Alan Shearer surveyed the wreckage of Saturday afternoon at St James Park.

The NUFC giving a damning verdict after West Ham scored three goals and walked away with all three points.

The lack of quality going forward totally exposed once West Ham took an 11th minute lead through Hernandez.

Alan Shearer delighted that today was a day off work…“I’m pleased I’m not on Match of The Day tonight.”

The former number nine describes the team he supports as ‘toothless’ and despite having more shots, corners and possession, the truth is that NUFC very rarely seriously threatened.

The last three games have seen Newcastle take the lead and go on to win, today there never looked any chance of getting back into it.

Alan Shearer thinks the Hammers were ‘much the better team’ and worthy winners, difficult to argue with that.

We know what we have, or at least we should do by now.

Newcastle are a pretty solid team and so long as they don’t go behind they will hope for a goal from somewhere, though with limited skill and invention in the side to achieve that.

Rafa Benitez ended up taking off his two wingers and number 10, couldn’t disagree with taking any of them (or others) off today, but when Joselu and Atsu are your attacking alternatives off the bench…it was just shifting deckchairs around as the Titanic went down.

Alan Shearer:

“I’m pleased I’m not on Match of The Day tonight.

“Having to analyse that toothless performance from Newcastle United.

“West Ham much the better team and deserved to win.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 0 West Ham 3

Goal:

West Ham: Hernandez 11, 63 Anderson 90+3

Possession was West Ham 41% Newcastle 59%

Total shots were  West Ham 7 Newcastle 16

Shots on target were West Ham 4 Newcastle 4

Corners were  West Ham 3 Newcastle 7

Referee: Paul Tierney

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Manquillo, Ritchie (Atsu 54), Diame, Ki, Kenedy (Shelvey 70), Rondon, Perez (Joselu 78)

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Longstaff, Lascelles, Clark

Crowd: 51,853 (West Ham 3,200)



  • Paul Patterson

    Protest properly or support the team. I cringed when I glanced at the clock in the stadium when West Ham scored the first.
    That said, £100m buys you their quality.

    • graham18

      even a quarter of it would help

  • Peaky

    Someone needs to show Hoss,Mannequin & Brylcreem how to make paella or tapas cos they sure ain’t footballers….

    • Toontaff

      The Brylcreem Boy! Should be the Shytecreem Clown!

  • Kneebotherm8

    Yeah,and the trolls on here say we should be having a go at these teams…..better to get hammered as long as you have a go………today just proved why Rafa has such a defensive mindset with the very limited squad he’s got at his disposal….

    • Cockneytrev

      Exactly 👍👍

  • BigHairyDog

    Perez was an absolute disgrace, this isn’t Joselu or another one of our Championship quality strikers, he showed from Jan to May what he can do when he puts his heart into his performance. That today said he has a heart the size of a pea, looking for challenges just to go down quickly and not get hurt, when was the last time he rode a challenge?

    Then again we know he’d be nowhere near a starting place had Rafa been given the proper support from the owner and sufficient funds to upgrade from Perez, Diame, Joselu and Ritchie.

    • Paul Patterson

      £20m and Perez would be warming the bench ..

    • Philippines

      On the TV feed I was watching the commentators were quite complimentary about Perez’ movement and energy.

  • LA toon

    Watching the game from the US and very disappointed by the non protest! Looks like the boycott will also be a non starter. To the fans that did not participate, do not bit*h about being future relegation or about the team’s performances.

    • Leazes.

      Someone said about 10% for the walk in ……and 40% for the walk out….

  • tom

    Was the protest the first 11 minutes or the last 😏

  • Leazes.

    Nobody has mentioned that we didn’t play the ‘bus’…..

    ….this is a good example of what happens with the 17th most expensive squad and why Rafa does play it so regularly.

  • Foggy

    You couldn’t give Joselu, Manquillo, Perez and Atsu away with Diame not far behind. I don’t mind foreign players who improve the team but abysmal foreigners is just pulling the p!ss.

  • Philippines

    The ‘deck chairs on the Titanic’ analogy is getting a bit worn out. Anybody got anything else?