Battling Bournemouth hold West Ham to 1-1 draw

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24 January, 2018

It was perhaps no surprise to any long-suffering West Ham supporter that "one of our own" came back to haunt us; Junior Stanislas, developed by Tony Carr's team at Chadwell Heath made 47 appearances for United before being deemed surplus to requirements in 2011.

But it's a year since West Ham last won successive Premier League games. Cressy is okay, but it's more the Lanzini one that we're anxious about. "It looks like a hamstring. I think that might be where it's broken down". We'll get it scanned tomorrow. We're working on it and we'll try to get the right players.

The Scot described the first-half performance as the best of his reign, which began in November, but admitted it tailed off as the rigours of the FA Cup extra-time replay win over the Shrews caught up with his side. "I do think the 120 minutes for some, even 60, 70 minutes for some, took its toll". The Hammers equalised from the restart, as substitute Hernandez pounced.

Asmir Begovic denied Arnautovic from point-blank range after 14 minutes and Bournemouth took the lead against the run of play through Ryan Fraser after 71 minutes.

"I don't think you can suddenly say, okay we'll go out, see if someone else is out there waiting to be bought of the level of Lanzini, because I don't think you've got that".

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West Ham are 11th spot in the Premier League, five points above the relegation zone and Moyes wants to bring in some quality additions before the transfer window closes to help his side secure survival. "We scored a great goal".

"We hope Mano's [Lanzini] isn't serious".

The Hammers were quickest out of the blocks and after a superb passage of play with some one-touch passes in an around the Bournemouth box, the ball fell to Aaron Cresswell, who fired just wide from 25 yards. You could say it's a concentration issue - I'm not sure.

"It's frustration as we'd done so well up the other end, then the nature of their goal was hugely disappointing, we didn't attack the ball well enough".


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