It was a great performance tonight from the Newcastle youngsters at Upton Park as they beat West Ham 3-0.
Brad Inman – fantastic 3rd goal for Newcastle tonight
That takes the lads through to the last eight of the FA Youth Cup, and they will face Crystal Palace or Hull City at home on Saturday, 13th February.
Newcastle got off to a good start tonight, and were ahead after just 14 minutes.
Newcastle got the first corner of the match and it was hit along the ground to the near post by Ryan McGorrigan.
The Hammers seemed surprised by the delivery, and full-back Filip Modelski could only prod the ball forward to a delighted Jeff Henderson, who blasted the ball home from just six yards out.
The game remained 1-0 in the Magpies’ favor up the break.
But then 2 goals in 3 minutes from Newcastle, early in the second half, seemed to put the tie beyond doubt.
On 49 minutes Phil Airey added to his two-goal tally from the last round, with another excellent goal.
Phil was put through by a long through ball, and the striker left Paco Craig for dead, and burst through to coolly slide the ball beyond the on-rushing goalkeeper, Loveday, from 12 yards out.
Then on 52 minutes, James Tavernier, 25 yards from goal, laid the ball off to Brad Inman, and the Australian born Scottish U21 International, hit an unbelievable shot into the bottom corner of the net to make it 3-0.
Brad Inman scoring Newcastle’s 3rd goal tonight
West Ham had a penalty on 86 minutes, when Phil Airey handled to stop the ball which was headed for goal, but Eoin Wearen hit a weak shot, which the impressive Jak Alnwick saved easily.
It wasn’t West Ham’s night – but make no mistake this was a brilliant performance from the Newcastle youngsters.
The lads are now through to the last eight of the famous FA Youth Cup.
This was a wonderful attacking performance from the Newcastle youngsters, and a brilliant victory in London.
Well done the Newcastle youngsters.
West Ham: Peter Loveday, Filip Modelski, Jordan Brown (c), Sergio Sanchez, Paco Craig, George Moncur, Dominic Vose, Eoin Wearen, Cristian Montano, Robert Hall, Ahmed Abdulla
Subs: Callum Driver, Sam Cowler, Jack Lampe, Blair Turgott, Mathias Fanimo, Danny Purdy, Danny Subuola
Newcastle: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Jeff Henderson (c), Stephen Folan, Paul Dummett, Patrick Nzuzi, Brad Inman, Greg McDermott, Conor Newton, Ryan McGorrigan, Phil Airey
Subs: Samuel Adjei, Ben Robinson, Liam Henderson, Ryan Page, Aaron Spear
Referee: A Davis
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