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Everton climbs 6 points clear of Premier League relegation zone by beating Newcastle 3-0

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LIVERPOOL, England — Everton moved six points clear of the relegation zone with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday.

James McCarthy set Everton on its way to just a second win in 13 league matches by netting the opener in the 20th minute.

PHOTO: Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard, center right, makes a save on the line during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Lynne Cameron, PA Wire)       UNITED KINGDOM OUT    -    NO SALES     -    NO ARCHIVES
Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard, center right, makes a save on the line during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Lynne Cameron, PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

Romelu Lukaku doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 56th after Aaron Lennon was tripped by Newcastle striker Yoan Gouffran.

Newcastle was reduced to 10 men three minutes later when Fabricio Coloccini was red-carded for a foul on Lennon.

Ross Barkley popped up with a third in the 90th, just his second goal of the campaign.

Everton is in 14th place, and Newcastle is four points higher in 11th.

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