How did the players fare in Newcastle's 3-2 win over West Ham?

NEWCASTLE (3-4-2-1):

6 Dubravka: Didn’t have a chance with either goal and made an important stop from Bowen – the quality of his distribution was mixed though

6 Fernandez: Fared reasonably well for the majority of the game, although he wasn’t able to dominate when West Ham pressed in the second half

5 Clark: Placed his side in a difficult situation when he raised his arm to concede the penalty for handball in the second half

5 Dummett: Struggled to keep up with West Ham’s attackers in the second half – seemed to be running on empty in the closing stages

7 Murphy: Solid defensively and a real threat on the counter-attack in the West Ham half – his return to the side has made a big difference

5 Shelvey: Picked up an early booking and had to play within himself slightly after that – couldn’t track West Ham’s second-half attacks

6 S Longstaff: Made some effective forward breaks in the first half, with his energy and athleticism helping Newcastle break

7 Ritchie: Ran himself into the ground as he got up and down the left flank, and delivered the cross for Willock’s winner

7 Almiron: Didn’t always choose the right option, but his energy was boundless and he linked effectively with Saint-Maximin

8 SAINT-MAXIMIN: Caused havoc whenever he ran at the West Ham defence – claimed the assist for Diop’s own goal

7 Joelinton: Scored from close range and also drew that foul that led to Dawson being sent off – is slowly improving


5 Wilson (for Saint-Maximin, 64): Got himself into a couple of promising positions late on, but was never able to get a shot away

Willock (for Longstaff, 80)

Carroll (for Joelinton, 90)

(not used): Gillespie (gk), Krafth, Lewis, Manquillo, Hendrick, Gayle.

WEST HAM (3-4-1-2):

Fabianski 4; Diop 6, Dawson 3, Ogbonna 5; Coufal 6, Noble 6 (Benrahma 75), Soucek 6, Johnson 6 (Fredericks 90); Fornals 5; BOWEN 7, Lingard 7 (Lanzini 87).

Subs (not used): Martin (gk), Trott (gk), Balbuena, Alves, Coventry, Yarmolenko.

Man Of The Match: ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN – For the second game in a row, Newcastle’s French forward ripped the opposition apart with his pace and technical talent.