Alan Shearer’s eight-word verdict on ‘great’ thing Newcastle United star did v Everton

Newcastle United failed to make it two wins in the space of three days when they were held at home by Everton.
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Newcastle United were denied three points by a late Dominic Calvert-Lewin penalty at St James’ Park. Paul Dummett was adjudged to have fouled Ashley Young by Tony Harrington after a long VAR check.

The draw means the Magpies were unable to capitalise on the momentum built by Saturday’s stunning late win against West Ham on a night that once again started so well for the hosts. Alexander Isak’s 15th Premier League goal of the season gave United the lead inside a quarter of an hour with a brilliantly taken goal.

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Harvey Barnes’ deft lob found Isak in space before he then shifted inside and curled an effort into the bottom corner past Jordan Pickford. It was once again a very good start for Isak and the Magpies - and one that certainly caught the attention of Alan Shearer.

Taking to X just moments after the Swedish international had fired the Magpies into the lead, Shearer posted: ‘What a great goal that is from Issssaaakkkkk’.

United were unable to hold onto their lead, however, and were punished late on when Calvert-Lewin converted a penalty to grab a point for the visitors. The Magpies now head to the capital to face Fulham on Saturday afternoon knowing a win is vital in their search for European football.