Newcastle showed further evidence of its gradual improvement under Eddie Howe by draw 1-1 top four-chasing West Ham Extend your unbeaten streak Premier League up to six games on Saturday.
Joe Willock a deft finish in stoppage time of the first half nullified a header scored by Craig Dawson at the 32nd minute at the Olympic Stadium.
Thanks to a plethora of signings in January funded by its new Saudi Arabian owners, Newcastle have not lost since 19 December. and it looks like he has enough quality now to avoid relegation. The North East team started the game four points ahead of the bottom three.
West Ham could return to fourth place – at least overnight – with a win and take the lead when Dawson received at the end of curling a free-kick with his head to the near post.
Declan Rice, arguably West Ham’s best player this season, was at fault for scoring the equalizer after failing to kick the ball from a cross into the center of the penalty area. He wanted to get him out, but instead sent him back into the six-yard box, where Willock reached to slip his foot between Dawson and Ryan Fredericks and landed a kick with the outside of his boot from the post.
video technology confirmed that the ball had crawled over the line when it bounced off the post.
Three of Newcastle’s five January signings have started the game. Kieran Trippier injured and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimarães only as a late replacement.
West Ham are one point behind fourth placeMJ, who visits Leeds on Sunday.