The result for the Hammers will be a morale boost for them. Next up for Manuel Pellegrini’s charges is a home fixture against Cardiff City followed up by another home fixture against Crystal Palace next Saturday. Both of these games will be winnable.
West Ham star Felipe Anderson has urged his team-mates to record back to back League victories following their morale-boosting 3-0 win against Newcastle United on Saturday.
The Hammers came into the game against the Magpies on the back of a 4-0 demolishing at the hands of Manchester City but they did not look like a side that was devoid of confidence. A lot of people would also have predicted a victory for the Magpies as the game was played at St James Park.
In addition to this, the Hammers record at St James Park is not very good as they had claimed only one win at the group in 20-years before the game. Rafa Benitez’s men had also headed into the game on the back of three successive League victories.
The East Londoners took the lead in the 12th minute through Javier Hernandez and the Mexican added his second of the game during the 63rd minute.
Anderson was key to his sides victory and he went on to complete the rout for his side by adding their third goal of the game during second half stoppage time.
Anderson said as quoted by the West Ham website:
“Certainly this season we haven’t been able to be consistent. We play very well one match and then the next one, we can’t manage to sustain the same level of performance.
“But now we expect to change that flow and manage to have a streak of victories to realise our potential. We have the will and the quality to do it.”