Teamwork makes the dream work

Participant scores as late Barnes brace earns Magpies chaotic win


Newcastle loved a chaotic return to the Premier League as they got here from behind to beat West Ham with two late objectives from stellar substitute Harvey Barnes in Saturday’s early kick-off.

The already-depleted Magpies had been hit with accidents all through the conflict at St James’ Park however Eddie Howe’s modifications proved helpful as his substitutions made a number of the largest impacts.

A recreation of pure chaos, each side got probability to guide, but Newcastle stormed forward to safe victory.

How the sport unfolded

Newcastle had been fast to open the scoring after a slipshod foul by Vladimir Coufal knocked Anthony Gordon to the bottom, awarding a penalty to the Magpies within the first two minutes of the sport. A easy shot was delivered by Alexander Isak, reaching the again of the online with ease.

An ideal begin from Newcastle shortly turned bitter, as captain Jamaal Lascelles suffered a knee collision and collapsed. He tried to run it off however was quickly pressured off the pitch, prompting Emil Krafth to come back on in his place.

A change of form was thrust upon Howe’s facet as Krafth slotted in at right-back, with Tino Livramento transferring to left-back and Dan Burn sitting within the centre.

The Hammers took benefit of Newcastle’s modifications to defence, charging up the pitch and utilising their excessive press to achieve a purpose again. A ball excessive from Lucas Paqueta picked out Michail Antonio, who produced a surprising end to equalise.

Ten minutes had been added to the primary half because of VAR checks and Lascelles’ harm, however Newcastle wasted no time in creating one other probability. Jacob Murphy discovered Bruno Guimaraes, who aimed a strong shot on the bar. Play was instantly switched as Burn chased down Mohammed Kudus to stop him from scoring.

Kudus refused to be silenced nevertheless, as simply minutes later a free kick reached him and he was in a position to fireplace a shot into the again of the online.

When the sport resumed after the break, Bowen confirmed he’s certainly on fireplace, lashing a medical shot in direction of the Newcastle purpose to reward the Hammers a 3-1 lead.

The Magpies returned with confidence as a foul on Gordon handed them one other penalty, which Isak scored with ease. The house facet’s momentum had clearly picked up and with simply seven minutes to go Barnes secured one other purpose for Newcastle, bringing the scoreline to 3-3.

He turned presumably the most effective substitution of the sport when Barnes smashed in one other within the ninetieth minute, gifting Newcastle three much-needed factors on the finish of a entertainment-filled spectacle.

Jamaal Lascelles, Dan Burn

Newcastle returned to the Premier League with a bang / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

GK: Martin Dubravka – 5/10 – Struggled to avoid wasting the Hammers’ photographs.

RB: Tino Livramento – 4/10 – Subbed off by means of harm and appeared stranded through the Bowen purpose.

CB: Jamaal Lascelles – N/A – Subbed off 17 minutes in.

CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10 – Strong on the again, composed amongst chaos.

LB: Dan Burn – 8/10 – Tremendous versatile, skilled.

CM: Sean Longstaff – 6/10 – Huge missed probability however good power.

CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 7/10 – Touches of high quality in direction of the top.

CM: Joe Willock – 6/10 – Got here off after the primary hour, did effectively to get across the pitch.

RW: Jacob Murphy – 7/10 – High quality crosses, excessive power down the suitable hand facet.

CF: Alexander Isak – 9/10 – Two objectives and an excellent help, sorted.

LW: Anthony Gordon – 9/10 – Unreal, participant of the match, however was additionally despatched off.


SUB: Emil Krafth (17′ for Lascelles) – 7/10

SUB: Miguel Almiron (56′ for Livramento) – 6/10

SUB: Elliot Anderson (57′ Willock) – 6/10

SUB: Lewis Corridor (57′ for Krafth) – 6/10

SUB: Harvey Barnes (67′ for Almiron) – 9/10

Subs not used: Loris Karius, Paul Dummett, Joe White, Matt Ritchie.


Eddie Howe – 8/10 – Substituted effectively contemplating accidents, with Barnes ultimately successful his facet the match.

West Ham

The Hammers confirmed power / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

GK: Alphonse Areola – 6/10 – Performed effectively till he was hauled off.

RB: Vladimir Coufal – 2/10 – A slipshod foul on Gordon awarded Newcastle their first purpose of the sport.

CB: Konstantinos Mavropanos – 8/10 – Sensational, denied an Isak purpose and proved to be a pressure in defence.

CB: Kurt Zouma – 7/10 – Incredible, so pleasurable to observe.

LB: Emerson – 5/10 – Detached, did not add an excessive amount of.

DM: James Ward-Prowse – 6/10 – Very quiet on the pitch.

DM: Tomas Soucek – 7/10 – High quality efficiency, sturdy in midfield.

RW: Jarrod Bowen – 8/10 – Earned his fifteenth Premier League purpose of the season on this recreation, improbable participant.

AM: Lucas Paqueta – 8/10 – Unbelievable baller, assisted the primary beautiful purpose for Antonio.

LW: Mohammed Kudus – 8/10 – Medical efficiency. Put the Hammers forward proper earlier than the break.

ST: Michail Antonio – 9/10 – Put West Ham again within the recreation shortly with a surprising equaliser.


SUB: Lukasz Fabianksi (45′ for Areola) – 6/10

SUB: Kalvin Phillips (69′ for Antonio) – 3/10

SUB: Ben Johnson (84′ for Ward-Prowse) – 7/10

SUB: Danny Ings (90′ for Coufal) – N/A

Subs not used: Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, George Earthy, Maxwel Cornet, Divin Mubama.


David Moyes – 7/10 – Finally did effectively, however might remorse bringing on Kalvin Phillips.

Participant of the match – Anthony Gordon (Newcastle)

Anthony Gordon

Gordon was electrical / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages