Christian Atsu gives assist as Newcastle thump Andre Ayew's West Ham

Christian Atsu provides assist to hand Newcastle win over Andre Ayew's West Ham

Christian Atsu provided an assist as he helped Newcastle to a  3-0 win over West Ham United at the St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Ghanaian winger kept up his place in Rafael Benitez's line up against Andre Ayew's West Ham United and continued his superb form in the encounter by creating the side's first goal when he teed up a pass for on-rushing Spanish forward Joselu to fire Newcastle in front in the 36th minute.

Both teams were beginning to create more in an attacking sense as the match went on, with Hernandez's header needing to be saved by Elliot and Matt Ritchie's curler being pushed to safety by Hart at the other end.

Clark eased the tension around St James' Park 18 minutes from time after glancing home Ritchie's delightful right-sided cross to put the Toon Army well on course for their maiden league win.

There was time for a late Mitrovic goal as, moments after being denied by Hart from a one-on-one position, the substitute striker this time rounded the England international and rolled the ball over the line.


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