Date: 18th August 2018 at 5:31pm
Written by:
West Ham United
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The London Stadium

Premier League

18/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 56888

Referee: S. Attwell

West Ham United Bournemouth
Arnautovic pen (33) Wilson (60), Cook (66)
Fabianski Begovic
A. Smith
Balbuena S. Cook
Masuaku Daniels
Snodgrass 77 Brooks 78
77 Surman
Felipe Anderson
Arnautovic Wilson
Hernandez 67 King


Cresswell Boruc
Adrian Francis 78
Obiang Mousset
C Sánchez 77 Ibe
67 L. Cook 90
Perez 77 Defoe
Diop Mings

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 12
5 On Target 5
6 Corners 4
14 Fouls 10
6 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
61 % 39

After the mauling the Hammers received against Liverpool, things were supposed to get better, against Bournemouth at the London Stadium this afternoon.

And for sixty minutes, with the Hammers leading, that appeared to be the case.

But, unfortunately, Bournemouth, who had looked sprightly all afternoon, had other ideas.

A two-goal burst, in six minutes, saw Eddie Howe’s side take the three points on offer.

It had all looked so promising when, with 33 minutes on the clock, Marko Arnautovic had put the Hammers level from the penalty spot, but then the demons set in.

It seems that whoever is in the managerial hot-seat at the club needs to end this curse that seems to affect the side when they play in their new home.

Al credit to Bournemouth though, their swift attacking play highlighted just how much work Manuel Pellegrini has to do if West Ham are to challenge for a European place this season.

Two games into the season and we’ve nothing to show from two games.


3 Replies to “A Fortune Spent And It’s The Same Old West Ham”

  • Only listened on the radio and we seemed to play for periods of the match. This seems very familiar to some previous season’s and with only stoke (relegated) conceding more last season our defence seems fragile (especially to pace).
    I hope the manager is not too proud and/or stubborn, to learn from last season and start to play 3 at the back, so we can start picking up some points or atleast prove more difficult to beat. If we are near the bottom come the next window, we are likely to lose Arnautovic and so we need to tighten up at the back now. COYI

  • The young lad Brooks (Bournemouth) seems like a good buy at 11.5 mill……one to keep an eye on possibly.

  • yes brooks is a good buy (im a Cherries Fan) and got a feeling he is going to make a name for himself,think you guys have spent enough this season and sorry he may not want to join you come next window!
    But as a footie fan in the minority as they are all hammers fans in my family,i wouldn’t be too worried as you will get your act together and you have a wealth of talent once they have gelled,just glad we played you early in the season

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