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Newcastle United 0-3 West Ham: Hernandez and Anderson seal win at Benitez’s Newcastle

Newcastle United 0-3 West Ham: Hernandez and Anderson seal win at Benitez’s Newcastle

Newcastle United 0-3 West Ham: Hernandez and Anderson seal win at Benitez’s Newcastle By Saj Chowdhury BBC Sport 1 Dec From the section Premier League Share this page Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46326044 Read more about sharing. All 48 of Javier Hernandez’s (left) Premier League goals…

Newcastle United 0-3 West Ham: Hernandez and Anderson seal win at Benitez’s Newcastle

Javier Hernandez (left)

All 48 of Javier Hernandez’s (left) Premier League goals have come from inside the box, with only Tim Cahill posting a better 100% record (56/56 from inside the box)

Javier Hernandez scored twice as West Ham ended Newcastle’s run of three wins with an emphatic victory at St James’ Park.

The match was a tale of two attacks – one which made the most of their chances, and the other which was wasteful and short of quality.

Hernandez grabbed his first in the 11th minute, just as some Newcastle fans were taking to their seats following a “walk-in protest” against the club owner – had they waited another minute they would not have witnessed the calamitous defending from their side.

Robert Snodgrass was allowed to run down the left and deliver an in-swinging cross for his Mexican team-mate who got himself in front of Federico Fernandez to poke in.

Hernandez then missed a couple of great chances before he fired home the second from Marko Arnautovic’s flick-on.

And with the final kick of the game, Felipe Anderson capped off an exceptional display by slotting in West Ham’s third under the body of keeper Martin Dubravka.

The victory was only the Hammers’ second in the league at Newcastle since 1998, and moves them into 13th spot, on 15 points, Newcastle drop down to 14th and have 12 points.

West Ham show they are a class above

West Ham’s heavy home defeat by Manchester City last week was an anomaly because of the stature of their opponents. At St James’ Park, the Hammers found themselves against a team with similar aspirations for the season and on the same number of points – however, by full-time it was quite stark that there was a difference in quality between the two sides.

The Hammers spent close to £100m in the summer, in contrast with the Magpies who made a net profit of about £20m from player transactions. A large chunk of West Ham’s budget went on midfielder Anderson who produced a man-of-the-match performance that showcased his surging runs and great range of passing.

He deservedly got on the scoresheet with seconds remaining when he brushed off a weak challenge from Fabian Schar to slot home. The Brazilian had also provided a brilliant ball for Hernandez, who should have hit the target instead of the side-netting with the score at 1-0.

The Mexican got the ball rolling with a close-range finish in the first-half, and finally scored his second on 63 minutes when he latched on to Arnautovic’s header and fired low past Newcastle’s Czech keeper.

How Magpies manager Rafael Benitez must wish he had the likes of Anderson, Hernandez and Arnautovic at his disposal.

Newcastle back down to earth with a bump

Since he joined the club in 2016, Newcastle’s Spanish boss has repeatedly indicated that his side lack the quality needed to reach the next level – which after Saturday’s display appears to be the level West Ham occupy.

After a run of three wins against mid-table sides which pulled them out of the relegation mire, this defeat suggested that they face another fight to stay in the league.

They created few clear chances. Ayoze Perez headed high over the bar when he should have hit the target, while fellow forward Salomon Rondon had two efforts blocked by Aaron Cresswell.

Newcastle brought on Joselu to try to boost the attack, but instead of lifting the home support he brought out derision with a woeful cross in the area which summed up his side’s day.

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 12Dubravka
  • 22YedlinBooked at 89mins
  • 5SchärBooked at 79mins
  • 18Fernandez
  • 19Manquillo
  • 11RitchieBooked at 41minsSubstituted forAtsuat 54'minutes
  • 10Diamé
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 15KenedySubstituted forShelveyat 70'minutes
  • 17PérezSubstituted forJoseluat 78'minutes
  • 9Rondón

Substitutes

  • 2Clark
  • 6Lascelles
  • 8Shelvey
  • 21Joselu
  • 30Atsu
  • 36Longstaff
  • 41Woodman

West Ham

  • 1Fabianski
  • 5ZabaletaBooked at 43mins
  • 4Balbuena
  • 23Diop
  • 3CresswellSubstituted forMasuakuat 56'minutes
  • 11SnodgrassBooked at 21mins
  • 16NobleBooked at 32minsSubstituted forWilshereat 85'minutes
  • 41Rice
  • 8Felipe Anderson
  • 17Hernández
  • 7ArnautovicSubstituted forObiangat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Carroll
  • 13Adrián
  • 14Obiang
  • 19Wilshere
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 26Masuaku
  • 27Pérez
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
51,853

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamWest Ham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 0, West Ham United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, West Ham United 3.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 0, West Ham United 3. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Wilshere following a fast break.

Booking

DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United).

Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United).

Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Jack Wilshere replaces Mark Noble.

Attempt saved. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin.

Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pedro Obiang (West Ham United).

Attempt saved. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Atsu with a headed pass.

Offside, West Ham United. Robert Snodgrass tries a through ball, but Issa Diop is caught offside.

Booking

Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).

Chicharito (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Joselu replaces Ayoze Pérez.

Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United).

Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).

Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Pedro Obiang replaces Marko Arnautovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jonjo Shelvey replaces Kenedy.

Offside, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez tries a through ball, but Salomón Rondón is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

Attempt missed. Issa Diop (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Martin Dubravka.

Attempt saved. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 0, West Ham United 2. Chicharito (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic with a through ball.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Lukasz Fabianski.

Ki Sung-yueng (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United).

Attempt missed. Chicharito (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Felipe Anderson with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

Attempt missed. Chicharito (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Arthur Masuaku replaces Aaron Cresswell because of an injury.

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