Football

Shelvey makes a sweet and sour debut

NEWCASTLE UTD 2

(Perez 6, Wijnaldum 15)

WEST HAM UTD 1

(Jelavic 49)

Debutant Jonjo Shelvey could find himself in trouble with the Football Association after helping new club Newcastle United to a precious English Premier League victory over West Ham.

The £12million midfielder, signed from Swansea this week, turned in just the kind of performance the Magpies bought him for, but faces trial by video over an off-the-ball body-check on Hammers striker Enner Valencia, which did not appear to be spotted by referee Neil Swarbrick.

But whatever the outcome, Shelvey went home with a smile on his face after first-half goals from Ayoze Perez and Georginio Wijnaldum proved enough to secure a first win seven games. Nikica Jelavic replied for West Ham.