I’ve finally tracked down some decent highlights for all those, including myself, who didn’t get to either go the match itself or watch it live.
The highlight of the game has to be Leon Best’s superb hat-trick. All three of his goals were well taken and surprised a lot of people last night. Hopefully Best can use this as a platform to prove his worth on Tyneside.
Joey Barton was fantastic, as you will probably see, and the defence looked fairly solid, albeit against a poor West Ham side.
All in all it was a fantastic result and was probably more than what was expected by a lot of people. The game had a feeling of a potential banana skin to it, especially considering our previous home form and tendancy to appear complacent against the so called ‘weaker’ teams in the league.
There was no evidence of that last night however, and West Ham become the first club this season that Newcastle have managed to secure the double over.
Enjoy the video.