The London Stadium
18/08/2018 3:00 pm
Referee: S. Attwell
|West Ham United||Bournemouth|
|Arnautovic pen (33)||Wilson (60), Cook (66)|
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.