The Premier League season has continued to rain goal on the opening weekend with West Ham edging out an utterly bonkers 4-2 win up at Newcastle.
The goals have been flowing up and down the country across the last 48 hours and St. James was no exception this afternoon as the North East treated us to another absolute cracker as West Ham secured a 4-2 away win at Newcastle.
Both teams looked intent on focusing on attack right from the start on Tyneside as Callum Wilson and Aaron Creswell exchanged neat finishes to spark off what was a goal filled afternoon.
But as the game began to see saw from end to end before the break, it was Steve Bruce’s side who nipped in front before the break.
Matt Ritchie’s cross outfoxed the Hammers back line and the rampaging Jacob Murphy stooped to head past Lukasz Fabianski.
But just as this clash looked to be settling into some sort of rhythm after the break, David Moyes’ side flipped the script once again.
Said Benrahma showed his hunger inside the box to force home Michail Antonio’s cross before the Hammers powerhouse took centre stage late on.
Murphy’s late challenge on Pablo Fornals presented last season’s top scorer with a golden chance from the penalty spot.
But unfortunately, Antonio’s power was matched by a fantastic stop from Freddie Woodman only for Tomas Soucek to save his teammate as he popped up to power home the rebound.
But despite Newcastle’s game attempts to force themselves straight back into the tie, a rueful Antonio made up for his penalty miss as he tucked Benrahma’s through ball to clinch a battling win for Moyes.
Full Time from St. James’ Park – Newcastle 2-4 West Ham
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