West Ham finished last in the Premier League Asia Trophy as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle on Saturday.

Yoshinori Muto scored the only goal of the game as Steve Bruce’s side won the third-placed play-off in China.

The Japan international converted from close range after an excellent cross from young right-back Jamie Sterry, having been left alone in the box by the West Ham centre-backs.

The Hammers never looked at the races, as they were sloppy in possession and failed to create any real chances of note – with Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka fairly untroubled throughout the game.

It must be said, however, that West Ham were still missing Sebastien Haller, Pablo Fornals and Fabian Balbuena, who are all likely to be starters in the Premier League for Manuel Pellegrini next season.

We have decided to take a look at four things West Ham can learn from the defeat to Newcastle…