NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1):

6 Dubravka: Made a good second-half save from Anderson, but suffered a couple of jittery moments in his own box

4 Yedlin: Was run ragged by Anderson from first minute to last – didn’t know whether to get close to the Brazilian or stand off

5 Schar: Fired in a dangerous shot that Fabianski saved at his front post, but struggled defensively against Hernandez and Arnautovic

4 Fernandez: Wasn’t at his usual standards as he allowed players to run off him and often found himself exposed

4 Manquillo: Recalled for his third league start of the season, with his presence exposing Newcastle’s chronic lack of options at left-back

4 Diame: His passing was all over the place in the first half and he failed to prevent Arnautovic from dropping deep

6 KI: Was the pick of Newcastle’s outfield players as he passed the ball neatly and tried to set the pace of his side’s attacking play

5 Ritchie: Back to his usual position in midfield, but didn’t really threaten in the final third – delivered some useful set-pieces though

4 Perez: Fluffed a succession of first-half chances, aiming a header over the crossbar and dragging a shot wastefully wide of the post

4 Kenedy: Flittered in and out of the game, but never really made a sustained impact – was completely outplayed by West Ham’s wide players

5 Rondon: Tried to lead the line, but found himself isolated and lacked the pace required to really trouble the Hammers defence


5 Atsu (for Ritchie, 54): His arrival didn’t change the game, although he did test Fabianski with a long-range effort

5 Shelvey (for Kenedy, 70): The game was already up when he came on to the field, but he might well find himself starting against Everton

Joselu (for Perez, 78)

(not used): Woodman (gk), Clark, Lascelles, Longstaff.

WEST HAM (4-4-1-1):

Fabianski 7; Zabaleta 7, Balbuena 6, Diop 6, Cresswell 6 (Masuaku 56, 5); ANDERSON 9, Noble 7 (Wilshere 84), Rice 6, Snodgrass 7; Arnautovic 8 (Obiang 70, 5); Hernandez 8.

Subs (not used): Adrian (gk), Ogbonna, Perez, Carroll.

Man Of The Match: FELIPE ANDERSON – West Ham’s record signing lived up to his billing as he caused Newcastle a succession of problems down the left-hand side.