2023/24 Season Review - October | West Ham United F.C. (2024)


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2023/24 Season Review - October | West Ham United F.C. (10)

First Team

30th May 2024

In the next instalment of our2023/24 Season Review,we revisit the Irons' fortunes as the relentless schedule of Premier League and European football continued during an up and down October...

October started positively, as West Ham United set a new record for consecutive unbeaten European matches for an English team (17) with a 2-1 win away to SC Freiburg in the UEFA Europa League.

With the Claret and Blue Armyenforcedlyabsent at the Stadion am Wolfswinkel, the Hammers were without their 12th man and up against a passionate home following.

However, after sustained early pressure, the visitors made the most of their positive imprint as they took an eighth-minute lead through Lucas Paquetá, who leapt highest of all to connect with Jarrod Bowen’s teasing cross from the right and head high into the net.

And despite suffering a setback throughRoland Sallai’s determined finish, Nayef Aguerd restored our lead on 66 minutes to seal the points and a historic result for David Moyes' men.

As always when playing European football, it was a quick turnaround, and just three days later we welcomed Newcastle United to London Stadium.

A pulsating contest ended in a 2-2 draw, as Mohammed Kudus rescued a late point for the Irons.

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Having taken an early lead through Tomáš Souček's eighth-minute opener, Alexander Isak’s quick-fire double looked to have turned the game on its head, though Kudus’ first Premier League goal - a low, driven effort into the bottom corner - ensured the points were shared.

Following the October international break, it was soon back to the hectic schedule, as the Hammers played three games in seven days, all of which ended in defeat for Moyes' charges.

First up was a trip to the East Midlands to face Aston Villa, where the Hammers fell to a 4-1 loss against Unai Emery’s side.

One of few positives on a difficult afternoon was the performance of West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who made a string of superb saves, which saw him win Save of the Month and also nominated for Save of the Season when he denied Douglas Luiz after eleven minutes.

Next up was matchday three of the Europa League and a trip to theGeorgios Karaiskakis Stadium to face Olympiacos.

A goal from home captain Kostas Fortounis and an own-goal from Angelo Ogbonna did the damage in the 15 minutes before half-time, and despite Paquetá netting late on, the Hammers’ proud European run came to an end in Greece.

Finally, a home clash against Everton back in the Premier League yielded a narrow 1-0 defeat, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin striking the decisive blow early in the second half.

It wouldn't be too long before the Irons bounced back to form and produced one of their best performances of the season at the start of November... but that's for next time!

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2023/24 Season Review - October | West Ham United F.C.? ›

October started positively, as West Ham United set a new record for consecutive unbeaten European matches for an English team (17) with a 2-1 win away to SC Freiburg in the UEFA Europa League.

Who is the top goal scorer for the West Ham 2023 24? ›

Jarrod Bowen scored the most goals by a West Ham player in the Premier League in 2023-24, with 16 goals.

What was the best season of West Ham United? ›

West Ham United is one of eight clubs never to have fallen below the second tier of English football, spending 66 of 98 league seasons in the top flight, up to and including the 2023–24 season. The club's highest league position to date came in 1985–86, when it achieved third place in the then First Division.

Who is West Ham's biggest rival? ›

The rivalry between Millwall and West Ham United is one of the longest-standing and most bitter in English football. The two teams, then known as Millwall Athletic and Thames Ironworks, both originated in the East End of London, and were located less than three miles apart.

Is West Ham short for something? ›

Etymology. From Old English west (“west”) + hamm (“water-meadow”).

Who is West Ham's top goal scorer of all time? ›

All-time Top Goalscorers
#Player / Current club
1Sir Geoff Hurst Retired361
2Tony Cottee Retired290
3Johnny Byrne ---159
4Michail Antonio West Ham United308
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Who is the highest goal scorer in football history in 2024? ›

1. Cristiano Ronaldo || 859 goals. No player has ever scored as many goals for Real Madrid as Ronaldo has scored, and he also leads the way for Portugal.

Who is the oldest player at West Ham? ›

1Billy Bonds Defensive Midfield41 years 07 months 13 days
2Charlie Bicknell Left-Back40 years 11 months 17 days
3Teddy Sheringham Centre-Forward40 years 09 months 25 days
4Jussi Jääskeläinen Goalkeeper39 years 09 months 23 days
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Have West Ham ever won the top flight? ›

West Ham United may not be the most successful of teams when it comes to trophies, but they are still a club which has been a major part of English football history. The Hammers may have never won the Premier (or First Division), however, they often found success in cup competitions.

What is West Ham's biggest win? ›

Scoring records
  • Biggest victory: 10–0 v Bury, Football League Cup (25 October 1983)
  • Biggest league win: 8–0 v Rotherham United (8 March 1958), and v Sunderland (19 October 1968)
  • Biggest defeat: 0–7 v Barnsley (1 September 1919), v Everton (22 October 1927), and v Sheffield Wednesday (28 November 1959)

Who is West Ham's best player right now? ›

West Ham Squad
1 Mohammed Kudus23, M(CLR),FWMohammed Kudus 23, M(CLR),FW7.23
2 Jarrod Bowen27, AM(CLR),FWJarrod Bowen 27, AM(CLR),FW7.10
3 Lucas Paquetá26, M(CLR),FWLucas Paquetá 26, M(CLR),FW7.04
4 James Ward-Prowse29, M(CR)James Ward-Prowse 29, M(CR)6.99
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Where do West Ham players live? ›

Most players who have bought homes live east of the training ground in Essex, while the newer arrivals and others more central of the capital to the west of Rush Green. Canary Wharf, where a lot of players are based, is an 11-mile drive away.

Why is West Ham called the Hammers? ›

Their nicknames, the Irons and the Hammers derive from their association with the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company, whose workers formed Thames Ironworks F.C. West Ham United F.C. played at the Boleyn Ground in nearby Upton Park between 1904 and 2016.

What do fans call West Ham? ›

8 West Ham and its supporters are often related to as either 'Hammers' or 'Irons'.

What is the West Ham slogan? ›

They also have a very unusual slogan, which is briefly seen in the first episode of "Ted Lasso" season 3: "I'm forever blowing bubbles."

Who is the West Ham mascot called? ›

Herbie the Hammer – West Ham United F.C.

Who scores the most for West Ham? ›

Most Goals (Season)
50Vic Watson (1929/30)
41Geoff Hurst (1966/67)
40Geoff Hurst (1965/66)
37Vic Watson (1926/27)
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Who has scored the most goals this season, 23-24? ›

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 50 goals. Totting up the goals he has scored in the Saudi Pro League, AFC Champions League, King's Cup and Arab Club Champions Cup, Ronaldo is the top scorer of 2023-24.

How many goals did West Ham score in 2023? ›

West Ham United scored an incredible 97 goals in all competitions in a record-breaking 2023 - and you can watch all of them here with West Ham TV! The 97 goals the Hammers netted in the calendar year is the highest tally since 1980, when John Lyall's side scored 104 times.

Who is the golden boot in the Premier League 2024? ›

In 2023/24, Erling Haaland won the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, with 27 goals. In the previous season, Haaland broke the record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League season, with 36.

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