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Newcastle United vs West Ham United at Stadion.Core.ViewModels.Matchday.LocationViewModel

Newcastle United crest

Newcastle United

West Ham United crest

West Ham United

  • Chicharito 11'
  • Chicharito 63'
  • Felipe Anderson 93'
FT 1st December 2018 3:00 PM (GMT)

St. James' Park

Premier League

Referee : Paul Tierney

1st December 2018 3:00 PM (GMT)

Key Moments

  • Our winning run comes to an end. A game with plenty of chances for both sides, 0-3 is a harsh reflection on the balance of play.
  • Perez with best Newcastle chances of first half and opportunities continue to arrive for the home side as the match progresses - just not converted.
  • Hernández puts West Ham ahead after 11 minutes and doubles lead in 2nd half. Anderson adds gloss in injury time.

Commentary By @NUFC

That result sees West Ham leapfrog Newcastle into 13th place, six points clear of the relegation zone. Newcastle fall to 15th after Crystal Palace's 2-0 home win over Burnley.



Home team crest
0 - 3
Away Team crest


Goal Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes


Assist Jack Wilshere


Newcastle see the free-kick away comfortably. Rondon finds himself alone against three defenders and the goalkeeper and the ball rolls out for a goal-kick.


Yellow card DeAndre Yedlin


Shelvey swings an arm at Zabaleta by the touchline, knocking him over. West Ham get a free-kick that is cleared for a throw.


Substitution Mark Noble Jack Wilshere


Atsu twists and turns in front of West Ham's defence and manages to get a shot on goal that Fabianski dives low to claim comfortably.


Zabaleta only half-stops a high ball from Shelvey and it lands to Schar at the far post. The defender tries to find a team-mate but there's too much power in the ball.


Yellow card Fabian Lukas Schär


Substitution Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez José Luis Sanmartín Mato


Rondon picks up the ball and tries to set himself up for a shot but his foot is caught by Diop. Newcastle free-kick on the edge of West Ham's area.


West Ham know they don't need to do anything more and have settled for governing the pace of the game. When Newcastle do win the ball back the Hammers are holding firm.


West Ham win a free-kick right near Newcastle's right corner flag. Snodgrass' inswinging cross is claimed with ease by Dubravka.


Substitution Marko Arnautović Pedro Mba Obiang Avomo


Substitution Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento Jonjo Shelvey


West Ham look to make it three as Felipe Anderson forces a decent save from Dubravka. West Ham's corner is inconsequential.

Home team crest
0 - 2
Away Team crest


GOAL! 2-0 West Ham. Hernandez hovers on the edge of offside and latches onto Arnautovic's header before racing into the area and sliding the ball under the onrushing Dubravka.


Perez curls in another in-swinging cross for Rondon from wide left but the Venezuelan can't reach it again! Another glorious chance missed in this game.


Newcastle retrieve possession. Perez rolls in Schar who's bombing forward on the right. The defender shoots powerfully at Fabianski's near post, forcing a corner. It comes to nothing.


Two chances wasted by West Ham! First Arnautovic slips again one-on-one with Dubravka then Felipe Anderson's disguised pass sets up Hernandez who fires into the side netting. Will they live to regret these missed opportunities?


Rondon turns on the edge of West Ham's box to fire the ball across goal only to find Diop in his shadow. Newcastle throw.


Substitution Aaron Cresswell Arthur Masuaku


Cresswell is having some difficulty running since that sliding challenge a few moments ago. He'll have to go off.


Substitution Matt Ritchie Christian Atsu Twasam


Rondon slips between two West Ham defenders and thumps his head onto Ritchie's fizzing corner but can't quite angle it towards goal. West Ham goal-kick.


Newcastle are preparing Atsu to come on. Cresswell slides in to stop Ritchie getting a ball into the centre. Diop concedes a corner for Newcastle.


Kenedy finds Rondon in the box with a dipping cross. Rondon takes a second too long to shoot and loses out. Up the other end, Schar puts the ball out for a corner that Snodgrass promptly wastes. 


Arnautovic is almost played in on the counter-attack by Felipe Anderson but the Austrian fluffs his lines again. The striker's having a bit of an off-day.


Rondon sets himself up to unleash a powerful shot which cannons off the wall and goes out for a Newcastle corner. Hernandez heads it clear.


Perez gets the ball after great chest control by Rondon. Diop clips the attacking midfielder's heel and concedes a free-kick to Newcastle 40 yards out.


Rondon is crowded out in midfield, losing possession to Diop. Schar dives in and intercepts again.


The second half gets underway.

A fairly even game, this, the only difference being that West Ham have taken one of their chances and Newcastle have not. Newcastle looked lively early on but were rocked by Hernandez' goal, and could have gone several goals down if Arnautovic had been on his game. The Magpies have had their opportunities so shouldn't be too worried yet, but they need more clinicality from Perez and Rondon.






Rondon brilliantly chests the ball down in West Ham's area but Zabaleta gets the block in just as the Venezuelan is about to pull the trigger. Great defending! Fabianski clears the corner and that's it for the first half.


Perez deceives Diop with a lovely turn with his back to goal, but promptly wastes it on an off-target shot.


There's a bit of head tennis in midfield and West Ham are the ones that keep the ball. There will be two added minutes in this first half.


Zabaleta atones for his error by heading Ritchie's free-kick away. Neither side can get a grip in midfield. It's a rather scrappy game but that's keeping it mildly entertaining. 


Yellow card Pablo Javier Zabaleta Girod


Yellow card Matt Ritchie


Kenedy creates a yard of space and pulls his shot wide after getting onto his favoured left foot. West Ham's defender were alive to the danger, to be fair.


West Ham are weirdly uninterested in getting on the end of the corner. Kenedy lofts the ball away.


Newcastle slow the game down a little as Ki tries to find Yedlin on the overlap. Cresswell intercepts and West Ham take advantage of the space with Felipe Anderson racing away down the left. Schar misheads a ball to Dubravka, giving away a corner.


Noble gets loose down West Ham's right but is offside. If he'd left it Arnautovic would have been set through there.


Fabianski opts to punch the corner clear. Newcastle hoof the ball back in and only succeed in giving the keeper a goal-kick.


Rondon outpaces Balbuena but can't reach a cross curled in for him. Newcastle come on the attack again, and Yedlin's cross is blocked by Cresswell. Newcastle corner.


Despite the yellow cards this has been a largely clean game. The referee is looking a little pernickity.


Yellow card Mark Noble


Perez is getting the opportunities for Newcastle but is not taking them. He's through one-on-one with Fabianski, skipping past Diop, but drags his shot wide.


Diame is pick-pocketed by Anderson, leaving West Ham three-on-three with Newcastle's defence. Again Arnautovic gets the ball in Newcastle's area but slips at the crucial moment, letting Newcastle off the hook. The Hammers really should be two goals up by now.


West Ham ping the ball around nicely in midfield. Cresswell advances and curls a ball between Newcastle's defenders. Arnautovic stretches out a foot but just can't reach it.


Perez drifts away from Zabaleta at the far post and fires a header wide from close range!


Newcastle win another corner after they bombard West Ham's area, Rondon's presence forcing Fabianski to punch the ball out. Cresswell is forced to kick it out.


Anderson slides Arnautovic through and the striker hurdles an onrushing Dubravka, leaving him facing an empty net! Instead of going down and winning a penalty, the Austrian stays on his feet and is forced wide - his eventual cross is cut out. Was Arnautovic too honest there?


Newcastle are controlling the game by and large but the two sides look evenly matched. Only one shot on target for both teams so far.


Arnautovic should have done better there! The Austrian eludes Newcastle's offside trap, surprising everyone, including himself. The striker takes a few seconds too long to shoot and the chance is blocked.


Yellow card Robert Snodgrass


Hernandez is causing problems for Newcastle. The ex-Manchester United man is hauled down by Diame as he runs at Newcastle's defence.


West Ham still have the ball. Anderson and Schar tussle on the edge of Newcastle's box - the Swiss defender cannily sees the ball out for a goal-kick.


West Ham resist another Newcastle attack and Zabaleta bombs forward on the right. He's looking energetic for a man approaching 34.


Newcastle win a free-kick on their left. Ritchie curls in a left-footed cross that Fabianski punches away but the ball still isn't clear. Cresswell knocks it out for a throw.


Assist Robert Snodgrass

Home team crest
0 - 1
Away Team crest


Goal Javier Hernández Balcázar


Diame is caught in possession by Rice, leaving his defence in trouble. Schar intervenes. Rondon dribbles up the other end and is stopped by a West Ham defender. This is entertaining.


Newcastle are on the front foot here. They have another free-kick. Ritchie leaves it for Ki whose punt is caught reasonably comfortably by Fabianski.


Chance for Newcastle! Manquillo drifts forwards from left-back, cutting inside on his right and curling a deep ball for Ritchie arriving at the far post. Fabianski punches it away.


It's taken short by Ritchie. Ritchie quickly gets the ball back and whips the ball towards Rondon in the centre but the Venezuelan's header quickly attracts the linesman's flag.


Perez goes it solo towards West Ham's penalty area with only Rondon in support. Instead of playing in his team-mate Perez dawdles and is stopped by Balbuena. Newcastle win a corner seconds later.


Anderson races away down the left for West Ham but is stopped in his track by a perfectly timed sliding tackle by Schar. West Ham throw.


It's end-to-end stuff in these early stages. West Ham are boldly leaving players forward when Newcastle attack, an approach which could either pay off or leave them terribly open.


Cresswell attempts to put in a cross from wide on the left but it's cut out by Schar. Newcastle try to counter but Diop takes out Kenedy and sets West Ham on the counter-attack. Unfortunately for the Hammers Arnautovic is offside.


A lively start to the game as Ritchie presses Cresswell, fouling him twice in quick succession. Newcastle look up for this today.


The referee Paul Tierney gets this game underway!

The two sides, pleasingly, are in their home colours - Newcastle in their black and white stripes and West Ham in their usual claret and blue.

Newcastle have the hex on West Ham right now and are particularly tricky opponents at St. James' Park - the Magpies have won their last three games against the Hammers and have lost just one of their last 14 home games against the Londoners, that being a narrow 1-0 defeat back in November 2012. Can West Ham break the hoodoo to stride up the table?

Benitez names an unchanged Newcastle side after the Magpies nabbed a 2-1 win away to Burnley at Turf Moor this past Monday. Their centre-back Lascelles is fit enough to make the bench. Pellegrini makes four changes from West Ham's defeat to Man City last week - Hammers captain Noble returns to the starting line-up while Snodgrass, Cresswell and Hernandez also come in. Former Magpie Andy Carroll makes the bench.

SUBS: Adrián, Lucas Pérez, Angelo Ogbonna, Jack Wilshere, Arthur Masuaku, Pedro Obiang, Andy Carroll.

WEST HAM UNITED (4-4-2): Lukasz Fabianski; Pablo Zabaleta, Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Aaron Cresswell; Felipe Anderson, Declan Rice, Mark Noble (c), Robert Snodgrass; Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez.

SUBS: Freddy Woodman, Ciaran Clark, Sean Longstaff, Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey, Christian Atsu, Joselu.

NEWCASTLE (4-4-1-1): Martin Dubravka; DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez (c), Javier Manquillo; Matt Ritchie, Mohamed Diame, Ki Sung-yueng, Kenedy; Ayoze Perez; Salomon Rondon.

West Ham, just below Newcastle in 14th, have enjoyed their own recovery in recent months. Manuel Pellegrini has steadied the ship after the Hammers had their own terrible start to the season, and they will now be planning their own climb up the table. Unfortunately for Pellegrini, his side's recent form isn't so hot - West Ham enter this away game on the back of a 4-0 humbling by Manchester City last week. Will the Hammers be short of confidence?

Despite the faint whiff of crisis around Newcastle just a few weeks ago, when the Magpies were floundering in the relegation zone, Rafa Benitez has once again shown his mettle as Newcastle go into this home game on the back of three straight wins, sitting in 13th in the Premier League. They'll be hoping that they can make it four in a row today against West Ham.

Hello and welcome to our live commentary of this Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James' Park.

Other games that day

  • Southampton2
    Manchester United2
  • Manchester City3
  • Huddersfield Town1
    Brighton and Hove Albion2
  • Crystal Palace2
  • Leicester City2

As it stood

P GD Pts
1 Manchester City 14 +37 38
2 Liverpool 13 +21 33
3 Tottenham Hotspur 13 +12 30
4 Chelsea 13 +17 28
5 Arsenal 13 +12 27
6 Everton 13 +5 22
7 Manchester United 14 -1 22
8 Leicester City 14 +3 21
9 Bournemouth 14 +2 20
10 Watford 14 -2 20
11 Brighton and Hove Albion 14 -4 18
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 -4 16
13 West Ham United 14 -5 15
14 Crystal Palace 14 -7 12
16 Cardiff City 14 -14 11
17 Huddersfield Town 14 -15 10
18 Southampton 14 -14 9
19 Burnley 14 -16 9
20 Fulham 13 -19 8

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