Lukaku destroys Irons with new record

Romelu LukakuIt was as inevitable as the sun going down…Romelus Lukaku became the first player in 46 years to score in his first six appearances againsta club  – that club was of course West Ham United.

Equally inevitable was that – like so often this season – it came at the death…in injury times with the Irons hanging on desperately

The only other players to have achieved such a feat were the legendary Dixie Dean (twice, against Preston and Derby County), Joe Royle (Wolves, 1967-69) and Jimmy Husband (West Ham, 1967-69).

Just as he had against the Irons on his debut last season, the big Belgian striker scored a late winner to see off the lack lustre Irons.

It means he has scored every time he has played against us  including two FA Cup goals and the first in the 2-1 win at Goodison Park this season.

You couldn’t write a script like that – nobody would believe it. But this Sam Allardyce West Ham team simply cannot see games out and the shocking reality was that nobody was truly surprised at the outcome.

Lukaku’s winner was far too simple. The bloke was simply allowed to nod home from close range from Aiden McGeadey’s cross as the Hammers season ended with another disaster.

We had in fact taken the lead when Stewart Downing drove home in the 62nd minute from an Alex Song through ball.

Five minutes later, however, Leon Osman who fired home from Lukaku’s cross before the Belgian sealed the points.

Oncce again there had been very little goal threat in the first half although Alex Song saw a shot go wide and Enner Valencia had an effort saved. Noble also fired wide before the ever threatening Lukaku fired over.

Everton dominated at the start of the second period but Downing’s breakthrough gave some brief hope before Osman levelled and the Merseysiders became a real threat.

Inevitably it was Lukaku who caused most panic, when a left foot shot was saved and both Miralles and Jagielka saw chances go begging.

Lukaku though was coming closer and closer, nodding one effort just wide and seeing another saved. But there was no way back for the Irons when he finally found the net to send us all home as miserable as its possible to get – even at the end of a season like this one.

The first text from a ClaretandHugh follower and friend rapidly followed. It simply read: “Hope that’s it for Sam!

If it’s not it will be a total and complete disaster.


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

14 comments on “Lukaku destroys Irons with new record

  1. Naff off Hippo,had enough of you.This is a joke,has been for two seasons now!!

  2. weve had enough of bfs hes clueless

  3. As the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, there is an inevitability that Lukaku will score a winning goal against West Ham. We should have had the game done and dusted, we didn’t because of the current streak of mediocrity running through the psyche of the team. And that all stems from the manager’s example. For self proclaimed tactical genius read man of such mediocrity. Those of us that shell out to watch deserve better than simply mediocre. Call a taxi for Allardici, your time here is done.

  4. Had enough of this.Sam go,take Nolan & Carroll.****ed off with reading people say he is our best striker.Well so he maybe but he is no good to us constantly injured & raking in 85k a week for sitting on his jacksie.Money could go towards someone who isnt injured more than half of every season.

  5. Today Mr Gold said “It’s a big game from many points of view but we want to go out in style after being on a bit of a downer. It’s important to send the fans home with good memories of the last game at home and I think we will give it a really good go today. We want a top game”
    And Sam Houdini did that for him and all the fans… sometimes some people come over here asking us to thank Sam for the wonderful work he did during these here.
    Well.. Fair is fair: thank you very much stubborn, useless, pathetic, embarrasing, limited, fat, self-centered, prehistoric and losing manager.
    Now it’s time to go as far as possible, I suggest you Dudley, where you were born 60 years ago coming out from a black hole by mistake.


  6. Feel a bit better about the likelihood of Sam’s departure than I did this morning. I think this just may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. Pity the two d’s didn’t have the courage to put hi on ‘sick leave’ for these last handful of games . Might have got some positives out of them

  7. BFS out,no ifs no buts! Folk say only get rid if we find someone better.Im thinking that covers 90% off all mangers across the globe right now,lol.The board need a good kick up the arse for keeping this joker as well!

  8. Doesn’t anybody have at their fingertips the amount of points we have dropped this season in the last 5 minutes or extra time. I’m thinking it has to be about 12? Just a guess but it seems unbelievable that this keeps happening. Then again we get the same old defensive tactics, same old excuses every week. Why should this pattern be any different.

  9. Yep it is 10 or 12,Utd,Spuds,Leicester,Stoke,Everton are who i can think of,maybe another aint sure.

  10. Just got back from the bar feel a little it better but feel sorry for all you who had to watch that,13 shots at home Everton 21 away hat says it all,they wanted it more than us,I would think there attacking against us having less bookings make it about even,
    Don’t feel I need to mention the looser because now it should be a formality about his carrier
    Now Newcastle need 3 points to be safe and we stand in there way SORRY HULL

  11. Newcastle cant ask for a better team to play at the moment,we will gift them 3pts im sure.

  12. Opened my big mouth before I realised who Hull had to play,
    Mind you Bruce being an old boy of Man U might help,
    Liverpool need to pull there finger out or they could loose 6th place and we have another door shut in our face,
    Hugh here are we sitting now in the FairPlay league ?

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