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Summary

  1. Listen on BBC Radio 5 live & online
  2. Benitez's 100th game in charge of Newcastle
  3. Everton end run of three league games without win
  4. Listen to Football Social straight after the game

Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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    That's all from me this evening.

    You can find Gary Rose's match report on that game here and the full story on how teenager Jack McLinden used a robot to be Everton mascot before kick-off here.

    Make sure you join us tomorrow for a massive night of European football as Liverpool host Roma in the semi-final of the Champions League.

    You can find a preview of that game here.

  2. The club that went 145 years without being relegated

    Gainsborough Trinity had two long-standing records to speak of prior to Saturday's National League North visit to Telford.

    In the 145 years since they were first formed in 1873, they had never been promoted and never been relegated.

    But that all changed when, after being 2-0 up at relegation rivals Telford, they shipped three goals in 15 minutes - and that condemned them to the drop to the Northern Premier League.

    Read more on their story here.

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    Before I head off, I'll leave you with this incredible story on non-league side Gainsborough Trinity...

  4. Final ball lacking for Rafa

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    Newcastle United

    Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, speaking to Sky Sports: "We play as a team. The style, the type of football was not amazing but they won and that was it.

    "We had two or three chances. I thought we were very close (to a point). I am pleased with the effort of the the players but this final pass in the final third can make the difference.

    "We are really strong. Just to stay in the Premier League was the target and we are really pleased with that. We have to be ready for the next game."

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    Rafa Benitez has spoken...

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    Newcastle United

    Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles: "I'm still really pleased with the team. We had a dip tonight but we'll be back working hard for Saturday."

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    Tomos Evans: People having a pop about Sam Alladyce, about playing style. The fact is, he was brought into a team fighting relegation in Nov. He’s a stabilising manager, so calls for him to be sacked at this point is completely backwards. Summer may be the saving grace.

  8. Injury update from Schneiderlin

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  9. 'You can't knock our football'

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    Everton

    Everton boss Sam Allardyce on Sky Sports when asked about fan criticism.

    "If we lose next week they won't be there.

    "If we keep winning we keep getting better. I think eighth in the league compared to fifth from bottom tells you we're getting better.

    "What was wrong with our style today? We dominated the game, out-passed the opposition. You have to be patient.

    "You can't knock our football. You can knock some of the passing that goes astray buy you can't knock me for that, I don't pass the ball. We try and limit those mistakes every week."

  10. 'We held on and did the job'

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    Everton

    Theo Walcott speaking to Sky Sports: "It's very satisfying. We were under a lot of pressure at the end but we held on and did the job.

    "I have to say Seamus Coleman's defensive header at the end was just as good as my goal. Everyone did their defensive jobs. Everyone was behind us and it was good to get the three points after some disappointing results.

    "I have scored a lot of goals on the left side and sometimes you can be isolated up front by yourself so I think you'll see me on the left a lot more now. I'm pretty sure about that.

    "It's been hit and miss this season but it' just getting to know the balance and the way we want to play. You expect to be higher up in the table but it's just been one of those seasons."

    On Arsene Wenger: "He is a fantastic man, a fantastic manager and I can't thank him enough for what he has done for me. I want to work hard for Sam now. It was a well-fought battle tonight.

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  11. 'Allardyce will be delighted'

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    Leon Osman

    Former Everton midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

    You've seen time and time again from Sam Allardyce, and his teams he sends them out to win. He’s not always fussed about performances, so tonight he’ll be delighted. His team have got another three points, he’s got a clean sheet and his team are now eighth in the league.

  12. 'We've moved up the table'

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    Everton

    Everton boss Sam Allardyce on Sky Sports: "Apart from the last 10 minutes we dominated the game. There was only going to be one winner. We didn't score the second goal and they put us under pressure in last five minutes and we defended well.

    "We go into Huddersfield next week to see if we can carry on this run. We've moved up the league one place.

    "We're on track and going in the right direction. Well done Theo Walcott - three goals now as well as his assists. It's a game-changing winner."

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    Here's the thoughts of the Everton boss...

  14. Across the park...

    Liverpool v Roma (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Just across from Goodison, on the other side of Stanley Park, it is a big night for rivals Liverpool tomorrow as they take on Roma in the Champions League semi-finals at Anfield.

    British tennis star Kyle Edmund tells us about life as a Reds fan and why he is confident his side can get a result.

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    Video caption: Kyle Edmund's life as a Liverpool fan
  15. The best of the stats

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    - This is the first time that Everton have kept five consecutive clean sheets against a single opponent in the Premier League.

    - Everton scored with their only shot on target of the match against Newcastle.

    - Newcastle have won just one of their last 14 Premier League trips to Goodison Park (D3 L10).

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    Anon: I think they should give the man of the match award to charity.

  17. First time in 98 years

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  18. 'Difficult game to get excited about'

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    Leon Osman

    Former Everton midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The game was very difficult to be excited about, even when Everton scored, the game went back to scrapiness and cagey. Everton fans are enjoying it now, but they wouldn't have enjoyed 89 of the other minutes

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    FT: Everton 1-0 Newcastle

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    Tune into the Football Social show on BBC Radio 5 live to give your thoughts on tonight's result and performance.

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    If you need a lesson in how not to pass to a teammate, just re-watch that match. It lacked quality from both sides, was littered with mistakes and was a pretty scrappy affair.

    But Sam Allardyce will take the three points happily.

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