Newcastle's superb season concluded on a disappointing note with defeat at Everton as the Magpies' hopes of a top-four finish came to an end with a 3-1 defeat.

The Toffees opened the scoring in the 16th minute through Steven Pienaar's deflected effort and went 2-0 up in the 27th when Nikica Jelavic finished smartly at the second attempt after goalkeeper Tim Krul had blocked his initial shot.

Johnny Heitinga then netted a 65th-minute header and although Tony Hibbert scored an own-goal eight minutes later, it proved little more than a consolation for Newcastle, who finish outside the Champions League spots in fifth.

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