Newcastle United’s three-game winning streak came to an end in yesterday’s Premier League clash.
West Ham visited St James’ Park and claimed a 3-0 win over Newcastle.
Javier Hernandez showed the Newcastle strikers how to do it, clinically converting two of his chances to set West Ham on the way towards victory.
And the Magpies were wasteful in front of goal. On another day, they may have got something out of this game.
But they could not find a way past West Ham’s resolute defence and when they did get chances, Lukasz Fabianski was not really tested.
It begs the question; would Elias Sorensen have made more of the chances created by Newcastle?
The 19-year-old is in sensational form this season and he picked up his 17th goal of the campaign in a Premier League Cup win over Leeds United.
At such a young age, Sorensen is already catching the eye and many clubs – including Hartlepool United, St Mirren and Kilmarnock – want him on loan.
Newcastle’s strikers have struggled in front of goal this season. Salomon Rondon and Joselu have two goals apiece, while Ayoze Perez has scored just once.
Sorensen is in red hot form at youth team level and he might have the confidence to convert some chances.
The Danish youngster might not be the saviour for Newcastle but he could be an upgrade on goal-shy duo Joselu and Perez if he works alongside target man Rondon.