Newcastle were outplayed and outclassed as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday but Javier Manquillo took the brunt of fans' outbursts with a poor display at St. James' Park.

The Magpies had come into the game on the back of a couple of impressive performances after an initial poor start to the campaign, but they struggled to turn up against the Hammers leaving them just three points above the relegation zone.

​Javier Hernandez, who has been struggling for game time much of the season, put ​West Ham in front early on in the first half  - with Salomon Rondon and Lucas Perez both missing chances to equalise.

Hernandez completed his brace in the second half with Felipe Anderson continuing his impressive form contributing with a goal as well. ​Newcastle were lucky it remained at three as Hernandez failed to complete his first hat-trick since September 2016 after missing a host of chances.

Newcastle fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the surprise 3-0 loss - aiming their frustration at Javier Manquillo, who has only featured for the Magpies four times this season.


Rafa Benitez made one change to his line-up for the West Ham clash. Defender Ciaran Clark's injury gave Manquillo a surprise inclusion, much to the confusion of Newcastle fans.

Newcastle next take a trip to Merseyside Wednesday evening to face an ​Everton side who have only lost once at Goodison Park this season in September's 3-1 defeat to West Ham.