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Hammers grab point after Phillips boob

Kalvin Phillips gifted the Cherries an opening goal as his Hammers loan spell got off to an awful start in the 1-1 draw.

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James Ward-Prowse scored from the spot

Kurt Zouma and Phillips produced a double cock-up to give the Cherries a first half lead. The  captain’s poor pass to the loan signing  was compounded by a Phillips back pass pass which fell straight to Solanke for a truly soft goal

Hammers grab point after Phillips boob

The Hammers made the sort of passive start we have seen far too often this season and their first chance came when Phillips drove a right foot shot into the keeper’s arms after 16 minutes.

But Bournemouth tested Areola three times over the next 20 minutes as the Hammers defence proved again how easy it is to play through.

The next Hammers chance came six minutes from half time  when an Emerson cross towards Kudus looked very dangerous but the No 14 failed to get a touch and the chance was gone.

Right on half time Areola had to be in top form to turn over a Semenyo effort and as the teams trooped off for the break the London Stadium crowd broke into a roar of boos.

The Hammers produced a half chance 10 minutes into the second half when Soucek headed wide  from a Ward-Prowse few kick but there was still a lack of serious passion to their game.

But they were back on terms on the hour when Kudus produced a fine right wing run but was brought down inside the area by Kelly and James Ward Prowse converted the spot kick.

Seconds later Bournemouth’s Christie turned beautifully on the Hammes goal but saw his shot just beat the upright.

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One comment on “Hammers grab point after Phillips boob

  1. Let’s be honest. This was the type of game West Ham should win at home on a regular basis. Until we do this often, we will remain a mediocre team.

    The Manager has run out of excuses and is not good enough to take the club to the next level.

    The scouting department is a joke. Most large clubs in Europe had no difficulty identifying target players well before the start of the January window and then made their purchases. We seem to open the paper to see who might be available.

    And the owners have no idea how to run a football club and don’t want to find a proper Director of Football who would coordinate all departments at the club.

    Until this is sorted out, we will remain a middle of the table club, at best.

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