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Head to Head records: Away v West Ham

The last time the two sides met back in August brought Newcastle's first win since returning immediately to the Premier League. The win was also the club's 50th league win against the Hammers and the first in a string of three consecutive wins that followed against Swansea and Stoke.

Many Newcastle fans may find it rather fortunate going into Saturday's game because West Ham will be without key player, Manuel Lanzini who will be suspended after becoming the second player this season to receive retrospective action for diving following West Ham's win at Stoke.

Facts and Figures

All Competitions

Newcastle wins: 53

West Ham wins: 40

Draws: 37

Premier League

Newcastle wins: 18

West Ham wins: 11

Draws: 10

Premier League at West Ham

West Ham wins: 8

Newcastle wins: 7

Draws: 4

Previous ten (all competitions)

Newcastle wins: 5 (15 goals)

West Ham wins: 3 (6 goals)

Draws: 2

Biggest wins (in this fixture)

West Ham 0 - 2 Newcastle United (31/08/1936)

West Ham 3 - 5 Newcastle United (20/02/1960)

West Ham 1 - 3 Newcastle United (18/01/2014)

Our biggest wins away at West Ham have been by a winning margin of two goals, this has occurred on a total of ten occasions. The three which are listed are (from top to bottom), our first win at West Ham, the highest scoring win and the last time we won by a two goal margin at the Boleyn Ground.

Biggest defeats (in this fixture)

West Ham 8 - 1 Newcastle United (21/04/1986)

After West Ham's long and proud history of playing at the Boleyn Ground came to an end after the 2015/16 season concluded, this coming match up will be Newcastle's first visit to the London Stadium. After having a rather mixed history at Upton Park, I'm hoping the history that is to come for us at the London Stadium will be more successful starting on Saturday.

One key change West Ham have made this season was to appoint David Moyes after sacking Slaven Bilic. After the news broke of Moyes' appointment, I noticed many West Ham fans voicing their opinions, a large proportion of which were calls of preferring to have stuck with Bilic instead of appointing Moyes who has failed to manage the expectations at the clubs he has been to since leaving Everton to replace Sir Alex Ferguson's Man United in 2013. With West Ham struggling so far this season, it is looking quite likely that, as the season progresses, the Hammers will become a team who will rival us in the fight against relegation this season?

Before I leave you, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very joyful and Merry Christmas.

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