Newcastle finished third in the Premier League Asia Trophy as they won 1-0 against West Ham on Saturday.

Steve Bruce was in attendance, but was unable to be in the dugout due to issues over a work visa. 

He watched his side beat Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham team with an excellent performance in China.

Yoshinori Muto scored the only goal of the game for Newcastle, as he finished with aplomb from Jamie Sterry’s superb cross from the right wing. 

Newcastle lost 4-0 to Wolves in the semi-final earlier this week, but bounced back with an impressive performance against the Hammers to give fans a bit of hope after a turbulent summer on Tyneside. 

There has been a fairly negative reception to Bruce’s arrival at the club and the fans need to start looking at potential positives ahead of next season. 

With that in mind, here are four things we learned from the game…