Hammers v Toon - The Stats

Last updated : 21 December 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

West Ham United v Newcastle United

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Kick-off time & date: Saturday December 23, 1500 GMT
Venue: London Stadium

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West Ham have won their last two home Premier League games against Newcastle – one more than they managed in their previous eight (W1 D3 L4).

After doing the double over West Ham in their first two Premier League seasons in 1993-94 and 1994-95, Newcastle have managed it just once since (in 2010-11).

West Ham beat Huddersfield but lost 3-0 to Brighton at London Stadium in October – the Hammers haven’t lost two home matches to newly promoted sides in the same season since 2006-07 (Reading and Watford).

West Ham have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Premier League games – they’ve only kept four in a row in the competition once before, back in February 2014 under Sam Allardyce.

Newcastle haven’t lost five consecutive Premier League games since May 2015, a run of eight under John Carver.

Newcastle have lost 71 Premier League games in London – more than any other side from outside the capital.

Rafael Benitez has won 10 of his 13 Premier League matches against West Ham (D1 L2), although his two defeats were away from home in January 2008 and December 2012.

The Spaniard has also won seven and lost none of his last nine Premier League encounters with David Moyes – his most recent meeting was a 2-1 win as Chelsea boss in Moyes’ final match as Everton boss in May 2013.

Since Adrian came into the West Ham team against Man City, the Hammers have conceded just two goals in four games, keeping three clean sheets. With Joe Hart in goal, they kept three clean sheets in 14 games and conceded 30 goals.

Marko Arnautovic has scored two goals in his last three Premier League games – more than he’d scored in his previous 20 combined with West Ham and Stoke (one).