It is just over eight months since the two sides last met on Tyneside in what felt like a relegation six-pointer. The Magpies were fresh from an impressive January transfer window and Kieran Trippier made his mark with a stunning free-kick to help his new side claim a crucial 3-1 win as Gallowgate rocked with enthusiasm and belief. Of course, Frank Lampard’s side would gain revenge later in the season when Alex Iwobi grabbed the only goal of the return fixture as the Toffees continued their ultimately successful battle against relegation.
The two sides have made much improved starts to the current season, with Eddie Howe’s side heading into the game knowing a win could take them to within a point of the Champions League places if results elsewhere go their way. Everton sit in the lower-half of the table, but a win on Tyneside would lift them to within two points of the Magpies.
A sell-out crowd of over 52,000 will pack out St James Park but supporters that were unable to get a ticket can watch highlights on a special midweek episode of Match of the Day. Here is everything you need to know about where you can see the highlights.
Which games will be on Match of the Day?
There are five fixtures taking place on Wednesday with Manchester United’s home clash with Tottenham Hotspur topping the bill as two sides in the top five meet at Old Trafford. Liverpool will hope to build on their weekend win over Manchester City when West Ham United visit Anfield and Chelsea can continue their own push for a top four place when they make the short trip to Brentford.
There is something of a South Coast derby as Southampton visit Bournemouth and, of course, Newcastle’s home game with Everton will also be shown. There were two games that took place on Tuesday night and highlights of Brighton and Hove Albion’s meeting with Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers trip to Crystal Palace will also be available to watch.
Where and when can I watch the episode?
The special midweek episode of Match of the Day will be broadcast at 10.40pm on BBC One on Wednesday night. Viewers can also watch it on BBC iPlayer, but there will be no repeat episode as there is with the Saturday night edition of the show.