By 90Min
December 02, 2018

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was left delighted by his side's performance during their 3-0 win against Newcastle and admitted they had chances to score even more.  

Goals either side of half-time from Javier Hernandez put the Hammers in a commanding position at St. James' Park, before Felipe Anderson's finish in second half stoppage time confirmed the win for the London club.

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While the scoreline pleased Pellegrini, he claimed after the game that his West Ham side could've scored more than the three they converted, although he did commend their efforts after they kept their first clean sheet in the league since September. 

Speaking to the club's official website after the game, he said: "We are very satisfied because I think the team played a very good game. We scored three good goals and created at least four or five more chances to score. 

"And we kept a clean sheet, which is not very normal for us this season, so we’re pleased. It was the complete game."

The win sees the Hammers move up one place to 13th in the Premier League, extending the gap between themselves and the relegation zone to six points.

One player that Pellegrini reserved special praise for post-match was Hernandez, with the West Ham boss happy to see him score twice in what's been a frustrating season for the Mexican so far. 

He added: "It has not been easy for Chicharito this season, because he arrived after the World Cup without holiday, without pre-season and it’s not easy to recover your best moments.

"But I know he’s a scorer and a player who plays very well inside the 18-yard-box, so I started with him today because before that he was not able to play a complete game. I am very happy for him and for the team."

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