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Anthony Gordon is hailed by pundits after making his Newcastle debut off the bench against West Ham… with club icon Shay Given insisting the £45m winger ‘made a big difference’
Anthony Gordon’s performance was praised by pundits after the winger made his Newcastle debut on Saturday.
The 21-year-old winger completed a £45million move from boyhood club Everton in the closing days of the January transfer window.
And after making his Magpies bow in a 1-1 draw against West Ham at St James’ Park at the weekend, club icon Shay Given hailed his impact after a bright 20-minute cameo.
He said: ‘There’s a lot of excitement around the city – but West Ham deserve credit. Anthony Gordon made a big difference when he came off the bench.
‘Not to lose the game is important. It’s a little bit down after the high of the other night but it’s a point on the board.’
Pundits hailed Anthony Gordon’s performance as he made his Newcastle debut on Saturday
The £45million winger looked bright in a 25-minute cameo against West Ham at St James’ Park
And club icon Shay Given (pictured above) praised the instant impact the 21-year-old provided
Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp added: ‘Gordon showed what he was about, he gave them something different. (wideman Allan) Saint-Maximin struggled. They missed (midfielder Bruno) Guimaraes.’
‘If West Ham carry on like that they’ll get a lot of wins. In midfield (Lucas) Paqueta and (Declan) Rice were exceptional. West Ham looked really good going forwards. It will feel like a bit of a loss for Newcastle after what was such a big week.’
The point leaves Eddie Howe’s side in fourth, four points clear of Tottenham in the race to finish in the Champions League places, while West Ham – currently in 16th – move a point clear of the relegation zone.
Next up, the Magpies travel to relegation-threatened Bournemouth.