David Moyes baffled by Bournemouth's 'killer' equaliser

Posted December 28, 2017

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has told Sky Sports that Callum Wilson's last-minute equaliser for Bournemouth should not have stood against West Ham, as the Cherries secured a last-gasp point.

Arnautovic took his tally to five goals in as many games with his late double, the first of which came after Asmir Begovic's slip when attempting a regulation clearance. You could question the offside because it looks pretty level.

David Di Michele of West Ham is congratulated by team mate Matthew Etherington after he scores the first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United

"I think he said the assistant referee only put his flag up to draw attention to it, and I've never heard of that ever".

It completed a remarkable match which began with James Collins heading the Hammers in front before Dan Gosling and Ake scored for the hosts who had 26 attempts on goal. I don't know if I can be happy for the one point as the referee took three points from us.

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"There were good signs for sure, although I wish we'd been more clinical!" I also believe subsequently there was contact between Wilsons arm and the ball before it went into the net.

"And we just hope when he's back there's no complications with the injury and he can pick up where he left off". When I saw the commotion I thought there was no way he would overturn it. It's not easy but I think there were a couple of things that maybe could have gone a different way for us.

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The result leaves West Ham way down in 17th place, even though a correct refereeing decision in the eyes of Madley would see Moyes' side on 20 points and way up the table in 13th. "We showed great spirit and great energy to stay in the game, but we've got to defend much better than we have done today".

Meanwhile, Reid was an unused substitute in West Ham's 3-3 draw at Bournemouth with David Moyes making two changes to the lineup after a 3-2 home defeat to Newcastle United last weekend.

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