Eddie Howe reacts to 13-man scuffle between Newcastle and Everton | Football


The melee ensued after Jordan Pickford clashed with Bruno Guimaraes (Picture: Getty)

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe admits emotions were ‘running high’ after his team were involved in a 13-man scuffle with Everton on Thursday.

It all kicked off at full-time after the Toffees scored three late goals to secure a 3-0 win over Newcastle to lift themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone.

The melee ensued when Everton star Jordan Pickford, a fan of Newcastle’s fierce rivals Sunderland, clashed with Bruno Guimaraes and Fabian Schar on the pitch.

Guimaraes pointed in Pickford’s face after the Englishman celebrated wildly and the Everton goalkeeper was then seen exchanging words with Schar.

Newcastle’s Joelinton got involved and had to be dragged away by coaching staff as up to 13 players – including Anthony Gordon and James Tarkowski – scuffled in the middle of the pitch.


The result was a dent to Newcastle’s top-four hopes and manager Howe was quizzed about the melee after the match.

‘I saw the coming together of players, although I’ve got no idea what it was over,’ Howe said.

‘It was just emotions running high after a game – we were certainly disappointed with our performance. But there’s no problems I don’t think.’

Newcastle’s defeat leaves them seventh in the Premier League table, below Tottenham and Manchester United.

The Magpies return to action on Sunday with a trip to face Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs.

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