2014/15 Season Review - October

West Ham United’s season really got going as they recorded a 100% winning record in the month of October. 

First up, the Hammers overcame a lacklustre Queens Park Rangers to win 2-0 at the Boleyn Ground. The hosts got off to great start, albeit somewhat fortunately, as Nedum Onuoha headed past R’s goalkeeper Rob Green. 

Diafra Sakho continued his electric goalscoring form to take the Irons to seventh going into the October international break.

The Hammers picked up from where they left off by despatching Premier League new boys Burnley. A goal apiece for strikers Sakho, Enner Valencia and Carlton Cole ensured an enjoyable day in Lancashire. 

Going into the final game of the month, it soon became apparent that the Hammers were saving their best performance till last. 

In an outstanding display by the men in claret and blue, Morgan Amalfitano continued his knack of scoring against the big teams by converting Enner Valencia’s pull back. 

Diafra Sakho – that man again – was on hand, doubling the lead with a well-executed header. Joe Hart did his best to get a paw to it yet the goal stood, triggering ecstatic scenes from players and fans alike, a huge ‘Poznan’ engulfing the ground.

Spanish winger David Silva reduced the arrears just two minutes later with a wonderful jinking solo effort, ensuring a nervy final 15 minutes yet the Hammers stood firm to secure a historic victory. 

Three wins out of three took the Hammers up to fourth with dreams of European football bubbling away.