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Souness says Newcastle safe after victory over West Ham

Former Newcastle boss Graeme Souness believes they're safe after victory over West Ham.

Joe Willock scored an 82nd minute winner against the Hammers to move onto 35 points - nine clear of 18th placed Fulham, with six games to play.

After the Toon's 3-2 win, Souness said: "It's enormous. I think that will be enough (points) for them.

"West Brom, who have a bit of momentum, will look on this result as a kick in the teeth – Fulham, also. They'll be ok now.

"They did it in a fashion which won't make Steve Bruce too happy: they were in the driving seat and completely lost the plot when the other team were down to 10 men, but they got there with a couple of large slices of luck.

"They will look back on this season and think 'in other games, Lady Luck has not been with us. In other games we got it and we'll take it'."

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