Newcastle draws 1-1 with Everton after late Calvert-Lewin penalty

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle’s push for European soccer next season was dented by Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late penalty as Everton fought back to earn a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Alexander Isak had fired Newcastle ahead in the 15th minute at St James’ Park.

The home team went on to dominate for long periods, but two VAR calls in the second half proved decisive as Everton salvaged a valuable point in its fight to avoid relegation.

First VAR ruled out a goal for Dan Burn, which would have put Newcastle 2-0 up.

Then it spotted substitute Paul Dummett’s foul on Ashley Young in the box. Referee Tony Harrington pointed to the spot after reviewing footage on the sideline monitor.

Calvert-Lewin, who had come on as a substitute and not scored since Oct. 29, blasted past goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to even the score in the 88th and edge Everton further clear of the drop zone.

Isak’s opener was his 19th goal in all competitions this season.


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