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Two nil down in twenty two minutes

West Ham have got off to the worst possible start by conceding two goals in the first twenty-two minutes.

Manuel Pellegrini named an unchanged side to face Newcastle but the team that drew against Sheffield United conceded the first goal after 16 minutes.

Newcastle fans were surprised that their team have scored for the second match running and again it is a defender who put them ahead.

Jonjo Shelvey swung in a free-kick deep to Joelinton who heads back across goal to the waiting Ciaran Clark.

The Republic of Ireland international outjumps his marker and thumps in the opener.

Just six minutes later West Ham conceded again to another set-piece and another goal from a Newcastle defender.

Jonjo Shelvey went short, Jetro Willems went long and Hammers keeper Roberto was nowhere to be seen.

That allowed Federico Fernandez to outjump the Spanish keeper and head into the empty net. So poor from West Ham!

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Two nil down in twenty two minutes

  1. Truly dreadful.Shambolic defending and sideways passing midfield.Did nobody inform the hapless Pelle about Maximins and Almirons pace?.Zaba getting skinned.I really have given up on this manager and starting 11.Said it as soon as i saw the lineup.

  2. Absolutely no idea… Midfield is the slowest in the Premier and defence us like a holey vest… And the keeper worse than Alan McKnight are…it will be a long season…

  3. I can see the problem with us we are lazy with no effort and that lies purely with the players . Not good enough if they don’t want to play for us ship them out simple .

  4. It’s all been said before and is now up to the owners to bite the bullet, buy out the contract and hire someone actually fit for OUR purpose.

    That means the club’s purpose, not their delusions of grandeur.

    Thanks to them, we are already condemned to a stadium fit for anything but football and now
    a coach who was already out to grass and a bunch of misfit players who are hardly fit for his one formation.

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