PHOTOS: West Ham's worst three moments of 2014

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West Ham are enjoying a season to remember - but it wasn't always this good in 2014.

Nottingham Forest 5-0 West Ham United

West Ham United's 2014 has gone from strength to strength. But the Hammers really struggled at the beginning of the calendar year.

A case in point was West Ham's astonishing 5-0 defeat at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. Any faint chances of FA Cup silverware for the east London side were torn to shreds by Andy Reid and co as Forest piled the pressure on the then beleaguered Sam Allardyce.

Manchester City 6-0 West Ham United

And, in West Ham's next game, Allardyce's side all but lost their hope of silverware in another trophy: the Capital One Cup.

Eventual champions Manchester City beat the Hammers 6-0, before adding three goals to the aggregate scoreline in the second leg. West Ham had done well to reach the tournament's semi-final but were no match for Manuel Pellegrini's side over two legs - or indeed over one.

Stoke City 3-1 West Ham United

During a game when Allardyce labeled his defence 'pathetic,' West Ham were convincingly beaten at the Britannia Stadium. The east London side had recently won four Premier League games on the bounce, before having that run ended by Everton.

And West Ham suffered their second defeat on the bounce against Stoke, another memory to forget from 2014.

Notably, however, most of what West Ham fans will take from this year has been positive from the summer onwards. Will that trend continue in 2015?

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