West Ham & Newcastle play out awesome match!
Due to their respective form, West Ham were expected to beat Newcastle at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Instead, we were treated to a real ding dong match between West Ham and Newcastle.
Marko Arnautovic continued his excellent form of late with the opener on six minutes.
Newcastle hit back in some style, with three goals to take control of the match.
Henri Saivet equalised on 10 minutes to take the game to 1-1 at half-time.
Newcastle take early second half lead over West Ham
Despite the Toon’s problems off the pitch, Newcastle took a 3-1 lead with two early goals in the second half.
Mohamed Diame was set up by Christian Atsu for the second. And, Atsu made it 3-1 from a Joselu assist with around thirty minutes remaining.
West Ham pulled a goal back via Andre Ayew with twenty minutes to go, and pushed for the equaliser late on.
West Ham fans turn on David Moyes again
The 3-2 defeat comes as a blow to West Ham who appeared to be turning the corner under David Moyes.
Hammers fans were not happy when Moyes took over from Slaven Bilic. West Ham made a poor start under the former Everton manager but put together some great results in December.
West Ham beat Chelsea and Stoke, plus drew with Arsenal to bag seven points from a possible nine.
However, West Ham have stalled in recent days. They lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
And, were not expected to lose so poorly at home to Newcastle.
This result drags West Ham right back in the relegation zone. And these two poor results come after David Moyes had boasted about his managerial prowess!
David Moyes can manage any team he said after 3 wins… did he touch wood before or? #bbcfootball
— #BROKEN Ethan Carter IV (@EthanCarterIV) December 23, 2017
#WHUNEW moyes newly stabilised defence conceding three times, woeful, the positivity all gone. Same as it ever was.
— John O'leary (@johnsbury66) December 23, 2017
Moyes has got this one so wrong today #coyi
— ⚒ Marky Perkins ⚒ (@Supagrova1973) December 23, 2017
When things were going nicely, #Moyes had to open his mouth & talk nonsense. Now 4 his excuses
— professional dreamer (@aj346) December 23, 2017
These managers wont learn. Let the season end before u start making mouth.
Earlier this week, Moyes said he can manage any club at any level and he will prove that with West Ham.
Now West Ham are collecting now.
— Tiwa's Dad (@vanMubsyn) December 23, 2017
It’s not a coincidence that clubs like Everton and Newcastle seem to bounce back from shit form against us. Sort it out please moyes.
— Jordan_whufc (@Jordan_whufc_) December 23, 2017
West Ham gone from 1-0 up, to 3-1 down, missing a pen, at home, against a team that hasn’t won in nine. Or going “Full Moyes”, to give it its proper name.
— Mark Evans (@Evs_Dubai) December 23, 2017
West Ham 1-3 Newcastle
Rafa Benitez had won seven of his last nine (D2) Premier League games against David Moyes.
Eight in ten looking solid? pic.twitter.com/au9V3uiH4k
— Betfair (@Betfair) December 23, 2017
I thought Bilic’s substitutions were odd at times but Moyes has taken it to a new level. Every game I’m baffled
— Rob Trudgeon ⚒ (@RobTrudgeon) December 23, 2017
Progress under Moyes, we have gone from being thrashed by Newcastle to throwing away any chances of a result against Newcastle!
Shit performance, why Hernandez isn't being played I don't know…bottom of the table teams will eat up any sort of aerial balls into the box!!
— Steven McCarthy (@StevenMcCarthy9) December 23, 2017
Moyes is back moyes is back #WHUNEW
— Lee Tessler (@L33TES) December 23, 2017
Moyes worst game as our manager. Got it completely wrong today. We sacrificed a cup semi final for this bollocks.
— ☘Irish Tommy 5280 ⚒ (@tomster36) December 23, 2017