Kevin Nolan owed a huge debt of thanks to his Newcastle team-mates as they fought their way to a goalless draw against Everton after he had been sent off.
The midfielder saw red for an ugly 43rd-minute lunge at Victor Anichebe just as his side had recovered from a blitz by the visitors which saw Steve Harper save from Joseph Yobo and Jack Rodwell.
Peter Lovenkrands and substitute Jonas Gutierrez both went close for the Magpies either side of half-time, but the teams could not be separated.
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