Cress aims for Magpies repeat

Aaron Cresswell opened his Hammers goalscoring account against Newcastle last year - and would love a repeat on Monday
Having scored against Newcastle United in the same fixture last season, Aaron Cresswell is hoping that lightning will strike twice on Monday evening.
The left-back opened his goalscoring account for the Hammers with a deft finish past the onrushing Rob Elliot to seal a valuable win which took the Irons to fifth in the table in December last year.
Ten months on, and last season’s Hammer of the Year is hoping to add to his tally: “It was a great day to score my first Premier League goal that day, it is one I will never forget.
“I would like to score another one; it would be nice to get a few goals. I came close against Liverpool, it would have been nice if that had gone in, but we now look to the next game and try to get the three points against Newcastle.”
Despite the current League campaign being only four games old, there has been plenty of drama and excitement already.
Two disappointing home defeats have been matched by two heroic away wins over Arsenal and Liverpool.
When asked about the reasons for the disparity between the Hammers’ home and away form, Cresswell continued: “I’m not too sure. I read somewhere that there have been a lot more away game wins than home wins this season. I don’t know if it is just a freak start to the season or more to do with the way teams are setting up, I don’t know, it is still early days.
“But we have had two unbelievable wins away from home, Arsenal on the opening day and then at Liverpool, but at home we haven’t been good enough in both games, hopefully we can put that right on Monday.”
While the Claret and Blues’ form has certainly been inconsistent, the 25-year-old was adamant that the Hammers can secure their first home win of the season come Monday evening.
“Our two away games have been fantastic but our two home games have not been good enough. We have to put in a good performance and get the three points.”