There were few crumbs of comfort for travelling Mags fans who sauntered 300 miles down the A1 only to watch their team comfortably beaten at the OS by Pellegrini's West Ham.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez felt that "a lack of concentration" led to his team going down 2-0 to West Ham at the Olympic STadium on Saturday evening.
Manuel Pellegrini confessed to being "very happy" at what he described as a "solid" performance by his team, following West Ham's 2-0 defeat of Newcastle in Stratford.
First half goals from midfielders Declan Rice and Mark Noble were enough to secure all three points against a disappointing Newcastle at the Olympic Stadium.
Declan Rice says he felt he was destined to go out on loan following West Ham's defeat at Anfield on the opening day of the season.
Mark Noble says that West Ham United legend Billy Bonds is the "epitome of a team player".
West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has been named as Young Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.
It has been confirmed that little Isla Caton has been given the all-clear from cancer.
Three times Hammer of the Year Scott Parker has been unveiled as the new caretaker manager of Fulham.
Felipe Anderson has been recalled to the Brazilian national squad for two forthcoming friendlies against Panama and the Czech Republic.