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Analysis: Newcastle 4-3 West Ham

David Moyes puts his hands on his head
[Reuters]

After falling behind to an early penalty from Alexander Isak, West Ham looked well set to pick up three points against Newcastle for the first time since August 2021 as they moved into a 3-1 lead.

Michail Antonio, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen all got on the scoresheet to put the Hammers in the driving seat with a two-goal cushion just minutes into the second half.

But a vocal Newcastle crowd at St James' Park played a vital role as the hosts fought their way back into game.

Isak's second from the penalty spot and two strikes from Harvey Barnes saw Newcastle claim a dramatic triumph.

It was a familiar story for West Ham as once again they were unable to stay tight at the back.

West Ham have now conceded 54 goals this season with just Luton (60), Burnley (63) and Sheffield United (74) conceding more.

The manner of defeat will also likely bring further spotlight on manager David Moyes as calls for the Scot to be sacked continue to swell.