Newcastle were two goals up in this game after only 33 minutes, though Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy, but an own goal out of the blue by the unlucky Mike Williamson just before half time made it 2-1 at the break, even though Newcastle had been well on top.
But Newcastle did not do well in the second half and West Ham had two gilt edges chances – to strikers Cole and Carroll – that they missed, and then five minutes into added time Yohan Cabaye made sure with his second great goal – this time from a free kick (ever heard that one before).
Newcastle got a very welcome win – and a good performance in the first half – and now the lads can relax and enjoy their trip to Abu Dhabi.
We’ll have a report out later – but let us know who you think Newcastle’s best player was.
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