WESTHAMUNITED 2 NEWCASTLEUNITED 3 Dec 23 (Reuters) – Newcastle United finally got back on the winning trail when they secured a crucial 3-2 win over West Ham on Saturday to move out of the bottom three and end a barren run of four consecutive defeats. Despite Marko Arnautovic firing West Ham into the lead on six minutes following a bad mistake by Henri Saivet, the north east club showed all their fighting spirit to secure their first three points in nine Premier League games and ease their relegation worries. Saivet made up for his error when he brought Newcastle level with a curling free kick in the 10th minute, before Mohamed Diame scored the second against his former club shortly after halftime. Andre Ayew missed a penalty in the 55th and it was to prove costly as Christian Atsu made it three on the hour mark for the visitors. Ayew reduced the deficit in the 69th but Newcastle held on to record their first win since October 21.
(Reporting by Marc Isaacs; Editing by Rex Gowar)