Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe was left “frustrated” after West Ham struck late on to steal a point at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Hammers took an early lead through Tomas Soucek, but Alexander Isak scored twice in a five-minute period in the second half to put the Magpies ahead. The Swedish striker missed a chance to grab a third.
That proved crucial in the end as the visitors were denied victory in the final minute of normal time as Muhammed Kudus scored his first goal for West Ham since joining the club from Ajax in the summer. Isa
“A frustrating game for us, probably a hangover from midweek,” Howe admitted to BBC Sport after the game. “A really good response in the second half but we’re frustrated not to get over the line.
“I think we did really well in the second half, showed great character to come back. We took control of the game, caused problems, created chances.
“Isak’s hat-trick opportunity was probably the defining moment. He’s an outstanding player, the first in particular is an outstanding finish. He is unlucky not to score the third but they are the small margins.”