Why Nathan Patterson did not start for Everton vs Newcastle amid Seamus Coleman injury update
Ben Godfrey featured at right-back in Everton’s 4-1 loss to Newcastle United.
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The Toffees’ chances of avoiding Premier League relegation suffered another blow as they were thrashed 4-1 by the third-placed Magpies.
Callum Wilson fired a double for Newcastle while Joelinton and Jacob Murphy were also on target to leave Everton two points adrift of safety.
Right-back and captain Seamus Coleman was again absent with a hamstring injury. And with Mason Holgate suspended, Godfrey - primarily a centre-back - got the nod over the natural option in Patterson.
Yet three of the visitors’ goals were engineered down Everton’s right flank. On his selection decision, Dyche said: “Just Ben’s experience, playing here and his experience in football in general. We know Patto is a very good player and is going to continue to learn. He’s been out a very long time as well earlier in the season.
“Seamus is making good progress. We think there’s a chance of his recovery before the weekend. It’s not just about one player but he was affected too easily for two goals.”