two goals from Demba Ba earned Newcastle a point from a 2-2 draw last season.

“We never take our fans for granted, but we’re grateful for them, especially during a tough game,” said Pardew.

“They realise that it will be tough too.

“We got a point and a good performance last season, and we want that again this time.”