Bournemouth 1-3 West Ham (12.01.2016) Live Commentary

90+5′
There has been no time for the supporters to get bored during the game as it was full of action and thrilling moments. The game was quite balanced and neither home, nor away side had any obvious dominance. Both sides tried to prevail using combination football.
90+5′
 
Martin Atkinson is looking at his watch and ends this match right now.
90+4′
Juan Iturbe (Bournemouth) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
90+2′
 
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
90+2′
Juan Iturbe (Bournemouth) takes the ball on and fires a shot from 24 metres out. Adrian stops the effort which is headed for the bottom left corner. The referee points to the corner flag. Bournemouth are given a corner.
90′
 
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
89′
The Bournemouth players are exchanging fine passes and wait for an opportunity to start an attack, but here comes a mistake and loss of possession.
87′
 
The corner, delivered by Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth), is intercepted by Adrian (West Ham).
87′
 
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) sends a wonderful cross from the corner kick. However, the defence works perfectly to clear the ball and to avert the threat. The ball goes out-of-play. Bournemouth have been awarded a corner kick.
87′
Wow, what an escape. Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) has an effort from inside the box but it’s brilliantly blocked. Bournemouth force a corner. They send men into the box.
84′
 
GOAL! Enner Valencia (West Ham) takes the resultant set piece from 20 metres out and he curls the ball inside the left hand post. What a hit that is!
84′
Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) jumps into tackle, but Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick is given to West Ham.
82′
 
The attendance is 11071.
81′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) weaves his way through opponents and strikes the ball from the edge of the area, but it is blocked by a defender.
80′
 
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) is coming onto the pitch as Harry Arter cannot continue after picking up an injury.
78′
 
Here is a change. Dimitri Payet is going off and Slaven Bilic gives the last tactical orders to Alex Song (West Ham).
76′
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) is all over the pitch today. He is full of energy, asking for the ball and his ability to control the game and to be on the ball is simply fantastic. Every manager wants to have a playmaker like him.
75′
 
Goal! Dimitri Payet plays a pass to the feet of Enner Valencia (West Ham), and he takes a shot from inside the box which goes into the roof of the net. It’s 1:2.
74′
The West Ham players are exchanging fine passes and wait for an opportunity to start an attack, but here comes a mistake and loss of possession.
72′
 
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Benik Afobe departs the field of play to be replaced by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).
71′
 
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) floats the ball in from the corner which is intercepted.
71′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. Now West Ham with a corner.
68′
 
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) gets booked for the first time in this match.
67′
 
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) fires a 26-metre free kick goalwards. The ball bounces in off the crossbar, leaving the goalkeeper beaten. Superb finish!
66′
 
This foul is worthy of a card! And it is a yellow shown by referee Martin Atkinson to the guilty Adam Smith (Bournemouth). West Ham win a free kick.
64′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) with a through ball, but overhits his pass.
62′
 
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) takes the corner which is cleared.
62′
Juan Iturbe (Bournemouth) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and loses the ball. West Ham have a corner.
61′
 
James Tomkins will be replaced by Carl Jenkinson (West Ham).
60′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) gets the ball and drives a shot from the edge of the area which goes high over the bar.
60′
That was close. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) fires a shot from the edge of the box which goes by a whisker wide of the right post.
59′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Bournemouth.
58′
The West Ham players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in defence to open up.
55′
Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) receives a pass and fires a shot from long range, but it is blocked.
54′
Michail Antonio (West Ham) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Artur Boruc (Bournemouth), who smothers the ball.
53′
 
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
53′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) bursts into the box, and latches on to a pin-point long through ball, but one of the defenders steps in to clear the ball to safety. West Ham forced their opponent to concede a corner.
51′
The goalkeeper doesn’t have to worry about this one. Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) is alert and has a clear vision to thwart a through ball from Pedro Obiang (West Ham).
50′
 
Matt Ritchie is substituted due to injury. Eddie Howe gives a chance to Juan Iturbe (Bournemouth).
48′
CLOSE! Michail Antonio (West Ham) shows his amazing skills as he gets to the edge of the box alone and fashions a shot that goes inches wide of the right post!
47′
 
The corner from Dimitri Payet (West Ham) is intercepted by the defence.
47′
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. West Ham get a chance to score from a corner kick.
47′
Michail Antonio (West Ham) sends the ball into the penalty area from a throw-in as if it is a corner kick.
46′
 
The referee blows his whistle to signal the start of the second half.
45+3′
Plenty of entertaiment during the first 45 minutes, great half of football. We hope that this continues in the second half. The home fans will be really pleased with what they’ve seen from their players so far. The tactic of both sides is slow build-up play.
45+3′
 
That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their dressing rooms.
45+2′
 
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
45+2′
Michail Antonio (West Ham) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, West Ham are going to take it.
45′
 
There will be a minimum of 2 min. of added time.
45′
 
The corner from Dimitri Payet (West Ham) is hurriedly cleared.
45′
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) jinks his way through multiple challenges and fires the ball from the edge of the box to the underside of the crossbar, but Artur Boruc shows all his agility and makes a save. The referee signals for a corner kick, West Ham are awarded.
43′
Some great controlled play and passing in the middle of the pitch from Bournemouth.
42′
Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) is able to continue to play.
41′
 
Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) picked up an injury.
40′
Flag up against Nikica Jelavic (West Ham). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.
38′
 
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Dimitri Payet (West Ham), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
38′
Artur Boruc pulls off a great save to deny Nikica Jelavic (West Ham) after receiving a precise defence-splitting pass. The effort is headed for the right side of the goal, but the goalkeeper dives superbly to stop it. Definitely the best save of this match so far! West Ham force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
36′
Bournemouth hold the ball and display nice passing from player to player.
33′
Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) can’t control an accurate defence-splitting pass very well, and thus one of the defending players reacts well to rob him of the ball.
32′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) and Junior Stanislas combine well with a quick one-two pass to trick their opponent.
31′
The assistant referee signals offside, and the main referee confirms his decision. Nikica Jelavic (West Ham) is the one who was caught offside.
31′
A pass into the penalty area from Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) is intercepted by the defence.
29′
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) with a long ball to Benik Afobe, but the defence is well organised and manages to get it clear.
26′
West Ham enjoy period of possession as they are exchanging some passes and waiting for an opportunity to strike.
25′
Adam Smith (Bournemouth) unleashed a powerful long-range strike, but the ball was blocked by a defender on its way.
23′
Bournemouth players perform combination football, attempting to create a goal-scoring opportunity, but they will have to wait for that as they have just lost possession due to an inaccurate pass.
21′
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) latched on to an accurate pass on the edge of the box and immediately released a cannonball straight to the middle of the net. His effort has been denied by the well prepared keeper who pulled off a stunning save.
20′
Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) blows a huge opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the side into the penalty area and sends a bullet header which goes narrowly over the crossbar!
20′
 
Bournemouth take a short corner kick.
19′
The ball is cleared after Adam Smith (Bournemouth) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. Corner kick. Bournemouth will have an opportunity.
17′
 
What a hit that is! Harry Arter (Bournemouth) scores a great goal from approximately 23 metres out. His effort goes straight into the left side of the goal and he makes it 1:0.
16′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. The ball goes out-of-play and West Ham will have a goal kick.
15′
 
Andrew Carroll won’t be suffering any longer, an injury is too painful. Nikica Jelavic (West Ham) comes on the pitch.
15′
Michail Antonio (West Ham) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
14′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
13′
The Bournemouth players are exchanging some short passes to open the opposition’s defence to hit them swiftly on the break.
11′
 
Andrew Carroll (West Ham) is having a really harsh time now. We are about to find out how serious his injury is.
10′
Artur Boruc doesn’t have to worry about this one. Andrew Carroll plays a pass into the feet of Michail Antonio (West Ham), with the latter unable to find the target. His effort from inside the box goes high over the bar.
9′
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
8′
Bournemouth seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. They are waiting for the right moment to create new attacking opportunities.
7′
Like an avalanche. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) is penalised for his attacking foul. Martin Atkinson has a clear vision and blows the whistle.
5′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked. The ball is out-of-play. West Ham will have a throw-in.
4′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
3′
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) tries to find Junior Stanislas, but he put too much power on that pass. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for West Ham.
1′
Mark Noble (West Ham) takes a mid-range shot, but the ball sails high over the bar.
1′
Michail Antonio (West Ham) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low drive towards the middle of the net, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) is alert and denies his effort.
1′
 
The first half of this match is about to start.
The players are on the pitch and West Ham will have the kick-off.
Martin Atkinson is introduced as the main referee for today’s match.
 
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