Phew, That was nail-biting. Newcastle hold on for their first win in six league games, while West Ham suffer a blow to their hopes of mounting a challenge for a top four spot.
- Newcastle XI: Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett, Colback, Shelvey, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic.
- West Ham XI: Adrian, Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Obiang, Payet, Valencia, Antonio.
Newcastle centre-back Fabricio Coloccini leads a counter-attack, with striker Aleksandar Mitrovic having a shot saved by Adrian before Jonjo Shelvey puts a long range effort high.
Jack Colback sends a low long range shot just wide for Newcastle.
There'll be six minutes of added time. Yes, Newcastle fans, six more minutes of torture.
Very rarely do you see a striker have the most touches of the ball for his team. Normally a midfielder or defender get the honour but this is Aleksandar Mitrovic today.
The striker has had 61 touches - that's more than Jonjo Shelvey in midfield (59). Some graft on show for sure.
Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot makes a vital save. Nikica Jelavic crosses for Cheikhou Kouyate and his downward header from close range is kept out by the knee of Elliot.
West Ham aren't really creating any chances but there's still plenty of anxiety around St James' Park.
Slow as you like. Ayoze Perez trudges off as Yoan Gouffran comes on for Newcastle.
Jonjo Shelvey takes matters into his own hands as he has a pop from 30 yards. Keeper Adrian parries the strike before gathering at the second attempt.
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is up out of his seat in frustration as another chance goes begging for his side. Aleksandar Mitrovic cuts inside a defender and goes for precision rather than power and has another shot saved by Adrian.
West Ham winger Victor Moses comes on for Michail Antonio.
Newcastle seem to have found their form from the first half. A Jonjo Shelvey shot is blocked before Aleksandar Mitrovic has a shot tipped over by Hammers keeper Adrian.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has a chance as he meets a Daryl Janmaat cross but the Magpies striker fails to get enough power on to his near post effort as keeper Adrian saves. Will Newcastle pay for their missed chances?
Stoke City & Republic of Ireland goalkeeper on Final Score
"West Ham have got the early goal in the second half. Newcastle should have been out of sight at the break, but we know their confidence has not been great this season and it will be a test for them to see this out."
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren takes off left-back Paul Dummett and brings on new midfield signing Henri Saivet.
Cheikhou Kouyate is back on the pitch for the Hammers as well.
Cheikhou Kouyate looks to have fallen awkwardly and goes off for treatment.
Nikica Jelavic gets his first West Ham goal in the Premier League with his second touch of the day. He took one touch to round the keeper and one more to net.
Now that, ladies and gents, is what you call a substitution.
Just what the Hammers wanted. Georginio Wijnaldum misses a glorious chance for Newcastle and West Ham go up the other end and score.
Magpies defender Chancel Mbemba, under pressure from Enner Valencia, produces a stray backpass which Nikica Jelavic intercepts and rounds keeper Rob Elliot before slotting home.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has made a change by bringing on striker Nikica Jelavic for midfielder Pedro Obiang, which suggests he's sent his side out with the message to attack.
Can West Ham stage a comeback or will Newcastle see this one out? Let's find out as the second half gets under way...
Stoke City midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live's weekend preview show
"I know Jonjo Shelvey personally. I think Newcastle is a great move for him. They have passionate fans. He'll become a local hero there. He'll drive that team like it's his own. He can add goals to his game.
"After they sold Yohan Cabaye I wouldn't say they had a goalscoring midfielder but he has that - he can score free-kicks and long-distance goals. He's different to what they've got."
Jonjo Shelvey joined Newcastle for £12m from relegation rivals Swansea City and it's fair to say things had gone sour for Shelvey with the Swans.
"I won't go into it but I felt a little bit hard done by to be fair down there," said Shelvey.
"I thought I was hung out to dry for a little bit when I was training well, I was competing well in the week and was finding myself really unlucky not to play."
A cracking half for the home side. It hasn't seemed it but the stats says it has been close in terms of possession, close in terms of territory and each side has had six shots.
The key - Newcastle have hit the target four times and two have flown in.
Jonjo Shelvey has had the sort of debut he must have dreamed about last night. He's had a hand in each of Newcastle's two goals and is already on the way to becoming a fans' favourite. West Ham have been outplayed.
West Ham belatedly create a chance. Pedro Obiang finds Cheikhou Kouyate in the Newcastle area and his shot on the turn is parried away by keeper Rob Elliot. A warning for the Magpies.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is unmarked in the area as he tries to meet a cross with a volley but only succeeds in missing the ball with an air shot.
Jonjo Shelvey blocks the run of Hammers forward Enner Valencia with a hefty shoulder charge. The visiting player isn't too happy as referee Neil Swarbrick has a word in both of their shell-likes as well as those of their captains to calm things down.
Another chance for Newcastle. Moussa Sissoko has a 12-yard shot blocked and might have been better striking the ball with a first-time effort. The home side could have been well out of sight with a bit more clinical finishing. Talk about one-sided.
Paul Dummett got the equaliser for Newcastle in their 3-3 draw with Manchester United in midweek and he goes close with a goalbound left-footed shot that is blocked by the head of James Collins. There's a bit of pinball in the West Ham area before the Hammers get a goal-kick.
Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer is in attendance at St James' Park today and he's joined by none other than pop maestro Ed Sheeran. Unlikely combo but they're all smiles at the moment.
Newcastle have saved their best so far this season for when they're live on the telly but the Magpies aren't even on the box today and they're having a stormer.
Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score
"A good cross and Wijnaldum, who has scored a few for Newcastle this season, still had a bit to do. But it was a cool finish."
Jonjo Shelvey so far - just one pass given away, the other 16 he has played have found the target.
The ex-Swansea man has had a hand in both goals on debut.
Stoke City & Republic of Ireland goalkeeper on Final Score
"Fantastic start - they are 2-0 up at home. Jonjo Shelvey has been involved in both goals and it is a nice finish from Wijnaldum from six yards out."
Jonjo Shelvey is having a top debut so far. He plays a raking 60-70-yard angled ball forward into the run of Daryl Janmaat down Newcastle's right and he crosses for Georginio Wijnaldum to sidefoot into the roof of the net from six yards. Lovely goal.