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Ballboy refused Mohammed Kudus request after West Ham striker scored against Newcastle

Ballboy refused Mohammed Kudus request after West Ham striker scored against Newcastle

He wasn't having any of it.

A ballboy brutally ignored Mohammed Kudus' request after the West Ham star scored against Newcastle United on Saturday.

Kudus scored a controversial goal at the end of first half injury-time to put the visitors 2-1 up at St James' Park.

Newcastle were unhappy that referee Robert Jones allowed West Ham to take a quick free-kick, which led to Jarrod Bowen squaring the ball and Kudus finishing past Martin Dubravka.

The strike put David Moyes' side ahead for the first time, after Michail Antonio produced a smart finish to cancel out Alexander Isak's early penalty.

After putting the Hammers ahead, Kudus ran towards the advertising hoardings to perform his trademark celebration.

This season the Ghanaian attacker has earned himself a reputation for pulling off playful celebrations, including sitting on stools used by ballboys.

Kudus tried to do just that at St James' Park, but one Newcastle ballboy had other ideas.

When the 23-year-old attacker approached the ballboy and appeared to ask if he could use his stool, the youngster looked at him blankly and refused to budge.

When Kudus pleaded with him to get up, his West Ham teammates Lucas Paqueta and Tomas Soucek ushered him away and he instead celebrated by sitting on the advertising hoardings.

In an interview with West Ham's official club website in December, Kudus explained that his celebrations don't actually have any meaning, other than him just wanting to take a breather and take in his surroundings.

West Ham extended their lead just two minutes into the second half, and this time Kudus turned provider.

The visitors produced a brilliant counter-attack that saw Kudus burst down the left flank, square the ball to Bowen in the centre and the England man coolly slot the ball past Dubravka.

Newcastle pulled off an impressive comeback to win 4-3, with Isak converting a second penalty before Harvey Barnes scored twice to secure a famous win.

Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Newcastle United, Premier League, Jarrod Bowen, VAR