Former Newcastle United striker and club hero, Mick Quinn, took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after the game. He tweeted:
— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) November 2, 2019
The Magpies, who had scored once in their previous five games, undoubtedly played their best football of the season in the opening 45 minutes and went 2-0 ahead at the break thanks to goals from Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez.
Steve Bruce’s side created plenty of opportunities to extend their lead, but they weren’t clinical enough. In the second half, the third goal came in the 51st minute when Jonjo Shelvey scored from a brilliant free-kick.
The Hammers pulled one back through Fabian Balbuena who scored from close range. Robert Snodgrass scored in injury time to set a late revival, but Newcastle did well to preserve their lead.