Newcastle United v West Ham United, 26 August 2017

Score3-0 to Newcastle United
RefereeNeil Swarbrick
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSt James' Park
Attendance52,093
Kick-off: 3.00pm West Ham United had now won on only one of their last 14 visits to St James' Park (all Premier League, lost eight).

Goals:

Joselu 36 G
Ciaran Clark 72 G
Aleksandar Mitrović 86 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot
Defender Jamaal Lascelles
Defender Javi Manquillo
Defender Chancel Mbemba
Defender/Midfielder Ciaran Clark
Defender/Midfielder Isaac Hayden
Midfielder Christian Atsu
Midfielder Mikel Merino
Midfielder Matt Ritchie
Midfielder/Forward Ayoze Pérez
Forward Joselu

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joe Hart
Defender Angelo Ogbonna
Defender Pablo Zabaleta
Defender/Centre back James M Collins
Defender/Left back Aaron Cresswell
Midfielder Mark Noble
Midfielder Declan Rice
Midfielder/Forward Michail Antonio
Midfielder/Forward André Ayew

Substitutions:

Aleksandar Mitrović for Joselu 72
Mo Diamé for Isaac Hayden 82
Jacob Murphy for Matt Ritchie 88

Substitutions:

Manuel Lanzini for Declan Rice 46
Diafra Sakho for André Ayew 70
Cheikhou Kouyaté for Mark Noble 71

Cards:

Mikel Merino 83 Y

Cards:

Javier Hernández 17 Y
Edimilson Fernandes 65 Y
Diafra Sakho 78 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman
Defender Jesús Gámez
Midfielder Jacob Murphy
Midfielder/Forward Mo Diamé
Midfielder/Forward Henri Saivet
Forward Rolando Aarons

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Defender José Fonte
Defender Arthur Masuaku
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Midfielder Manuel Lanzini
Midfielder Pedro Obiang
Forward Diafra Sakho

Comments:

League position: 14th Newcastle United had now lost one of their last seven home games in the Premier League (won four). Joselu had now scored in five different Premier League games and had ended on the winning side on each occasion. With this win, manager Rafa Benítez had won a total of 500 points during his career in the Premier League. Newcastle United manager Rafa Benítez said: "When you are losing it is difficult, when you are winning everyone is happy. We won with everyone trying so hard. The fans were crucial last year and they have to be crucial this year. They are trying to help. I think I have some friends in the stands. I said before that Joselu needed to be fit. He did well. It was a great effort."

Comments:

League position: 20th West Ham United had now lost all three of their first three games of a Premier League season for the first time since 2010-11, when they went on to be relegated. The Hammers had conceded at least three goals in four of their last five games in the Premier League. They had now won one of their last 11 away games in the Premier League (lost six). West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic said: "We have to admit they were better in everything, especially in determination and wanting to win second balls and making a transition when doing that. We didn't deserve anything. We are trying to be active in the transfer market still but I was happy with the team. It was just the performance that was not good."