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West Ham 2-0 Newcastle: Dimitri Payet double sinks Magpies

By Andy Sims

Published 14/09/2015

Dimitri Payet of West Ham United celebrates scoring the opening goal with Mark Noble of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Dimitri Payet of West Ham United celebrates scoring the opening goal with Mark Noble of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
West Ham United's Diafra Sakho (right) and Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum (left) battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 14, 2015. See PA story SOCCER West Ham. Photo credit should read: Steve Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
West Ham United's Mark Noble and Newcastle United's Jack Colback (left)battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 14, 2015. See PA story SOCCER West Ham. Photo credit should read: Steve Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
West Ham United's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 14, 2015. See PA story SOCCER West Ham. Photo credit should read: Steve Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
West Hams Dimitri Payet, right, scores during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Newcastle at Boleyn Ground in London, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
West Hams Dimitri Payet, right, scores during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Newcastle at Boleyn Ground in London, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
West Ham United's Mark Noble and Newcastle United's Jack Colback (left) battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 14, 2015. See PA story SOCCER West Ham. Photo credit should read: Steve Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Scarves for sale before the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 14, 2015. See PA story SOCCER West Ham. Photo credit should read: Steve Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic gestures to his players during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at The Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, East London on September 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR 'LIVE' SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 75 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic gestures to his players during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at The Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, East London on September 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR 'LIVE' SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 75 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United is challenged by Pedro Obiang of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United is challenged by Carl Jenkinson of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: James Tomkins of West Ham United is challenged by Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United is closed down by Carl Jenkinson of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Dimitri Payet of West Ham United celebrates scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Dimitri Payet of West Ham United scores his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Dimitri Payet of West Ham United celebrates scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Steve McClaren, manager of Newcastle United gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United is closed down by Winston Reid of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Dimitri Payet of West Ham United takes on Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Andy Carroll of West Ham United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: West Ham scarves are sold on a merchandise stall prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Slaven Bilic gave Steve McClaren another miserable evening as West Ham finally got their home campaign up and running with a 2-0 win over Newcastle.

Goals in each half from Dimitri Payet proved enough to fire the Hammers up to fifth in the Barclays Premier League, and leave McClaren's Newcastle stuck in the bottom three.

Bilic famously masterminded McClaren's darkest hour in management eight years ago when his Croatia side beat England 3-2 at Wembley.

That defeat prevented the Three Lions qualifying for Euro 2008 and cost McClaren his job as England boss, as well as a large chunk of his credibility.

And in their first competitive meeting since that rain-soaked night, Bilic once again came out on top while McClaren's Toon side are still winless, having not scored in the league since the opening day of the season.

West Ham's start to the campaign has been somewhat bizarre to say the least, with wins at Arsenal and Liverpool sandwiching home defeats by Leicester and Bournemouth.

But they could sense Newcastle were there for the taking after just nine minutes when £10.5million summer signing Payet capped a sweeping move with a stunning opener.

Mark Noble collected Diafra Sakho's backheel in the penalty area and laid the ball back for the French midfielder to coolly sidefoot a curling effort into the top corner.

Payet arrived from Marseille with a reputation for creating goals as well as scoring them, and he showed why by teeing up Manuel Lanzini for a shot which the youngster blazed over, before playing in debutant Victor Moses only for the Chelsea loanee to fire wide.

By contrast, the sum total of Newcastle's efforts in the first half was a Janmaat shot which Hammers keeper Darren Randolph comfortably kept out.

And three minutes into the second half West Ham doubled their lead.

Moses was desperately unlucky not to mark an impressive first appearance with a goal when he ran almost the length of the field following a Newcastle corner, only to crash his shot against the crossbar.

The ball bounced down and out towards the lurking Payet, who thumped it into an empty net to take his tally for the season to three.

Newcastle tried to find a way back into the match but the closest they came was a shot from Siem de Jong which was deflected narrowly over the top, much to McClaren's frustration.

It may not have rained at Upton Park as it did at Wembley that fateful night, but you sense the storm clouds may already be brewing at Newcastle.

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