Gary Lineker, Matthew Etherington and Leeds striker react to West Ham win

West Ham Upton Park

West Ham United defeated Newcastle United 2-0 at home in the Premier League on Monday evening.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to West Ham United’s victory over Newcastle United on Monday evening.

The Hammers registered their home first win of the season, as they defeated Newcastle 2-0 in the Premier League encounter.

Dimitri Payet was the star of the show at the Boleyn Ground, as the France attacking midfielder scored both the goals.

The 28-year-old opened the scoring after just nine minutes when he curled the ball past Tim Krul from the edge of the area after Mark Noble's low cross from the left wing.

The former Marseille star added a second just three minutes into the second half when he slammed the home ball from inside the Newcastle penalty box after Victor Moses had hit the crossbar following a fine run.

Former Tottenham striker Lineker was following the game, and he was impressed with West Ham’s overall display and their first goal.

Leeds United striker Chris Wood was also watching the match, and he, too, was impressed with Payet’s opening goal.

Former West Ham winger Matthew Etherington also had his say on the performance of Slaven Bilic’s side on Twitter:

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