KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, December 4, 2018
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United had their win streak snapped by West Ham United while Danny Williams came off the bench for Huddersfield in their narrow loss to Brighton.
Newcastle 0-3 West Ham United
Newcastle was brought back down to earth after going on a roll the past weeks as they suffered a heavy defeat to West Ham United at St. James' Park.
Yedlin was once again in the starting lineup for the Magpies taking up his usual spot at right back.
After stumbling out of the gate in the opening months of the season, Newcastle found themselves in the midst of a three-game winning streak, boosting the confidence of the players and fans as they seemed to have turned a corner. Certainly, they were in high spirits as they entered the game looking for win number four.
However, West Ham had other plans.
The visitors opened the scoring 11 minutes into the contest when Javier Hernandez volleyed in a cross from Robert Snodgrass to give the Hammers the lead.
The Mexican international would go on to double West Ham's lead in the 63rd minute when he ran onto a headed pass from Marko Arnautovic and fired his shot past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
It was not the host's day and West Ham punished them with a third goal in stoppage time when Felipe Anderson put his shot between the legs of Dubravka.
Newcastle now sits in 15th place in the standings with 12 points.
Huddersfield Town 1-2 Brighton
Huddersfield early goal would not be enough as Brighton came from behind to steal all three points at the John Smith's Stadium.
Williams came off the bench for the Terriers in the loss.
The host opened the scoring in the very first minute of play when Brighton failed to clear the ball from their area and Mathias Jorgensen headed the ball into the back of the net.
However, Huddersfield would not be able to capitalize on their early as they were put on the backfoot after the half-hour mark when Steve Mounie was shown a red card for his challenge on Yves Bissouma. It did not look like a reckless challenge from the replay, but the referee thought it was dangerous enough to warrant the sending off.
Brighton would take advantage of being a man up as they scoured the equalizer before the halftime whistle when Shane Duffy headed in a cross from Solomon March.
Florin Andone would score the eventual game-winner for Brighton in the 69th minute when his glancing header from another cross from March found the back of the net.
Huddersfield now sits in 17th place with 10 points.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Tim Ream had a spot on the bench for Fulham as they were outclassed by Chelsea in their 2-0 loss in the West London derby.
In the Championship, Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Swansea City while Duane Holmes came off the bench for Derby County as the Rams came away with a 2-1 win.
Both Geoff Cameron and Eric Lichaj started for their respective teams as Hull City snatched a narrow 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers.
The FA Cup campaign continued for other teams over the weekend. Lynden Gooch started for Sunderland as they could only muster up a 1-1 tie with Walsall, meaning both teams will head to a replay.
Brendan Moore did not dress for Rochdale as they were dumped out by Portsmouth in their 1-0 loss.