Slaven Bilic’s team travel to St James’ Park this Saturday, with NUFC looking for their first win of the season. We’ve taken a look at the past five encounters between the two sides ahead of this weekend’s big game.
West Ham 1 – 3 Newcastle – January 18th 2014
NUFC pushed Sam Allardyce’s men back into the relegation zone after a dominant display from the away side. A brace from Yohan Cabaye and an 11th goal of the season for Loic Rémy helped Alan Pardew’s team end a three game losing streak.
The visitors struck early on before extending their lead via a cross from Sissoko into the path of Rémy. The NUFC defence weathered the storm in the second half but Cabaye capped off the display with a superb free-kick in the dying minutes of the game.
Line-up of the day: Krul, Santon, Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Williamson, Anita, Tioté, Cabaye, Sissoko, Gouffran, Rémy.
West Ham 1 – 0 Newcastle – 29th Novermber 2014
Same year, different season and a more unfortunate result for the Magpies at the Boleyn Ground. A Newcastle side on a run of six straight wins in all competitions started the game strong, with Ayoze Perez getting the away fans out of their seats on numerous occasions.
However things picked up in the second half for West Ham, with Kouyaté’s deflected shot falling into the path of Cresswell who scored his first for the London club. The pressure continued to be heaped on Pardew’s side as Sissoko’s sending off eventually killled the game.
Line-up of the day: Elliot, Dummett, Haidara, Janmaat, Williamson, Colback, Tioté, Sissoko, Ameobi, Gouffran, Perez.
Newcastle 2 – 0 West Ham – 24th May, 2015
“Cisse… Colback… GUTIERREZ!!! Can there be a more popular goalscorer?! The man who knows the true meaning of survival makes sure that Newcastle do survive at this level in what is probably his last game for the club!”
At the end of a dire season for the Newcastle faithful, one man came back to ensure the club’s survival with a 2-0 win over West Ham.
An afternoon of tension on Tyneside was subdued after a second half effort from Moussa Sissoko beat Adrián. In spirit of the high emotions, none other than Jonas Gutierrez marked his return from cancer treatment with a goal which went down in club fol his side’s survival.
For opposition manager Sam Allardyce, it was a miserable conclusion to his stay at the club.
Line-up of the day: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Riviere, Gutierrez, Cissé.
West Ham 2 – 0 Newcastle United. 14th September, 2015
Steve McClaren came up against West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic for the first time since his infamous ‘Wally with a Brolly’ night in the pouring rain of Wembley in 2007.
The occasion was another to forget for the Newcastle manager who watched his side fall to a 2-0 defeat.
Two goals from the in-form Dimitri Payet were enough to sink Newcastle and continue their disastrous run of 5 games without a win in the 2015-16 season.
Line-up of the day: Krul, Haidara, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Cissé.
Newcastle 2 – 1 West Ham – 16th January, 2017
It took McClaren until January of the following year to finally get his revenge over Bilic. A 2-1 win for the home side proved to be Newcastle’s first in five consecutive games.
Two goals in the opening 15 mins from both Ayoze Perez and Georginio Wijnaldum were enough to withstand a second half strike from Jelavic. This result, alongside the 1-0 win against West Brom in February, proved to be one of McClaren’s final victories before the appointment of Rafa Benitez.
Line-up of the day: Elliot, Dummett, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Coback, Shelvey, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Perez.