Winston Reid benched as West Ham draw with Bournemouth


"As for Bournemouths third goal, I can not understand how Madley overruled his assistant, who appeared to flag for offside when Nathan Ake headed to Callum Wilson and was in a much better position to see the infringement".

Nathan Ake gave the Cherries a 2-1 lead in the second spell before two Marko Arnautovic goals - one from the penalty spot - had the Hammers up 3-2.

In the list of West Ham-related arch-villians, there are few more widely despised than referee Keith Hackett.

There was a suspicion of offside but referee Bobby Madley eventually awarded the equaliser after a lengthy conversation with assistant Simon Long. Offside. Which arguably you could say it is. I think the referees in this country do a good job.

David Moyes' side had taken an early lead, when James Collins put them in front inside the first ten minutes, however, the Cherries levelled the fixture through Dan Gosling 30 minutes into the first-half. The referee really should have just given offside and we would not be talking about that.

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"I think we were unlucky to only take one point, particularly with how the game ended", Arnautovic said. I also believe subsequently there was contact between Wilsons arm and the ball before it went into the net.

All Whites captain Winston Reid was relegated to the bench as West Ham fought to a 3-3 English Premier League (EPL) draw against Bournemouth on Wednesday morning (NZ time).

The Austria forward then slotted home after Begovic could only redirect Javier Hernandez's effort, as West Ham looked set to steal the win.

Bournemouth and West Ham will both be desperate to emerge victorious against a relegation rival when the pair lock horns on Tuesday.