Newcastle United v Everton: Follow the action live from the St James's Park


Newcastle United take on Everton at St James's Park in a televised fixture this evening.

Reporter Miles Starforth will be there for us to see Steve McClaren's side attempt to pull away from the Premier League's relegation zone.

Newcastle were held to a 1-1 draw at St James's Park by basement club Aston Villa last weekend.

That game was played in torrential rain, and with Tyneside having had another deluge over the past 24 hours, referee Lee Mason has already had a look at the stadium's soggy pitch ahead of the Everton fixture (5.30pm kick-off).

Roberto Martinez's visitors were 11th in the table ahead of today's earlier Boxing Day games.

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