Ghanaian star Kudus trolled by ballboy after scoring for West Ham against Newcastle

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Ghanaian star Kudus trolled by ballboy after scoring for West Ham against Newcastle

Ayoola Kelechi 15:35 - 30.03.2024

West Ham star Mohammed Kudus was bested by a ballboy despite scoring in first-half added time for the Hammers against Newcastle United

One ball boy became the centre of attention at St James' Park following his actions after Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus scored West Ham's second goal against Newcastle United, adding a touch of humour to the intense Premier League clash.

Kudus inspires West Ham comeback

In the aftermath of the international break, West Ham and Newcastle faced off in a thrilling encounter. Newcastle initially took the lead through an Alexander Isak penalty, setting the stage for a dramatic contest.

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West Ham swiftly responded to Newcastle's early goal, with Michail Antonio levelling the game. However, it was a controversial quick free-kick that allowed Mohammed Kudus to complete the turnaround in first-half stoppage time, sending the visitors into celebration mode.

Newcastle Ballboy has the last laugh

Mohammed Kudus, known for his unique celebration of sitting on a stool, attempted to repeat the gesture after scoring for West Ham. However, his plans were hilariously foiled by a Newcastle United ball boy, who refused to vacate his seat, leaving Kudus with no choice but to opt for the advertising hoardings instead.

While the match was filled with tension and excitement, the incident involving Kudus and the ball boy provided a moment of lightheartedness. It showcased the spontaneity and humor that can often accompany the intensity of football matches, leaving fans amused by the unexpected turn of events at St James' Park.