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Newcastle ballboy hilariously refuses to give up his stool for Kudus for his goal celebration

A Newcastle ballboy hilariously refuses to give up his stool for Kudus for his goal celebration after scoring to put West Ham ahead.

West Ham came from behind to take the lead deep into stoppage time at the end of the first half with a quickly-taken free-kick by the visitors seeing Jarrod Bowen tee up Mohammed Kudus to fire home. But Newcastle were angry as Fabian Schar could be seen down and hurt.

The goal was allowed to stand with West Ham’s 3,000 travelling fans loudly celebrating before jeers and whistles rang out around St James’ Park aimed at referee Rob Jones after West Ham’s second goal as the players make their way off after an eventful first half.

Chris Sutton: “It was a foul on Mohammed Kudus, Fabian Schar took him out when he received the ball from the throw in.

“A quickly taken free kick, Jarrod Bowen tried to cut inside on his left foot, the ball falls to Kudus who fires the ball into the top corner.

“West Ham take the lead, brilliant finish!”

The game started out with Newcastle given a penalty after Gordon came on the blind-side of the Coufal, who kicked through the back of him.

A VAR check for offside took place checking to see if Mavropanos deliberately played the ball as Gordon was in an offside position when reacting to the loose ball. But a penalty was given and Isak made it 1-0, but by fine margins.

Then on 22 minutes, West Ham levelled it, Paqueta with the ball, Antonio with the finish.

Schar lacked pace, and Burn was spotted by the Brazilian who sent a lovely ball into space, with Antonio quickly rushing in to finish past Dubravka.

On 45+6 minutes, Newcastle came close to going in front again, Bruno seeing his effort from 20 yards come back off the crossbar.

Then West ham were ahead on 45+10 minutes. West Ham took a quick free-kick with Schar down and Kudus hit home.

Paqueta took the quick free-kick and Bowen got to the by-line and crossed for Kudus to smash in. Despite the complaints, referee Rob Jones was happy.

Andy Reid (Ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live): “The Newcastle defenders should have reacted quicker, stand in front of the ball, stop it happening.

“You’re told that from Under 9’s football, if someone looks like they might take a quick free kick, go and stand over the ball. It is worth a booking to stop a goal.

“Poor play from Newcastle, but very clever play from West Ham.”

Chris Sutton: “The half time score could have been anything.

“I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the second West Ham goal. It was daft from Fabian Schar to stay down as long as he did, it wasn’t a head injury. Quickly taken free kick and West Ham have the lead.

“Newcastle only have themselves to blame, they had the chances but didn’t take them, and West Ham did take theirs.”

The Hammers extended their lead on 48 minutes, after a Newcastle corner is cleared, with Mohammed Kudus involved before Jarrod Bowen found himself clean through, beat Martin Dubravka for a quality finish.

Chris Sutton: “It is amazing how West Ham have scored from a Newcastle corner. What is even more amazing is that Jarrod Bowen is in acres and acres of space in the middle.

“Mohammed Kudus finds him from the left hand side and he drives forward and slots home from about 18 yards out. Schoolboy defending from Newcastle.

“Newcastle haven’t started this second half well at all have they?. They have been enforced into another change it looks like, and have made another two further swaps.

“They’re going for broke now, Eddie Howe has to.”

On the 75th minute, VAR looked at a challenge by West Ham substitute Kalvin Phillips on Anthony Gordon.

Referee Rob Jones was called over to the pitchside monitor with Phillips looked to have missed the ball. Rob Jones returned to the pitch and points to the spot, leaving Phillips stunned. Isak stepped up and scored.

Shortly after that, Newcastle, who looked down and out, somehow managed to fought back and make it 3-3 on 83 minutes.

Schar fed a ball to Isak in midfield, who was in acres of space, then played a left-footed pass to Barnes, then played on by Coufal, and he slotted it under Fabianski.

Then in the 93rd minute, a superb finish Harvey Barnes, 20 yards out, completed Newcastle’s turnaround. He let the ball roll across his body and he thumped it into the far bottom corner.

The drama continued as Anthony Gordon got a second yellow card and Rob Jones orders the Newcastle midfielder off for kicking the ball away.

Newcastle matchwinner Harvey Barnes, speaking to TNT: “With the way the game was going, the second goal there was a bit of controversy, but we have always had that team spirit and today is one of those days we’ll remember for a long time.

“It has been a tough season for me and I have missed that feeling so much. My playing time has been limited so every time I am on the pitch I went to help the team. The atmosphere here is always amazing. Today it is a winner and it is a great feeling.”

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This is how fans reacted as a Newcastle ballboy hilariously refuses to give his stool for Kudus for his goal celebration…

@LeeJamescord: That kid wasn’t moving from that stool 😂😂

@nathscfc: Ball boy was having none of it 😂

@monstrevin: More bottle shown by #nufc ballboy than their entire defence.

@mrbluechamp: Well done to that Newcastle ballboy. You can’t score against my team and ask me to help you to disrespect.

@ibitoyephilipo: This reminds me of Hazard kicking that Swansea ball boy in 2013 or so 😂

@Greggy73: Love the fact the ball-boys were clearly instructed not to give their stools up to Kudus if he smashed one in today! ⚒️🤣⚒️

@caseysean51: Ballboy refusing to give Kudus the stool to celebrate, Well done kid #NUFC

@_4damH: When you realise a 10 year old ball boy has showed more fight this game than any of this #nufc team

@TAFKABritwiz: Well played that lad 💪 #nufc

@big__huvy17: We’ll still sit regardless 🪑 🪑 🪑 ⚒️⚒️⚒️

@jmurph_11: Who does your ball boy think he is? If @KudusMohammedGH asks for a seat you give him a seat 👑⚒️

@wilson00718: Best thing from this match is the ball boy telling kudos no from using his stool for a celebration #nufc

@RageNUFC: man of the match for #NUFC : the ball boy who refused to give chair to kudus.

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