Newcastle United consolidated their position in the top four of the Premier League with a resounding 5-1 victory over West Ham United on Wednesday, who are battling to avoid relegation.
Eddie Howe's side started the match in a blistering manner, stunning the hosts with two goals within the first 13 minutes, as West Ham's defence was caught napping.
Callum Wilson, Newcastle's star striker, put the visitors ahead after only six minutes with a well-taken header.
Joelinton then doubled the lead after being played onside by West Ham's defense. Kurt Zouma pulled a goal back for the home team with a header just before half-time.
However, the second half saw more comical defending from West Ham, as Callum Wilson once again capitalized on a mistake to restore Newcastle's two-goal lead soon after the break.
Alexander Isak then compounded West Ham's misery with a spectacular long-range strike from 35 meters after the home goalkeeper was caught out of his area.
With this win, Newcastle has moved up to third in the league with 53 points from 28 games, while West Ham remains in 15th place with only 27 points and is currently out of the relegation zone on goal difference.