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Tim Howard assists Romelu Lukaku’s second as Everton goes up 3-0

Sep 30, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

Arlo explained exactly how Howard has been preparing for Chelsea vs. Man City, live Sunday, at 12pm ET on NBCSN. Getty Images

Everton knows how to score from the long ball, too.

Tim Howard launched a clearance out of the back in the 37th minute that bounced through Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini and goalkeeper Tim Krul under pressure from striker Romelu Lukaku. In the end, Lukaku walked the ball into the back of the net.

Through the first 40 minutes, Everton has completed 180 of its 210 attempted passes, only 21 attempts of which have been long balls. The Toffees are showing what true possession does, opening up spaces for all types of passing.

Near the end of the first half, Everton is picking Newcastle apart. With a 3-0 deficit, the Magpies’ confidence (what’s left of it) is wavering.

  1. hildezero - Sep 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    “…Everton has completed180 of its 210 attempted passes,”

    You forgot to put a space there. Fix it. You’re welcome, sir… :P

  2. dfstell - Sep 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Gotta love the GK assist! Obviously, you want your keeper to mostly be a defensive presence, but if they can start effective offense, that’s great.

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