2014/15 Season Review - September

West Ham TV continue their monthly review of the 2014/15 season with a thrilling September
West Ham United’s rollercoaster season was seen in microcosm in September, when the Hammers took part in a thrilling draw, pulled off a stunning win and suffered a frustrating defeat.

The transfer window closed with the Hammers having enjoyed a productive summer in the market, bringing in no fewer than eight new players – Aaron Cresswell, Diafra Sakho, Cheikhou Kouyate, Enner Valencia, Diego Poyet, loanees Alex Song and Carl Jenkinson and deadline day signing Morgan Amalfitano.

All eight would play their part over the coming months, but it was strike partners Valencia and Sakho who made their mark first, scoring in a 2-2 draw at Hull City. The Ecuador forward thumped in an unstoppable 25-yarder to announce his arrival in English football before Sakho scored a late equaliser.

Next up came Liverpool, with Winston Reid, Sakho and Amalfitano scoring in a 3-1 home win, before the Senegal striker netted for a fourth straight start in a narrow 2-1 defeat at Manchester United. Indeed, had Kevin Nolan’s late strike not been controversially ruled out for offside, the Hammers could have celebrated a famous comeback at Old Trafford.