Toon 0 Hammers 3

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NEWCASTLE 0 WEST HAM 3

Before the game one of the BBC reporters said: "Anything can happen in this game, it is impossible to predict. No scoreline would surprise me."

3-0 to West Ham surprised a lot of Toon fans, even though we have suffered many defeats like this over the decades. You NEVER know with the Black & Whites.

Javier Hernandez took us to the cleaners, and he could have scored more!

All 48 of Javier Hernandez's  Premier League goals have come from inside the box, with only Tim Cahill posting a better 100% record (56/56 from inside the box)

"I cannot complain of the effort of the players or the commitment but again today we had chances, but they scored theirs." Said Rafa, but we were never in the game.

Hernandez grabbed his first in the 11th minute, just as some Newcastle fans were taking to their seats following a "walk-in protest" against the club owner - had they waited another minute they would not have witnessed the calamitous defending from their side.

Robert Snodgrass was allowed to run down the left and deliver an in-swinging cross for his Mexican team-mate who got himself in front of Federico Fernandez to poke in.

Hernandez then missed a couple of great chances before he fired home the second from Arnautovic's flick-on.

And with the final kick of the game, Anderson capped off an exceptional display by slotting in West Ham's third under the body of keeper Martin Dubravka.

The victory was only the Hammers' second in the league at Newcastle since 1998, and moves them into 13th spot, on 15 points, Newcastle drop down to 14th and have 12 points.

 Hernandez , who won two Premier League titles with Manchester United, signed for the Hammers from Bayer Leverkusen for £16m in 2017.

West Ham's heavy home defeat by Manchester City last week was an anomaly because of the stature of their opponents. At St James' Park, the Hammers found themselves against a team with similar aspirations for the season and on the same number of points - however, by full-time it was quite stark that there was a difference in quality between the two sides.

A large chunk of West Ham's summer transfer budget went on midfielder Anderson who produced a man-of-the-match performance that showcased his surging runs and great range of passing.

He deservedly got on the scoresheet with seconds remaining when he brushed off a weak challenge from Fabian Schar to slot home. The Brazilian had also provided a brilliant ball for Hernandez, who should have hit the target instead of the side-netting with the score at 1-0.

The Mexican got the ball rolling with a close-range finish in the first-half, and finally scored his second on 63 minutes when he latched on to Arnautovic's header and fired low past Newcastle's Czech keeper.

After a run of three wins against mid-table sides which pulled them out of the relegation mire, this defeat suggested that Newcastle face another fight to stay in the league.

They created few clear chances. Ayoze Perez headed high over the bar when he should have hit the target, while fellow forward Salomon Rondon had two efforts blocked by Aaron Cresswell.

Newcastle brought on Joselu to try to boost the attack, but instead of lifting the home support he brought out derision with a woeful cross in the area which summed up his side's day.