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Newcastle beat West Ham in seven-goal thriller

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Harvey Barnes scores twice for Newcastle

Substitute Harvey Barnes scored two late goals as Newcastle edged a seven-goal thriller against West Ham at St James’ Park.

The Magpies made the perfect start when Anthony Gordon won a penalty with just three minutes played and Alexander Isak converted from 12 yards after a lengthy check by the video assistant referee (VAR).

But the game started to get away from the Magpies when West Ham scored three unanswered goals.

Michail Antonio brought the Hammers on to level terms before Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen scored within minutes on either side of halftime.

Isak scored his second penalty of the afternoon after Gordon was again adjudged to have been fouled, and Barnes grabbed the equaliser in the 83rd minute.

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With momentum and a vociferous St. James’ Park firmly behind them, Newcastle pressed on, and Barnes emphatically fired in a 90th-minute winner.

Gordon’s second yellow card for kicking the ball away reduced the Magpies to 10 men in injury time, but they managed to hold out for a victory that could prove crucial in their pursuit of European football.

Newcastle climb up to eighth, just a point behind West Ham in seventh.

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