West Ham 1 Newcastle United 5
By Hughie Southon
The Hammers shot themselves in the foot FIVE times on a night when their nightmare defensive performance wouldn’t have done a school team justice.
It was hard to believe that these were professional footballers battling against relegation as they made errors which we all leaned as young players were indefensible.
Callum Wilson grabbed the first early on striding through on goal without a Hammers defender anywhere near him.
Joelinton grabbed the second scoring with ease as the defence stood still believing him to be offside – VAR proved the opposite with Emerson clearly playing him on. YOU JUST DON’T DO THAT – PLAY TO THE WHISTLE!
Kurt Zouma snatched one back with a lovely header from a Bowen corner just before half time but within 25 seconds of the second half kicking off, Nayef Aguerd lost possession and Wilson made no mistake.
Fabianski – who up to this point had been magnificent – joined the defensive disaster procession mishandling the ball for Isak to grab the fourth before Joelinton – with five defenders before hum curled home the fifth.
Let’s be fair, none of that can be blamed on the manager who looked on thunderstruck as the London Stadium became a Hammers House of Horrors.
This was a dreadful defeat and our goal difference took a battering in a season when that could decide who goes down.
Newcastle were good but not THAT good. This was the scariest Hammers display imaginable,