Opposite number Rafael Benitez, one of the few people inside St James' Park who did not believe Pickford should have received a red card, was delighted with a concerted fightback which was essential on a day when Brighton, Cardiff and Southampton all also won.
Ayoze Perez was in an initially offside position as the ball was lofted into the Everton box, but was walking back away from goal with his hands in the air, only to turn when the ball went over his head. "It seems to be that it was not very serious, but he said he could not carry on, and then we made the substitution".
It ended 3-2 to the Magpies, providing three crucial Premier League points, and Perez was keen to hail the role the fans played in the win. That's probably because Newcastle were attacking far more in the second half as they mounted their unlikely comeback. We have to keep the momentum but obviously, it's still not done.
The Toffees led 2-0 at the break through goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison and after England keeper Jordan Pickford had conceded, then saved, a Matt Ritchie penalty amid appeals for his dismissal for a foul on Salomon Rondon.
Referee Lee Mason chose to show Pickford a yellow card and the St James' Park crowd were incensed when Pickford kept out Ritchie's effort.
But Perez set up Rondon to get Newcastle back in the game after the interval, with the former then scoring twice in three minutes to lift the Magpies up to 13th.
Perez headed the ball down to Rondon and, after collecting the return pass, crossed for the Venezuela global to volley past Pickford.
But it was the third, winning, goal which infuriated Silva - so much so that he ran onto the pitch at the end of the game to remonstrate with the officials.
Perez said: "The celebration in the corner was really something that I won't forget".