Newcastle Utd 2-1 West Ham (16.01.2016) Live Commentary

There has been no time for the supporters to get bored during the game as it was full of action and thrilling moments. The home side dominated the game. The hosts tried to catch the opposition off guard and to hit them on the break. The visiting side kept the ball at their feet and the main intention was to produce that final killer pass.
There will be no more action in this match because the referee has signalled that it has finished.
Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) fashions a shot from the edge of the box after receiving an accurate pass. Adrian (West Ham) makes a comfortable save and denies the effort which is headed to the middle of the goal.
Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) quickly takes the corner kick with a short pass.
The ball is cleared after Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball goes out for a corner. Newcastle Utd can continue in their attacking effort.
Substitution. Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle Utd) in, Aleksandar Mitrovic out.
Well-received pass by Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd). He unleashes a strike from the edge of the box, but he blazes it high over the bar.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) latches on to a precise pass and finds himself one-on-one with the keeper, fires a low shot towards the left side of the net, but Adrian leaps like a salmon to deny his attempt.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) collects a wonderful lead pass and creates some space to smash the ball goalwards from long range. His shot goes painfully wide of the left post!
Rob Elliot (Newcastle Utd) will have to be careful for the rest of the match as he is shown a yellow card.
Nikica Jelavic (West Ham) unleashed a promising volley from the edge of the box, but he narrowly misses the target as his shot goes over the bar.
There will be a minimum of 6 min. of added time.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) received a pass inside the box, sent a dangerous shot on goal, but celebration has been thwarted by one of the defenders who stepped in and blocked his effort. It’s hard to say whether the keeper would have been there.
What a save from Rob Elliot (Newcastle Utd)! Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) jumps high to meet a cross and glances a promising low header from close range, but the goalkeeper has pulled off a brilliant stop to keep it out.
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) tries his luck with a shot from long distance after receiving a good pass. He hits the ball poorly and sends it into orbit.
We can have a look at the statistics now, and particularly at total attempts – 23:10.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) picked up an injury.
The substitution has been made. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) has replaced Ayoze Perez.
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An unsuccessful long-range effort by Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) after he collected a pass and unleashed a shot. The ball was directed into the middle of the goal and the goalkeeper made an easy save.
Adrian was forced into action to thwart Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd). He found himself some space after latching on to a pass and unleashed a shot to the bottom right corner but couldn’t beat the keeper.
James Tomkins will be replaced by Carl Jenkinson (West Ham).
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Neil Swarbrick blow the whistle.
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) attempts to send a low pass into the box from the edge of the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence knocks the ball to safety.
A lofted cross from Dimitri Payet (West Ham) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
A substitution has been made. Michail Antonio goes off and Victor Moses (West Ham) comes on.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) receives a good pass just outside the box, unleashes a strike from a promising position, but the shot is thwarted by the defender.
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) receives a quality pass inside the box and first-time shot. His effort, directed under the crossbar, is denied by the goalkeeper. Newcastle Utd have a corner.
A great teamplay by West Ham as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) attempted to pick out a free teammate inside the box, but Adrian (West Ham) comes off the line to clear the ball away.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low shot in the direction of the right post. Adrian is alert and denies his effort with a nice save.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) is clearly in an offside position and the linesman raises his flag.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) receives a precise pass on the edge of the box and shoots. His poorly placed shot flies way wide of the left post. The ball goes out-of-play and West Ham will have a goal kick.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Henri Saivet (Newcastle Utd) is coming onto the pitch as Paul Dummett cannot continue after picking up an injury.
The resulting corner, taken by Dimitri Payet (West Ham), comes to nothing.
The game is interrupted now, Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears. West Ham force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle. Who will be penalised? Now it is clear. Enner Valencia (West Ham) is said to have used excessive force while attacking.
Goal! A mistake from the defence gifted a chance to a lurking Nikica Jelavic (West Ham), who keeps his cool and rolls the ball into the net from close range. 2:1.
Slaven Bilic makes a half-time substitution. Nikica Jelavic (West Ham) comes on in place of Pedro Obiang.
Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle and the second half starts.
Plenty of entertaiment during the first 45 minutes, great half of football. We hope that this continues in the second half. The hosts enjoy superiority over the opposition. The home players attempt to beat the opposition’s defence using mostly counter-attacks. The away team tries to prevail using combination football.
That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their dressing rooms.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
Michail Antonio (West Ham) sends the ball into the penalty area from a throw-in as if it is a corner kick. Now West Ham with a corner.
The assistant referee raises his flag, and one of the players from Newcastle Utd got caught in the offside position.
We will have 2 min. of added time.
Michail Antonio (West Ham) smashes the ball towards goal from the edge of the penalty box, but his effort flies just a few inches wide of the right post.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) gets on the end of a pass and produces a promising first-time shot at goal. His effort is blocked by Rob Elliot (Newcastle Utd) with a brilliant diving save!
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target.
Enner Valencia (West Ham) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
Looks like Enner Valencia (West Ham) is struggling after picking up a knock. We will see if he can run that off.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) collects the ball from the free kick and immediately sends his close-range effort narrowly wide of the right post!
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) takes the ball and sets it for the free kick.
Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle and signals a foul after Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) brought his opponent down. West Ham are awarded a free kick.
Enner Valencia (West Ham) is flagged for offside.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) collects a pass inside the box, and he unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
CHANCE! Paul Dummett (Newcastle Utd) comes very close! He finds a cross inside the box and fires a shot towards Adrian (West Ham), who produces an excellent reflexive save. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) is first to latch on the rebound inside the penalty area. He sends a promising shot towards the middle of the goal, but it is denied by the goalkeeper who pulls off a superb save.
One of the Newcastle Utd players tripped an opponent and conceded a foul.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) takes a long-range shot, but his attempt is not a big threat for the goalkeeper.
The current number of shots on goal is 10:3.
The West Ham players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in defence to open up.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) is in a great chance inside the six-yard box, shoots low to the middle of the goal, but Adrian (West Ham) pulls off an exquisite save to deny him.
Goal! Daryl Janmaat plays Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd), who shows great determination to get to the ball before a couple of defenders and from inside the box he shoots into the top of the net! Great finish – 2:0.
Mark Noble (West Ham) latches on to the corner kick and releases a quick strike from the edge of the box. The result differs significantly from his intention as the ball flies way over the crossbar.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) prepares to take a corner kick.
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence. The assistant referee makes a right call and West Ham will have a corner.
The players claim that Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) handled the ball and it seems they are right.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) was trying to get to the ball but hit the legs of the opponent as well. Neil Swarbrick blows the whistle for infingement. There is a free kick given to West Ham.
The resulting corner from Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) is cleared by the defence.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) unleashes a decent shot to the underside of the crossbar, but Adrian thwarts it with a nice save. Newcastle Utd will take a corner kick.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) fires a first-time projectile from about 18 metres. Adrian stretches but the the ball is out of his reach and ends up inside the right post.
Adrian pulls off a great save to deny Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) who makes himself some space inside the box and unleashes a quick low drive to the bottom right corner.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) tries to create a chance, but puts too much pace on his pass. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for West Ham.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) produces a poor pass. He attempts to get the ball into the box but it’s hacked away.
The players are out at last! West Ham will take the kick-off.
Today’s match has just started, enjoy yourself!
Neil Swarbrick got the nomination for today’s game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not to do any mistake.
The starting lineups of both teams are already revealed and you can check them out in the details of this match.
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