Newcastle United are bottom of the Premier League after a disappointing defeat at Upton Park tonight.
West Ham United beat Steve McClaren’s winless side 2-0 thanks to two goals from Dimitri Payet.
And the result saw Sunderland and Stoke City climb above Newcastle ahead of Saturday’s home game against Watford.
McClaren and his team had arrived at the stadium late because of traffic, and the night didn’t get any better.
Man of the match Payet opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a stunning right-footed goal, and he added a second early in the second half after Victor Moses struck the crossbar.
McClaren opted to recall Papiss Demba Cisse to his attack in the absence of the suspended Aleksandar Mitrovic, but the striker never looked like scoring.
And worringly, Newcastle have now gone four league games without scoring a goal.
The match also saw Andy Carroll make his comeback from long-term injury against his old club.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Haidara, Colback, Anita (de Jong, 60), Sissoko, Wijnaldum (Aarons, 79), Thauvin (Perez, 60), Cisse. Subs not used: Darlow, Lascelles, Gouffran, Obertan.
WEST HAM UNITED: Randolph, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna (Jenkinson, 42), Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Moses (Carroll, 88), Payet, Lanzini (Obiang, 59), Sakho. Subs not used: Spiegel, Collins, Jelavic, Antonio.
Goals: Payet 9, 48
Bookings: Colback 30, Janmaat 57
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Wythenshawe)