Newcastle beat West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

Newcastle beat West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

Steve Bruce watched from the stands as his Newcastle United aspect beat West Ham United 1-Zero on Saturday to get his reign off to a profitable begin in Shanghai.

The 58-year-old, whose appointment as head coach has gone down badly with already disillusioned Newcastle followers, was unable to be pitch-side due to Chinese visa restrictions.

The former Sunderland boss is simply three days into the job and this was solely a pre-season pleasant, however he could have been heartened by what he noticed in opposition to a powerful West Ham aspect.

Bruce is on the lookout for ahead reinforcements however Yoshinori Muto made his case by poking the ball in from shut vary within the first half after full-back Jamie Sterry crossed.

In distinction to their meek 4-Zero defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday in Nanjing within the Asia Trophy, Newcastle have been dedicated and bit arduous into tackles.

It could have been the opposite aspect of the world, however the disenchantment amongst Newcastle followers was by no means removed from the floor in humid Shanghai.

They desperately need proprietor Mike Ashley to promote the membership and within the 25th minute at Hongkou Stadium got here the primary chant of “we want Ashley out”. There have been extra simply earlier than half time.

Newcastle and Bruce, who took over on Wednesday from the favored Rafael Benitez, start their Premier League marketing campaign correct on August 11 after they face Arsenal at residence.

West Ham host champions Manchester City of their opener.

The remaining of the Premier League Asia Trophy was later Saturday between Pep Guardiola’s City and Chinese-owned Wolves.