​Premier League In Focus – Newcastle vs West Ham Preview

When? Saturday 26th August, 15:00 (UK)

Where? St James' Park

Are tickets still available?

Newcastle - https://tickets.nufc.co.uk/events-choose-seats-flash.aspx?eid=8847&sid=102421&pid=5035&vid=69

West Ham - Sold out

STATS & FACTS
Last five head-to-head meetings - Newcastle W3, West Ham W2.

This will be the 130th meeting between the two clubs. Newcastle have won 52, West Ham 40 and there have been 37 draws.

The first five matches between these two clubs were all in the FA Cup, and they did not meet in league competition until October 1923 - a game that West Ham won 1-0.

In the Premier League era, there have been 38 encounters. Newcastle have won 17, West Ham have won 11 and there have been 10 draws.

Both teams are still looking for their first points of the season as they have both suffered successive defeats in their first two games.

Newcastle are yet to score this season while Javier Hernandez is the only player to have found the net for the Hammers.

MOST MEMORABLE MEETING
West Ham’s record win over Newcastle is an 8-1 victory at Upton Park back in April 1986, with the game notable for the fact that Alvin Martin's hat-trick involved a goal being scored against three different goalkeepers.