Everton manager Frank Lampard broke his arm in celebration of a belated 1-0 win over Newcastle which ignited their battle to avoid relegation, but he is ready to suffer further damage if that means the same result.
llan’s 83rd-minute sent-off seemed to have ended all hopes of a win before Alex Iwobi seized the opportunity with a 14th-minute diagonal drive, tagged as home. weak due to VAR red card review and a protester who tied himself to a goalpost.
It was just Everton’s third win in the Premier League since September and it put them three points ahead of 18th-placed Watford with two games remaining.
However, Lampard’s broken bone was more involved that night.
“I don’t know, I did it in the goal celebration. I think I just connected to something somehow and I realized two minutes later my hands were shaking and a little sore – but I’ll take it for three points,” said Toffees boss.
When asked how many broken bones he has ready for the end of the season, he added: “They can take a game off a game if they want to.
“This game is special, and it hasn’t felt special to us over the past few weeks.”
Lampard was naturally delighted with the win but angry at the decision to receive a red card.
“It’s not a red card,” he said. That’s what Alan Shearer, Mr. Newcastle himself, said and what upsets us is that we had the most blatant game of the season against Man City (a non-handball penalty).
“If the referee is wrong, we apologize, this time the referee saw that and drew a yellow card. Does he seriously endanger the player by kicking him in the leg?
“Now we lose Allan in three games. The system is down because of decisions like tonight. VAR was wrong for us twice. “
With 11 games left, Everton have plenty of chances to equalize.
“The whole evening was a big night for us. But nothing was done. We are all looking forward to this, a night of togetherness and fighting and spirit,” added Lampard.
“We got what we deserved, against the odds. It exploded in the technical area.
“A man down is very difficult. Can we continue? You have a point. Can we have one more chance? “
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said his side paid the price for poor decisions in the final third half and failure to capitalize on Everton’s red card.
“Not a great second half in our opinion, that’s what cost us the game,” he said.
“In the first half we played well, controlled the game and the only thing missing was a goal. That was missing the whole game for us.
“We got into some good positions, but the normal rhythm is not there.
“It (Allan’s departure) gives you a big advantage and we didn’t take advantage of that. We didn’t do what we were supposed to do.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/frank-lampard-breaks-hand-celebrating-crucial-everton-winner-against-newcastle-41459720.html Frank Lampard breaks his arm to celebrate Everton’s important win over Newcastle