West Ham 2-0 Bournemouth: Kurt Zouma scores controversial goal as Hammers beat Cherries

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Kurt Zouma
Kurt Zouma’s goal for West Ham came in his 200th Premier League appearance

West Ham moved up seven places to 10th in the Premier League table as Kurt Zouma’s controversial goal helped them beat Bournemouth.

Zouma glanced in a close-range header just before half-time, but the Cherries were furious as the ball appeared to hit the hands of Hammers defender Thilo Kehrer earlier in the move.

However, after a check by the video assistant referee the goal was allowed to stand as they deemed the handball accidental and said it had not directly led to a goal.

Nevertheless, Bournemouth caretaker boss Gary O’Neil was upset with the decision and was booked after talking to referee David Coote as the teams left the field at half-time.

The hosts were awarded a penalty in the 91st minute when Bournemouth’s Jordan Zemura was deemed to have handled the ball when sliding in trying to block a cross, with Said Benrahma converting from the spot to secure victory.

It was a tough evening for the Cherries, now without a win in three matches, as they lost striker Dominic Solanke and goalkeeper Neto to injury after only 45 minutes.

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West Ham United

  1. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

  2. Squad number2Player nameJohnson

  3. Squad number4Player nameZouma

  4. Squad number24Player nameKehrer

  5. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

  6. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  7. Squad number41Player nameRice

  8. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  9. Squad number12Player nameDownes

  10. Squad number22Player nameBenrahma

  11. Squad number7Player nameScamacca

  1. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  2. Squad number8Player nameFornals

  3. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

AFC Bournemouth

  1. Squad number13Player nameNeto

  2. Squad number2Player nameFredericks

  3. Squad number6Player nameMepham

  4. Squad number25Player nameSenesi

  5. Squad number15Player nameA Smith

  6. Squad number8Player nameLerma

  7. Squad number4Player nameL Cook

  8. Squad number10Player nameChristie

  9. Squad number29Player nameBilling

  10. Squad number16Player nameTavernier

  11. Squad number9Player nameSolanke

  1. Squad number1Player nameTravers

  2. Squad number21Player nameMoore

  3. Squad number32Player nameAnthony

  4. Squad number33Player nameZemura


West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 2Johnson
  • 4Zouma
  • 24Kehrer
  • 3Cresswell
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • 20BowenSubstituted forCoufalat 88′minutes
  • 12DownesSubstituted forFornalsat 88′minutes
  • 22Benrahma
  • 7ScamaccaSubstituted forAntonioat 74′minutes


  • 5Coufal
  • 8Fornals
  • 9Antonio
  • 10Lanzini
  • 13Areola
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 32Coventry
  • 33Emerson
  • 35Randolph


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Murara NetoSubstituted forTraversat 45′minutes
  • 2FredericksSubstituted forZemuraat 57′minutes
  • 6MephamBooked at 71mins
  • 25Senesi
  • 15A Smith
  • 8LermaBooked at 55mins
  • 4L Cook
  • 10ChristieSubstituted forAnthonyat 57′minutes
  • 29Billing
  • 16Tavernier
  • 9SolankeSubstituted forMooreat 45′minutes


  • 1Travers
  • 3Stephens
  • 14Rothwell
  • 17Stacey
  • 19Stanislas
  • 21Moore
  • 22Pearson
  • 32Anthony
  • 33Zemura

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