Newcastle 0-1 West Ham Highlights
Kevin Nolan’s first-half goal against his former club proved enough to see off a lacklustre Newcastle and propel West Ham into the top six.
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Venue: St James’ Park
Date: Sunday, 11 November, 2012
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
0-1 Kevin Nolan 38′
West Ham have failed to win any of their last nine visits to Newcastle. Their last victory at St James’ Park was in October 1998.
Sam Allardyce’s reign at Newcastle may not have been a happy one but his side did beat the Hammers on the only occasion they met under him – a 3-1 win in September 2007.
Newcastle have lost only one of their last eight league games, a 3-0 home defeat by Manchester United.
The Magpies are eight points down on this stage last season, when they sat third in the league table.
Alan Pardew’s men are unbeaten when scoring first this season, but are yet to win after conceding the opening goal.
It’s over two years since the Magpies came from behind to win a league game – a 2-1 victory at West Ham in October 2010. Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan, now both with the Hammers, scored the goals that day.
Alan Pardew was West Ham manager from 2003 to 2006. He led the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2004-05 and they were FA Cup runners up in 2006.
West Ham are yet to win outside London so far this season. Their only away triumph to date came across the capital at QPR.
The Hammers have failed to win in their last four Premier League visits to the north-east, losing each of the last two without scoring.
Sam Allardyce’s men have not scored in the first half of their last three league matches, and in six of their 10 first halves in total this season.
Andy Carroll scored 31 goals in 78 league appearances for Newcastle from 2006 to 2011, while Kevin Nolan made 85 league appearances (29 goals) for Newcastle between 2009 to 2011.
Sam Allardyce won eight of 24 matches as Newcastle manager from May 2007 to January 2008.