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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Declan Rice (7')
  • Mark Noble (42' PEN)

Rice and Noble fire impressive West Ham to win over Newcastle

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West Ham 2-0 Newcastle: Hammers hold on (1:29)

West Ham was able to preserve a clean sheet after Declan Rice and Mark Noble scored in the first half, giving the Hammers a home win against Newcastle. (1:29)

West Ham tore apart Newcastle with a blistering first-half performance as a header from Declan Rice and a Mark Noble penalty set up their 2-0 Premier League win at London Stadium on Saturday.

Even though Newcastle began as the form side, with four league wins from six, their challenge effectively lasted just seven minutes -- the time it took Rice to score the opener.

The 20-year-old muscled himself into space to head Robert Snodgrass' corner powerfully past the keeper for his second Premier League goal.

The home side survived the disruption of an injury to Aaron Cresswell, who was replaced by Arthur Masuaku, to extend their lead from the spot after Florian Lejeune brought down Javier Hernandez just before the break.

The ever-reliable Noble rifled his shot high into the corner for his 19th successful penalty for the club out of 21.

Although Newcastle improved after the break, when Paul Dummett came on in a rejigged formation, they seldom threatened beyond a Salomon Rondon shot that hit the post late on. The win moved West Ham to ninth in the table.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 12 +18 34
2 Leicester City 12 +21 26
3 Chelsea 12 +10 26
4 Manchester City 12 +22 25
5 Sheffield United 12 +4 17
6 Arsenal 12 -1 17
7 Manchester United 12 +4 16
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 +1 16
9 AFC Bournemouth 12 0 16
10 Burnley 12 -1 15
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 -2 15
12 Crystal Palace 12 -6 15
13 Newcastle United 12 -7 15
14 Tottenham Hotspur 12 +1 14
15 Everton 12 -5 14
16 West Ham United 12 -6 13
17 Aston Villa 12 -3 11
18 Watford 12 -15 8
19 Southampton 12 -18 8
20 Norwich City 12 -17 7