But could the 21-year-old develop into the manager's most important player in time at the London Stadium?
His positioning and reading of the game was excellent throughout, something which shows his maturity and he also has general Fabian Balbuena acting as a calming influence alongside him.
Newcastle made one change from their win over Burnley as Manquillo replaced Clark.
Javier Hernandez celebrates his first goal for West Ham
Ayoze Perez had Newcastle's best chance of the first half in the 26th minute when he headed over from close range. On Saturday, the Magpies welcome West Ham to St. James' Park, with one team looking to move ahead of the other in the table.
The task for West Ham the defender feels will be to play with full concentration for the full 90 minutes and not drop important points that they have been dropping this season.
It is almost two years since they won two Premier League matches in a row, but if there were ever a moment for West Ham United to demonstrate what they may be, it is now.
Is this, finally, the fabled new West...
- Javier Hernandez has scored 48 Premier League goals with all of those strikes coming from inside of the box - only Tim Cahill (56) has scored more goals in the competition with 100 per cent of them coming from inside of the box. But after Hernandez made it 2-0, Newcastle's heads dropped and the wind was really taken out of their sails.
"Yes, yes. I am very, very pleased because we played a complete game", the Chilean enthused. "And then it was all killed off in the final few minutes".More news: Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement