West Ham: Five Greatest Moments Of 2020

Manuel Lanzini, West Ham.(Photo by Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty Images)
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This year has been a strange one in terms of football, but for West Ham, there have been some very enjoyable moments on the pitch.

Despite being in a relegation battle for most of the year, West Ham have won eleven matches in the Premier League. 2020 signalled the return of David Moyes to the London Stadium; the returning manager saved the club from relegation for a second time. The club has also acquired some brilliant players that have proved to be terrific signings.

5. Dumping On The Cherries

After a poor run of games which including a 4-0 thrashing by Oxford United, Manuel Pellegrini was relieved of his duties as West Ham manager and David Moyes was reappointed to the role. There were many question marks over the appointment after the Scot was deemed not good enough for the job only eighteen months earlier.

Moyes’ first match was against relegation rivals AFC Bournemouth. The Cherries may have had their injury concerns but had a good record against the Hammers in recent years. The match turned out to be West Ham’s joint biggest victory in the Premier League that season.

Mark Noble scored a brace, a penalty and a deflected shot from the edge of the box. Noble’s goals came either side of a stunning scissor-kick from Sebastien Haller. To round off the brilliant performance was a goal from Felipe Anderson, which proved to be the Brazilians only strike of the season. Winning a match, let alone winning a match by four goals, was a remarkable achievement.

The victory showed that there was still life in a West Ham side that had seemed flat and out of ideas for the previous two months. Even though the win did not spur the Hammers on to a storming run up the table, it proved that there was still hope to beat the drop.

The game was immortalised post-match by the infamous words of David Moyes in his press conference. The Scot uttered the words “that’s what I do, I win” which even though they have been brought up after every loss, the comedy factor does put a smile on your face.