Newcastle 1-1 Everton: What Howe said

Eddie Howe looks on
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Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, speaking to BBC MOTD about Everton penalty decision:

"It was one of those. At that stage we were just hoping to see the game out. Paul [Dummett] is an experienced player and unfortunately it was his arm and whether it brushed against Ashley [Young] that went against us. Both were grappling.

"I felt the second goal was important, we were close to getting it until VAR stopped that one. Against any team you want the comfort of the second goal but unfortunately we didn't get it."

On defensive injuries: "The amount of injuries you have anyway is going to hurt you but when it is condensed to one section of the pitch it will stretch you."