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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Issa Diop (36' OG)
  • Joelinton (41')
  • Joseph 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 Manchester City 35 +46 80
2 Manchester United 33 +29 67
3 Chelsea 35 +23 64
4 Leicester City 35 +20 63
5 West Ham United 34 +11 58
6 Liverpool 34 +18 57
7 Tottenham Hotspur 35 +20 56
8 Everton 33 +3 52
9 Leeds United 35 0 50
10 Arsenal 34 +9 49
11 Aston Villa 33 +10 48
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 -13 42
13 Crystal Palace 34 -20 41
14 Newcastle United 35 -18 39
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 34 -4 37
16 Southampton 34 -20 37
17 Burnley 34 -16 36
18 Fulham 34 -20 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 34 -34 26
20 Sheffield United 35 -44 17