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Sean Dyche backs Everton to escape relegation despite 4-1 loss to Newcastle

Everton manager Sean Dyche is adamant his side can still escape relegation despite their 4-1 loss to Newcastle United last night.

The rampant Magpies mauled the Merseyside club for 90 minutes to consolidate third place in the Premier League.

They have now scored ten goals across their last two matches rattling six past Tottenham Hotspur.

The result leaves the Toffees in 19th position and two points away from safety.

They have only one win in their last ten games and need another miracle to escape the drop to the Championship. Their manager believes it is possible.

Dyche said (via BBC): “I think we can do it. It is a similar side to when we beat Arsenal, so there’s evidence it can be done.

“We need to bring the edge of that performance. We had that in the first half and it was a really good performance.

“Goals change games, not just the scoreline but the feel of the performance. You are still in it at home, but you cannot let it change the whole performance.”

Despite starting his tenure with a 1-0 win over table-toppers Arsenal, Dyche’s reign has not improved things at Goodison Park following the dismissal of Frank Lampard.

Everton did reasonably well in the first half but capitulated after the break. The former Burnley manager said he was disappointed and urged his side to correct their mistakes.

Dyche thanked the fans for their support, although their voices quickly died down when Callum Wilson opened the scoring.

Goals from Joe Willock, Jacob Murphy and another from Wilson ensured the win despite a consolation effort from Dwight McNeil.

Everton travel to face fellow relegation contenders Leicester City on Monday. This clash could determine which team will go down to the Championship.

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