'So good' - Pundit hails 'brilliant' Newcastle United ace after West Ham win

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon
Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United picked up an impressive three points after fighting back against West Ham

Pundit Dean Ashton has labelled Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon as ‘brilliant’ after their dramatic 4-3 win over West Ham United. The ex-Everton man was also sent off in added-on time. 

Eddie Howe’s side took an early lead through Alexander Isak from the penalty spot. The Sweden international sent Alphonse Areola the wrong way from 12 yards. 

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However, the visitors fought back and stormed into a 3-1 lead after goals by Michail Antonio, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen. The trio, along with Lucas Paqueta, caused problems for Newcastle. 

The hosts were able to claw themselves back though and Harvey Barnes scored twice to level things up. Isak then bagged a last-gasp winner. 

Barnes looked like Man of the Match for Newcastle to many but Ashton, who was covering the game for talkSPORT, had other ideas and said: “No (not Harvey Barnes). It was the man who got sent off. I thought Gordon was brilliant. 

“I thought he was so good. He was a threat in the first-half, he was crucial in the second-half. He even looked injured again but still carried on. Terrific player, terrific performance.”

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Gordon has been in good form for Newcastle this season and will now serve a suspension after his dismissal against West Ham. The attacker has made 40 appearances in all competitions this term, chipping in with 10 goals and seven assists.

Howe's men are now 7th in the table and are only a point behind the Hammers with a game in hand after beating them. Next up is a home clash against Gordon's former club Everton as they look to keep their momentum going.

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