Aguerd reveals why Newcastle must be worried


David Moyes will be looking to get one over Eddie Howe

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has every reason to feel worried as his team face the Irons in Sunday’s match at the London Stadium.

Howe told his pre-match press conference he feared the Hammers set piece situations pointing to James Ward Prowse as a particular threat.

With six assists from the former Southampton skipper the Geordies boss isn’t wrong and the point has been rubbed in by Nayef Aguerd who described the No 7’s delivery as wonderful.

He benefitted from that when scoring the winner against Freiburg and will be hoping for much the same tomorrow as he arrives late in the box to get onto those crosses and corners.

Kurt Zouma and Tomáš Souček have also found the net on the end of a Ward-Prowse corner this term, with the summer.

Aguerd has been discussing it all on and is clearly delighted with the new dimension JWP has added to the squad.

He said of his goal: “It was a nice feeling. We all know that we are performing from set pieces – Prowsey’s delivery is wonderful so we work a lot in training to score these goals.

“On Thursday it was me, it was Kurt against Luton. Tomáš has scored from set pieces, so we work on those.”

Yes, Newcastle be worried, be very worried!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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