In the 40th minute of this afternoon’s Premier League clash between strugglers Newcastle and high-flyers West Ham, the East London outfit well and truly flipped the script to their own dismay.
Just minutes after Issa Diop scored a bizarre own-goal in a passage of play that saw Craig Dawson sent off for a second yellow card, Newcastle had themselves a corner on the right flank.
Left-footer Matt Ritchie whipped a ball in, but it went straight into the hands of Fabianski. No doubt to Steve Bruce’s delight, the usually solid keeper somehow dropped the ball in a real clanger.
That left Joelinton to react quickly and hammer the ball into the back of the net, making it 2-0 to the Magpies, shaping up a real upset.
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West Ham are imploding at St James’ Park! It’s a long way back for the Hammers now!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 17, 2021
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