Completely untested in the first half as West Ham failed to get any shots on goal, but stood his ground in the second in the rare moments that the opposition did attack.
Following an awful performance at the Etihad, Debuchy put in an improved performance on home turf, keeping Matt Jarvis quite intermittently where possible without shining.
The club captain was kept busy with numerous aerial balls pinged in from either West Ham flank. A positive display for the Argentine, without a doubt.
Having missed the Manchester City drubbing in the opening matchday through injury, Santon was restored at left-back and was one of the most positive players in the Newcastle XI.
Strong with his defensive positioning and intercepting but his distribution was poor. However, his job is most definitely defensive-based and it would be harsh to penalise him considering his strength alongside Coloccini all match long.
Without Yohan Cabaye, Sissoko excelled with his marshalling of the midfield and dictation of pace, but his awareness and balance let him down occasionally.
Jonas Gutierrez's absence through injury allowed Vurnon Anita an uncommon league start and he grew into the match, constantly instigating attacks in the second half especially,
Given the nod ahead of Yoan Gouffran, the winger did not make an impact in his first start of the season and was substituted midway through the second half.
H. Ben Arfa
Clearly lacking match fitness though his dribbles towards defenders were a constant danger. His shots were lashed too often, however, as he failed to hit the target once.
The Newcastle veteran drew plenty of fouls from the West Ham defence but was sloppy on the ball and was not seen in the box often enough for a striker at all. Had a gilt-edged chance to win the game but skied his instinctive shot from five yards.
Constantly making mazy runs but far too aggressive with his tackling and was penalised a few times by the referee. A menace to the West Ham defence, undoubtedly, but lacking the finishing product today. Brought off towards the end of the second half.
Rarely threatened in the first half by Newcastle's attack but his distribution was wayward with too many of his clearances and goal kicks.
Panicked with a pass back that almost trickled into the back of the net. At the other end, the central defender skied a good chance to take the lead from a free kick in the first half. The weak link in the West Ham defence.
An experienced head in the West Ham back four, the centre-back looked solid without being tested too heavily in the first half and, though he creaked a little in the latter 45 minutes as Newcastle pressed, he helped hold out for a clean sheet.
Handled his defensive duties excellently in the first half and attacked with noticeable threat down the right flank at times.
The Hammers left-back did well getting up and down the flank in between defensive duties. Dealt with Marveaux well in the first half and Ben Arfa well in the second.
The left-winger fired in sporadic crosses but with irregularity. The ex-Wolves man will be disappointed he couldn't have tested Debuchy more often.
Given a great reception against his former club ahead of the match, Nolan did not follow up in his goalscoring achievements of this fixture last season with similar exploits on Saturday. Was mostly anonymous.
Linked with the likes of Arsenal this year, Diame looked powerful when he did take the side's attack by the scruff of the neck, albeit this was not as often as the visitors' boss Sam Allardyce might have preferred. Subbed late in the second half.
Sitting in front on the West Ham back four, Noble's impact waned a little as the game wore on but he was mostly an effective midfield shield for his defensive team-mates.
The summer signing's short passes were fine but his long-ball distribution was wince-worthy at times. Hauled off for Joe Cole midway through the second half.
The lone striker's role seemed consigned to flick-on for an imaginary fellow forward. Almost signed by Newcastle 18 months ago, he did not show the Toon Army faithful anything to make them wish he had been bought.