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youngster Mark Noble
swept former mackem George McCartney's left wing cross home, with questions
asked about our non-existent marking and movement.
42mins Rookie defender James Tomkins tried in vain to cut out Barton's lofted pass forward to Obafemi Martins, who made a tricky lofted finish over Green look easy in front of the Bobby Moore Stand. 1-2
45mins Habib Beye sent over a deep cross from the right aimed at Viduka.
The header back came from a defender but fell nicely for Martins to hit a
first time shot across goal from the edge of the area that Geremi
headed home via McCartney's shoulder. However the goal was later deemed an OG 2-2
Half time: West Ham 2 Newcastle 2
Kevin Keegan said:
"We did not start well and it made it look like there was a gulf between the two sides for a while.
"We could not get the goal but we still showed a bit of character and played some decent stuff at times.
"If we were in Spain now, we'd be getting an offer of a bonus from Manchester United to beat Chelsea. Definitely. It happens and it's allowed. That can never happen here.
Asked if he thought Fergie would send him a case of wine for beating Chelsea on Monday he replied:
"I doubt it! Not a good one anyway. It'll be one of those Chateauneuf du Plonk!
"I'm only kidding. I don't have a preference who wins the title. The best team usually win — except the time when we lost it. That time the best team came second.
The Magpies snoozed in the sun for 35 minutes on Saturday afternoon,
allowing the Hammers to race into a two goal lead before we'd crossed over the