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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Issa Diop (36' OG)
  • Joelinton (41')
  • Joe Willock (82')
  • Issa Diop (73')
  • Jesse Lingard (80' PEN)
  • Craig Dawson (36')

West Ham suffer top-four blow in defeat at Newcastle

West Ham United's top-four hopes were dealt a big blow as Joe Willock's late header earned Newcastle United a 3-2 win in a see-saw clash on Saturday - a result that put the hosts within sight of Premier League safety.

The London club capitulated in the first half with an Issa Diop own goal and a Lukasz Fabianski blunder that allowed Joelinton to give Newcastle a 2-0 lead at the interval, while West Ham also had Craig Dawson sent off.

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But the second half saw the London side produce a stunning revival.

Diop scored at the right end to give West Ham hope in the 73rd minute, and Jesse Lingard then converted a penalty to make it 2-2 with little under 10 minutes remaining.

But there was a final cruel twist for the visitors as Newcastle substitute Joe Willock headed home a late winner.

West Ham could not respond again, and they remain in fourth place with 55 points from 32 games, one point above Chelsea who have a game in hand.

Newcastle moved nine points clear of third-from-bottom Fulham.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 6 +11 14
2 Manchester City 6 +11 13
3 Chelsea 6 +10 13
4 Manchester United 6 +8 13
5 Everton 6 +5 13
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 +3 12
7 West Ham United 6 +5 11
8 Aston Villa 6 +2 10
9 Brentford 6 +3 9
10 Tottenham Hotspur 5 -3 9
11 Watford 6 -2 7
12 Leicester City 6 -3 7
13 Arsenal 5 -7 6
14 Crystal Palace 5 -3 5
15 Southampton 5 -2 4
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 -3 3
17 Newcastle United 6 -7 3
18 Leeds United 6 -8 3
19 Burnley 6 -6 2
20 Norwich City 6 -14 0