Sun 31 Mar 2024, 08:59 · Ash Harrison

Watch: John Anderson's reaction and Matthew Raisbeck's voice crack as Newcastle steal incredible win

Watch: John Anderson's reaction and Matthew Raisbeck's voice crack as Newcastle steal incredible win
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If you're just waking up and wondering just what happened yesterday, then it was true, Newcastle United did come from 1-3 down to win 4-3 against West Ham United at St James' Park.

We can only imagine the sore heads across the region this morning as thousands of fans poured out of St James' Park in the early afternoon sun yesterday after watching one of the games of the season and thought "You know what? I'm staying out!".

It was a game that had everything and had Newcastle fans going through every emotion, but it's the emotion that the game ended on that carried on through the day - sheer elation. We hit relief when Harvey Barnes scored his first goal to tie things up at 3-3, but the sheer emphatic joy that swept across the Geordie Nation when he fired in Newcastle's fourth was something else.

It was by far the best goal of the game from a technical perspective, but in terms of what it meant, what it represented, it was up there with the goals of the season.


It was pure chaos in the BBC Radio Newcastle commentary booth

Commentating for BBC Radio Newcastle and NUFC TV, Matthew Raisbeck and John Anderson could barely contain themselves as they saw Barnes' thunderous 20-yard effort nestle in the back of the net.

Anderson's yell almost drowned out Razer's commentary and then Razer himself had a comedy voice crack trying to hold back his emotions when describing the goal.

It may not go down in history as one of the best moments in Newcastle United commentary like the "looking for number five" or "Papiss Cisse with another blinding strike" but for right now, for what it represents, it's a thing of beauty.


Newcastle have put themselves in the race for Europe with that comeback win

Newcastle can now take this confidence into the remaining nine games of the season after closing the gap on West Ham to just one point and then seeing Manchester United drop points at Brentford later in the day, they are also within touching distance now.

The Magpies have yet to play Manchester United too, and that meeting at Old Trafford could be huge in deciding if and indeed which European competition Newcastle qualify for.

First up, though, Eddie Howe must patch together a team to take on Everton at St James' Park on Tuesday night as they go again live on TNT Sport.