Spectacularly good day for Newcastle United as fates conspire at other matches along with 3-2 at West Ham
There are not many days when everything goes right for Newcastle United.
Whether you have supported NUFC for 50 years or 50 days you will know this for sure.
When they do come along though, they are extra sweet.
On Saturday 2 November we experienced one of them.
A compliant West Ham defence handing over the keys to their goal and NUFC taking full advantage.
Newcastle racing three up and it could/should have been many more.
Just to keep it ‘interesting’, Steve Bruce ordered his troops to retreat towards their own box and stop tearing the hosts apart, West Ham pulling it back to 3-2 but NUFC crawling over the finishing line.
After drawing breath, you then get a chance to look elsewhere and it puts an even bigger smile on your face!
Norwich losing at Brighton, Watford capitulating to Chelsea at home.
Even better, Southampton led at Man City going into the 70th minute only to then lose 2-1.
Whilst even better, Aston Villa led into the 87th minute at home to Liverpool, only for the scousers to win 2-1.
Then cherry on the top in the late game, Watford fail with late revival against Chelsea.
The net result is that Newcastle now have some small breathing space, four points clear of the drop zone.
These are the results and then the updated Premier League table on Saturday night.
Bournemouth 1 Man Utd 0
Arsenal 1 Wolves 1
Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 2
Brighton 2 Norwich 0
Man City 2 Southampton 1
Sheff Utd 3 Burnley 0
West Ham 2 Newcastle 3
Watford 1 Chelsea 2
Sunday 3 November fixtures:
Crystal Palace v Leicester City (2pm)
Everton v Tottenham (4.30pm)
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
(Manuel Pellegrini admits he can’t comprehend 3-2 Newcastle United defeat “I do not understand…” – Read HERE)
(West Ham 2 Newcastle 3 – Watch all 3 brilliant goals here in the official match highlights – Watch HERE)
(West Ham 2 Newcastle 3 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s win – Read HERE)
(Essential reading to see what Allan Saint-Maximin promised before West Ham 2 Newcastle 3 – Read HERE)
(Alan Shearer perfectly sums it up after Newcastle win 3-2 at West Ham! – Read HERE)
(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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