Ba double earns point at Everton
Everton justifiably felt aggrieved after having two goals ruled out before Newcastle United snatched a late 2-2 draw.
Substitute Victor Anichebe, whose earlier header had appeared to cross the line but was not given, thought he had won it three minutes from time but Demba Ba scored his second of the match even later.
Leighton Baines had put the hosts ahead in the 15th minute only for Ba to score with virtually his first touch after coming on at half-time. Marouane Fellaini's effort was also ruled out on an offside decision before Anichebe's disallowed goal.
Magpies manager Alan Pardew said: "I was proud of the second half because we were terrific, but the first half we lacked belief and I was shocked at how we played. Not many teams would come back and respond in the way we did so all credit to the players."
The Blues have been imperious at home in the last six months and that was reflected in a one-sided first half. Nikica Jelavic had an early goal disallowed for offside but it set the tempo and when the breakthrough came in the 15th minute it was no more than the hosts deserved.
A 17-pass move merely reflected the Toffees' dominance as Baines raced onto a clever backheel from Steven Pienaar to fire past Steve Harper, in for the injured Tim Krul.
Kevin Mirallas, who impressed on his first league start, had a couple of good chances while Phil Jagielka shaved the post with a volley from Jelavic's lay-off.
However, Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse should have at least tested Tim Howard with a volley after Phil Neville's poor headed clearance from a free-kick, while Leon Osman was indebted to Baines' goalline clearance to prevent the equaliser.
Ba finds back of the net twice
The loss of Croatia international Jelavic with a knee injury just before the interval was a blow to Everton, but not as much as Ba's equaliser just after the break.
Within four minutes of being introduced, the half-time substitute hit a low shot past Howard after Yohan Cabaye robbed Osman and rolled a perfectly-weighted diagonal pass into his path.
It was the first goal scored by an opposition player at Goodison Park since Thomas Vermaelen's winner for Arsenal on 21 March, a run of 11 hours and 11 minutes.
Fellaini had a goal ruled out for offside and Anichebe's header, tipped onto the crossbar by Harper, appeared to bounce down over the line before Mike Williamson cleared.
Anichebe left no room for doubt three minutes from time when he turned in the penalty area to fire home, but Everton's celebrations were short-lived when Ba latched onto Shola Ameobi's knockdown to roll a shot under Howard.