GOAL FLASH! West Ham United 0-1 Newcastle United

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(17′ mins): With both sides struggling for both consistency and goals, it was no great surprise that the opening exchanges were somewhat scruffy. Fabian Balbuena was unable to direct goalwards after getting his head to a Robert Snodgrass flag-kick, then a similar scenario provided by the popular Scotsman saw Sebastien Haller prod the wrong side of an upright. And having passed up those opportunities, West Ham fell behind. Ciaran Clarke headed high beyond Roberto, this after a perfectly delivered Jonjo Shelvey free-kick had been nodded back across goal by Joelinton.

Brian Jeeves

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