West Ham 3-4 Bournemouth (22.08.2015) Live Commentary

What a terrific football game that was, everything included. It was an even match on the whole, with both sides enjoying spells in the ascendancy. The home players pressed a lot which put the away team in difficult situations, while the away team tried to find the weakness in the opposition’s defence especially with rapid counter-attacks.
The referee is checking his watch and blows his whistle for the end of this match.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger. West Ham get a corner.
West Ham are awarded a free kick. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Jonathan Moss blows his whistle for a foul.
Modibo Maiga (West Ham) is deemed to be in an offside position by the linesman and it looks like it is the right decision despite being a very close one.
The manager has decided to make a substitution and Adam Smith (Bournemouth) walks off the pitch to be replaced by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).
Modibo Maiga (West Ham) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) receives a good pass just outside the box, unleashes a strike from a promising position, but the shot is thwarted by the defender.
A great teamplay by Bournemouth as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
This corner kick is taken with a short pass by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).
There will be a minimum of 6 min. of added time.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) creates himself some space and attempts to put it into the box. However, the defender gets an important foot in to clear. The referee points to the corner flag. Bournemouth are given a corner.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger.
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Bournemouth display good ball movement. They are waiting for some opportunity to get in a chance, but now the attack is averted. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Bournemouth.
Flag goes up against Modibo Maiga (West Ham). The referee blows the whistle for offside.
A substitution is prepared. Max Gradel (Bournemouth) is leaving the pitch, and Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) is coming on as a substitute.
Bournemouth hold the ball and display nice passing from player to player. Their movement didn’t last so long as they lost the ball.
Goal! Modibo Maiga (West Ham) weaves his way past opponents, and he unleashes a magnificent effort from the edge of the box which goes into the bottom right corner. Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) has no chance of reaching it. The score is 3:4.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) steps up and confidently powers his spot-kick into the bottom left corner.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
No point in arguing about referee’s decision. Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) receives an obvious red card after his dangerous tackle.
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) unfairly held the opponent. The referee saw the whole situation and blows his whistle for a foul. That’s a penalty to Bournemouth! They have a good chance to score now.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) takes the resulting corner which is averted.
We are about to witness a direct free kick. Ideal position for those with fantastic finishing ability to place the ball in the back of the net. Let’s see who will execute this one.
Mark Noble (West Ham) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. The assistant referee makes a right call and West Ham will have a corner.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) is caught offside!
Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) tackles a bit over-zealously. Jonathan Moss blows for a foul. A free kick to West Ham.
Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) is punished for violating the rules with a yellow card.
Matthew Jarvis (West Ham) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) will be replaced by Modibo Maiga (West Ham).
A pass by Simon Francis (Bournemouth) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) delivers a low pass into the box which is intercepted.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) collects a pass and fires an unstoppable shot without any hesitation that goes inside the right post.
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) sends a cross into the box, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) comes off his line to gather the ball.
Great touch by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) as he received a precise pass deep inside the box, and he rips a shot goalwards, but the keeper pulls off an amazing save!
The Bournemouth players find open spaces, and they are able to move the ball from one to another. But now comes an error, and they involuntarily pass the ball to their opponent. The ball has crossed the sideline. Bournemouth are taking a throw-in.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).
What a close effort by Max Gradel (Bournemouth) who receives a pass on the edge of the box and shoots. The ball goes inches wide of the left post.
Excellent touch by Diafra Sakho (West Ham)! He latches on to a precious pass on the edge of the box but produces a miskick that goes high above the bar. Poor effort.
Goal! Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) fires the rebound into the roof of the net after the ball breaks to him in the box. The score is 2:2.
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) comes close to scoring. He connected with a pass inside the box, and he perhaps should have done better than direct his shot straight at Artur Boruc (Bournemouth).
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders. The ball is behind the sideline and Bournemouth will take a throw-in.
That will be all from Joshua King (Bournemouth) who is being replaced by the fresh legs of Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).
The game is interrupted now, Joshua King (Bournemouth) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
Mark Noble (West Ham) fires the penalty inside the left post.
Mark Noble (West Ham) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
Joshua King (Bournemouth) jumps into tackle, but Jonathan Moss blows his whistle for a foul. The referee gives a penalty to West Ham!
Substitution. Kevin Nolan (West Ham) is making his way off the pitch with Matthew Jarvis (West Ham) coming on as his replacement.
Jonathan Moss blows his whistle and the second half starts.
It was a good decision to watch today’s encounter. There has already been more to be seen on the pitch prior to the half-time break than there is in most of the average games during the full 90 minutes. The visitors were superior in their performance through the first half. They were more active and precise. The home team’s main priority is a flawless defence. The away side gives the opposition a hard time by approaching them quickly and aggressively.
The end of the first half.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) sends over a cross but he can’t find any teammate inside the box. Poor delivery. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Bournemouth.
There’s an opportunity for Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) to deliver the ball into the box from a corner.
Great touch by Max Gradel (Bournemouth) as he received a precise pass deep inside the box, and he rips a shot goalwards, but the keeper pulls off an amazing save! The ball is out-of-play. Bournemouth will have a chance to score from a corner.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) tries his luck with a shot from long distance after receiving a good pass. He hits the ball poorly and sends it into orbit.
A quickly taken corner by Bournemouth.
Joshua King (Bournemouth) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety. Bournemouth earn a corner.
We will have 4 min. of added time.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) collects a pass and finds himself in a good position to strike from the edge of the box, but his attempt is blocked.
Neat passing move from Bournemouth in order to create new attacking opportunities.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
The corner from Dimitri Payet (West Ham) is cleared away by the defence.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked. West Ham have been awarded a corner kick.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) brings his opponent down with a tackle, and Jonathan Moss blows a whistle for a foul.
What an opportunity! Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) picked the ball up and fired a projectile of a shot from long range which threatened the goalkeeper. The shot went painfully close to the right post!
Bournemouth are playing an excellent possession football by exchanging some long passes at the moment.
Here comes a substitution. James Tomkins (West Ham) is brought on as a substitute for Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham).
Darren Randolph (West Ham) doesn’t have to worry about this one. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) plays a pass into the feet of Joshua King (Bournemouth), with the latter unable to find the target. His effort from inside the box goes high over the bar.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) receives a precise pass inside the box and takes a shot that flies just wide of the right post.
A crossfield pass from Simon Francis (Bournemouth) lacked more accuracy, and the opponent gains possession. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Bournemouth.
Goal! A mistake from the defence gifted a chance to a lurking Callum Wilson (Bournemouth), who keeps his cool and rolls the ball into the net from close range. 0:2.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) put a cross into the box which wasn’t a bad decision, but he failed to achieve what he wanted as none of his teammates managed to meet it. The ball goes out-of-play and West Ham will have a goal kick.
Bournemouth hold the ball and are exchanging some long passes.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) goes on a mazy run and tries his luck with a mid-range strike, but one of the defending players steps in and makes a block.
Jonathan Moss blows the whistle, Eunan O’Kane (Bournemouth) is penalised for a foul. A free kick to West Ham. It’s in no position to be converted into a direct shot on goal.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) whips the ball into the box and Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) takes a perfect touch to control it, but one of the defenders does well to intercept.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) misses a good chance to score. A perfect cross into the box finds Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) who rises for a header, but he sends the ball well over the bar.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
Mark Noble (West Ham) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball. The ball is out-of-play and West Ham manage to earn a corner.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) with a teasing cross into the area, but Darren Randolph (West Ham) intercepts the ball.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) attempted to pick out a free teammate inside the box, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) comes off the line to clear the ball away.
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) sends a long ball in, but Darren Randolph comfortably gathers the ball.
Goal! Simon Francis (Bournemouth) provides Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) with a nice pass inside the box. It allows him to finish with a precise effort into the top right corner. 0:1.
Winston Reid (West Ham) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Jonathan Moss blow the whistle.
Like an avalanche. Winston Reid (West Ham) is penalised for his attacking foul. Jonathan Moss has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Winston Reid (West Ham) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) is about to take a corner kick.
Kevin Nolan (West Ham) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. West Ham have been awarded a corner kick. The main referee and one of the assistants point at the corner flag.
Bournemouth players perform combination football, attempting to create a goal-scoring opportunity, but they will have to wait for that as they has just lost possession due to an inaccurate pass.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) sends an inaccurate cross from the corner kick as he overhits his effort. The ball goes out of bounds.
Wow, what an escape. Max Gradel (Bournemouth) has an effort from inside the box but it’s brilliantly blocked. Corner kick. Bournemouth will have an opportunity.
A pass from Mark Noble (West Ham) is intercepted by Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) and the move breaks down.
A cross which was clipped into the penalty area by Eunan O’Kane (Bournemouth) didn’t pose any threat, so we’ll have to wait a bit more to see an interesting situation.
The first half of today’s match is starting right now.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Bournemouth will have the kick-off.
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