West Ham fans react as table reveals progress under Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham United’s progress under Manuel Pellegrini has been tangible in a handful of their most exceptional performances this season.

But in the aftermath of a bitterly disappointing defeat against Cardiff City it was difficult for some supporters to remain upbeat.

A summer spending spree and the arrival of the Chilean promised to stimulate change in east London last summer.

Pellegrini’s prestige in football management hinted that the club were moving in the right direction, and the fact they are not facing the prospect of a relegation battle in the final eight fixtures suggests that improvements have been made.

However, the revelation of a table on Twitter has provided the most tangible evidence of improvement yet.

The table compares how Premier League clubs have performed after 30 games this season with their return at the same stage last season, and the Hammers stand out as the most improved club.

Plenty of fans acknowledged the improvement in results and the overall quality of football on display in response to the tweet, while one fan emphasised the importance of the upcoming transfer window and cited the size of the challenge director of football Mario Hussilos could be set to face.

Here’s what the Irons on Twitter had to say in response to the statistical revelation: