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Newcastle manager Steve Bruce speaks to Joelinton of Newcastle

Newcastle United entertain West Ham United in the early kick-off on the opening weekend of the Premier League.

Steve Bruce guided the Magpies to survival last season, though there were struggles along the way, and it could be another season battling near the bottom given the relative lack of investment until Joe Willock’s permanent move from Arsenal was finalised. David Moyes would love even one signing of that magnitude, after bemoaning a lack of recruits, having taken the Hammers to the brink of Champions League football last season before settling for a place in this season’s Europa League, while finishing above Arsenal and Tottenham.

And Jarrod Bowen is determined to make last season the new normal for West Ham: “What happened last season is done now. All our focus is on the new season. I feel like we will put in a good performance. Obviously, it’s the first game of the season and we want to get off on the right foot, but with what we did last season, we want to carry that form into the start of the season.

“It was obviously an unbelievable season for us to get 65 points and European football here. There was even talk at one stage about getting into the Champions League, which is a remarkable achievement for us coming from avoiding relegation the previous year. The Champions League wasn’t meant to be, but we still got Europa League, so it’s going to be good for me personally – something I have never experienced before. It’ll be really good to play in that and hopefully have a good run in it.”

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Premier League: Newcastle vs West Ham

What an opening weekend of the Premier League it has been so far!

Stand-out results have seen newly promoted Brentford defeating Arsenal 2-0 and Manchester United thrashing Leeds United 5-1.

And it isn’t over yet as Newcastle take on West Ham and Tottenham face Manchester City.

We will have all the action for you so stay tuned, the first kick-off comes at 2pm.

Newcastle vs West Ham prediction

West Ham impressed last season but Newcastle will have the backing of a rocking St James’ Park. Newcastle 1-1 West Ham.

Newcastle vs West Ham predicted line-ups

Newcastle: Woodman; Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar; Murphy, Hayden, S Longstaff, Almiron, Ritchie; Wilson, Saint-Maximin.

West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.

Newcastle vs West Ham team news

Newcastle did not sign Joe Willock in time to be registered for this game, but Steve Bruce’s biggest headache is in goal where Martin Dubravka is injured and Karl Darlow is recovering from the coronavirus, paving the way for 24-year-old Freddie Woodman to start.

West Ham are without Manuel Lanzini and Angelo Ogbonna.

Jarrod Bowen determined to look forward at West Ham

“What happened last season is done now. All our focus is on the new season. I feel like we will put in a good performance. Obviously, it’s the first game of the season and we want to get off on the right foot, but with what we did last season, we want to carry that form into the start of the season.

“It was obviously an unbelievable season for us to get 65 points and European football here. There was even talk at one stage about getting into the Champions League, which is a remarkable achievement for us coming from avoiding relegation the previous year. The Champions League wasn’t meant to be, but we still got Europa League, so it’s going to be good for me personally – something I have never experienced before. It’ll be really good to play in that and hopefully have a good run in it.”

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