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Shelvey claims point for Newcastle in thriller

5 Jul 2020
Newcastle United v West Ham United

Midfielder's equaliser extends unbeaten run for the Magpies as they twice come from behind to draw with West Ham

Newcastle United twice came from behind to earn a share of the points with West Ham United in an entertaining 2-2 draw at St James' Park.

Michail Antonio gave the visitors an early lead, slotting home Jarrod Bowen's right-wing cross from close range in the fourth minute.

But Miguel Almiron sidefooted a 17th-minute equaliser for Newcastle with another close-range finish from Emil Krafth's right-wing centre.

Tomas Soucek restored the Hammers' lead in the 65th minute when he swept home a rebound after Declan Rice had headed a corner against the bar.

But less than two minutes later, Jonjo Shelvey played a one-two with Dwight Gayle to level the scores again.

A sixth league match without defeat sends Newcastle 12th on 43 points, while a first point in eight away matches takes 16th-placed West Ham four points above the bottom three with 31 points.

The relegation battle

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
11 SOU 38 -9 52
12 EVE 38 -12 49
13 NEW 38 -20 44
14 CRY 38 -19 43
15 BHA 38 -15 41
16 WHU 38 -13 39
17 AVL 38 -26 35
18 BOU 38 -25 34
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See: Newcastle report | West Ham report

Next fixtures

Newcastle: 8 Jul v Man City (A)
West Ham: 8 Jul v Burnley (H)

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