Newcastle United’s run of back-to-back wins and three unbeaten was ended after a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the London Stadium.

United were unusually weak at the back with first-half goals from Declan Rice and Mark Noble giving the Magpies a mountain to climb.

Rice gave the Hammers the lead after just seven minutes after he headed the ball into the back of the net from a corner.

The hosts then had the chance to double their advantage when Florian Lejeune dived in on Javier Hernandez to concede a penalty.

Noble dispatched it emphatically into the top left-hand corner past the diving Martin Dubravka.

Despite looking more threatening in the second-half, United only tested West Ham goalkeeper Lucas Fabianski once in the whole match.

This defeat keeps Rafa Benitez’s side six points clear of the relegation zone after Cardiff also lost earlier in the day.

Not many Newcastle players covered themselves in glory and here’s how we rated the players: