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West Ham United 1-0 Newcastle United

Aaron Cresswell
Aaron Cresswell joined West ham on a five-year deal in the summer
  • West Ham end run without a win
  • Newcastle lose for first time since 29 Sep
  • Sissoko gets two yellows in a minute
  • Hammers into fifth spot

Aaron Cresswell scored his first Premier League goal as West Ham moved up to fifth in the table with victory over 10-man Newcastle.

The former Ipswich defender's 56th-minute strike ended the Magpies' run of five successive league wins and handed the Hammers their first in four.

Newcastle finished with 10 men when captain Moussa Sissoko was shown two yellows in the space of 46 seconds.

Their best chances fell to Ayoze Perez whose two efforts went a foot wide.

Both those shots were in the first half which was a drab spectacle.

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The players were guilty of repeatedly losing possession and some awful shooting, with the Magpies marginally the more creative in attack.

Spain Under-21 striker Perez looked the most likely to make a breakthrough in the first period, firing a shot that went a foot wide and a backheel flick that found the side-netting.

As for West Ham, they were relying on their ex-Newcastle man Andy Carroll to trouble the Newcastle backline but, bar a hopeful shout for a penalty, when his shot hit the arm of Mike Williamson, he was well-marshalled.

So it came as a surprise in the 56th minute when a defender popped up to open the scoring.

Full-back Cresswell took the chance to break forward and was positioned perfectly when Cheikhou Kouyate's shot fell into his path. The Liverpool-born full-back steadied himself and poked in past Rob Elliot.

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew brought on Remy Cabella and Papiss Cisse as they searched for an equaliser, but moments after making the changes his attacking options were reduced when his skipper lost his cool.

Sissoko, who has been a leader by example for the Magpies this season, was shown his first yellow when he kicked the ball away and less than a minute later he was shown a second card for his late challenge on Carroll.

Despite going a man down, Newcastle pushed for an equaliser and even sent keeper Elliot up for a late corner. They were almost left to rue that decision when substitute Mauro Zarate broke forward on the counter, but then failed to find the finish with the keeper only just back in his goal.

The miss did not matter as West Ham held and got back on the winning trail.

BBC Match of the Day reaction
Danny Murphy: "Newcastle played OK. They've got some good players. The biggest disappointment for them was losing Sissoko, it was silly and he's been their best player for the last few weeks.
Paul Ince: From a defensive point of view I thought West Ham were absolutely immense. As much as the back four were outstanding you had Andy Carroll back defending too.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "We have to say it was a fantastic finish from Aaron Cresswell. It was fortuitous he got in that position. He's a full-back and carried on his run into the box. It was always going to be a 1-0.

"We get back on the winning trail going into December. Newcastle are an in-form side. It's massive win for us."

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "I'm disappointed the six-game winning run has come to an end - at some point it had to.

"It was a tight game - they had a major break on the goal. It probably decided the game. We tried to push the best we could.

"He [Moussa Sissoko] needs to learn - it was a minute of madness. He's usually such a controlled player. I thought we were pretty good right up until the goal.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce (left) and Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew
Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew (right) both managed each others clubs during their careers
Ayoze Perez and James Tomkins
Ayoze Perez (left) twice came close to scoring his fourth goal for the club this season
Newcastle's Rob Elliot and West Ham's Andy Carroll
West Ham's Andy Carroll (bottom) had very few clear chances in the match

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 18Jenkinson
  • 19Collins
  • 5Tomkins
  • 3Cresswell
  • 16NobleBooked at 66mins
  • 8KouyatéSubstituted forNolanat 85'minutes
  • 21AmalfitanoBooked at 78mins
  • 11Downing
  • 7JarvisSubstituted forZárateat 70'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9Carroll

Substitutes

  • 4Nolan
  • 10Zárate
  • 12Vaz Te
  • 17O'Brien
  • 20Demel
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 24Cole

Newcastle

  • 21Elliot
  • 22JanmaatSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 6WilliamsonBooked at 19mins
  • 36Dummett
  • 19Haidara
  • 24TiotéSubstituted forCisséat 63'minutes
  • 14ColbackBooked at 54mins
  • 11GouffranSubstituted forCabellaat 63'minutes
  • 7SissokoBooked at 76mins
  • 28Ameobi
  • 17Pérez

Substitutes

  • 8Anita
  • 9Cissé
  • 20Cabella
  • 27Taylor
  • 29Riviere
  • 31Alnwick
  • 32Armstrong
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
34,977

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 1, Newcastle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Newcastle United 0.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by James Tomkins.

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mauro Zárate (West Ham United).

Attempt missed. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Carl Jenkinson.

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mauro Zárate with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Massadio Haidara.

Attempt blocked. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United).

James Collins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United).

Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. James Tomkins (West Ham United) header from very close range is blocked.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Robert Elliot.

Attempt saved. Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano.

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mauro Zárate (West Ham United).

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Massadio Haidara.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Kevin Nolan replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté.

Foul by Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United).

Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) for a bad foul.

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

Andy Carroll (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Robert Elliot (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Steven Taylor replaces Daryl Janmaat because of an injury.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sammy Ameobi.

Hand ball by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

goal

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