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Manager of the Month In Numbers: Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

The Hammers manager looked like he may face the sack before Christmas but has excelled with a squad coursing with renewed belief since the turn of the year.

Sam Allardyce was the only manager amongst a cluster of bottom-half clubs who had been in a job since the start of the campaign prior to Christmas.

Indeed a run of one win, which came over fellow strugglers Fulham, in 13 games led to some sections of the Upton Park faithful calling for the head of a manager who had failed to inspire a squad lacking in confidence and seemingly bereft of Premier League quality, too, in the absence of Andy Carroll up top.

The festive period was a particularly miserable one for the Hammers, picking up just one point from four games and the east London outfit looked set for a relegation scrap.

But a win at Cardiff and Allardyce's claims he had "out-tacticed" Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in claiming a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge were the springboard for a successful January, where his side picked up maximum points.

Here is a breakdown of Allardyce's, and indeed the Hammers', month in numbers...

1 - Maya Yoshida was the only man to beat Adrian in the West Ham goal all month as the Hammers provided defensive resilience to meet their new-found goalscoring capability.

3 - The amount of clean sheets Adrian was able to keep from the four games his side played in February, keeping out Swansea City, Aston Villa and Norwich City with relative ease.

5 - The amount of different goalscorers for the Hammers in a month which yielded 100% success. Kevin Nolan was the top scorer with five, while James Collins, Mohamed Diame, Matt Jarvis and Carlton Cole also netted.

9 - The goals tally mustered by the Hammers during February, which featured at least two in each match, with Southampton hit for three in the final game of the month.

16 - The amount of players Allardyce used during the month, relying on January signings Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino as well as Carlton Cole, who came in for the suspended Andy Carroll.

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