Premier League

  • Ayoze Pérez 6’
  • G. Wijnaldum 15’
  • 49’ N. Jelavić
2 Half Time 0
Premier League
St. James' Park
Attendance 50,031


    • KICK OFF
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      SI J. Lascelles SO G. Wijnaldum
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      Final change of the match from Newcastle now and it sees Mitrovic leave the pitch to a nice ovation from the hosts, with Jamal Lascelles coming on for the last minute of play! Sixty seconds to go!
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      The referee is perhaps going to add even more time on now as Rob Elliot is booked between the sticks for Newcastle for taking too much time over goal kicks. We can only presume it was incidents like this which is which so much time was added on?
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      Full time at St. James' Park. Newcastle secure a MASSIVE win in the Barclays Premier League as they eventually run out narrow 2-1 winners over West Ham in this fiery Saturday afternoon clash. The home sides were terrific in the first half and went into the break 2-0 thanks to goals from Ayoze Perez
    • 0'
      Half time at St. James' Park. Newcastle have been superb in the opening 45 minutes here and go into the break with a healthy 2-0 lead over West Ham after a couple of superb goals from Ayoze Perez and Georginio Wijnaldum. The star of the show, however, is probably Jonjo Shelvey, who makes his debut f
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      The teams are making their way to the pitch and we are almost ready for kick-off!
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      West Ham (4-3-3): Adrian; Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Obiang, Noble, Kouyate; Antonio, Payet, Valencia.
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      Newcastle (4-4-2): Elliot; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett; Sissoko, Shelvey, Colback, Wijnaldum; Perez, Mitrovic.
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      TEAM NEWS...
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      West Ham have enjoyed a superb season this year and are on the brink of potentially qualifying for the Champions League should they put together a good run of form in the second half of the campaign and finish in the top four. Today presents a tough task, though as they have won just one of their la
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      Newcastle found themselves in a similarly gloom situation this time last season, and are once again battling against returning to the Championship after a few years. They do have fairly fond memories of West Ham travelling to St. James' though, as in the corresponding fixture last year they came out
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      That result may indeed be cause for optimism for the Magpies, but they are still coming off of a fairly tumultuous festive period, in which they were defeated 1-0 in four straight games by Everton, West Brom, Arsenal, and Watford, in a run that stretched from Boxing Day. They are still one point fro
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      Steve McLaren and Slaven Bilic should be relatively content with the fact that their squads should be heading into today's encounter with some boosted confidence, as they are both coming off very positive results from the midweek round of fixtures a few days ago. Newcastle came back from two goals d
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      In terms of reputation within English football, the two sides featuring today have a fairly similar standing in recent years. However, this season they find themselves at opposite ends of the league table, with Newcastle riding high in 5th – just one point of the last Champions League place, while N
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      Good afternoon football fans! Welcome to LIVE text coverage of the Barclays Premier League clash between Newcastle and West Ham from St. James' Park!
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      We are back under way at St. James' Park!
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      Janmaat moves forward down the right wing and flashes a pass into the chest of Mitrovic, who brilliantly cushions possession into the channel for Sissoko. The France international then opens up his strong stride into the box before looking to get a shot away or a cross inside, but Collins recovers s
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      The Dutch right-back is involved positively for Newcastle once again with another exciting venture into the final third, taking it past a couple of challenges. He then stops in his tracks before looking to thread a pass into the channel, again for Sissoko, but it is misplaced which allows Cresswell
    • 6'
      G Ayoze Pérez Assist G. Wijnaldum
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      Wijnaldum shows his class once again this season and grabs the assist for the first goal of the game with a delightful cushioned tee up for Perez to send a strike home! Terrific!
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      GOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR NEWCASTLE! ST.JAMES' PARK ERUPTS! Shelvey, who has made a good start on his debut for the Magpies, flashes a pass into the feet of Wijnaldum, who in turn tees up Perez with his first touch. The Spaniard then curls a beauty of a strike into the bottom right corner past Adrian!
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      This is exactly the kind of start that McLaren would have wanted from his side today, who have clearly been buoyed by that entertaining 3-3 draw against Man Utd. However, West Ham were indeed 1-0 down against Bournemouth during the week and came back to win 3-1, so nothing can be taken for granted f
    • 10'
      West Ham have the opportunity to respond almost immediately to going a goal goal with a free kick in a very useful position around 30 yards out after Shelvey brings down Kouyate with a poor challenge. Payet, who scored a fabulous free kick against the Cherries a few days ago, opts to send the cross
    • 12'
      Superb defending from Coloccini! Payet comes deep to receive possession in the middle of midfield and then moves into space on the edge of the area before threading a lovely pass into the channel for Cresswell, who hits the byline before sending a wicked cross deep to the back post! Luckily for the
    • 15'
      G G. Wijnaldum Assist G. Wijnaldum
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      Janmaat has displayed some superb attacking ambition so far in the game and this time it pays off as he sends a perfect cross in for Wijnaldum to score!
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      GOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL FOR NEWCASTLE! THE HOSTS DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Shelvey, who has ran the game in these opening stages, sends an absolutely glorious diagonal pass deep down the right wing for Janmaat, who drifts past Cresswell before flashing a teasing cross into the centre of the box! Wijnaldum i
    • 17'
      Well, where has this game gone for West Ham so far?! They are in good form at the moment but have been blown away by the Magpies in the opening portion of the match, who are playing at an incredibly high tempo, which has been distinctly lacking in most of their games this season!
    • 19'
      SAVE FROM ADRIAN! Shelvey is involved in the action once again for Newcastle as he glides forward into an area around 25 yards out before playing into the feet of Mitrovic, who swivels sharply before lashing a strike at goal! It is routine enough in the end for the West Ham keeper, who gets his body
    • 21'
      Shelvey is only 20 minutes or so into his debut for Newcastle this afternoon but already he looks like a favourite of the St. James' Park faithful. This time, he collects possession in the middle of the park, seemingly poised to pick out another telling pass. However, the crowd urge him to have a cr
    • 23'
      We are just beyond the midway point of this first half now and West Ham seemingly don't have any answers to curb this Newcastle ascendancy at the moment. The Hammers have barely managed to get out of their own half apart from a couple of fruitless ventures into the final third from Valencia and Paye
    • 25'
      One thing that the Newcastle fans have been begging for this season from their players has been passion, and they are certainly getting that this afternoon. Mitrovic epitomises the attitude of the home side today as he relentlessly hustles the West Ham defenders at the back, looking to force a mista
    • 27'
      Payet eventually manages to see a bit of the ball in a decent area, as he breaks away from his more central position to pop up down the left-hand side. He typically cuts inside on to his right foot before whipping a dangerous looking cross into the box, but there is a small scramble which ensues whi
    • 29'
      VITAL BLOCK BY COLLINS! Newcastle continue to probe for their third goal of the match, and keep the Hammers camped inside their own half with a cracking bit of play in the opposition half. After a couple of miscued shots, the ball eventually comes to Wijnaldum, who lashes a forceful shot towards the
    • 31'
      One thing that has been abundantly clear for Newcastle today is that they have so many options when someone is in possession. Wijnaldum, Shelvey, Perez, and Sissoko are all very comfortable on the ball, which means that there is always a pass available in really good areas, with nobody hiding, and t
    • 33'
      West Ham are all over the place at the back here! Ogbonna gets himself into a sticky situation at the back with some lackadaisical work on the ball, and Sissoko pounces to win possession before dashing into the box and getting the shot away, which is blocked! He goes for the rebound but the ball unl
    • 35'
      Ten minutes to go in the first half and you get the feeling that West Ham could really be doing with a goal before half-time if they are still going to harbour some hopes of leaving St. James' Park with a point at the very least. The way the game is going, though, Newcastle look more likely to score
    • 37'
      Payet pops up in another decent position in between the Newcastle midfield and defence and turns to face goal before attempting to find a bit of space to get a shot away. The home side defend pretty well though which means he is forced to revert back and play deep down the right wing for Tomkins, wh
    • 39'
      Jonjo Shelvey is a lucky, lucky man here! The former Swansea man, who has been excellent in his debut for Newcastle today, has a history of lapses in discipline on the pitch, and we see another one here today as he appears to shove his shoulder/elbow into the face of Valencia off the ball away from
    • 41'
      After Valencia gets back up from the floor, a melee ensues as he goes to confront Shelvey, who, of course, takes exception to the accusation. Eventually, the referee calms everything down and brings each player over for a lecture, which seems a little harsh on the West Ham attacker, who probably had
    • 43'
      SAAAAAAVE FROM ELLIOT! The Newcastle keeper, who has barely had anything to do so far, is finally called into action as Kouyate goes for goal with a well-struck shot from around 30 yards, but it proves to be fairly routine for the man between the sticks, who comfortably makes the block. Cause for op
    • 45'
      Two minutes of added time have been signaled by the referee so West Ham are running out of time to grab a goal before the break and hopefull tone down the inevitable telling off from Bilic, who will certainly not be happy with the effort of his charges. You wouldn't want to see the Croatian boss too
    • 46'
      SI N. Jelavić SO G. Wijnaldum
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      A change to report at the break and it is a positive one from Bilic as Obiang makes way for Nikica Jelavic.
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      We are back under way at St. James' Park!
    • 49'
      G N. Jelavić Assist G. Wijnaldum
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      GOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR WEST HAM! THE VISITORS CLAW ONE BACK! Mbemba initially does really well to take the ball away from Valencia, but then sends an awful back pass to Elliot which Jelavic intercepts before rounding the goalkeeper and passing into the empty net, despite Dummett's best efforts!
    • 51'
      Steve McLaren will be absolutely furious with his defender there as the last thing he would have told his side before they went out for the second period is to keep their concentration and not allow West Ham to grab an early goal, which would give them confidence for the rest of the game! Impetus is
    • 53'
      We will certainly see how Newcastle's resolve can cope with the nerves of West Ham getting a goal back, as the exact moment Jelavic scored the atmosphere inside St. James' Park changed significantly - and not in a positive way. The home fans are starting to feel the nerves themselves now, they have
    • 55'
      Payet stands over a corner kick down the left wing as West Ham look poised to heap more presure on the Newcastle defence. The Frenchman steps and whips a teasing cross to the front post for Valencia, but Colback is on hand to intercept and clear before the Ecuador international can get the shot away
    • 57'
      SI H. Saivet SO G. Wijnaldum
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      First change of the match from Steve McLaren now and unluckily for him it is a forced one as Dummet leaves the pitch with what looks like a hamstring injury, and he'll be replaced by new signing Henri Saivet, which will signal Colback moving to left back.
    • 59'
      SAAAAVE FROM ADRIAN, AND IN UNCONVINCING FASHION! Newcastle break forward on the counterattack despite being under pressure for most of the second half, and their move ends with Mitrovic getting on the end of a cross to squeeze a neat shot to the front post, only for the West Ham keeper to get acros
    • 61'
      One decisive factor in this second period so far has been Newcastle's inability to get Shelvey on the ball, who was so dominant in the middle of the park in the opening 45 minutes. The former Swansea man has seen nowhere near as much possession and the hosts are suffering as a result!
    • 63'
      ADRIAN TO THE RESCUE FOR WEST HAM! Shelvey manages to see a little possession on the edge of the box, and is once again urged by the home fans to get the shot away, which he does, only to see it blocked! The ball fortuitously comes to Mitrovic, who lashes a cracking shot aimed at the top corner, onl
    • 65'
      Twenty minutes into the second half now and you have to hand it slightly to Newcastle, who have did pretty well to curb the post-break ascendancy of West Ham, who seemed poised to go on and potentially even up the game after Jelavic's goal. The hosts have regained some control, but it is still enter
    • 67'
      Both McLaren and Bilic will no doubt be looking behind them to see if they have any substitutes who can affect the game from the bench, as it all in the balance at the moment. Should West Ham grab an equaliser, Newcastle could easily go on to lose this, which seemed unthinkable the way they played i
    • 70'
      SI V. Moses SO G. Wijnaldum
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      Another alteration from the Croatian boss here and it sees Victor Moses return from injury after missing seven games, and enter the action in place of Michail Antonio, who has been highly ineffective down the wing for the Hammers this afternoon.
    • 72'
      The St. James' Park faithful are getting very nervous now at the fact their team are retreating further and further back into their own half, seemingly taking up a rigid defensive formation. Having said that, they do have plenty of pace on the counter and could easily take the game beyond West Ham s
    • 74'
      It is no wonder the Newcastle fans are giving their players pelters at the moment, as they are just taking so many daft decisions at the back! The latest one comes from Colback, who instead of trying to clear his lines, steps back towards his own goal! Kouyate robs him of possession and then moves p
    • 75'
      SI C. Jenkinson SO G. Wijnaldum
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      Another change from Bilic now, which is his third and final of the match. Coming off is Tomkins and he'll be replaced by Carl Jenkinson, who will add a little more penetration down that right wing, so perhaps the West Ham boss is aimed to exploit the wings to try and get some joy.
    • 78'
      SITTER FROM MITROVIC! Shelvey sees a rare portion of possession in this second half and takes advantage of the space ahead of him to move into the final third and thread a lovely pass into the feet of the Serbian, who cleverly cuts inside past the defender before moving one-on-one with the keeper, b
    • 80'
      SI Y. Gouffran SO G. Wijnaldum
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      Third and final alteration from Newcastle now as Steve McLaren adds some fresh legs on to the park for the final portion of the match. Coming on is Yoan Gouffran and he will replace Ayoze Perez, who opened the scoring this afternoon with that lovely, curled fnish into the corner!
    • 82'
      West Ham are really running out of time to save their afternoon here, but as time goes on, the Newcastle fans will probably get increasingly more nervous. The Hammers just need to take advantage of the nerves of the hosts and keep them camped inside their own half for the last 10 minutes!
    • 84'
      The St. James' Park faithful rise out of their seats in expectancy as Wijnaldum strives to get on the end of a loose ball through into space and go on one-on-one with the keeper, but Adrian is proactive in coming off his line and JUST manages to get there before the Dutchman to clear high up the par
    • 86'
      Shelvey has enjoyed a very solid debut for his new side today, particularly in the first half, but has finally succumbed to the perhaps ill-advised urges from the home crowd and went for a long-range shot on goal, despite the pass to the wing being the better option. Up until now, he has made the co
    • 88'
      JELAVIC!!! HOW CLOSE WAS THAT?! Steve McLaren's heart is in his mouth in the dugout as the Croatia international collects the ball deep at the back post before sending a lovely half volley spiralling towards goal! Elliot was struggling to get there, but he is let off the hook as the attempt flashes
    • 90'
      The Newcastle boss is FURIOUS at the moment as the referee has signaled an extremely generous SIX minutes of extra time to be played! Where on earth has the official got that from?! West Ham's tails are up at that news for sure!

    Line Up




    Steve Bruce
    David Moyes



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 9 5
    Yellow Cards 1 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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