West Ham 2 – Newcastle 3
Newcastle fans received an early Christmas present on Saturday with three enormous points at West Ham.
The win lifted Newcastle up to 15th in the table after 19 rounds of the season.
As is often the case with the Toon, the afternoon started gloomily as Marko Arnautovic scored after 6 minutes from a Newcastle mistake at the back.
But forgotten man Henri Saivet quickly leveled with a stunning free-kick.
Mohamed Diame – another virtual forgotten man – fired the Magpies ahead early in the second half. But then things got crazy.
Andre Ayew missed a penalty for West Ham, Christian Atsu fired the Toon 3-1 up, while Ayew scored late on to set up a nervous finale.
Daily Mail’s Matt Law & Rafa Benitez
After the match, the Telegraph’s Matt Law upset a lot of Newcastle fans.
The journalist wrote the following on social media:
Rafa shaking hands with all the Newcastle players he doesn’t think are good enough.
Considering that was Newcastle’s first win in ten matches, surely going after Benitez like that was a little poor taste.
Rafa shaking hands with all the Newcastle players he doesn't think are good enough
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) December 23, 2017
Newcastle fans react badly
It’s no surprise that Newcastle fans turned on Matt Law.
The trolling tweets are below.
Jonny Sharples replying to the Daily Telegraph journalists he doesn't think are good enough
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) December 23, 2017
What is your beef with him? Funny thing is if we’d have turned on him (as you suggest we should) you would’ve called us fickle and told us to be careful what we wish for. can’t win with people like you, because you don’t understand what you’re talking about.
— tony (@T_NUFC) December 23, 2017
Bitter wee man you are Matt
— Oh Campione (@ohcampionelfc) December 23, 2017
The bitterness flowing through your tweets is immense. Keep it up.
— Kris (@Kris_Newcastle) December 23, 2017
Problems at home, Matt? Very bitter atm
— Sean (@Sean_Daveey) December 23, 2017
Merry Christmas 🙂 pic.twitter.com/bdXXP9pB8m
— Burger Mouth (@MattyM07) December 23, 2017
Your mother probably hugs you now and again despite you being a disappointment of a son. https://t.co/M8zo7N4ZEc
— GallowgateShots (@GallowgateShots) December 23, 2017