Steve Bruce reacts to Newcastle United's opening day win over West Ham - and goals for debutants Wilson and Hendrick

Newcastle United return to Premier League action today when they face West Ham United – and we've got it covered.

Steve Bruce will be hoping to get the new 2020-21 campaign off to a positive start on the road with £20million striker Callum Wilson one of three new signings made this week in the build-up to the opening game.

Miles Starforth and Liam Kennedy will be bringing you the best coverage from the game via our live blog plus player ratings, analysis and reaction.

Newcastle United live blog from the trip to West Ham United.Newcastle United live blog from the trip to West Ham United.
Newcastle United live blog from the trip to West Ham United.

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Steve Bruce reacts to Newcastle United’s West Ham win


FAN PANEL: Graeme Bell LOVED that Jeff Hendrick strike!

“Strrrrrriiiiike! Great finish by Hendrick, who has had a really good game I have to say. To a man, very impressive and much deserving of the 2-0 lead.”

2-0 and another debutant on the scoresheet!

FAN PANEL: Toon For Change not impressed with Steve Bruce’s approach

"Dropping deeper and deeper and inviting pressure, watching Newcastle is never good for the heart."

First change for Newcastle

Almost No2 for Wilson!

That goal. The first of many?

FAN PANEL: Wilson delight!

GRAEME BELL: “How good is it to have a goal poacher, a proper striker? Hendrick does really well, who by the way, I’ve been impressed with so far... Never stops scrapping.”

DAVE BLACK: "A real poachers effort from Wilson, just being able to anticipate what might happen in the penalty area can be worth an extra 5-10 goals a season. We’ve started the second half very well indeed."

TOON FOR CHANGE: “Natural poacher's instinct is exactly what we have been missing and not least what Wilson deserves. Excellent debut.”


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