Newcastle Much Improved And Lead West Ham 1-0 At The Half

Newcastle started off very well in what looked to be a 3-5-2 formation with Muto and Sorensen upfront. They seemed much more comfortable and controlled the midfield.

Having two strikers upfront with Ritchie and Sterry out wide worked very well as Newcastle had the best chances.

Jonjo Shelvey released Hayden down the right with a beautiful pass in the 8th minute. Hayden’s subsequent cross led to an excellent chance for Elias Sorensen who skied the ball over the net.

It was a disappointing miss for the youngster who should have done better with the chance.

The 25-minute mark brought another prescheduled water break but it was back to Newcastle controlling the game.

Yoshinori Muto got Newcastle on the board with an excellent finish in the 33rd minute. The delivery from Jamie Sterry was very good.

This was a lively display from the lads who looked much improved from the last match against Wolves.

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