It’s no secret that some have criticised Newcastle’s ability going forward, but after their goal haul in East London, there could be hope on the horizon.
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Two quickfire headed efforts from Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez gave the Magpies a 2-0 lead inside half an hour, with Allan Saint-Maximin finding himself through on goal twice but failing to capitalise for the third.
Just six minutes into the second period, Jonjo Shelvey fired a stunning free-kick to give Bruce’s men a three goal advantage – with late strikes from West Ham’s Fabian Balbuena and Robert Snodgrass providing a little scare towards the end.
The result has proven massive, with Andy Carroll going on to praise the previously out-of-form Joelinton for his contribution on a brilliant afternoon going forward.
Here’s how the fans reacted to him hailing the Brazilian.
Hope you earn a new contract this season!
— Connor Keegan (@ConnorKeegan20) November 3, 2019
Hows it strange? Joelinton taken a lot of stick at the minute , but he was instrumental in our win ! Carroll was brought in for his experiance and to support joelinton. Top tweet from a team mate
— craigcoozy (@thelittlemans) November 3, 2019
@LucaBuzzzeo what a man
— Alex Foreman (@alexforemannn) November 3, 2019
Legends supporting legends ⚫️⚪️
— big man paul (@dummettnufc) November 3, 2019
Joe will only get better with the knowledge you have
— Leazes News (@LeazesNews) November 3, 2019
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— Chris Dixon (@ApproachableIFA) November 3, 2019