West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth Team Sheets

West Ham:
Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Fornals, Anderson, Haller.
Subs: Roberto, Zabaleta, Diop, Masuaku, Sanchez, Lanzini, Ajeti.

Bournemouth:
Ramsdale, Francis, Cook, Mepham, Rico, Cook, Lerma, Gosling, Callum Wilson, Solanke, Harry Wilson.
Subs: Boruc, Simpson, Dobre, Billing, Fraser, Stanislas, Surman.

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Is Antonio injured again?

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mcbikeman's picture

unless he is injured Moyes better not be thinking about selling the beast

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Great deflection to give him the goal but at least they are showing a bit today. Let’s see if we can hang on and get another 1 or 2.

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Fucked already after 20min

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This is what we want.

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La Vida Hammer's picture

COYI

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Dicks is the man's picture

M O Y E S S S S S

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La Vida Hammer's picture

WH can through this away.

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Where the fuxx has this been, looks a completely different team. Makes you wonder if the players wanted Pellegrini out because they haven’t looked this good in months.

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Would be a good option. Ha ha

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Bout bloody time, this is hopefully the start of our revival.

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Just what we didn't need
Very silly mr. Cresswell

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Another poor decision by VAR. but finally one that goes in our favour. Cresswell was lucky there

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Not often we get a break from var.

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We have gone 1-0 up maybe ten times this season. Today we pushed for two and three and so on, we didn't sit back and try to defend a precarious lead for sixty minutes plus. We haven't had that attitude since the Man U game.long may it continue

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I know Bournemouth where crap but we played right to the end and took our chances well. Noble MOM but Snodgrass’s work rate was terrific and the rest of the team played really well. Haller goal was brilliant and great to see Anderson finally get on the score sheet. Overall the best performance we have seen for months.

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metbobby1's picture

Now THAT’S more like it!! I know it was only Bournemouth but we’ve been making teams like them look like world beaters this season. They looked different class tonight. A great team performance which was nearly spoiled by Cresswell’s madness. Can’t believe that VAR downgraded the card! Now let’s keep this form going until the end of the season. COYI!!!!!

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Did everyone see Moyes’s reaction after the game, how long has it been since we have seen a manager going onto the field congratulating every player instead of standing back and being emotionless.

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mcbikeman's picture

You can only beat the team that's in front of you and for once we did that today....a nice start lets build on it now....

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The first five or so minutes looked like the same old same old. But West Ham did turn it around from then on. If you look back to my previous posts, I always stated that Anderson can do more damage playing up front in a Central role. I was not wrong. Moreover, I also said that Masuaku was better in a more winger type role. Moyes must have been reading my posts. Though Masuaku came on as a late sub he still look like he wanted to move forward with the ball. Anderson finally got that goal, and pity he was substituted immediately after that goal. But I got pissed off with that commentator on DAZN that I subscribed to. He claimed that Cresswell's tackle was a red card. Cresswell clearly toed the ball when he won it and then his spikes were raised when he was sliding along the grass, but they were not the ones to make contact with that Bournemouth player. No doubt it was a yellow for making a very firm contact. Good to see VAR overturn it to a yellow card. But this is the West Ham that we are all paying to watch, be it online. Antonio probably has a hangover from the New Year's Celebrations. But seriously hope to see him back in the starting lineup. Fornals is a much more improved player as is Haller with his new confidence. Noble deserved the MOM award. Ogbonna was rock solid in defence and for a change did not put a foot wrong. Fabianski was not even really tested. He made one average save, but looked rock solid. Snodgrass even look like Messi at times, when the only way to stop him was to take one for the team. Keep up the good work Moyseeee baby!!

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Dicks is the man's picture

I don't think Anderson is suited to that role at all imo. he looks too lightweight, gives the ball away too much instead of going at goal directly. its no coincidence he scores when he pulled out wide and took the ball down to run at the full back. for me, Lanzini is far better in that role behind haller and Anderson should go back out wide to replace fornals.

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Anderson was well suited to this role. Every time he had the ball in the forward position, West Ham did look a threat to Bournemouth's defence. Haller and Anderson seemed to gel as a pair. Even the goal that Anderson scored had him in a high up position, and the long ball from Rice was well picked up by him, before he cut inside and scored. Had he been playing as a winger, he probably would have been back in the West Ham half defending. His pace and skills also helps up front. Lanzini had a much less of an impact when he was brought on. He still needs to gain in confidence, as his recent performances have been lacklustre. This is not the same Lanzini that we have been used to seeing from previous seasons.

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moore 6 legend's picture

How refreshing to see us chasing balls, pressing and trying to win every loose ball fingers crossed we have a team back.

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Burkie111's picture

Were Bourmouth crap or did we make them look crap ? They looked like relegation candidate's to me

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made them look like crap. The thing for me was looking at their manager, he looked like a defeated man from the first goal and he was bereft of ideas. This is the same man that everyone wanted as our manager but does he know his time at Bournemouth might be up. His team is going to find it hard but can he lift them to get out of the bottom three, not on what we saw from this match.

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This was Bournemouth's worse defeat of the season. Well they made West Ham look like Man City / Liverpool in the manner that they were ripped apart. Their keeper did make a couple of crucial saves as well, while Fabianski was barely tested at all.

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Dicks is the man's picture

Haven't Bournemouth got like ten first team players out lol.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Great night and great result bhoys, hope you had a good time. Not too many tourists and popcorn venders :o) Had a few sodas after the game in the stadium followed by more on route with an Honest Burger in town, got home on the last train, Mrs not too impressed but as I was with The Prince all was forgiven :o)

I thought Mark Noble was brilliant, Bournemouth were poor but so were Arse and they managed to beat us! Onwards and upwards you Optimistic Irons KTF!!!

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Dicks is the man's picture

Yes. Pellegrini would have found a way to lose it. But we can't get carried away. This was Bournemouth reserves. Let's hope we keep it up though.

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Glad you had a good 1 mate,didn't go in the end couple of family members went down with the bug that's going about!! Watched it in the pub,although Bournemouth were poor I feel we made them look poor! Noble like you say was rolling back the years,superb from him,haller & Anderson we know what they can do & Moyes will get the best out of them.most pleasing thing for me apart from the goals was the way we closed them down everytime they had possession & the way Moyes was straight on th pitch after the game congratulating everyone something that pel didn't do

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Dicks is the man's picture

pelle didnt congratulate everyone after because we Woz always getting stuffed lol

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

So true!!!

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I thought about that dicksy after I posted!!

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

I cant believe you were not there! Our biggest win at the BoM!

Sorry to hear the family were not well, we have the same :o(

Lots of positives to take, work rate and closing down not seen in yonks. Agree that WH made Bournemouth look poor! Someone said in the bar after the game that it was only a Bournemouth reserve team and we should expect to beat them comfortably, I reminded him that we lost to Oxford, Wimbledon etc and winning can NEVER be expected... its the WH way :o)

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it was refreshing to keep on attacking after going 2 up ,i am sure Pel would have taken forward players off and put on Sanchez e.t.c to protect the lead and let Bournemouth come at us .The best form of defence is to keep on attacking imo. C.O.Y.I and good luck D.Moyes

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Burkie111's picture

Its goin to be a hard slog and its that time of the year when you only go up by a place or two ,unlike the early part of the season you could leap 4 or 5 places ,i know its only one match but im pretty confident we can get out of trouble ,with Moyes we're never goin to set the world on fire ,always possible mid table

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

i would take that Burkie !

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Burkie111's picture

Sure Dartford so would i ,this year and maybe next but what happens in a few years ,what happened to the Drisccolls theory of joining the big boys ,isnt that the reason they turned our belved Boyeln ground into a multi story car park ?

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Be honest Burkie, did anyone really believe the crap from those two wide boys? I wouldn’t believe anything from their mouths, just ask any Brum supporters ☹️

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plaistow-man's picture

Reading through all the comments here is my tuppence worth... though it can be said Bournemouth were poor let's be honest we have played and drawn/lost v poor sides this season. Noble led by example, Fornals really getting to grips, Anderson looked comfortable in his free role just behind Haller talking of which Haller what a strike! Snodgrass ran his socks off, Rice put in his best performance in months and capped it with a sublime pass to Freddie, full backs did well but defence does need work , teams still getting in behind and creating chances, Ogbonna and Balbuena solid at the back Oggie in particular pleased me, Lanzini when he came on still looks a little short on fitness but a nice strike though comfortable for Ramsdale, Fabianski assured and breathes confidence into those ahead of him.
Regards Cresswells booking mmmm certainly not a red and not sure it was a yellow he defo got the ball and the Bournemouth player literally ran into him. Masuaku did a decent job in his cameo. Overall the side looked invigorated and had belief , for me it was not so much the win but the manner in which we won.

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I wonder if Antonio was asked to play Right Back again and told him where to go...just a thought for the day...! ! !

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moore 6 legend's picture

I think he'd play in goal if he had to mate,he was out with tight hamstring and should be back for the blunts game.

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plaistow-man's picture

Antonio had a slight hamstring injury and was left out as a precaution, reported he will be back for Blades match.

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