FULL TIME! Newcastle avoid one of the worst slides in Premier League history and finally, FINALLY, seal safety on final day! Hull City are relegated!
- 2nd Half
Newcastle United - West Ham United
Premier League - 25 May 2015
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Cisse engages in needless handbags, from his perspective especially, with Reid. Nolan plays head peacemaker. It's all quickly resolved but a game like this with a score like this has no call for such a silly flare-up.
It looks like there will be three minutes added on. Considerably more at Hull after the Fellaini-McShane incident but it doesn't look like that will matter at all.
Standing ovation for Anita as he makes way for Yoan Gouffran. Anita will be more relived than anyone, having screwed up the pull-back in the 4-on-1 break which would have sealed survival before Gutierrez did for real.
Again, the Newcastle goalscorer is booked for the passionate celebration. Again, they don't care. What a moment for Gutierez with his first goal in two years.
GOAL! GUTIERREZ! NEWCASTLE ARE SAFE! Low speculative drive from outside the box beats everyone including Adrian! 2-0!
West Ham in turn counter but the offside flag ends that. Newcastle should have sealed their safety there. If they concede and something happens at Hull now, they have nobody to blame but themselves.
UNBELIEVABLE! West Ham screw up a short set piece routine and Newcastle bomb forward on the break with FOUR players against Adrian. Somehow, they manage to screw it up and allow Adrian to get hands on the attempted cut-back for the tap-in.
NOLAN! Half-volley from a poorly-cleared cross is inches wide with Krul stranded.
Marouane Fellaini has been SENT OFF for Manchester United. Hull have a man advantage but it's still 0-0 and West Ham aren't moving the earth here to equalise.
Kouyate is replaced by Elliott Lee, son of Newcastle legend Rob Lee. Finally an attacking change by Allardyce. Ominous winds blowing?
Another Newcastle corner. They're doing a good job of seeing this one out. Typical that they are only just summoning enough energy to do enough to barely stay up after being awful for so long.
Sissoko's ball in from the right... CISSE! His header hits the head of a tightly-marking Jenkinson and keeps West Ham in this one!
Jenkinson squares for Cole, but the striker who hasn't troubled Newcastle all game doesn't change things this time.
Chelsea now lead Sunderland and Steven Gerrard has what could be his final Liverpool goal, a consolation in a 5-1 reverse scoreline at Stoke.
He's on for Hammers young player of the year Burke in a like for like.
James Tomkins is getting ready. Big Sam is making a defensive change after his first switch changed a forward for a midfielder.
Riviere takes on the back line after a Hammers error but has his shot closed down. Sorry Hull fans but West Ham don't look to be in any mood to help out...
A Newcastle second still looks more likely than a leveller here. Reid heads away a Colback free-kick from the left flank.
Valencia makes way for Morgan Amalfitano in West Ham's first change.
Still nothing at Hull, the only Prem game without a goal on the hour mark. Hull now need a goal in their favour in each game, of course.
Colback with a great block to stop Nolan putting the ball across the Newcastle goal. And it came back off the ex-Magpie, too. Goal kick.
Newcastle back on attack already. The fans want a penalty for an apparent Cresswell handball. Ref's not interested.
Sissoko is booked for removing his shirt in the celebration. If that's the game's only goal, I doubt anyone at Newcastle will care.
GOAL NEWCASTLE! Sissoko heads the Magpies ahead and it was coming. Been all Newcastle since the second half started. Could be vital! 1-0!
BEST CHANCE SO FAR! Janmaat sprints onto a long through ball down the right and superbly takes the first touch away from Cresswell before looking up and picking out Riviere... who somehow fails to convert from four yards out.
End-to-end passage as a Hammers attack is cut off and the home side break. Adrian just about gets to a diagonal through pass before Gutierrez can.
Colback's corner is headed blind by Williamson and it bounces wide of the far post. Another good chance for the hosts to secure their own fate.
Newcastle again start the half with intent and win their first corner of the match.
There was a considerable delay before kick-off with the home side ready to get going, as the refs here and at Hull made sure they kicked those two very important games off simultaneously.
Newcastle kick off the second half. They're 45 minutes from safety but only a win will ensure they stay up. Anything else and it hinges on the Hull result. The Tigers have taken the game to United by all accounts but it is also 0-0 there.
HALF-TIME: It's 0-0 here and 0-0 at Hull. As it stands, Newcastle remain safe. Just.
Janmaat fashions the last chance of the half. It's off-target.
Young defender Burke forward for a speculative effort, which takes a deflection and is an easy catch in the end for Krul.
Four for Arsenal - Walcott hat-trick - and four for Stoke against Liverpool. What a final game for Steven Gerrard! Chelsea are level too via a Costa penalty.
Anita sets Colback free on the left and his wild, looping cross meets the head of Janmaat, who cannot control it and sends the header well over. Great attack, not matched by the finish there.
A combination of Newcastle's anxiety and West Ham having nothing to gain or lose is making for a quick, open game here but of course what we really want is some drama on the Hull/Newcastle front. So far, both games are goalless.
Newcastle keep the ball after a wasted chance at the free-kick and Gutierrez strikes... off-target.
Newcastle free-kick in a decent area, but poorly chipped into the crowded box by Colback.
Liverpool are three down already against Stoke. Hull are taking the game to United but are being denied by officiating and the excellent Victor Valdes so far.
Great pressure from Newcastle leads to a ball in from the right by Janmaat which Nolan gets a nick to, causing Riviere to only half-hit it. Adrian gathers.
Crucial header away by Dummett as West Ham pressured there. Moments later, Jenkinson is just as vital for the Irons at the other end.
West Ham laying the pressure on Newcastle now, keeping them stuck in their own half though not too many serious chances are being created.
2-0 Stoke, Harry Kane with the opener for Spurs at Everton and champions Chelsea are behind against the safe Sunderland.
Song's ball and Downing's run beat the Newcastle trap... but Stewart takes it wide with his touch and that allows Krul to smother the eventual attempt on goal. Dangerous chance for the visitors though.
Stoke lead Liverpool and Hull have had two goals ruled out for offside against United.
Valencia on the grass after an accidental clash of heads with Sissoko. Delay in play as a result.
Amid applause for the Newcastle fans who died last summer during the pre-season tour, Gutierrez dances past two tackles inside the 'D' and has a fierce shot blocked before Janmaat fires low and wide by a couple of inches. Another good spell for the hosts.
Arsenal are three up against West Brom now and Leicester are ahead against QPR.
Sissoko with a dazzling run down the right but Cresswell is on point to stop him in his tracks at the byline and win a free-kick in the process.
Janmaat has a shot when he had options to pass, 25 yards out. Adrian collects with ease. Looks like a deflection took the sting out of it.
Riviere again making his presence known in the Hammers' final third - this time no shot comes of it.
No goals so far between Hull and United, though Burnley lead at Villa and Arsenal have finally scored again at the Emirates. We'll keep you posted across the board.
Now Riviere is narrowly wide once more, this time with a spectacular overhead volley attempt. Lively start here at both ends.
West Ham win the first corner of the game, but Nolan's almost-trademark gamesmanship during the set piece cost the visitors as he is penalised for obstructing Krul as the keeper came out to collect the ball.
On the replay, it does look like Valencia had a case. Downing in particular was furious with the decision that any contact made by the defender was ball-winning.
Valencia collects a Jenkinson cross and claims he is taken down by Williamson - the referee is not convinced and play continues.
Newcastle attack almost immediately upon quickly getting possession and Riviere, from a tight angle, rolls one extremely close to the goal line but it trickles past the far post.
And here we go! West Ham get the first half underway.
Here come the teams in the Northeast - will it be 2009 all over again, or will Newcastle just do enough to scrape survival? They may not even have to do much!
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has taken to the TV cameras and vowed that he will not leave the club until they have won something - the Championship second-tier title obviously not counting. What do you make of that, Newcastle fans?
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West Ham have ended the season with a negative goal difference in all 18 Premier League seasons they’ve featured in before this season. Heading into the final day at Newcastle they are on minus one, so a win of any kind would end the run.
If Newcastle do avoid relegation it will be their lowest points total in a season in which they were not relegated (since the 3pts for a win rule was introduced).
While much has been made of Newcastle's woeful form under Carver, remember that Sam Allardyce has won just two of his last 15 Premier League games (D5 L8). This could be the perfect opportunity for the Magpies to end that run and get away with a horrible 2015 here.
Sam Allardyce: “As a manager, that is the tough side of the game, trying to restore the confidence. That has been a hugely difficult task for John. He’s a great guy, he is Newcastle through-and-through, he loves the club from top to bottom. But the players haven’t done what they should have done for him and themselves. That happens, surprises happen at this level, that’s why it’s the best league in the world. Apart from the top boys, we can all be vulnerable to relegation at some stage.”
John Carver: "There are no second chances now. This is the last game, it's the cup final we've been talking about. We all know what we have to do and we all take responsibility. It's not about me taking the blame or [owner] Mike [Ashley] and [managing director] Lee [Charnley], we all take responsibility. We're in this situation, we've got to deal with it. I feel like we've got to win. If we do that, we take care of our own business."
So here's the basic overview: If Newcastle fail to do what they have failed to do over the last 10 games - win - they are at risk of being the third and final team sent down to the Championship along with Burnley and QPR. However, to overtake Newcastle in this scenario, Hull must defeat Manchester United - something they've never done. We'll keep you up to speed with BOTH games here, with the emphasis on St James's Park.
Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Dummett, Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Gutierrez, Rivière, Cissé. Subs: Woodman, R.Taylor, Gouffran, Ameobi, Cabella, de Jong, Perez.
West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Burke, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Nolan (c), Kouyate, Downing, Valencia, Cole. Subs: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Tomkins, Amalfitano, Jarvis, Lee, Nene.
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