Pellegrini Scratches His Head

Last updated : 04 November 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

West Ham 2-3 Newcastle - Pellegrini has his say.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It is really difficult to explain why we played the way we did in the first 45 minutes.

"The last two games we played at home we started by pressing from the beginning, playing in the opposite half.

"I do not understand why we played so, so bad."

Why Newcastle enjoy their trips to London - the stats:-

◾West Ham are now without a win in five Premier League games, their longest winless streak in the competition since a run of eight ending in December 2017

◾Newcastle have scored more than once in a Premier League game for the first time this season, becoming the last side in the top flight to hit two or more goals in a match in the competition this season

◾West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini suffered his first defeat in his ninth Premier League meeting with Newcastle

◾Newcastle have tasted victory on three of their last four Premier League visits to London, as many wins as they managed in their previous 24 trips to the capital in the division

◾Newcastle have scored two headed goals in the first half of a Premier League game for the first time since December 2006 against Tottenham

◾Five of Newcastle's Premier League goals this season have come via defenders this season, more than any other side

◾Jonjo Shelvey netted his first direct free-kick goal in the Premier League with his 31st attempt

◾Robert Snodgrass has scored in consecutive Premier League games after going 21 such appearances without a goal going back to December 2018