WHILE the Parisians were cast aside with ease, Newcastle were left reeling from a late sucker punch in East London.
On Wednesday, the Toon produced one of the greatest nights in their long, illustrious history with a truly special Champions League thumping of Paris Saint-Germain at St James’ Park.
West Ham picked up a late equaliser thanks to Mohammed Kudus’ first Premier League goalCredit: Getty
Four days later, back in the Premier League, it was looking to be an unmemorable trip to the capital before Alexander Isak scored twice in five minutes to complete a nitty-gritty turnaround at West Ham.
But up stepped Mohammed Kudus in the 89th minute to deny the Geordies the perfect week – and it could have been a whole lot worse had Jarrod Bowen’s late effort crept in.
Against PSG, it was a magical night on Tyneside thanks to four scintillating goals.
Against the Hammers, it was anything but, and ultimately Newcastle paid the price.
They remain unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions, but this one is going to sting.
David Moyes will be left wondering how this one got away from his West Ham who are also on the up, having lost just twice all season to Manchester City and Liverpool.
Tomas Soucek gave the hosts the perfect start in the eighth minute thanks to yet another stunning intervention from Lucas Paqueta.
But the brilliant Brazilian can only do so much, and West Ham faded as Newcastle’s light burned brighter as the match went on.
Newcastle certainly rode their luck in the first half. Paqueta’s Samba pal Bruno Guimaraes was lucky not to receive a quick-fire second yellow card for a clumsy counter-denying tackle.
Isak’s ruthlessness in front of goal looked to have decided it, and squandered a brilliant chance for a hat-trick only for the post to play the part of party-pooper.
The cost? Kudus slamming home his first Prem goal to send the London Stadium potty.
The biggest surprise pre-match came in Moyes’ team selection, including Michail…