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Everton will be looking to extend their impressive home record when they entertain Newcastle United on Monday evening.

The Toffees have suffered only one defeat in their last 25 Premier League matches at Goodison Park in a run stretching back to last season. Roberto Martinez's side have also kept clean sheets in seven successive league matches at home and another shutout against the Magpies will equal a club record set in 1987/88.

Everton (2-3-0) also face Newcastle as the only unbeaten side left in England's top flight this season.

Toffees boss Martinez led his side to back-to-back league victories during the past fortnight to move to sixth place in the standings on nine points. They beat Jose Mourinho's Chelsea 1-0 at home on September 18 before winning 3-2 at West Ham last weekend.

However, the Merseysiders' league form deserted them on Wednesday when they lost 2-1 at Fulham in a League Cup tie. The Toffees created the most chances at Craven Cottage but lacked composure in front of goal.

Martinez is confident his side will bounce from that midweek reverse and believes the vocal Everton home supporters will boost his players against Newcastle.

"We rely on our fans and that is why, when you play at home, you look forward to seeing a full capacity Goodison," Martinez told evertontv. "As a player you look forward to playing with that support that we get as a home team.

"I did feel that the support we got in the second half against Chelsea was a real advantage and we want to replicate that. They really make the difference. You can look at the results we had last season and that shows the chemistry between the players and the fans."

Newcastle (2-1-2) lost 3-2 at home to Hull City on Monday despite twice taking the lead against the Tigers. The result ended a three-match unbeaten run for Magpies and left them in seventh place on seven points. A victory against Hull would have propelled Newcastle up into the top four of the Premier League and the shock defeat infuriated manager Alan Pardew.

"I'm absolutely livid over Saturday, I can't tell you," he said. "You don't get many opportunities to get into the top four of the Premier League, and to all intents and purposes we let ourselves down."

Pardew was given a boost on Wednesday when Papiss Cisse's first goal of the season and a second strike from Yoan Gouffran help secure a 2-0 home win over Leeds United in the League Cup.

"It was an impressive display because we had control of the game all through the 90 minutes which we didn't have against Hull," said Pardew. "I'm still smarting from that but it was great to see the reaction. It was spot on and we need to take that into Monday's night now."

Striker Arouna Kone (knee) and midfielder Lee Osman (groin) could return for Everton, while midfielder Steven Pienaar (hamstring) faces a late test.

Newcastle will be without defenders Jonas Gutierrez (hamstring), Massadio Haïdara (knee) and Ryan Taylor (knee), while forward Shola Ameobi (illness) and defender Steven Taylor (hamstring) are doubtful.

Everton took four points off Newcastle last season, winning 2-1 at St. James' Park behind goals from Leighton Baines and Victor Anichebe. Cisse scored first on the day for Newcastle. The sides drew 2-2 at Goodison Park in September when Demba Ba scored twice and Baines and Anichebe netted again for the Toffees.

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