Newcastle 1-0 West Ham LIVE: Callum Wilson scores after three minutes to give Magpies the lead – after Joe Willock had a goal disallowed after just 35 seconds for Eddie Howe’s side
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After that mad-cap opening few minutes, the games has calmed down somewhat with no real goalmouth action at either end.
Newcastle are looking dangerous though, focusing their attacks down the right-hand-side with Trippier and Almiron who combine so well.
West Ham have been better though and have had a fair share of possession but are yet to create any chances of note.
West Ham break forward with some good play and Botman scuffs his attempted clearance.
It comes out to Paqueta who fires at goal and the Dutch defender gets in the way.
Unfortunately he’s taken it right in the face and is down, pending a concussion check.
He’s up and seems alright to continue though which is positive news.
Newcastle really do look full of confidence at the moment as they continue to ping the ball about neatly just outside West Ham’s penalty area.
Almiron can’t quite control a chipped through ball from Trippier and Fabianski collects.
West Ham have woken up though and are definitely focusing on finding Antonio in behind.
An absolutely ridiculous start to this game and yet another brilliant opening to a match from Newcastle.
It was a lovely through ball from Longstaff for that goal and well finished by Wilson after everyone had barely got their breath back from the disallowed goal which Willock netted after just 35 seconds.
West Ham are trying to settle with some possession but Moyes will be fuming with how they have begun this clash.
Another one! WOW!
Wilson scores and it WILL count this time.
What a ridiculous start to the game.
West Ham take the goal kick for the first disallowed goal but the ball breaks to Longstaff who plays Wilson in behind.
He runs down on goal and finishes coolly past Fabianski with Kehrer playing him onside.
Dreadful from West Ham but brilliant from Newcastle.
It’s ruled out thought.
Trippier played the ball to Almiron and it looked at first sight that the ball had gone out of play.
West Ham seemed to stop though and Willock fired home emphatically, but the ball was clearly over the line and it’s a goal kick.
WHAT A START!
Joe Willock 1-0 within 40 seconds.
West Ham think the ball has gone off the pitch though…
Joe Willock gets us underway.
Here we go…
The Hammers have picked up just five points away from home in the Premier League this season so they’ll need to be much better tonight.
They couldn’t have come to a tougher place to turn around their dismal away form though.
Kick off is moments away
The players are out at St James’ Park and kick off is moments away.
It’s a superb atmosphere already as ‘Hey Jude’ rings out – the mood around Newcastle couldn’t be much better at the moment.
The season just continues to get better-and-better for Eddie Howe’s side after they reached the Carabao Cup final with a 3-1 aggregate win over Southampton this week.
They’re now unbeaten in 15 games in the Premier League too.
Since the restart, they are still yet to concede a Premier League goal, and have nine points from five matches – although they have failed to score in three of these games.
Still, the Magpies are in a superb position and could go six points clear of Tottenham in fifth place with a win tonight.
It’s been a tricky season for the Hammers this year after finishing in sixth and seventh over the past two campaigns.
David Moyes was under significant pressure heading into their last Premier League game against Everton – which was dubbed ‘El Sackico’.
The Hammers defeated Frank Lampard’s side 2-0, which led to the former Chelsea midfielder being sacked in a huge result for Moyes and Co.
They then defeated Derby County 2-0 in the FA Cup earlier this week after beating Brentford 1-0 in the previous round.
They’re not out of trouble, currently 17th and only above Everton on goal difference, but the outlook is better than it was a few weeks ago.
It’s been a busy day already in the Premier League so here’s a recap of today’s results.
EVERTON 1-0 ARSENAL
ASTON VILLA 2-4 LEICESTER
BRENTFORD 3-0 SOUTHAMPTON
BRIGHTON 1-0 BOURNEMOUTH
MAN UNITED 2-1 CRYSTAL PALACE
WOLVES 3-0 LIVERPOOL
Eddie Howe has revealed that Premier League rivals are making life ‘difficult’ for Newcastle in the transfer market, given the threat they now pose.
The Magpies, third in the table and into the final of the Carabao Cup, were frustrated in their attempts to bring in the likes of Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher and Man United’s Scott McTominay last month.
Domestic clubs made it clear that Newcastle would have to pay a premium for any player – loans would certainly not be entertained – and, when asked if they were now seen as a ‘threat’, Howe said: ‘That’s your words, not mine. But yes, I think you’re on the right lines. I think it is potentially difficult for us.’
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It’s a huge opportunity for Allan Saint-Maximin tonight as he starts his first Premier League game since August.
Since the French winger scored in their 1-1 draw with Wolves at Molineux, he has struggled for fitness, while Eddie Howe has also preferred Joelinton and even Jacob Murphy on the left-side of attack.
On his day, Saint-Maximin can be devastating, but he has struggled to break into the first XI during their sensational run of form.
Eddie Howe’s side have arrived at St James’ Park ahead off kick off at 5.30pm today.
They look to be in good spirits after securing the club’s place in the Carabao Cup final on Tuesday – the first final the club have reached since 1999.
Anthony Gordon is in the squad tonight after his £40m + £5m in add-ons move from Everton.
He’ll be hoping to make his debut at some point tonight.
And it’s just one change from their last Premier League outing for West Ham too, with Kurt Zouma out injured.
Thilo Kehrer comes in for the French defender and it looks as if David Moyes is sticking with his 3-4-3 formation.
Jarrod Bowen will hope to continue his good form, after scoring three in two games over the past week.
A boost for West Ham is the fact that Danny Ings is back on the bench, despite the striker seeming to have picked up a bad injury in their 2-0 win over Everton two weeks ago.
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Newcastle make one change from their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg victory over Southampton.
Bruno Guimaraes is suspended after his red card so Allan Saint-Maximin has come in and it looks as if Joelinton will be pushed back into midfield.
There is no place in the squad for Alexander Isak who suffered a blow during Tuesday’s clash.
Other than that, it’s as expected for Eddie Howe’s side, who have still conceded just 11 league goals all season.
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