Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has claimed the Toon Army deserved their luck after scrapping to a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.
United were overwhelmed in the first half but fought back in the second to earn a point, but were twice the lucky recipients of officiating errors. Marouane Fellaini wrongly saw an effort chalked off as offside, while Victor Anichebe saw an attempt not given that had clearly crossed the line.
Taylor told the club’s official website, “We’ve had a look at it and it does look like it was past the line so we got lucky.
“But sometimes you need that. For Newcastle United, a few years ago we wouldn’t have got that. We’ve got players who work hard day in, day out, players who want to get into the team and put pressure onto each other.
“That’s what we need and I think today was just a great example of what a hard team performance is.”