That's an absolute shocker of a tackle from Newcastle defender Ciaran Clark. He goes in nastily onto the shin. In a Premier League game that could have been red. Just a free-kick here.
Big chance! Great football from Newcastle with Jonjo Shelvey firing a great ball out to the right, Isaac Hayden racing forward and crossing into the middle but striker Elias Sorensen misses a sitter sliding in from six yards.
Steve Bruce will be happy with what he's seen from his side so far. The majority of the game has been played in the West Ham half. Neither goalkeeper has been tested.
The crowd 'ooooooos' and 'ahhhhhhhhs' as Jonjo Shelvey pings one across the field to Matt Ritchie. It has been a scrappy start.
Who doesn't love a nice diving header from a goalkeeper when they come charging out of their penalty box?
Top marks to Lukasz Fabianski early on.
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Newcastle get us under way in their traditional black and white stripes.
This ground is by no means full but there are a decent number of fans wearing the shirts of each team in the stands.
Steve Bruce is perched up there watching on.
We're expecting Newcastle to play a 3-5-2 today. The teams are just emerging onto the pitch in Shanghai with some dry ice blowing into their faces.
With Salomon Rondon having left after his loan spell ended and Ayoze Perez sold, 19-year-old Danish striker Elias Sorensen starts up front for Newcastle. 23-year-old full-back Jamie Sterry also starts.
West Ham have mixed it up from their defeat to Man City. Javier Hernandez starts up front.
Newcastle United: Dubravka, Sterry, Schar, Lascelles (c), Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Colback, Muto, Sorensen.
West Ham: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Cullen, Lanzini, Yarmolenko; Anderson, Hernandez.
Newcastle and West Ham will both be looking for a morale-boosting win today after heavy defeats in their previous pre-season games, against Wolves and Man City respectively.
This is the Magpies first game since new manager Steve Bruce joined them in China after taking over.
He won't be in the dug out today, however.
A visa issue means despite taking training in recent days he'll be watching from the stands.
Coaches Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn will be on the touchline.Copyright: Getty Images
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Hello there! Ready for a bumper Saturday of pre-season matches? Of course you are. Did I even need to ask?
It's a busy one today.
First up we have coverage of Premier League Asia Trophy third-place play-off between West Ham and Newcastle.
Then Manchester United meet Inter Milan in International Champions Cup and rivals Man City kick-off against Wolves in the Asia Trophy final at 12:30 BST.
In three weeks time we'll be gearing up for the first Saturday of the new Premier League season.
We best get some more practice in!