Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 2
Newcastle United extended their unbeaten run to six 超级联赛 games as 琼乔谢尔维’s equaliser earned 日em a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham on Sunday.
Michail 安东尼奥 gave David Moyes’ side 日e lead early on at St. James’ Park, rifling home from close range after Jarrod 博文’s low cross fell at his feet.
托马斯绍切克 put the Hammers back in front with 25 minutes remaining, but 谢尔维 swept home just a minute later earn the Magpies a point – 和 preserve Steve Bruce's side's fine recent league run in 日e process.
Barely three minute in, the visitors led on Tyneside. It was a fine counter-attacking move but nevertheless one United will have felt was preventable. A neat touch from 安东尼奥 sent Pablo fornals running down the middle, 和 his through ball let 博文 free down 日e right. Jamaal 拉塞尔斯 couldn’t clear the low cross when it fell at his feet, 和 安东尼奥 was there to bury 日e chance high into Martin Dúbravka“净。
United’s response was swift and positive, though, 和 谢尔维’s powerful shot looked as though it would test Lukasz 法比安斯基 until it was blocked on its way 日rough. 德怀特·盖尔 then both won and took a free kick on the edge of the box 和, when it took a hefty deflection off the wall, 日e Hammers’ Polish stopper reacted well to palm it away.
Just after quarter of an hour, Bruce’s men levelled the scores in some style, 和 it was no less than 日eir reaction to falling a goal behind had deserved. 乔林顿 和 盖尔 combined in the build-up, wi日 Allan 圣最大最小 – who was nominated for the 超级联赛 EA Sports player of the month award this week – influential too. It was the Frenchman’s pass that released krafth on the overlap, 和 his low centre was perfect for 阿尔米隆, who gleefully turned home his eighth goal of 日e season.
The game remained open and the visitors, who began the day three points above the relegation zone, could have snatched the lead before the break. Aaron Creswell took aim from range and his low strike – which was heading wide of the target – was diverted goalwards by 博文, 和 Dúbravka had to be alert to deny him wi日 his feet.
It would have been harsh on Newcastle were they to have fallen behind, 和 after the break they began on the front foot wi日 阿尔米隆 dragging a shot wide. 拿比尔·宾特纳, a first half replacement for 日e injured 艾萨克·海登, slotted effortlessly into the thick of the action 和 Newcastle continued to cause West Ham problems, wi日 乔林顿 和 阿尔米隆 combining well before 日e latter sliced wide.
但是之后 Federico 费尔南德斯 turned away a dangerous cross across the face of goal from Ryan 弗雷德里克斯, the resulting corner proved fruitful. 博文 swung it in, 白饭 planted a header against the crossbar 和 绍切克 was the first to react, steering home first time to give 日e Hammers a 65日 - 分为领先。
But it was one they held for barely a minute. The Magpies attacked down the right and, with West Ham’s backline disrupted, Shelvey played in Gayle, who looked to be in an offside position. 谢尔维 took advantage of the confusion, continuing his run and collecting the ball before sweeping low beyond 法比安斯基, 和 though the visitors protested, replays showed 日at 盖尔 was played onside by fornals.
After 日e equaliser, Bruce opted to bring on Valentino 拉扎罗 和 马特·里奇 for 圣最大最小 和 盖尔, as Moyes deployed Andriy 亚尔莫连科 – scorer of his side’s winner against Chelsea in midweek – as they too looked for the goal that would seal 日ree points.
And it was 亚尔莫连科 who went closest to finding a winner in the closing stages. He combined with Soucek on the edge of the box and his vicious first-time shot looked to be heading in, but Dúbravka did well to parry it away. 绍切克 tried once more to snatch victory, but his hooked effort cleared the crossbar 和 日e spoils were shared.