What Alan Shearer said about newcastle united 2-2 draw against west ham

Alan Shearer expressed disappointment with how West Ham managed to stage a comeback and level the score against Newcastle. The Magpies seemed poised for a 2-1 victory, but Mohammed Kudus scored just before the 90th minute, securing a point for the Hammers.

Shearer, a Newcastle legend, understandably felt upset, particularly after the exhilarating victory over PSG earlier in the week. He wrote on the BBC, “While their win in Milan might have had an element of luck, their triumph over Paris St-Germain last week was truly exceptional—a game I consider one of the best I’ve witnessed. Nights like that elevate the entire club and reflect the hard work they put in last year.”

“Following up such a high against West Ham on Sunday was always going to be a challenge, and it was understandable that they struggled to find their rhythm in the first half,” Shearer continued. “However, after that, they showed a commendable response and will feel they should have secured the victory. The only disappointment of their entire week was seeing West Ham equalize so late in the game.”

Regarding the match’s outcome, it was evident that West Ham, despite being the hosts, adopted a defensive strategy and played on the counter, with only 35% possession and fewer attempts compared to Newcastle. However, they made the most of their opportunities. The Magpies had possession but failed to make effective use of it, and David Moyes did an excellent job preparing his team to exploit opportunities during transitions.

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In hindsight, it was a fair result rather than a snatch-and-grab victory, and Shearer’s perspective might have been different had West Ham scored 10-15 minutes earlier. At that moment, it appeared Newcastle was on course for three points, making a late equalizer all the more disappointing. Nevertheless, in football, it’s crucial to remember that it’s a 90-minute game, and teams can’t afford to lose focus.

In other West Ham news, a Hammers player is reportedly having a similar conversation with a manager as James Maddison did before joining Tottenham Hotspur.

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