West Ham earned a valuable point at Newcastle after a resolute and positive performance to build on recent momentum.
Our Hammers went into the match under considerable pressure, knowing a very good display was needed to take on an in-form 3rd placed Newcastle at St James’ Park.
The start though was anything but good, with West Ham going behind in under a minute thanks to Willock smashing beyond Fabianski, but thankfully the goal was ruled out due to the call going out of play.
It was hoped that would have been a warning sign, but West Ham were still asleep as Newcastle took the lead through Wilson after some lapse play just 10 seconds later.
It was a start that simply sent shockwaves and seemed to set the tone for an awful evening of football for Moyes’ side, but West Ham rallied well and started to make our mark in the game.
Newcastles confidence waned fast as our Hammers looked to take the game to the hosts and get back on level terms, with West Ham dominating much of the opening half of the game.
Then just after the half hour mark, our Hammers grabbed an equaliser. A corner from Rice fell to Paqueta who smashed home to send the travelling fans wild, which was more than deserved.
A big chance to go ahead fell to Aguerd in the dying seconds of the half but the Moroccan could not get his header down after a neat cross from Coufal.
The second half saw Newcastle up their tempo as they sought to take hold of proceedings, but Moyes side were dogged, well organised and were not going to roll over.
Chances weren’t a plenty but a counter attack approach was looking the gameplay as West Ham looked a side very capable of stealing a winner.
The home side almost did though again through Wilson, but Aguerd was on hand to deliver an outstanding tackle to deny the forward as he was about to pull the trigger.
Full time arrived with a huge sigh of relief and the feeling that West Ham may well be turning things around this season, to mark 5 game’s undefeated in the last 6 in all competitions.
Chelsea await next at London Stadium, with a growing confidence that West Ham could well keep this recent run of form going.