West Ham boss David Moyes felt it was a good point earned despite our Hammers on the back of some poor refereeing calls.

Our Hammers had to fight back from being 2-1 down despite leading at half time, to grab a point thanks to a fantastic strike from Mohammed Kudus, who many will be hoping makes the starting 11 soon.

Tomas Soucek opened the scoring on just 8 minutes after a nicely worked buildup from Emerson who rounded the goalkeeper to square for the Czech international to smash home.

West Ham had some chances to take advantage of the game further, but a lack of cutting edge in the final third proved to be frustrating for all.

The second half saw a slower approach as we sat off somewhat as Newcastle applied the pressure, but the equaliser came from a bizarre call from the referee, who deemed that Lucas Paqueta had fouled as he broke free in the middle of the pitch.

The resulting free kick saw it drop to Isak who equalised for the visitors, with the Hammers faithful making their feelings heard to the ref and his assistants.

Newcastle were ahead just 5 minutes later when Isak again slotted in after some lapse defending and the game on its head.

West Ham though worked hard as Newcastle continued to make life hard, but finally with 1 minute remaining on the clock of normal time, substitute Kudus fired in a wonderful strike to send the London Stadium wild.

It was then all West Ham as we pushed for a winner, with Jarrod Bowen going agonisingly close but unfortunately it was pushed wide as the game concluded as a point apiece.

Although many will feel aggrieved at the performance of the referee, Moyes opted to look on the positives after he saw a hard fought point against a very good side.

“I felt it was a really good point today,” said the Hammers manager, as reported by the club’s Official Website.


“The biggest part was after going 2-1 down, how we were going to go and if we were going to fold.

“We had our moments and we got a bit from it when we played a bit better with the ball in the last 15 minutes, and Mo helped us in that situation, and we worked a goal, so we were pleased.”

The boss also reflected on what was a tough run of games recently, and ultimately is pleased with how our Hammers have faired overall.

“I always knew in between the international breaks that we had four games which were Manchester City, Liverpool, Sheffield United and Newcastle, so it was always going to be hard to take too many points.

“In my head, I thought ‘if we can get four points from those games, that won’t be too bad’, but obviously I was hoping to get more.”