Newcastle United 3-2 West Ham United: Victory denied for The Irons, as The Magpies secure a 3-2 home win

Newcastle United vs. West Ham United

On Saturday, West Ham United suffer an away defeat to Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Both Newcastle and The Hammers arrived on the back of wins. Newcastle were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match whilst The Hammers were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. As the table looks today, Newcastle and The Hammers currently occupy 15th and 4th spots in the table, with 35 points and 55 points respectively after 32 matches.

Newcastle started strongly in the first half, with a goal from Issa Diop, 36 minutes in. The Magpies then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Joelinton just before half-time to see out the first half 2-0.

The Irons took the lead in the second half, thanks to Issa Diop finding the net at the 73 minute mark. The Hammers looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Jesse Lingard, 80 minutes in to establish a 2-2. Newcastle managed to edge ahead with a goal from Joseph Willock at the 82 minute mark and seeing the game end 3-2.

Both teams used all available substitutes. For Newcastle, Callum Wilson, Joseph Willock and Andy Carroll, came on for Allan Saint-Maximin, Sean Longstaff and Joelinton, The Hammers brought on Said Benrahma, Manuel Lanzini and Ryan Fredericks, to replace Mark Noble, Jesse Lingard and Ben Johnson.

The referee booked Jonjo Shelvey and Jacob Murphy from Newcastle. The Hammers had the worst of it though, with Craig Dawson seeing yellow, and Craig Dawson (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Newcastle will next travel to Liverpool, while The Hammers will face Chelsea at home.

Technical card:
Newcastle United: Martin Dubravka, Federico Fernandez, Jacob Murphy, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff (Joseph Willock, min.81), Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, Allan Saint-Maximin (Callum Wilson, min.64) and Joelinton (Andy Carroll, min.90)
West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Mark Noble (Said Benrahma, min.75), Ben Johnson (Ryan Fredericks, min.90), Jesse Lingard (Manuel Lanzini, min.87), Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen
Stadium: St James’ Park
Goals: Issa Diop (1-0, min. 36), Joelinton (2-0, min. 41), Issa Diop (2-1, min. 73), Jesse Lingard (2-2, min. 80) and Joseph Willock (3-2, min. 82)