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
- 20BowenSubstituted forCoufalat 88′minutes
- 12DownesSubstituted forFornalsat 88′minutes
- 7ScamaccaSubstituted forAntonioat 74′minutes
- 13Murara NetoSubstituted forTraversat 45′minutes
- 2FredericksSubstituted forZemuraat 57′minutes
- 6MephamBooked at 71mins
- 15A Smith
- 8LermaBooked at 55mins
- 4L Cook
- 10ChristieSubstituted forAnthonyat 57′minutes
- 9SolankeSubstituted forMooreat 45′minutes
Match ends, West Ham United 2, Bournemouth 0.
Second Half ends, West Ham United 2, Bournemouth 0.
Foul by Pablo Fornals (West Ham United).
Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! West Ham United 2, Bournemouth 0. Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
VAR Decision: Penalty West Ham United.
Penalty conceded by Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham United).
Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, West Ham United. Pablo Fornals replaces Flynn Downes.
Substitution, West Ham United. Vladimír Coufal replaces Jarrod Bowen.
Attempt saved. Jaidon Anthony (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Philip Billing with a headed pass.
Foul by Thilo Kehrer (West Ham United).
Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth).
Substitution, West Ham United. Michail Antonio replaces Gianluca Scamacca.
Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieffer Moore with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
Foul by Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham United).
Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
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