Before the season began, if you were to ask any Hammers fan that by the end of February, a place in next season’s Europa League is still a realistic possibility, they would have thought you were mad.

Furthermore, if you were to ask any West Ham fan that you would gain three points against last season’s runners up Liverpool and current Premier League title holders Manchester City, they would not have believed it in a million years.

We’re currently in a very respectable eighth position in the league, still manager Sam Allardyce’s future is at risk. Yes, he has made some tactical decisions in the past that have been questionable, but overall, Big Sam has done a solid job this season.

Despite the impressive victories against Liverpool and Manchester City, the Hammers have been involved in games where they’ve deserved a lot more. So, here are five of them matches showing they can still be proud of themselves, even if they the Boleyn Ground outfit did not come out with a win.

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Stoke City v West Ham United - Barclays Premier League