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Bowyer: Newcastle keeper Harper top class

West Ham midfielder Lee Bowyer hailed former Newcastle teammate Steve Harper after being denied on Sunday with the scores at 2-1.

The Toon eventually ran out 3-1 winners and Bowyer is convinced Harper's save was a turning point.

"I thought I'd done him," he admitted on whufc.com. "It went through the defender's legs. I just thought there were so many bodies I had to try and keep it low, it might get a deflection. It went straight through his legs and I thought 'yes, it's in!' He just got an arm to it. He's a top-class goalkeeper and, maybe another time I'll beat him.

"It was good to come back and see old faces but we've gone away with the wrong result so it's not so good in that respect. We'll just keep moving on and see how we go."

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