Newcastle United gave it their absolute all yesterday against Liverpool, in a game the Reds needed to win to continue their title race.
But when Virgil van Dijk headed the Reds into an early lead many felt the writing was on the wall. Instead, Newcastle fought back. They fought back from a goal down twice in the game, including from an unlikely source.
Christian Atsu scored his first goal since December 2017 to level things up 1-1.
His goal was not missed by Everton fans. Atsu, of course, had a rather disappointing spell at Goodison Park.
Everton signed Atsu on loan from Chelsea in 2014. Roberto Martinez brought him in hoping he would add some quality into the Goodison Park attack.
Unfortunately, he never really got going.
He played just 13 games in a season disrupted by the African Cup of Nations. After a disappointing display in the 5-2 Europa League loss to Dynamo Kiev, he did not feature for Everton again.
But plenty of Everton fans were cheering when he scored a goal that looked like it might put a spanner in the works for their Merseyside rivals.
Liverpool, however, had the last laugh. Divock Origi, the perennial troller of Everton, may have scored the winner, although it could also go down as a Jamaal Lascelles own goal.
But for a brief moment, Everton fans finally felt like Atsu had made a major commitment to the Toffees’ cause…
Christian Atsu, Everton legend.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) May 4, 2019
Ex Everton player Christian Atsu equalises for Newcastle #RaceToTheTitle
— ⚽️Shauny J⚽️ (@ShaunyJk1878) May 4, 2019
Ha ha ha former Everton man Atsu 😂😂
— Andy Hill (@AndHill2) May 4, 2019
— EFC JOSH 🏴 (@EvertonFCjosh) May 4, 2019
Undercover Everton man, Christian Atsu. https://t.co/2ZScpTWOPh
— Michael Covil 🍀 (@mcovil73) May 4, 2019
Get in Atsu 👍
— Everton n Bitter (@BitterEverton) May 4, 2019
I remember when Christian Atsu was on loan at Everton in 2014-15 and was absolutely dire. Definitely not one of Roberto Martinez’s better signings pic.twitter.com/LRBMY13sZH
— ‘ (@LiquidRichy) May 4, 2019
Atsu could potentially be the greatest ex Everton player ever 😂😂😂😂💙💙💙
— Bradielka 💙 (@EvertonEFC1878) May 4, 2019
Christian Atsu’s most significant contribution to Everton
— Ian Phillips (@iphillips_efc) May 4, 2019
Christian Atsu of all people 😂
— NSNO.co.uk – Everton website (@nsno) May 4, 2019
EVERTON TILL HE DIES CHRISTIAN ATSU
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) May 4, 2019
Everton legend Christian Atsu ruining Liverpools season
— Chri (@Chris__Kringle) May 4, 2019
That’s a goal for all of Everton from an Everton legend Christian Atsu. It really is City’s title assisted by the mighty Ev.
— Everton Are Magic (@Efc_are_magic) May 4, 2019
Christian Atsu Everton through n through
— Matthew Thompson (@Matthew30759377) May 4, 2019
Atsu, Everton legend
— Will (@WAJG_96) May 4, 2019