A 10-point deduction for breaching the Premier League's financial rules had plunged Everton into the relegation zone and threatened to end its 70-year stay in England's top division. The Merseyside club is not out of danger yet but on Thursday climbed above the drop zone with a 3-0 win against Newcastle to underline its determination to battle its way to safety. “The mentality is key for me. We took a knock, but there have been a lot of knocks here over the last couple of years,” Everton manager
Spurs have not won since October 27 and welcome top-four rivals Newcastle to N17 on Sunday.
Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Beto scored for the Toffees.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez, a former teammate of Lionel Messi at Barcelona, won the golden ball Thursday as the player of the season in the Brazilian league. The 37-year-old Suárez, who played with Messi in Spain after several seasons at Liverpool and Ajax, scored 17 goals for Brazilian league runner-up Gremio. The season ended Wednesday with Palmeiras defending its title. Suárez scored two goals on the final day of the season in a 3-2 victory over Fluminense at the Maracana