Pellegrini admits West Ham haven't performed 'against teams around us'

Pellegrini admits West Ham haven't performed 'against teams around us'

Pellegrini admits West Ham haven't performed 'against teams around us'

A much-needed win for the Hammers, just their second in seven league matches, became more emphatic when Felipe Anderson added a third in injury time.

"I never divide the games into ones you can win or ones you can lose, because we only try to win".

It is almost two years since they won two Premier League matches in a row, but if there were ever a moment for West Ham United to demonstrate what they may be, it is now.

Arnautovic superbly headed down a lofted West Ham clearance into Hernandez's stride and the 30-year old made no mistake as he drove the ball past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka inside the near post.

Hernandez effectively killed the game off with his second 19 minutes into the second half and Anderson wrapped up the points at the death on an afternoon when the visitors passed up a series of other opportunities.

The task for West Ham the defender feels will be to play with full concentration for the full 90 minutes and not drop important points that they have been dropping this season.

- Newcastle have lost six of their opening eight Premier League games at St. James' Park this season (W2) - the Magpies last suffered as many defeats in their opening eight home league games of a season during the 1953-54 campaign (P8 W2 D0 L6).

"In attacking we scored three goals, created lots more and in defending we kept a clean sheet and Newcastle didn't really have too many clear chances to score".

Felipe Anderson is targeting back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time this season as West Ham attempt to haul themselves up the table.

Hernandez might have outscored Anderson, but the Brazilian produced an excellent all-around display.

Pellegrini said: "I'm very pleased because I think we played a very complete game".

WEST Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is set to start against Newcastle tomorrow despite limping off with a hip injury last weekend.

Anderson's pace down the left caused Newcastle all kinds of problems, but it was Mexico worldwide Hernandez who put them to the sword. He then made little impression after the break and was replaced by Joselu with 12 minutes remaining.

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