Atsu stars in Newcastle's win over West Ham

ShareClose Comments
The 25-year-old provided the opener in the Magpies’ drubbing of the Hammers at the St James' Park

Ghana international, Christian Atsu provided an assist to help Newcastle cruise to a 3-0 win over West Ham United in an English Premier League tie on Saturday.

The winger's sublime pass found Joselu and the Spaniard fired home to score his first goal for Rafael Benitez’s men in the 36th minute.

Article continues below

Ciaran Clark doubled the lead for the home team in the 72nd minutes and substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic sealed the victory four minutes before full time to hand the St James' Park giants their first win in the English topflight this season.

Atsu featured for the entire duration of the duel while his compatriot, Andre Ayew was replaced by Senegal’s Diafra Sakho for West Ham ten minutes after the hour mark.

Newcastle will travel to Liberty Stadium to square up with Swansea City on September 10 and the Ghanaian will be expected to make a vital contribution in the clash.

Next article:
Hughes: Chelsea missing the 'dark arts' brought by Diego Costa
Next article:
Diego Costa: I have special affection for Chelsea but Atletico is my home
Next article:
'He has to improve' - Mourinho sends warning to Shaw over his Man Utd place
Next article:
The Covert Agent: South Melbourne can't be in the A-League - they struggle to pay their coach
Next article:
Chicharito, Layun initiative sends first donations after Mexico earthquake