Newcastle United 4-3 West Ham United

Harvey Barnes came off the bench to secure a win for ten-man Newcastle United in a Premier League classic.  

Alexander Isak scored the first goal of the day in the sixth minute. Anthony Gordon was fouled in the box by Vladimír Coufal, Isak stepped up and slotted it into the bottom left. 

West Ham then equalised in the 21st minute, their target man Michail Antonio found himself one-on-one with Martin Dúbravka and he slotted the ball past him with ease. 

West Ham then got their second goal in injury time in the first half. A quick set-piece found Jarrod Bowen in acres of space and then he squared it into Mohammed Kudos, who then tapped it in for the goal. 

West Ham could smell blood from the off in the second half. Their third goal came in the 48th minute and just like their first goal, Bowen found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and finished it past Dubravka.

Newcastle received another penalty in the 76th minute, and once again it was Isak who scored it. The build-up to the penalty was absolute carnage in the box with shots flying everywhere and then Kalvin Phillips took Gordon down. 

Substitute Harvey Barnes scored the equaliser for Newcastle in the 83rd minute, he found himself one-on-one with Alphonse Areola, and calmly put it through the legs of the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. 

Harvey Barnes then became the Geordies’ saviour, he sweetly hit it from the outside of the box, it curled into the bottom corner and sent St James’ Park into chaos. 

This fixture was an early kick-off and it had signalled the end of the international break.

This was a must-win game for Newcastle as they were 4 points off West Ham in the league table with a game in hand on the Hammers. 

Anthony Gordon received a second yellow card for kicking the ball away in additional time in the second half. This suspension means he won’t be eligible against his former club Everton.