'Fear factor' - BBC pundit delivers promising verdict on Newcastle United following West Ham win

Alex Scott has delivered her verdict on Newcastle’s win over West Ham on Saturday.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 10:34 am

The Magpies won 3-2 against the Hammers at St James’ Park top put the Tynesiders nine points clear of the relegation zone.

A late Joe Willock strike off the bench ensured United blushes were saved, having thrown away a two-goal half-time lead.

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Alex Scott reacts prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield on April 14, 2021.

“They [Newcastle] attacked with a purpose today,” Scott said on Match of the Day.

“And that’s where Gabby, you talk about Saint-Maximin, which he adds.

“They’re looking for him all the time.

“And what he brings to this side as well, is a fear factor for the opposition, for the opposition defenders.

“Knowing you’ve got a player who can run at you, and Newcastle just created more chances than what we’re used to seeing with them.”

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