David Moyes praised Newcastle United after his West Ham team saved a point late in the encounter this afternoon.
Newcastle United came away with a point after West Ham took the lead early in the first half before allowing Newcastle to go ahead 2-1 with two quick-fire Alexander Isak goals in the second half.
West Ham equalized late in the game when substitute Mohammad Kudus blasted a rocket past Nick Pope. The defending for both West Ham goals was horrible, but to be fair to West Ham, the ref made several questionable judgments that harmed them, so it all evened out in the end.
Moyes considers Newcastle to be one of the finest teams in Europe.
David Moyes was understandably irritated by the rulings that went against them, and it’s simple to see why through black and white contact lenses. Bruno Guimaraes and Miguel Almiron may consider themselves fortunate not to have been sent out.
However, Moyes did not blame the referee and instead praised Newcastle, telling Sky Sports: “Thrilled with a point. We played against a very excellent squad today, who, in my opinion, are as good as most of the clubs in Europe right now.
“I know there are two or three in our league which are very good but Newcastle are right up there with the way they’re playing at the moment.”
Newcastle held the majority of possession versus West Ham.
Newcastle dominated possession of the ball, in sharp contrast to their performance against PSG in midweek, when they barely touched it yet still scored four goals.
Newcastle produced some magnificent football, particularly in the second half, and if not for the post, Isak could and should have had a hat-trick after latching on to a superb Dan Burn through pass and rounding the ‘keeper.
The Magpies are now off to another international break, which has come at the perfect time for them. The Premier League’s two-week break should offer injured players more time to rehabilitate and those who have been playing in three-game weeks plenty of time to rest.