By Anthony Onifade

27th Apr, 2023 | 10:00pm

Alan Shearer reacts to 'outrageous' Alexander Isak in 4-1 Everton loss v Newcastle

Alan Shearer heaped praise on Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak for his “outrageous” run and assist for Jacob Murphy in their 4-1 win over Everton on Thursday [27 April].

In what was a crucial contest in the Toffees’ quest to secure their Premier League status for next season, Sean Dyche’s men fell to yet another disappointing defeat at Goodison Park.

Goals from Callum Wilson (2), Joelinton and Murphy meant the Toffees stayed rooted to the bottom three in the Premier League, two points from safety but pundit and former Newcastle United striker could not hold back in his praise for Isak’s superb assist.

The Swedish international skipped through about five or six challenges which started before the halfway line along the byline before flicking to the unmarked Murphy to smash in at the back post.

Shearer tweeted [27 April]: “Omg what a goal that is.

“The run from Isak was outrageous to set up Jacob Murphy.”

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What a stupendous run from Isak for Newcastle’s fourth as if the Everton defenders weren’t there. It was a training exercise and Dyche will be absolutely livid at how tepid and weak his defenders were all evening.

Another dreadful performance from his men at Goodison Park, where they are expected to pick up points in this gruelling relegation battle. Everton can only have themselves to blame though, as the Magpies ran riot on Merseyside.

Isak is a player blessed with amazing quality but to allow him to roam so free in the box and calmly slot the ball into Murphy’s path was so poor and further highlights how much trouble Everton are in down near the bottom.

It’s now six games without a win for the Toffees which makes you wonder where their next win is coming from. Two points from safety may seem so small right now, but when you’re struggling to pick up results within these circumstances, panic stations are inevitable.

Everton are in real trouble right now, and their quest towards Premier League safety is looking near-on impossible with every bad and damaging result. Dyche and his men are in last-chance saloon now.