Rooney keeps Everton revival going

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December 14, 2017
Everton's Wayne Rooney, right, in close action with the Newcastle goalie to score his side's first goal of the game, during their English Premier League match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, yesterday.

NEWCASTLE, England (AP):

Wayne Rooney's 10th goal of the season for Everton condemned Newcastle to a seventh loss in eight Premier League matches yesterday.

Rooney, who rejoined Everton from Manchester United in the offseason, clinched Everton's 1-0 win in the 27th minute when he pounced on goalkeeper Karl Darlow's error.

It was Everton's first away win of the season, with the Merseyside club's last success on the road coming in January.

Sam Allardyce, who was fired by Newcastle in 2008 after eight months in charge, extended his unbeaten start as manager of 10th-place Everton to four games.

Newcastle, a point above the relegation zone in 16th, had Jonjo Shelvey sent off in stoppage time.

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