Toffees Unstuck As Pellegrini Celebrates Birthday 3-1 Win

Crisis, what crisis? Manuel Pellegrini looked like the cat that got the cream as he oversaw his team's 3-1 victory at Goodison Park away to Everton, although we used a feline reference, Manuel Pellegrini is much more reptilian, his eyes are very similar to those of Slaven Billic's, and wierdly their reptilian personna extends to their other facial features, at any time during an interview one expects an unsuspecting fly to be quickly consumed by a lighting 'tongue action', a certain Mr Harry would have a field day with that one!

The dark flags have been removed from Org headquarters as for the first time in what seems like a thousand years Monday morning will not be spent avoiding the 'Press'. Was it ever meant to be any other way? Interestingly in his post match 'El Pel' when asked if he had been worried about such a bad start to the season calmy mentioned that 'his' players had performed to a level that both he and they knew that they could perform at, he also dismissed whether it was a special day because it was his 65th birthday preferring to talk about how 'his' team had performed. Encouragingly Hammers played with a mixture of grit and guille and more than a bit of flair as they outplayed an albeit under strength and somewhat inexperienced side.

Whichever way viewed, the victory against what has always been a 'bogey' team for West Ham United, meant much more than the three urgently needed points that saw the club move out of the relegation zone, the result was much more a damning endightment of Pellegini's Tora Tora Tora approach, arrogant or just a self believer, his mantra only needs the players to embrace it before it can work.

Blind faith or beligerant obduration, Hammers are Paying Pellegrini just shy of £135,000 per week so he should be good! That said the media circus that descended on crisis club West Ham who had previously named them 'on the move' West Ham will have to cede to wisdom. Pellegrini saw his now match fit Yarmolenko link up perfectly with Arnoutovic, Anderson and Obiang in what was a truly moblie forward line, 'Elbows' unselfish play led to the first of Yalmalenko's brace following an electric counter, England number one keeper Jordan Pickford provided the second with a woeful clearance that ended up at 'Yar mo be there's ' feet as he tormented the Toffees defence before curling in a beautiful shot.

Inevitably the home side equalised just before half time with a well worked goal which was a bit unfair on the visitors given their work rate, all of Hammers defence performed well with Diop and Rice impressing and hopefully becoming a pairing for many years to come. Given the visitor's frailty of recent games it was presumed that the home side would launch an all out attack during the scond half, but it was not to be, and when Arnoutovic tucked home the third Hammers goal it was nothing more than they deserved, and huff and puff as the Toffees did, in the end they were not good enough to overcome a West Ham team that finally looked like it had discovered itself.

Blinding result, happy days, dream the dream, now count the sheep! per ardua ad astra - Ed

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mcbikeman's picture

I admit I was worried as to where the creativity would come from but we passed the ball well and looked very much in control and a threat going forward..yarmalenko looked knackered maybe that's how he looks normally? who knows and Anderson had some nice touches but just needs to believe in himself a bit more as he had chances to drive into the box on a number of occasions but chose not to but hey that's coming hopefully.....Arnie was awesome Rice was immense the whole team instead of crumbling stood firm and yes that is a smile on my face and every other west ham fans this sunday night.....of course there were problems I noticed and I am sure others did too but that's for another day for tonight lets rejoice in a fine result and performance by the players..COYI

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nevillenixon's picture

Possibly a few ales to be consumed at Org central!

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mcbikeman's picture

not a drinker myself but I may have a strawberry shake:-)

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moore 6 legend's picture

Well I never expected that,that's the hammers for ya.

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Burkie 1's picture

It's time to face facts we've just got 3well deserved points not qualified for Europe and our next 2 are as hard as it gets ,what I mean is if results don't go our way in the next 2weeks we have to keep in mind this display today and remember we are far too good to be in the bottom half never mind the religation zone

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Burkie 1

Dicks is the man's picture

but I thought after one win we are going on a long winning run?

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You dont forget a thing Dicksy!!;)

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

True but I think we can take on Chavski, who are looking decent ,and Man U with a bit of confidence. Pel could look at parking the bus knowing his players can get a draw. Both games will feel like away games, our possession will be low but with Arnie and Yamo we can hit them on the break.... bring it on... Optimistic of Dartford!!!!

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Yes,and why not,i think we can get something from the next games,ive said before,with a bit of Lady Luck,we would of been further up the league now,so heres to going forward.The team yesterday was well balanced and more active,running after lost balls,and getting something out of nothing,and it paid off COYI !!!!

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So maybe now the players can play with a bit of pressure off them,another overall performance like yesterday & i reckon we can give the chavs a run for their money!!or maybe...

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asheshammer's picture

I've got no complaints. Agree with Burkie: we can't expect ANYTHING from the next two, so don't be surprised if we are back on the bottom again after that. But our poor start is to blame. Yarmolenko -- must be good for his confidence to collect a brace. Arnie -- very steadily accumulating good stats and we're not even in form yet. Anderson was BBC man of the match, so that is a good sign too. In every respect a better performance than any other this season. Let it be a platform for good football later in the season.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

football , fine line between success and failure. Keepers...Fab was brilliant, Englands No1 made a howler. Arnie and Yamo were brilliant, Tosan... hopeless, midfield we were strong mainly thanks to Rice, defence organised, Everton all over the shop, quality and class..... save the best for last ...Anderson, wow this boy can play!

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Dicks is the man's picture

stop this nonsense people! we will destroy Chelsea.

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cast iron's picture

Must get Declan Rice sorted out he was brilliant, and his passing and composure was fantastic and for a 19 year old can only get better, when you think about the pressure that kid must be under whether he plays for Ireland or England and the comments made in the media could have really unsettled him but he rose above all that and had a great game I think if WHU can hold on to him I think you could be looking at our future captain in 4or5 years.

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nevillenixon's picture

Possibly less than 4 or 5, after all how old was 'Sir' Bobby Moore when he captained both club and country?

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Give it to him now

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