Sean Dyche’s stubborn Everton side look to record their first consecutive league wins of the season as they welcome Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United for potentially the last time at Goodison Park, before their well-anticipated move to Bramley Moore.
The Blues, following their points deduction for breaches of financial rules, find themselves in 18th place on seven points – despite accumulating five wins already this campaign.
Newcastle, however, are the only English side still in all four major competitions, although their Champions League destiny is now out of their hands with one grouo game remaining.
The Magpies look to make back-to-back top four finishes for the first time in over 20 years.
The two sides come into this fixture having not played each other on Merseyside in front of fans outside of a midweek slot since 2015.
Below, MerseySportLive takes a look at some of the the best Premier League clashes at Goodison Park between the clubs.
18th December 1993 – Everton 0-2 Newcastle United
The first meeting between the two sides at Goodison Park in the Premier League also came in the festive period, seeing the then high-flying “Entertainers” enjoy their first season back in the newly-reformed top flight.
United, having won in the reverse fixture in August 1-0, turned to both Andy Cole and Peter Beardsley for their contributions in front of goal at Merseyside, assisting for each other in the process guiding the visitors to a comfortable 2-0 victory.
Cole was neatly threaded through by the midfielder in the first-half before putting away a well-struck finish. Beardsley then secured the three points with a dazzling run leaving The Blues well-defeated.
With the partnership racking up 55 goals between them, the former Evertonian and Liverpudlian, Beardsley netted 21 that campaign seeing the Toon Army finish the 42-game season in third.
Whilst surpassing the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, Kevin Keegan’s side are hailed as one of the best promoted sides in Premier League history.
The Blues, however, had a season to forget finishing in 17th – despite still having club legend Neville Southall in between the sticks.
30th December 2006 – Everton 3-0 Newcastle United
David Moyes’ side started off the 2006/07 campaign with strong performances on home turf, seeing The Blues only suffer defeats against Aston Villa and Chelsea respectively which proved important for their eventual top six finish, before welcoming The Magpies.
Teenager Victor Anichebe, who ended up at Newcastle’s arch-rivals Sunderland later in his career, scored his first league goals of the season, netting two on Matchday 21.
The striker poached a brace either side of half time, with both goals from less than six-yards out.
Fellow Nigerian international, Obafemi Martins missed a crucial penalty for the visitors after Kieran Dyer was fouled just before the break however.
Phil Neville, just prior to his following-season’s captaincy duties, then secured the three points in a rain drenched affair.
The then 29-year old netted a rare goal for The Toffees, seeing the full-back eventually only managing four league goals to his name, in 242 appearances.
United ultimately struggled in their first season without talisman, Alan Shearer, seeing the North-East side finish in 13th, only five points off the drop.
11th May 2008 – Everton 3-1 Newcastle United
The Toffees secured Uefa Cup football once more with a comfortable victory coming on the final day of the season.
Joleon Lescott continued his astonishing campaign for a defender, netting his eighth of the season to wrap up The Blues’ fate.
Yakubu opened the scoring with a powerful header in the first quarter of the contest before Newcastle stunned the home crowd with an equaliser shortly into the second half.
Tricky midfielder, Charles N’Zogbia was brought down before record-signing Michael Owen guided an unconvincing spot-kick past Tim Howard, netting for the fourth successive game at Goodison.
Lescott restored the lead against Kevin Keegan’s side, in his second stint at The Magpies, as the defender struck a well-timed volley home.
Yakubu netted his 15th of the 2007/08 campaign, discarding any worries of the Evertonian’s when he slotted a second penalty awarded of the game by referee, Peter Walton, past the well-performed Steve Harper.
21st January 2020 – Everton 2-2 Newcastle United
An injury-time moment of madness from Florian Lejeune saw Steve Bruce’s side nick a point in Merseyside, just months before Covid-19 hit.
Moise Kean struck his first goal of the season on the half-an-hour mark, a feat he only managed to double by the end of his time at The Blues, as he sneaked his effort under an unfortunate Martin Dubravka.
Carlo Anchelotti’s side soon doubled their lead shortly after the break with Calvert-Lewin entering double figures for his own account that season.
Ex-Sunderland ‘keeper, Jordan Pickford, on his 100th start in the Premier League wasn’t troubled by The Magpies until a injury-stricken side saw Lejuene, alongside defensive duo, Emil Krafth and Fabian Schar proving the only suitable options for Bruce off the bench – despite being two goals down.
The French centre-half however got on the end of a last-gasp set piece in the 94th minute, before shortly completing one of the most puzzling comebacks in Premier League history.
Less than a minute later, after being awarded via goalline technology – the ex Man-City outfit poked home a goalmouth scramble to earn the travelling faithful a vital point.
27th April 2023 – Everton 1-4 Newcastle United
A Callum Wilson double wrapped up a ruthless month for the English centre forward and his side, as The Blues were dragged into an interesting relegation battle.
Newcastle came into this side off the back of an emphatic victory against fellow Champions-League chasing Tottenham, defeating the North Londoners 6-1 at St James’ Park just four days prior.
Everton, however, hadn’t experienced victory since the 11th March at home against Brentford.
Wilson opened the scoring just before the half-an-hour mark after Joelinton experienced joy down the left-hand side, seeing his shot being parried into the renowned poacher who netted his seventh goal in six matches against The Toffees.
A breathtaking closing 20 minutes from The Geordies saw Joelinton double the visitors’ lead before Wilson doubled his tally.
The 31-year-old netted his sixth of the month, putting him well on his way to his best tally in the Premier League, with an eventual 18 goals – despite only having seven prior to April.
Dwight McNeil gave Dyche’s side a glimmer of hope with an impressive strike directly from a corner from the ex-Burnley winger, however optimisms were soon flattened.
22 seconds from the restart, Alexander Isak completed a mesmerising run down the left-hand side, before finding Jacob Murphy at hand at the back-post to complete one of the assists of the season.
Newcastle returned to the Champions League for the first time since 2002/03, tallying an eventual total of 72 points – whereas their opponents managed only 36, but escaped relegation.