Opposition What a difference a year makes for Newcastle United. This time twelve months ago, the Magpies had just completed a January transfer window which played a huge role in lifting them away from relegation danger and ultimately a finish of eleventh in the Premier League table. A remarkable run of 12 wins from their final 18 matches gave them the springboard into this campaign - which has gone even better. The January 2022 arrivals of Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimarães and Dan Burn were supplemented by the likes of Matt Targett, Nick Pope, Sven Botman and Alexander Isak in the summer, and Eddie Howe's men have barely looked back.
The remaining 10% (320 tickets) were then made available to Season Ticket Holders who had yet to purchase for this fixture by a ballot process. This ballot closed at 12pm on Monday 16 January. Travel With no unreserved car parking on matchdays and traffic restrictions galore, Newcastle United ‘strongly recommend’ that supporters use public transport to reach St James’ Park. If you do opt to drive to the North East, the Magpies operate Park and Ride from two sites close to the A1 motorway – one at Newcastle Great Park (near Newcastle Racecourse) and the other at the Metrocentre in Gateshead. It’s probably more relaxing to let the train take the strain, with East Coast Mainline services from London Kings Cross stopping at Newcastle Central, just a signposted ten-minute walk from the stadium.
Newcastle United v West Ham United - All You Need To Know | West Ham United F. C. Newcastle United v West Ham United Premier League, St James' Park, Saturday 4 February 2023, 5. 30pm GMT West Ham United embark on our longest journey of the 2022/23 season on Saturday when we head to Newcastle United for a tea-time kick-off.
com and our official app. You can also follow the action via our live blog on whufc. com and our app and across our social media channels. We will also have highlights and exclusive reaction for you after the final whistle. Team News West Ham United were without striker Gianluca Scamacca and defender Kurt Zouma for Monday night's FA Cup victory at Derby County due to knee and thigh injuries respectively. Danny Ings was cup tied for the Pride Park Stadium clash, but would have missed out in any case with a knee problem of his own. Maxwel Cornet, who has been out of action since October with a calf issue, is edging closer to a return. Newcastle United will be missing Brazil international midfielder Bruno Guimarães due to suspension, after he was sent-off in the Magpies' Carabao Cup semi-final second leg win against Southampton.
Previous Meetings West Ham United gained four points from their meetings with Newcastle United last season, having drawn 1-1 at London Stadium and triumphed 4-2 in the North East back on the opening day of the campaign. The Hammers and Magpies also met on the opening weekend of the previous season, when second-half goals from Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick sent the Irons to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at London Stadium in September 2020. Overall, the two sides have met 48 times in the Premier League since 1993/94. West Ham have won 14, Newcastle have won 22 and 12 have ended in draws.
Just one defeat - and eleven goals conceded - from the opening 20 Premier League games this season means the Magpies currently sit third in the table and dreaming of a first UEFA Champions League campaign in 20 years. Add to that a run to the Carabao Cup final - their semi-final success against Southampton in midweek has set up a final against Manchester United later this month - and it is fair to say there is a real feel-good factor on Tyneside. It stands in stark contrast to the three consecutive bottom-half finishes which preceded last term's climb up the standings and it is clear the Hammers will face a very different task to the one they found on their last visit to St James' Park on the first day of last season.
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