'Everton’s season looked more than doomed - it looked jinxed'

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton is closed down against Bournemouth
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Former Chelsea and Everton winger Pat Nevin, writing for the BBC Football Extra newsletter:

I will be at St James’ Park to cover Newcastle's game against Everton. So, for the record, Magpies fans are never less than friendly and ultra-supportive of their side.

‌Everton fans might be less encouraging as Sean Dyche’s team are now staring into the abyss, having not won in 12 league games.

However, how the kick on Dominic Calvert-Lewin down at Bournemouth was not a penalty, yet the lightest tap on Mykhailo Mudryk’s shoulder by Lorenz Assignon at Stamford Bridge was, utterly baffled me.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany was given a red card for his furious reaction along with the unfortunate Assignon and to be honest I reckon I would have reacted the same way.

‌Everton’s Dyche, on the other hand, stayed on to watch as Seamus Coleman scored a bizarre own goal in the last seconds to throw away a precious point.

At that moment Everton’s season looked more than doomed. It looked jinxed.