West Ham produced a scintillating second-half performance that helped them beat Newcastle 4-2 in the Premier League. They scored three goals in 13 second-half minutes to stun Newcastle. Callum Wilson opened the scoring in the fifth minute to mark his first game in the legendary No 9 shirt. West Ham hit back when Aaron Cresswell saw his shot find the bottom right corner. Jacob Murphy then gave the hosts the lead with a header.
Said Benrahma restored parity in the contest before Thomas Soucek gave the visitors the lead, scoring off the rebound from Michail Antonio’s missed penalty. Antonio sealed the tie when he scored in the 66th minute. the goal means he is level on points with west ham legend Paolo di Canio.
Newcastle: Woodman (7), Murphy (6), Krafth (6), Fernandez (6), Clark (6), Ritchie (7), Shelvey (7), Hayden (7), Almiron (7), Saint-Maximan (7), Wilson (6).
Subs used: Fraser (5), Joelinton (n/a), Longstaff (n/a).
West Ham: Fabianski (7), Coufal (6), Dawson (5), Ogbonna (6), Cresswell (7), Rice (7), Soucek (7), Bowen (7), Benrahma (7), Fornals (7), Antonio (8).
Subs used: Yarmolenko (n/a), Fredericks (n/a), Johnson (n/a).
Man of the match: Michail Antonio.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce: “Defensively, we’ve got to be better than we were, that’s for sure.” he added after his Newcastle side lost to west ham. ”For me, the big turning point is the penalty, which for the life of me, I can’t understand why the referee, who is standing ten feet away from us, cannot come and check [the pitchside monitor].”
West Ham manager David Moyes: “I thought it was a great game, I really enjoyed it myself. The first half was end-to-end, unfortunately, we gave them a bit of a leg up in giving them a second goal.” he added. “I thought we had done enough to be in front even then, I thought we played well, but we didn’t make the final pass as well as we should have done and we didn’t defend a couple of crosses that well.”