Debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick both scored in Newcastle victory over West Ham

West Ham 0-2 Newcastle

Debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick both scored as Newcastle made a winning start to the 2020-21 Premier League season against an uninspiring West Ham.

Wilson, a £20m summer signing from Bournemouth, was a threat throughout as the Magpies won their opening game for the first time since 2012.

Wilson prodded in Andy Carroll’s flick-on to open the scoring, while Hendrick sealed victory with a late effort into the top left corner.

While Pablo Fornals and Angelo Ogbonna both hit crossbar for the hosts, too often their attacks lacked the cutting edge to trouble a resolute Newcastle defence.

And it ensured their miserable recent starts to Premier League campaigns continued, as they became the first club to lose their opening match for the fifth consecutive season.

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