West Ham United lose embarrassingly to Newcastle United at the London Stadium

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A fascinating affair at the London Stadium saw West Ham United lose embarrassingly to Champions League spot chasers Newcastle United at their home turf. 

David Moyes lined-up his West Ham United side in a 4-3-3 formation with Fabianski in goal, Kehrer, Aguerd, Zouma, Emerson, Soucek, Rice, Paqueta, Bowen, Antonio and Benrahma

Newcastle United played a 4-3-3 pattern as customary with Eddie Howe’s team, Pope started in goal, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Joelinton, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Murphy, Wilson and Saint-Maximin completed the XI. 

West Ham United kicked things off in the game and it was a blast right from the first whistle.

Newcastle United were lucky to escape without conceding in the first minute of the encounter after Bowen did cut the ball back and Bruno Guimaraes slides in to change the direction of the ball to his own upright. 

The first goal of the game was scored in the 6th minute as Newcastle United took the lead after a header from Callum Wilson. 

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Saint Maximin played a delightful ball into the area and Wilson, completely unmarked, connected to the ball to head home. 

Joelinton one-on-one with Fabianski of West Ham
Joelinton one-on-one with Fabianski

Joelinton got the second goal in the 13th minute and the goal was almost ruled out if not for the intervention of VAR. 

The assistant referee on the far side raised his flag for offside but replays show the Brazilian was onside after Emerson kept him on. 

In the 27th minute there was a massive chance for West Ham United to get a goal in the first half after Paqueta bent an effort around the wall although Pope did enough to turn it around the post. 

Kurt Zouma in the 40th minute headed the ball into the back of the net off a cross from Bowen to get West Ham United 1 goal ahead of Newcastle United in the first half. 

Emerson picked up the first yellow card in the match after a reckless challenge on Jacob Murphy. 

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It finished 2-1, Newcastle United ahead at the break and they deserved that lead going into half time after a wonderful performance in the first 45.

Newcastle United made it 3-1 against West Ham United just after the commencement of the second 45

Straight from the restart of action in the second half, Callum Wilson increased Newcastle United’s lead over West Ham United. 

Newcastle United players celebrating in the West Ham game
Newcastle United players celebrating

It was a road towards humiliation for the Hammers as David Moyes’s side didn’t have any answer to the questions posed by Newcastle United. 

Joelinton picked up a yellow card in the 52nd minute after a late challenge on Paqueta. 

Alexander Isak made it 4 for Newcastle United against West Ham United as he lobbed the ball into an open net following an error from Fabianski. 

Bruno Guimaraes found Joelinton with a fantastic ball and he completed the job, going past Coufal and Zouma before firing a shot into the bottom right corner for his brace. 

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Eddie Howe’s side remain 3rd on the Premier League table while West Ham United sit 15th, same point as Bournemouth who occupy the first spot in the relegation zone but the Hammers have a better goal difference.

It finished West Ham United 1-5 Newcastle United at the London Stadium with fans of the Hammers dismayed at the performance of the home side.

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