Updated Munday with more pix!
Toon fans went to this game with nerves janglin az we just didnt know wot kind of performace we wud put in!
We need'nt have worried az we put on an excellent show for the 52,000 in attendance!
Lets be honest here, West Ham were very poor and we took advantage of this az we attacked The Gallowgate goal in the forst half.
'Jossy' Joselu in particular looks a great buy az he jinked and moved easily through the Jellied Eels defence and he woz rewarded near the end of the half when Atsu crossed the baall and he woz on hand to toe poke the baall into the net for forst goal of the season after 2 blank Premyaa games!
The crowd went wild with relief more than anythin else and we went in 1-0 up at the break!
We dominated the 2nd half with both Perez and Richie gannin close.
The 2nd goal woz anly a matter of time and Clark got it az he heeded into the Leazes net after good work fromPerez and Ritchie!
'Supersub' Mitrovic completed the scorin with 4 mins left on the clock , when he woz put clean through and he rounded Joe Hart in the visitors goal to sidefoot the baall into the goal az 'The Jellied Eels Mob' exited the groond in their droves!
A 'giant' performance from the lads and especially Joselu az we climbed to 14th position in the table (The Geordie Times forecast at the start of the season!)
With 7 of wor next 8 games against 'lesser' teams,we have a great chance to cosolidate wor position in the top flight!
Toon team: Elliot, Manqillo, Lascelles, Clark, Merino, Hayden (Diame 82), Ritchie (Murphy 88), Perez, Atsu, Joselu (Mitrovic 72)
Attendance: 52,093 (6 more than woz annoonced ower the tannoy!) (3,100 p*ssed off 'Jellied Eels'!)
*Explanation: 'Jellied eels' are a Cockney delicasy in east London where West Ham come from! (See 'ground 009 in archive section for a match report from Upton Park in 1969)