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Newcastle See Out West Ham 2-3 At London Stadium

Antacid sales may be up in Newcastle this evening as the lads allowed West Ham to come back to within a goal. However, they were able to see the game, and it was one we really should have won by three or four goals.

The Magpies came out with an unchanged side after their dynamic first half. They did not make the same mistake as against Wolves last week as they came out on the front foot.

It paid immediate dividends as Newcastle added a third goal just five minutes into the second half.

It was from another set-piece, but this time it was a blast from the architect of the first two, Jonjo Shelvey. He banged in a free-kick from 30 yards out to add to the lead. This was such a massive goal to settle the nerves and give the lads some breathing room.

West Ham got one back in the 73rd minute on a corner of their own. Felipe Anderson’s low corner was headed down to a charging Fabian Balbuena, who guided it into the net. It was a poor goal to concede and brought some hope to West Ham.

Steve Bruce then made his first change with Christian Atsu coming on for Allan Saint-Maximin a few minutes after the West Ham goal.

Newcastle lost their stranglehold on the game after conceding, and West Ham put in a few good crosses. However, the lads made some crucial stops and made excellent decisions to maintain possession when they got it. Especially Christian Atsu, who was superb as an outlet late in the game.

Bruce made a couple changes to try and see out the game as Paul Dummett came back into the side at left-back for Jetro Willems in the 87th minute. Joelinton made way for Andy Carroll as he got a cameo against his former team.

West Ham would make it a nervy game with a Robert Snodgrass strike in the first minute of stoppage time. The lads would have to hold out for a full five more minutes to see the game out.

It’s a wonderful three points for the lads, but it should never have gone down to the wire. This game should have been put to bed long before. Newcastle climb to 15th but are only 1 point behind tenth place Manchester United.

26 comments so far

  • swemag

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Loving it. Not missing Rafa. Bruce doing alright.

    Brilliant first half. Complain about Almiron all you ant, but he scares those defenses into mistakes.

  • MagpieRanger

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Brilliant win! We really should have ran away with it but we never make it easy for ourselves. I hold my hands up and will be eating humble pie tonight!

  • Moonraker15

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #3

    A great win today and time to celebrate but if our forwards don’t start scoring, we will be relegated! And the shame is we could be top 8 if we’d kept Rondon!

  • Nufc-83

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Moonraker we won’t be regulated if the defenders keep scoring!

  • Nufc-83

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #5


  • swemag

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #6

    They will start scoring. Almiron wont get a better chance than that one though. Ohh my.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Bournemouth at home next.

    Similar to West Ham in defence and midfield, especially with Lerma out as he got his 5th yellow today. So like West Ham will have not particularly mobile or athletic players in CM. Probably Cook and Billing.

    Ake is a powder-puff CB, Rondon bullied him well last season, scored a bullet header after brushing him off. Cook alongside not imposing either, think Joleinton will do well against them.

    They have lots of pace up front, but our deep 3 are suited to playing against those types.

    Another win on the cards and things looking up going into the break.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Almiron was key to our victory today.
    St max destroyed zabeleta.

    As long as our defenders keep scoring, we’ll be OK.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #9


    Nobody complaining, just criticising. After all the game is about putting the ball int he back of the net. He should be on nearly 10 with the chances he’s had since arriving, he;s on 0. Needs to find his shooting boots at some point.

    Outstanding work ethic, pressing and his pace does frighten teams to death.

    Him and ASM just need to start producing some end results from wreaking havoc. Both great to watch.

  • davetoon

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #10

    We’ll know more by the end of the year after we play teams like Villa, Bournemouth, Southampton, Sheffield utd and Burnley

  • Bigjim67

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Brilliant result, can’t wait for motd.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #12

    There’s only one Stevie Bruce
    One Stevie Bruce

    Until next week

    Bruce will have to do his thinking on the nettie ever week!!!!

  • Sheikh MagToon

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #13

    On comparative results against last season, Bruce has 11 points against the 3 we had under the Fat Spanish Waiter.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Cyprus is definitely Irish. Sports betting is non existent on the continent but he uses euros. Good to have another Irish person on the blog.

  • toon22

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Great win

    I doubt your going to hear your song in the ground any time soon though


  • cyprus

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Too many ifs in that post. Not sure you watched the game, but that was a great display.

    Can’t decide on my MOM, probably Almiron shades it as ASM, who was brilliant, missed two one on ones. Almiron should have scored as well m, mind.

    Whole team great. Honourable mention Shelvey. I’m a critic but he played very well. Hats off.

    Buying beers, 25 Euros richer.

  • toon22

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #17


    The traitor is better than our last manager ?

    Giver over

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #18


    Could you be right, midtable and good cup run?

  • cyprus

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Love the Irish.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Bruce annoys me, on one hand he did so well this week giving them clear structure and he clearly worked hard on set pieces, but on the other side of it, he was criminally slow to see the holes opening up and making substitutions.

  • Mag52

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Well done lads.
    Great win in London and well deserved.
    Almiron and Maxi are running defences ragged. As soon as they start putting the ball in the net we’ll be away up the table.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Cyprus that a bit big headed now! Lol

  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #23

    The clue’s in his name
    They use euros in Cyprus
    ha ha ha

  • kc2012

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Massive win for the lads!

    3-2 looks very narrow but it could’ve and should’ve been 6/7-2 and that’s being generous to West Ham.

    Saint-Maximin officially retired Zabaleta and should’ve bagged 2. Miggy was brilliant and again should’ve scored but asking as he keeps terrorising defenders I’m very happy with the lad.

    Some fantastic football and a well deserved win.

    We’ve now beaten Spurs, Man United and West Ham. 3 of the favourites for top 6 at the start of the season so as much as it feels strange to say it but Steve Bruce deserves abit of credit.

    We’ve played some good football this season.

    Get in the TOON!

  • Nufc-83

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m not worried about ASM he has confidence in abundance and will score goals. Almiron need to score a tap in and then he will start firing. Both amazing players regardless. Joel needs to show a lot more it was ready made for Gayle to come on second half and press them.

  • Oldgit1

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Some people knocking Miggy for not scoring but his defensive work was immense. He ran and ran and his work rate was phenomenal never seems to get tired.

    His goals will come sooner or later but in the meantime I’m happy he is our player. 12 points out of 11 games we are getting there.


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