Monday night at the Boelyn Ground, Newcastle United accomplished something it hasn't done yet this season.
A shot on goal!
Actually it was two!
One in the first half and one in the second half -- both from our right back, Daryl Janmaat. Now, if only forwards or midfielders could ever fashion a scoring chance, maybe Newcastle United will win again.
Because you need goals if you are going to come away with points in the Barclays Premier League. Papiss Cisse again was invisible up front, the Magpies again showed great possession with no end product and Newcastle came away with the same result it has in 14 of its last 15 matches going back to last season.
Thanks to two goals from West Ham's Dimitri Payet, the Magpies went down to another defeat 2-0,at Upton Park.
Now Newcastle United are in dead-last place in the Barclays Premier League and one of only 3 teams without a win.
Newcastle couldn't connect a pass in the early minutes. Meanwhile, West Ham showed how good combination play can produce a beautiful finish and goal.
In the ninth minute, Mark Noble won the ball in Newcastle's box, and instead of shooting, cut it back and picked out a perfect pass to Dimitri Payet whose one-time finish at the top of the box was sublime into the top right corner. Tim Krul made a dive, but had no chance to stop it.
Daryl Janmaat nearly put Newcastle United level, but his shot on 19 minutes went straight at West Ham keeper Darren Randolph. What made it worse was Georginio Wijnaldum was running onto it and would've put it in the back of the net.
While West Ham continued to create chances, Newcastle time and time again showed no teeth in attack. Massadio Haidara failed to put in a good cross, and the ensuing potential counter-attack was quickly stopped by Jack Colback on a trip, which earned the Newcastle midfielder a booking in the 30th minute.
West Ham's second goal came in the early minutes of the second half. Steve McClaren hadn't even made his way to the bench yet and his club was now down 20.
The Hammers took advantage of an awful free kick from Florian Thauvin, which sent Victor Moses the other way on a breakaway. He cut back to open himself up for a shot, which luckily for NUFC beat Tim Krul but not the cross bar. But the luck was short-lived because Dimitri Payet was there for the rebound into an empty net.