Newcastle United
Newcastle United

Jose Luis Mato Sanmartín 36'

Ciaran Clark 72'

Aleksandar Mitrovic 86'

3
-
0
West Ham United
West Ham United
0
15
30
45
60
75
90
NEW
V
WES
Goal (36')
Scorer: Jose Luis Mato Sanmartín
Substitution (72')
Sub-on: Jose Luis Mato Sanmartín
Sub-off: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Goal (72')
Scorer: Ciaran Clark
Substitution (82')
Sub-on: Isaac Hayden
Sub-off: Mohamed Diamé
Yellow (83')
Mikel Merino
Goal (86')
Scorer: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitution (88')
Sub-on: Matt Ritchie
Sub-off: Jacob Murphy
Yellow (17')
Javier Hernández Balcázar
Substitution (45')
Sub-on: Declan Rice
Sub-off: Manuel Lanzini
Yellow (65')
Edimilson Fernandes
Substitution (70')
Sub-on: André Ayew
Sub-off: Diafra Sakho
Substitution (71')
Sub-on: Mark Noble
Sub-off: Cheikhou Kouyaté
Yellow (78')
Diafra Sakho
Possession
37.5 %
62.5 %
Shots (On Target)
8
3
Shots (Off Target)
9
5
Corners
7
5
Crosses
21
15
Clearances
21
22
Yellow Cards
1
3
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Newcastle United
Possession
62.5%
37.5%
Shots (On Target)
3
8
Shots (Off Target)
5
9
Corners
5
7
Crosses
15
21
Clearances
22
21
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Newcastle United
Newcastle United
4-2-3-1
1
19
18
2
6
30
14
17
23
11
21
7
45
41
16
27
10
24
Man. Rafael Benítez
1 Robert Elliot
19 Javier Manquillo
18 Chancel Mbemba
2 Ciaran Clark
6 Jamaal Lascelles
30 Christian Atsu
14 Isaac Hayden
17 Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez
23 Mikel Merino
11 Matt Ritchie
21 Jose Luis Mato Sanmartín
Substitutions
7 Jacob Murphy
45 Aleksandar Mitrovic
41 Freddie Woodman
16 Rolando Aarons
27 Jesús Gámez Duarte
10 Mohamed Diamé
24 Henri Saivet
Possession %
38
63
Duels Won
56
57
Aerial Duels Won
25
16
Interceptions
15
7
Offsides
0
2
Corners
7
5
West Ham United
4-2-3-1
25
19
5
21
3
31
41
16
20
30
17
4
8
14
13
15
10
26
Slaven Bilic Man.
Joe Hart 25
James Collins 19
Pablo Zabaleta 5
Angelo Ogbonna 21
Aaron Cresswell 3
Edimilson Fernandes 31
Declan Rice 41
Mark Noble 16
André Ayew 20
Michail Antonio 30
Javier Hernández Balcázar 17
Substitutions
José Miguel da Rocha Fonte 4
Cheikhou Kouyaté 8
Pedro Obiang 14
Adrián San Miguel del Castillo 13
Diafra Sakho 15
Manuel Lanzini 10
Arthur Masuaku 26
Player Comparison

The Hammers were beaten in Newcastle

 

It was a day to forget in the north east for West Ham United on Saturday as Newcastle United were 3-0 winners in the Premier League.

Goals from the Magpies’ new striker Joselu, defender Ciaran Clark and substitute Aleksander Mitrovic meant the Hammers suffered their third consecutive Premier League defeat at St. James’ Park.

Slaven Bilic made two changes to the starting XI which so nearly won a well-earned point with ten men against Southampton last week, continuing with James Collins at the back after a fine Carabao Cup performance at Cheltenham and restoring Edimilson Fernandes to the team.

The first half was a feisty affair but until the half hour mark, provided little in the way of goalscoring opportunities.

Isaac Hayden did fire just over from the edge of the box on the 20-minute mark after the Hammers had cleared a corner, though the shot was never troubling Joe Hart in goal.

The Hammers ventured forward with 15 left to play in the first period and came close to breaking the deadlock in the north east.

Mark Noble, deep in the Newcastle half down the right-hand-side, checked back onto his left, before sweeping in a cross which eventually was headed by Andre Ayew.

The forward’s knock-down found its way to Aaron Cresswell, but the full-back spurned the chance, slicing his half volley just over from a tight angle.

Ayew did have a go at goal at goal himself just moments earlier, but his long range effort was curled well over the crossbar.

And despite the pressure from the visitors, it was Newcastle who took the leads six minutes later.

Declan Rice was caught in possession in midfield, and the Magpies countered quickly; Atsu, racing past Zabaleta in the left-hand-channel, found himself one-on-one with Hart and, aware of his surroundings, cleverly laid-off for Joselu to poke into the empty net.

Just seven minutes after the restart, the Hammers were so nearly back on level terms.

Cresswell – who was named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad this week – was again involved.

Latching onto Antonio’s through ball, the Liverpudlian this time hit the target and as Rob Elliot in the home goal parried straight into the six-yard-box, Chicharito’s stab at goal was just cleared by Ciaran Clark a yard away from crossing the line.

Next, it was the hosts’ turn to threaten. With Rafa Benitez’s side driving forward in numbers on the hour mark, Ayoze Perez did well to hold the play up and set Matt Ritchie on his way.

The former Bournemouth man, approaching the box, let fly with his left foot, but Hart was equal to the effort. A quick-thinking Pablo Zabaleta, first to the rebound, denied Joselu a certain second.

That second came for Newcastle ten minutes later, though. Ritchie – again the danger man – delivered a beautiful cross in from the right, and Ciaran Clark – up from the back – headed in against the post to put the game beyond West Ham’s reach.

Moments later, Ritchie was denied a third for the home team as Angelo Ogbonna threw himself in front of a goalbound effort to keep the deficit at two.

But into the last five minutes, the hosts were looking for a third and got it with four left to play. A simple header over the top found Ritchie, whose through ball left sub Aleksander Mitrovic with Hart to beat.

Rounding the stopper, the forward completed the scoring, rounding off a day to forget in the north east for the Hammers.

 

Newcastle United: Elliot, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Hayden (Diame 82), Merino, Atsu, Ritchie (Murphy 88), Perez, Joselu (Mitrovic 71).

Subs not used: Aarons, Saivet, Gamez, Woodman.

Goals: Joselu 36, Clark 73, Mitrovic 86

Bookings: Merino 84

West Ham United: Hart, Zabaleta, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble (Sakho 70), Rice (Lanzini 46), Antonio, Fernandes, Ayew (Kouyate 70), Chicharito.

Subs not used: Fonte, Adrian, Obiang, Masuaku.

Bookings: Chicharito 17