Alan Shearer was delighted with Newcastle’s first win of the season – like any other Newcastle fan.
It was only one game, but yesterday’s display by Newcastle was very satisfying as every player on the team worked their socks off for the cause and the brilliance of manager Rafa Benitez started to show through.
The team was compact and closed down West Ham players at every opportunity and it could been more than three goals if we had taken more of those chances we created in the second half.
We also saw some excellent performance from some of our new players particularly from Mikel Merino – who looks a real star in the making, and Joselu up front was impressive looked a typical target center-forward and scored his first goal for the club after 36 minutes to put us ahead.
We certainly feel a lot better after the game than we did before the game because it shows that Rafa can take the players he has, and use the best of their abilities to create a good side.
But Mike Ashley now has to come through and help Rafa and Lee Charnley get some new players through the door in the next four days of this transfer window.
Newcastel legend Alan Shearer delighted with win
This is what Alan tweeted after the game.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) August 26, 2017