Mehrdad Ghodoussi makes Newcastle United prediction after Everton defeat

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Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi provided his verdict on the late 1-0 defeat to 10-man Everton.

Mehrdad Ghodoussi has backed Newcastle United to “come back stronger” following the late defeat at 10-man Everton.

Eddie Howe’s side lost for the second game in a row following Alex Iwobi’s stoppage-time winner at Goodison Park.

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It came around 15 minutes after Allan was sent off for the home side for a late but cynical foul on substitute Allan Saint-Maximin.

Match referee Craig Pawson initially awarded a yellow card but changed his decision after reviewing it at the VAR pitchside monitor.

It presented United with an opportunity to clinch a victory that would lifted them 12 points above the Premier League relegation.

However, Howe’s men blew it completely as Iwobi linked up with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in stoppage time to send the home crowd into pandemonium.

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The manner in which Newcastle lost the game was difficult to take, however co-owner Ghodoussi has backed Howe and his players to bounce back.

He tweeted: “Disappointing result tonight. But we’ll take stock, re-focus and come back stronger.”

Newcastle jet off to Dubai today for their second warm-weather training camp of the year.

United travelled to Saudi Arabia in January, which proved the catalyst to the surge away from the drop zone.

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Howe’s side were on a nine-game unbeaten run before back-to-back defeats at Chelsea and Everton.

Howe hopes the trip to the Middle East will have a similar effect as he looks to guide the club to top-flight safety.

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