Newcastle United vs West Ham United Player Ratings as late Harvey Barnes double secures memorable comeback win

Newcastle United vs West Ham United Player Ratings as late Harvey Barnes double secures memorable comeback win

Newcastle United vs West Ham Match Overview

Newcastle United fought back from 3-1 down to beat West Ham 4-3 at the St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday. Three goals in the final 13 minutes of normal time helped the Magpies turn the match around in emphatic fashion and secure a victory for the ages.

Coming into the fixture on the back of two defeats in their last three league games, Newcastle weren’t in the best form, but went in front after only six minutes into the kick-off after Alexander Isak dispatched a penalty as Vladimir Coufal had conceded a foul for hacking down Anthony Gordon inside the box.

Michail Antonio brought West Ham 15 minutes later, before Mohammed Kudus turned the match around with a goal in the 10th minute of added time to give the Hammers the lead just moments before half-time. Jarrod Bowen then appeared to put the match beyond Newcastle with a third goal just minutes into the restart as Newcastle were headed for another defeat.

In the closing stages of the match, however, it all changed out of nowhere. Isak pulled another goal back for the hosts to make it 3-2, and give his side a lifeline. Just six minutes later, Barnes brought Newcastle level with a cool finish beyond Lukasz Fabianski, before winning it for the Magpies in the 90th minute with another stunning finish. Newcastle registered an extraordinary victory, fighting back a two-goal deficit to rise from the dead and walk away with all three points. What made it more special is that Eddie Howe’s side were also missing in plenty of key players through injuries. Following the epic victory, Newcastle closed the gap on West Ham to just a point with a game in hand, whereas the Hammers saw their four-game unbeaten run in the league end.

Newcastle United vs West Ham Player Ratings

Newcastle United

Martin Dubravka (GK) – 5.9/10: The Slovakian made just one save in the match and was completely helpless for all three of West Ham’s goals

Valentino Livramento (RB) – 6.4/10: He was rooted to his spot for Bowen’s goal and went off with an injury later in the game

Jamaal Lascelles (CB) – 6.5/10: The defender was subbed off after just 17 minutes with an injury

Fabian Schar (CB) – 6.1/10: Perhaps the only stable head in Newcastle’s sloppy defense, always looking to jump into tackles and impede Newcastle’s movements

Dan Burn (LB) – 6.8/10: With the Hammers looking dangerous attacking-wise, Burn’s forward movements were limited and he made up for that with a resolute display at the back, registering four clearances, two interceptions and one blocked shot

Sean Longstaff (RM) – 6.5/10: Lots of energy, flair and purpose, but almost too much at times as Longstaff missed a good chance to score for Newcastle in the match

Bruno Guimaraes (CM) – 6.9/10: The Brazilian was adept at winning the ball, as he won eight ground duels, and made six tackles in attempts to thwart Newcastle’s movements

Joe Willock (LM) – 7.0/10: Not his best match as Willock struggled to get involved attacking wise, but was key to winning back possession

Jacob Murphy (RW) – 7.5/10: Not a direct threat, but a creative inspiration for the Magpies with five key passes and nine crosses

Alexander Isak (ST) – 9.0/10: The Swedish international clinically dispatched two penalties, including a late second on that gave Newcastle a lifeline

Anthony Gordon (LW) – 7.9/10: He tested West Ham’s defense with six shots, while assisting Barnes’ winner with a lovely cross, although Gordon’s evening ended on a sour note as he got sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card after he kicked the ball away in anger

West Ham

Alphonse Areola (GK) – 7.1/10: He made only three saves and conceded thrice late on as West Ham imploded

Vladimir Coufal (LB) – 5.6/10: Newcastle’s first goal was down to him as Coufal’s clumsy challenge on Gordon, conceding a penalty in the process

Konstantinos Mavropanos (CB) – 6.7/10: The Greek defender was solid, making six clearances and blocking two shots, including one from Isak

Kurt Zouma (CB) – 6.3/10: The former Chelsea man showed impeccable vision and held the fort with aplomb

Emerson Palmeiri (LB) – 6.2/10: He raced forward a few times, but couldn’t make any real impact

James Ward-Prowse (CM) – 6.4/10: The midfielder was anonymous for much of the game as he struggled to impose himself

Tomas Soucek (CM) – 7.1/10: With five clearances, two blocked shots and four tackles, Soucek put on a defensive masterclass, while also emerging strong in the air by winning all seven of his duels

Jarrod Bowen (RW) – 7.2/10: Bowen took his tally to 15 for the ongoing Premier League campaign with a low shot beyond Fabianski and continued his hot run of form

Lucas Paqueta (AM) – 7.4/10: The Brazilian bagged the assist for Antonio’s goal and danced around Newcastle’s defense with consummate ease, giving them plenty to think about

Mohammed Kudus (LW) – 8.4/10: A big threat coming from the visitors, with Kudus even bagging a goal and an assist

Michail Antonio (ST) – 7.3/10: The Jamaican struck a stunning equalizer to bring the Hammers level in the 21st minute

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