Alan Shearer perfectly sums it up after Newcastle win 3-2 at West Ham!
Like all NUFC fans watching the game, Alan Shearer kicked every ball at the London Stadium.
Newcastle United emerging 3-2 winners of an ‘interesting’ game.
The first 50 minutes it was all Newcastle, the visitors as good as the home side were bad.
Goals from Clark and Fernandez setting the Magpies away, two up after 22 minutes.
What could possibly go wrong…
Allan Saint-Maximin used his electric pace to speed away from the halfway line unmarked twice.
Had West Ham not heard he was ‘quite’ quick!
Both times he maybe had too much time to think…hitting the keeper when one on one, Shelvey hit the bar and it could have been five up at half-time.
After 50 minutes Shelvey did make it a more realistic scoreline with a 30 yard free-kick.
Surely game over?
Instead Steve Bruce had his team defending too deep and goals on 73 and 90 minutes left the fingernails at risk.
The final word left to Alan Shearer as the final whistle went, the NUFC legend reacting on Twitter ‘Phewwwwwwww. Well done lads.’
Stats from BBC Sport:
West Ham 2 Newcastle 3 – Saturday 2 November 3pm
Clark 16, Fernandez 22, Shelvey 51
Balbuena 73, Snodgrass 90
(Half-time stats in brackets)
Possession was West Ham 69% (68%) Newcastle 31% (32%)
Total shots were West Ham 17 (5) Newcastle 12 (7)
Shots on target were West Ham 6 (2) Newcastle 9 (6)
Corners were West Ham 7 (5) Newcastle 3 (3)
Crowd: 59,907 (3,000 Newcastle)
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Newcastle team v West Ham:
Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Willems (Dummett 87), Hayden, Shelvey,, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 77), Almiron, Joelinton (Carroll 89)
Darlow, Krafth, Matty Longstaff, Gayle
(West Ham 2 Newcastle 3 – NUFC could and should have won that by 5 or 6 but we’ll take it! – Read HERE)
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