Newcastle United suffer injury blow as midfielder pulls up in first 45 against West Ham United

Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden was forced off with what looked like a hamstring injury in the opening 45 against West Ham United.

Steve Bruce, Newcastle United boss
Steve Bruce, Newcastle United boss

Having struggled for 10-15 minutes with the issue, Hayden eventually succumbed to the problem and was replaced by Algerian international Nabil Bentaleb.

Hayden was only recalled to the United XI today having lost his place to Bentaleb in the 4-1 Bournemouth win.

Allan Saint-Maximin and goalscorer Miguel Almiron also picked up knocks in the opening 45, but remain on the park.