Eddie Howe’s side went 1-0 down following Jamaal Lascelles’ own goal 10 minutes before half-time. However, rather incredibly, they were level one minute later after Everton’s Mason Holgate returned the favour by putting the ball into his own net too.
But the second half belonged to Newcastle.
Ryan Fraser put the home side ahead before Kieran Trippier sealed a brilliant victory with a terrific free-kick.
It was a win that lifted Newcastle out of the relegation zone and just one point behind their opponents.
The fans inside the stadium were absolutely loving it. And the fact they had stuck three goals past former Sunderland goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, made it even sweeter.
The Toon Army certainly haven’t forgotten Pickford’s past having graduated through Sunderland’s academy before playing in the first-team.
In every match he plays against Newcastle, Pickford is subject to plenty of abuse from Newcastle fans. And he’s not one to shy away from it.
And that was the case once again this week.
The size of his arms has often been a topic that Newcastle fans like to mock Pickford out, chanting ‘He’s only got little arms’ at England’s No.1.
Newcastle fans singing “He’s only got little arms” to Jordan Pickford… pic.twitter.com/MuOTiz38yM— Football Chants (@FootyFansChants) December 6, 2018
But this week, one supporter took that chant to the next level.
He turned up to the match wearing an inflatable T-Rex outfit in response to Pickford’s short arms. A picture even emerged of the Everton ‘keeper looking directly at the costume.
Newcastle fan dresses as a T-Rex to mock Pickford
Someone took a T-Rex costume with the sole purpose of winding up Pickford – 😂 pic.twitter.com/ooC145ZY5E— Prime Liverpool (@footiestatto) February 8, 2022
Big thanks to Pickford who helped wave the flags in the leazes end. pic.twitter.com/xI0oo0kIgt— Wor Flags 🏴🏳 (@worflags) February 8, 2022
Great banter and it’s something that football fans are enjoying on social media:
Just spare a thought for the person who had to sit behind that for 90 minutes…