As it happened: Newcastle United defeat West Ham to clinch Premier League Asian Trophy podium
(Photo: Yifan Ding/Getty Images)


11:55a year ago

FULL-TIME: Newcastle United 1-0 West Ham United

FULL-TIME: A relatively poor matchup from both sides with Newcastle appearing on top as the Hammers were unable to break down the Magpies in a game of two halves.

Officials were completely not up to standard, getting at least five important calls completely wrong. Hopefully, it was the last time we had to watch poor refereeing under the Premier League banner.
11:50a year ago

90' Two quick chances from both sides as Rolando Aarons missed golden opportunity to close the game out before a last-ditch tackle from Jamal Lascelles denied Grady Diangana's potential equaliser.
11:43a year ago

85' Fantastic play from Wilshere who came straight back on the pitch but his cross was a bit too high for Antonio who heads over.
11:40a year ago

82' Stop in play as Wilshere suffered a head injury after losing a physical battle with Federico Fernandez.
11:29a year ago

74' Newcastle United 1-0 West Ham United

GOA... NO! Jonjo Shelvey scores but before the ball hit Sean Longstaff who was in an offside position.
11:27a year ago

69' Another good chance for Newcastle as Murphy goes around Ogbonna but Rice cleared the cross.
11:25a year ago

66' West Ham United substitutions

Roberto, Grady Diangana and Mark Noble are on. Fabianski, Cullen and Felipe Anderson coming off.
11:23a year ago

64' Newcastle United 1-0 West Ham United


First real chance from the Hammers! Snodgrass' cross was met with Anderson's head but the Brazilian only managed to get the ball onto the crossbar.
11:20a year ago

63' Great play from Anderson and Snodgrass but Zabaleta's cross was blocked off for a corner...
11:17a year ago

58' Very good play from Wilshere and Antonio release Snodgrass but the Scotsman's right-footed cross went straight into Dubravka's gloves.

Much better from West Ham.
11:16a year ago

57' Great run by Jacob Murphy who managed to get behind Ogbonna but his cross went nowhere.
11:09a year ago

50' Good play from Josh Cullen who release Zabaleta but the right-back's cross was too low and easily dealt with.
11:06a year ago

47' Felipe Anderson crosses in from a free-kick after a foul on Robert Snodgrass but Martin Dubravka punched the ball away.
11:04a year ago

Second half underway

46' West Ham get the second half underway.
11:02a year ago

West Ham United substitutions

Carlos Sanchez, Robert Snodgrass, Michail Antonio, Jack Wilshere all coming on. 

Declan Rice has been moved to centre-back.
10:55a year ago

HALF-TIME: Poor West Ham dominated by determined Newcastle

Only one goal separates the two sides at the break but if the Hammers keep playing as they do right now, they'll only fall even further behind.

Although Newcastle are deservedly winning, the result could've been completely different as West Ham were denied a clear penalty for hand-ball and Muto was in an offside position before putting the Magpies ahead.

Expect a lot of changes from both sides as the game is more dull and boring than entertaining.
10:46a year ago

43' Left-footed cross by Ritchie was dangerous but no one was at the far post to bury it into the back of the net.
10:38a year ago

35' Newcastle United 1-0 West Ham United


Newcastle's dominance finally has something to show as Sterry's cross got turned in by Muto.

Although the Hammers might feel done by as the replay shows that the Japanese striker was caught offside.

Where's VAR when you need it?
10:35a year ago

33' Rice dispossessed Hayden and unleashed Anderson with a perfect through ball but the Brazillian's cross was cut off by Fabian Schar.
10:27a year ago

25' Newcastle United 0-0 West Ham United

A poor start to the half from both teams, but Newcastle are currently on top of the game having most of the ball.

West Ham's only chance came as Chicharito headed the ball over the bar after Felipe Anderson's free-kick.
10:17a year ago

14' Newcastle United 0-0 West Ham United

Another chance for Newcastle, another cross from the right side. Jamie Sterry got a dangerous ball into the box but Łukasz Fabiański was the first one to get to it.

Cresswell, unfortunately, continues having a poor game as all danger comes from his side.
10:11a year ago

8' Newcastle United 0-0 West Ham United


Isaac Hayden's cross found Elias Sorensen but the young forward didn't manage to get the ball down into the net. 

Very poor start from Aaron Cresswell.
10:03a year ago


And we're off!

Newcastle kicked the game off with both teams playing in their respective home kits.
10:00a year ago

Teams out of the tunnel

The teams have emerged from the tunnel with the referee leading both teams onto the pitch.

The atmosphere in Shanghai looks electric and hopefully, it's going to stay that way throughout the whole 90 minutes.

09:21a year ago

Team selections - the breakdown

West Ham's lineup is either a 4-2-3-1 with Josh Cullen and Declan Rice set-up behind Manuel Lanzini at AM, Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson on the wings and Hernandez as a loan striker or it's a 4-3-3 with a midfield of Lanzini - Cullen - Rice and a forwards line of Anderson - Chicharito - Yarmolenko.

On the other hand, as already mentioned below, Newcastle's side looks like a classic 4-4-2 - Matt Ritchie on the right, Isaac Hayden and Jack Colback in the middle and Jonjo Shelvey on the left, with Muto and Sørensen as a striker duo, but it also might be a case of 3-5-2 with Jamie Sterry as RM/RWB and Ritchie as LM/LWB.
09:08a year ago

Starting XI: Newcastle United

Dubravka; Sterry, Schär, Lascelles, Clark; Ritchie, Colback, Hayden, Shelvey; Muto, Sørensen.

Subs: Darlow, Woodman, Manquillo, Fernández, Lazaar, Bailey, Watts, Ki, S. Longstaff, M. Longstaff, Murphy, Aarons, Allan. 

Steve Bruce's first game in charge and he immediately put on a strong side, with Yoshinori Muto and Elias Sørensen leading the line.
09:02a year ago

Starting XI: West Ham United

Fabiański; Zabaleta (C), Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Cullen, Lanzini; Yarmolenko, Chicharito, Anderson.

Subs: Martin, Roberto, Fredericks, Johnson, Obiang, Sanchez, Wilshere, Snodgrass, Noble, Diangana, Antonio.

Very strong line-up chosen by Manuel Pellegrini with Javier Hernandez, Winston Reid, Pablo Zabaleta and Aaron Cresswell making their first starts this pre-season. The only absentee is Issa Diop who's been ruled out with a slight back problem.
18:36a year ago

Previous meetings

The two teams played each other twice last season, both times in the Premier League.

And both times West Ham came out on the top, comfortably winning 3-0 at St. James' Park and 2-0 at the London Stadium.
18:28a year ago

Team News

West Ham have their full 23-man squad available meanwhile Newcastle will be without Rob Elliot, DeAndre Yedlin and Florian Lejeune, who will miss the game through injury.

Fabian Balbuena, Arthur Masuaku, Miguel Almiron and Christian Atsu are yet to return to their respective clubs after AFCON and Copa America.
18:18a year ago

Newcastle United's pre-season fixtures and plans

After a humiliating 4-0 loss to Wolverhampton last Thursday the newly appointed Steve Bruce is going to have to rethink his set-up if he wants to beat West Ham and leave Shanghai with a smile on his face.

Although if they don't manage to achieve that the Magpies are going to have a big chance to redeem themselves vs Hibernian before a big test against Ligue 1 side ASSE.
18:04a year ago

West Ham United's future pre-season plans

This game traces the end of West Ham's two-week pre-season tour to China, as they will travel back to London to face Fulham FC and then Athletic Bilbao, with a quick trip back to Austria to face Hertha BSC in between.
17:35a year ago

West Ham United's previous pre-season fixtures

The Hammers are going to try and bounce back into form after losing 4-1 to Manchester City in the Asia Trophy semi-final.

They do already have a win on their hands as before flying to China Manuel Pellegrini's side managed to scrape a 3-2 win against Austrian top-flight side SCR Altach.
17:13a year ago


Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live stream score commentary of Newcastle United vs West Ham United in the third-place play-off game of Premier League's Asia Trophy. I'm Alan Rzepa and I'll be taking you through the action from Shanghai's Hongkou Football Stadium.