West Ham 2 Newcastle 0 player ratings: Dimitri Payet stars with two goals, but who else impressed?

A look at the individual performances at Upton Park

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Slaven Bilic gave Steve McClaren another miserable evening as West Ham finally got their home campaign up and running with a 2-0 win over Newcastle.

Goals in each half from Dimitri Payet proved enough to fire the Hammers up to fifth in the Premier League, and leave McClaren's Newcastle stuck in the bottom three.

Bilic famously masterminded McClaren's darkest hour in management eight years ago when his Croatia side beat England 3-2 at Wembley.

That defeat prevented the Three Lions qualifying for Euro 2008 and cost McClaren his job as England boss, as well as a large chunk of his credibility.

And in their first competitive meeting since that rain-soaked night, Bilic once again came out on top while McClaren's Toon side are still winless, having not scored in the league since the opening day of the season.

But who impressed for the Hammers? And who could have done better for the visitors? We take a look...

 

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