Newcastle new boys floor West Ham
Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick scored on debut as Newcastle heaped more early-season misery on West Ham with a 2-0 victory at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Summer signing Wilson was a threat throughout Saturday’s clash at the London Stadium and got his just rewards on 56 minutes when he got to fellow debutant Hendrick’s flick ahead of Hammers goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski to bundle the Magpies’ opener home.
Wilson’s eighth goal in nine league appearances against West Ham looked to be enough for the victory but Hendrick made sure, adding a goal to his assist with an emphatic drive into the roof of the net four minutes from time to send the Magpies second in the table after their first winning start to a league season in eight years.
West Ham needed a performance after a summer of transfer discontent had marred David Moyes’ pre-season preparations, but it was the same old story from the Hammers as they slipped to a fourth successive opening-day Premier League defeat without scoring.
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Live Premier League
West Ham entertain Charlton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday at 7.30pm, before travelling across London to face Arsenal at 8pm on Saturday Night Football – live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Live Renault Super Sunday
Newcastle host Blackburn in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday at 7.30pm, before welcoming Brighton to St. James’ Park in their first league home game of the season at 2pm on Super Sunday – live on Sky Sports Premier League.
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