Newcastle took an enormous step towards Premier League security with a Three-2 win over 10-man West Ham, after first-half blunders put the guests in an early gap as they missed an opportunity to solidify a top-four spot.
Joe Willock got here off the bench and was the hero after heading within the winner simply minutes after the Hammers equalized by way of Jesse Lingard’s penalty at St. James’ Park.
West Ham fell behind on Issa Diop’s own-goal within the 36th minute with Craig Dawson subsequently being despatched off for a second offense that occurred within the buildup. A Joelinton tap-in made it 2-Zero 5 minutes later when goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski fumbled a straightforward catch off a nook kick.
Diop’s header within the 73rd minute minimize the lead earlier than Lingard, on mortgage from Manchester United, tied the match seven minutes later from the spot — his ninth purpose in 10 video games.
However the 21-year-old Willock’s purpose lifted Newcastle to 15th place, 9 factors above the relegation zone with six video games remaining. On mortgage from Arsenal, Willock scored a late equalizer in opposition to Tottenham on April four.
West Ham was in search of a 3rd consecutive win however now its maintain on fourth place — the ultimate Champions League spot — is underneath risk.
The Hammers are only a level in entrance of Chelsea — they face one another subsequent Saturday — and three factors forward of Liverpool. These big-name golf equipment even have a sport in hand.
“I wouldn’t say it was an opportunity misplaced, it was a chance for us to choose up three factors,” West Ham supervisor David Moyes mentioned. “We like speaking in regards to the Champions League, we love the sound of that when everyone says it, however we’re sensible.
“We’ve mentioned earlier than the standard groups who’re round us and beneath us have been over this course many extra occasions than us, however the way in which the gamers are taking part in right here is implausible. At the moment we made a few errors which in all probability price us the sport.