O90 – Tactical Analysis – West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth


Bournemouth earned their first ever Premier League win away at Upton park, as they punished a shambolic defensive display from West Ham.

Thanks to a calamitous pair of errors from Aaron Cresswell, West Ham were two goals down early in this home tie. They departed the pitch at half time amid a furious, caustic chorus of boos. Bournemouth’s energy and directness had rattled Slaven Bilic’s team, particularly the defenders, and the home fans were desperate for a response. The home side exploded back out for the second half, snatching back two goals of their own to level the match. But then, after going behind once again on the counter, Carl Jenkinson killed any hope by committing a woeful foul on Max Gradel, conceding a penalty and forcing the referee to dismiss him. Bournemouth saw the match out, just, winning 4-3.


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