West Ham United - Season Overview 2018-2019

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LP = League Position.


Manager David Moyes leaves West Ham after contract expires.
Manuel Pellegrini confirmed as the new West Ham United manager, signing a three-year contract.
West Ham complete their first signing of the Manuel Pellegrini era as Ryan Fredericks agrees a four-year deal after helping Fulham to promotion.
Lanzini sustains bad knee injury while away with the Argentina World Cup squad, out for most, if not all of the season.
West Ham complete the capture of French Under 21 international defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for fee of £22million.
Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski joins from Swansea City for a fee of £7million.
Jack Wilshere joins on a free from Arsenal.
Youngster Reece Burke leaves to join Hull City.
West Ham have confirmed the signing of Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko for fee of £17.5million.
Joao Mario and Joe Hart leave after loan periods expire.
Robert Snodgrass returns from loan at Aston Villa.
We sign Paraguay international defender Fabian Balbuena, 4m.
West Ham break record transfer fee to land Brazil attacker Felipe Anderson from Lazio for £40m.
Cheikhou Kouyate moves to Crystal Palace for £9.5million.
Forward Alexandre Silva joins West Ham from Vitoria de Guimaraes.
West Ham's Under 23 midfielder Sead Haksabanovic has joined Malaga on a season-long loan.
Jordan Hugill has completed a season-long loan move to Championship side Middlesbrough.
Domingas Quina has joined Watford on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.
Forward Lucas Perez joins from Arsenal.
West Ham United confirm the signing of Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez.
Sam Byram has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan.
Toni Martinez has joined Segunda Liga side Rayo Majadahonda on loan for the 2018/19 season.
West Ham United's Edimilson Fernandes has joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan.


JULY 2018

8th FC Winterthur, Switzerland - 2-3 Carroll, Noble.
14th Wycombe Wanderers, Adams Park - 1-0. Arnautovic.
21st Preston North End, Deepdale - 2-2. Arnautovic x2.
25th Aston Villa, Bescot Stadium, Walsall - 3-1. Antonio, Arnautovic, Snodgrass.
28th Ipswich Town, Portman Road - 2-1. Anderson, Arnautovic.
31st FSV Mainz 05, Kufstein Arena, Austria - 1-1. Martinez. (Win 7-6 on penalties to lift 'The Betway Cup'?)


3rd Angers SCO, Das.Goldberg-Stadion, Austria - 1-0. Hernandez.



12th Liverpool (a) 0-4.

Not a great start, would have been better but for fact that 2 of Liverpool's goals were offside!.

18th Bournemouth (h). 1-2. Arnautovic (p).

One nil up at half time, only to throw it away with a shockingly poor second half.

25th Arsenal (a). 1-3. Arnautovic.

One nil up.. miss chance after chance, a loss but a much better showing than last week.
Arnie and Antonio go off injured!

arnie arsenal away

28th Wimbledon AFC (a). CCup 2nd Rd. 3-1. Diop, Ogbonna, Hernandez.

One nil down after 5 minutes... 3 goals in the last half hour!

diop wimbldon away


01st Wolverhampton Wanderers (h). 0-1. LP:20th.

Another poor showing, then concede in the 93rd minute! 4 games, No points and... rock bottom!

16th Everton (a) 3-1. Yarmolenko x2, Arnautovic. LP:16th.

At last we are up and running, Yarmolenko's second an absolute peach of a goal!

arnie everton away celebration everton away

23rd Chelsea (h) 0-0.

Arnie injured, but a solid team performance and we could have stolen it at the end as Yarmolenko missed a sitter!

26th Macclesfield Town (h). CCup 3rd Rd. 8-0. Antonio, Snodgrass x2, Pérez, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diangana x2.

Been awhile since we scored 8!

diagana's first goal!

29th Manchester Utd (h) 3-1. Anderson, OG, Arnautovic. LP:13th.

Another cracking team performance and a well deserved victory.

anderson back flick yarmelenko man utd home


05th Brighton Hove Albion (a). 0-1.

They had one chance and scored, we had three and missed them all. Much the better team tho!.

20th Tottenham (h). 0-1.

Diagana makes league debut! The drunk driver pulls off world class save to deny Arnie an equaliser. Yarmolenko off injured, and out for six months!

diop denies kane

27th Leicester City (a). 1-1. Balbuena. LP:13th.

No Arnie, but unlucky not to have come away with the 3pts after they equalise in the dying minutes with a dodgy deflection! Noble sent off.
Leicester City chairman dies as his helicopter crashes into the car park.

nobes sent off

31st Tottenham (h). CCup 4th Rd. 1-3. Pérez.

A night to forget. Poor in the first half with individual errors gifting them the game.


03rd Burnley (h). 4-2. Arnautovic, Anderson x2, Hernandez.

Great game and performance from the Hammers. Anderson shows up for this one!

anderson shoots

10th Huddersfield Town (a). 1-1. Anderson. LP:13th.

End to end game, we should have scored, they ran down the other end and did! Anderson with a nice finish for the equaliser.

24th Manchester City (h). 0-4.

3 nil down after 30 minutes! Totally out-classed.


01st Newcastle Utd (a). 3-0. Hernandez x2, Anderson. LP:13th.

hernandez anderson scores

3 good goals and could of had more! Great start to the festive period.

04th Cardiff City (h). 3-1. Peréz x2, Antonio. LP:12th.

Fabianski saves penalty at 0-0. Arnie off injured and out for a month. Perez comes on a scores twice!

08th Crystal Palace (h). 3-2. Snodgrass, Hernandez, Anderson. LP:10th.

0-1 down at half time... 3 cracking 2nd half goals, Anderson's curled effort from outside the box the pick of the bunch! WWW!

goal of the season hernandez scores against palace

15th Fulham (a). 2-0. Snodgrass, Antonio. LP:9th.

Another cracker from Snodgrass... WWWW!


22nd Watford (h). 0-2.

The winning run comes to an end as Watford take their chances, we miss ours, hitting the woodwook twice!

27th Southampton (a). 2-1. Anderson x2.

Playing well then went one nil down, 2 second half wonder goals from Anderson to steal the points.

xxx xxx

30th Burnley (a). 0-2.

Awful, awful performance, second best all game!
Sami Nasri signs until the end of the season.


02nd Brighton Hove Albion (h). 2-2. Arnautovic x2. LP:10th.

Another poor performance, bar the last 20 minutes when they came back from being 2-0 down!

5th Birmingham City (h). FA Cup 3rd Rd. 2-0. Arnautovic, Carroll.

Nasri makes debut, Carroll scores first of the season.
West Ham say Arnie is not for sale after bid from chinese club.

12th Arsenal (h). 1-0. Rice. LP:9th.

Declan Rice scores his first goal for the Hammers.
Rumours persist regarding Arnie's future.

declan rice first west ham goal rice scores

19th Bournemouth (a). 0-2.

Arnie doesn't travel after bid from chinese club is turned down. Carroll plays and misses sitter at 0-0. Arnie signs contract extension... Arnexit is over for now.

26th Wimbledon AFC (a). FA Cup 4th Rd. 2-4. Perez, Anderson.

Awful and pathetic, Anderson screamer of a free-kick the light in a sea of shite!

29th Wolverhampton Wanderers (a). 0-3.

More of the same, not one shot on goal! Arnie injured.


04th Liverpool (h). 1-1. Antonio.

Great performance from the whole team. Mickeys goal was offside!
why oh why did they not play like that against Wimbledon?

antonio shoots

09th Crystal Palace (a). 1-1. Noble (p). LP:10th.

Good 1st half, backs to the wall in the 2nd!

23rd Fulham (h). 3-1. Hernandez, Diop, Antonio. LP:9th.

1-0 down after 10 minutes, good comeback and solid performance. Lanzini returns!


27th Manchester City (a). 0-1.

Youngster Ben Johnson makes his debut. Dodgy peno wins it for City.

ben johnson debut

MARCH 2019

02nd Newcastle Utd (h). 2-0. Rice, Noble(p).

The Billy Bonds stand is opened. Routine win! Don't say that very often.

billy bonds stand opening billy bonds stand opening

09th Cardiff City (a). 0-2.

Remember the awful performances against Wimbledon and Burnley? Same again here!
Hernandez diving in the box (again)... embarassing... get rid!

oh dear

16th Huddersfield Town (h). 4-3. Noble(p), Ogbonna, Hernandez 2.

Last weeks villian is this weeks hero, Hernandez scores a late brace to come back from 3-1 down!

peno! hernandez scores the winner

30th Everton (h). 0-2.

Remember the awful performances against Wimbledon, Burnley and Cardiff?
Odd team selection? No Hernandez, Noble, Anderson, Antonio? But Obiang, Perez start WTF?
Arnie a shadow of the player we saw before China-gate.

APRIL 2019

06th Chelsea (a). 0-2.

The Eden Hazard show! Poor first half, better second.

13th Manchester Utd (a). 1-2. Anderson. LP:11th.

Great showing from the Hammers (about time!), played them off the park in the second half, hitting the bar and a DeGea wonder save kept them in it, Rice kept taking the ball off them. Undone by poor decisions. Goal disallowed for offside... Not offside... Peno given... Never a penalty...

20th Leicester City (h). 2-2. Antonio, Pérez.

the new carpet

The new carpet is laid. We score again to make it 3-1... Goal disallowed for offside... Not offside... They equalise in injury time!

27th Tottenham (a). 1-0. Antonio.

First team to win and score at Tottenham's new stadium! Lovely!

First away team to score at the new White Heart Lane First away team to win at the new White Heart Lane

MAY 2019

04th Southampton (h). 3-0. Arnie x2, Fredericks.

Arnie back on the scoresheet! Nice win the finish off our home games.


12th Watford (a). 4-1. Noble x2 x1(p), Lanzini, Arnie. LP:10th.

Third win in a row to finish off the season sees us make a top 10 finish... just!

mark noble lanzini


Pelligrini's first season in charge gives us a 10th finish.
Quality of football much better.
Good home record.
Disappointing going out of the cup to Wimbledon with Millwall awaiting the winners!
Starting to look good, then Arnie tries to instigate big money move to China, but ends up staying and getting a better deal at West Ham. This seemed to disrupt the team causing a mid season slump in results?
That doubled with injuries to key players, Yarmelenko, Balbuena, Wilshere (no surprise there) and Lanzini didn't help.
Billy Bonds gets a stand named after him in the London Stadium.
The new claret carpet is in place for the Leicester home game.
Form improved in April and then a good run to the end of the season.
Disappointing refereeing decisions cost us points at home to Liverpool and Leicester and away to Man Utd.
Antonio finishes the season looking like his old self after a poor start.
We become the first team to score and win at Tottenham's new stadium!



Fabián Balbuena 1 - - 1
Felipe Anderson 8 - 1 9
Michail Antonio 6 1 - 7
Marko Arnautovic 10 - 1 11
Andy Carroll - - 1 1
Grady Diangana - 2 - 2
Issa Diop 1 1 - 2
Ryan Fredericks 1 1 - 2
Javier Hernandez 7 1 - 8
Manuel Lanzini 1 - - 1
Mark Noble 5 - - 5
Angelo Ogbonna 1 2 - 3
Lucas Pérez 3 2 1 6
Declan Rice 2 - - 2
Robert Snodgrass 2 2 - 4
Andriy Yarmolenko 2 - - 2
Own Goals 1 - - 1
Total 51 12 4 67


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