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Newcastle Utd 3-0 West Ham Utd

Filed: Sunday, 27th August 2017
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are in deep trouble at the foot of the Premier League after going down 3-0 at newly-promoted Newcastle.

Having already shipped seven goals in their opening two league matches, it was imperative that Slaven Bilic's side produced a better defensive performance.

But if anything, this was worse than either of the defeats at Manchester United and Southampton, where the Hammers at least made a fight of it - unlike here, where there was very little to raise the hopes of the travelling faithful.

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The only goal of the opening 45 arrived nine minutes ahead of the half time interval, when new signing Joselu opened his account for the Mags after indecision in midfield by teenager Declan Rice.

The hosts had to wait until the 73rd minute before doubling their advantage when Ciaran Clark profited from some dreadful marking by West Ham's two central defenders by converting a free header.

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And it got even worse for West Ham four minutes from the end of normal time, when Aleksander Mitrovic raced through before rounding Joe Hart to make it 3-0, after Collins' made a complete hash of trying to play the striker offside.

West Ham's next opportunity to register their first points of the new campaign come against another newly-promoted side, Huddersfield, when the Yourkshire club become the first visitors to the Olympic Stadium this season.

The Hammers have been forced to play their opening four matches of the campaign (including the reversed Carabao Cup tie against Chelteham) away from home as they are temporarily homeless, as a result of the World Athletics Championships.

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

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

Booked: Chicharito (17).

Newcastle Utd: 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).

Booked: Merino (84).

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