West Ham has been as poor as Newcastle were good during the opening 45 minutes.
The Magpies opened the scoring when Ciaran Clarke headed high beyond Roberto, this after a perfectly delivered Jonjo Shelvey free-kick had been nodded back across goal by Joelinton.
It was swiftly two. Federico Fernandez reacted quickly while Roberto dithered in no mans land – heading into an empty net – this time Jetro Willems the provider.
It’s difficult to see a way back for West Ham – the home crowd making their feelings known, booing the team off at the half-time whistle.