Everton v Manchester United

Where to Watch Live

The match will be telecast live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD from 8 pm BST. There will be live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.


Everton face Newcastle in the clubs' fourth league game of the season. The Toffees got off to a rollicking start when they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the season opener. The lone goal was scored by Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini, whose form this season has been excellent. That form has also attracted attention from other clubs, particularly after comments attributed to the player suggested he had grown tired of life at the club and wanted to try something new. The Belgian quickly retracted the statement but the idea has been revealed and Moyes has since admitted there is every chance his star could leave.

The club followed the opening day win with another three points, this time away to Aston Villa. David Moyes' side suffered an expected defeat in their last game - a 0-2 loss to West Brom - but remain confident of a good season.

Newcastle enjoyed a similarly rousing start to the season, beating Spurs 2-1 at home, in a game that seemed to suggest their strong, confident attacking style of play from last season would carry over. Unfortunately, since then Alan Pardew's men have been beaten (0-2 at Chelsea) and held to a draw (1-1 against Aston Villa), meaning a quick return to form is necessary, particularly since the Magpies travel to Portugal to play Maritimo on 20 September, in a Europa League game.

"I think our team can play better - and I think we will. I think our results have been solid. The performances have not been as good as I would have liked at this stage. But all the teams at the start of the season, you are feeling your way and hopefully in the coming weeks, we have got some games where I think we can pick up points, and we have to start on Monday night," Pardew explained, ahead of the trip to Liverpool.

Newcastle United v Spurs

The manager also admitted he was wary of the slump in form of French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who was one of the club's stand-out players last year. The 26 year old international has blamed fatigue for his dip in form but insists he is working hard to return to full fitness.

"I'm working very hard to get fit. I want to play every game at full speed for 90 minutes and I'll get there. I don't want to make excuses, it has been difficult for me but I'll work more, rest better and I'll be fine," he said.

Team News and Formation

Everton seem to be doing fine on the injuries front, for now, with only midfielder Darron Gibson on the unavailable list. South African Steven Pienaar returns from his period out to provide creativity to the attack, while the club could also give defensive player Bryan Oviedo a debut; the Costa Rican's eligibility has been delayed while paperwork relating to his work permit is completed.

Everton (4-4-1-1): Howard; Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Naismith, Gueye, Fellaini, Pienaar; Osman; Jelavic

Newcastle, sadly, have quite a few injuries to consider. Goalkeeper Tim Krul was injured during the international break and while the Dutchman may make the start, Stephen Harper and Rob Elliot will be on standby. In addition, Argentine centre back Fabricio Coloccini is also carrying a knock and will face a late fitness test to see if he can play. The other key worry for Pardew will be Ivorian midfielder Cheikh Tiote. The dynamic African was the heartbeat of Newcastle's strong midfield play last season but he suffered a groin strain recently and may not recover in time for this game. Other injuries include Danny Simpson, Ryan Taylor and Haris Vuckic.

Newcastle (4-3-3): Harper; Anita, S Taylor, Williamson, Santon; Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba