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EPL: Iwobi still fighting relegation as Newcastle hammer Everton 4-1

Everton midfielder, Alex Iwobi is facing the reality of getting relegated from the Premier League this season, following a 4-1 defeat to Newcastle United on Thursday night.

Callum Wilson scored twice as the Magpies tightened their grip on a Champions League qualification place at Goodison Park.

Joelinton and Jacob Murphy were also on the scoresheet as Newcastle had too much quality for an Everton side who were last relegated in 1951 but are now facing that very real prospect. Dwight McNeil scored a late consolation for the home side.

Newcastle are in third place with 62 points from 32 games and well on course for a first Champions League place since 2002.

Everton are second-bottom, two points from the safety zone and facing a crunch visit to fellow strugglers Leicester City on Monday.

“First half was not perfect but second half was very good, we scored some very good goals,” Newcastle manager Eddie Howe told BBC. “We really put our foot to the floor and showed what we are capable of.

“The end table will tell us where we are and what we have next season but for now we are just focusing on the next game [home to Southampton on Sunday]. We have returned to form in a really good way.”

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