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Barnes’ late show lifts Newcastle to dramatic win over West Ham

NEWCASTLE, England: Substitute Harvey Barnes scored twice as Newcastle United fought back from 3-1 down to beat West Ham United 4-3 in a thrilling Premier League match at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Newcastle led through Alexander Isak’s early penalty before Michail Antonio and Mohammed Kudus put West Ham 2-1 up at half-time.

Jarrod Bowen extended the visitors’ lead, but Isak’s second penalty 13 minutes from time gave Newcastle hope and livewire Barnes equalized with a clinical finish past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Barnes then unleashed a lovely shot from outside the box in the 90th minute to a deafening roar from the St. James crowd and although Newcastle striker Anthony Gordon was sent off in injury time, the hosts were held on for the victory.

Newcastle moved up to eighth in the table with 43 points after 29 matches, one point behind seventh-placed West Ham.

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