Match ends, West Ham United 1, Bournemouth 1.
James Ward-Prowse’s second-half penalty spared Kalvin Phillips’ blushes and rescued a Premier League point for West Ham against Bournemouth at London Stadium.
New Hammers signing Phillips had a debut to forget when he passed the ball straight to Dominic Solanke who put Bournemouth in front inside three minutes.
But West Ham were gifted a way back into the game in the 61st minute when Lloyd Kelly caught Mohammed Kudus in the penalty area and Ward-Prowse fired his spot-kick straight down the middle.
Neither side were able to find a winner on a cold night in the capital.
The Hammers, without a win in their past four games, stay sixth in the Premier League table, while Bournemouth move 12th, eight points clear of the relegation zone.
Phillips gets rare start at London Stadium
Manchester City loanee Phillips has struggled for game time since joining Pep Guardiola’s City from Leeds for £45m in July 2022.
On Friday night he made only his third Premier League start in the past two seasons, and with only his second-ever touch in a West Ham shirt, prodded Kurt Zouma’s poor pass straight to opponent Solanke who finished from close range.
West Ham were poor in the first half and were booed off at half-time, although Jarrod Bowen had gone close with his glancing header testing Bournemouth keeper Pedro Neto.
West Ham’s equaliser came after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) told referee Tim Robinson to look at his pitchside monitor, and the official reversed his no-penalty call.
Ward-Prowse levelled from the spot, but the hosts were unable to create any further clear-cut chances and were even booed off by a smaller number of supporters at full-time.
The Hammers have now failed to win any of their opening five games in a calendar year for the first time since 2010, though they are still in a European spot in the Premier League table.
As for Phillips, he did tighten up after the break and came off for Danny Ings to a warm reception in the 68th minute.
Bournemouth will rue missed chances
Bournemouth will be disappointed not to leave London with all three points having created chances at will in the first period.
West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was forced into two brilliant saved to deny Antoine Semenyo and Marcus Tavernier after both had been put through by Solanke.
Marcos Senesi also volleyed over the bar while Semenyo had another effort tipped over by Areola on the stroke of half-time.
Even after West Ham’s leveller the Cherries had the better chances, Kelly having an effort saved from a tight angle and Ryan Christie dragging a shot wide.
Bournemouth enjoyed success in the FA Cup in January, but are still waiting for their first Premier League win since 26 December.
They also had a busy deadline day as Getafe striker Enes Unal joined on loan, while Owen Bevan and Kieffer Moore left the club, also on loan.
West Ham United
- 11PhillipsSubstituted forIngsat 68′minutes
- 14KudusSubstituted forCornetat 90+6′minutes
- 20BowenBooked at 70mins
- 15A Smith
- 5KellySubstituted forKerkezat 78′minutes
- 4L CookBooked at 83mins
- 10ChristieBooked at 67mins
- 24SemenyoSubstituted forSinisterraat 68′minutes
- 14ScottSubstituted forKluivertat 68′minutes
- 16TavernierSubstituted forFaivreat 90+1′minutesBooked at 90mins
Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Bournemouth 1.
Foul by Luis Sinisterra (Bournemouth).
Konstantinos Mavropanos (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Romain Faivre (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.
Offside, Bournemouth. Justin Kluivert is caught offside.
Substitution, West Ham United. Maxwel Cornet replaces Mohammed Kudus.
Substitution, Bournemouth. Romain Faivre replaces Marcus Tavernier.
Hand ball by Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United).
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Konstantinos Mavropanos.
Attempt blocked. Luis Sinisterra (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Justin Kluivert.
Lewis Cook (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Danny Ings (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Lewis Cook (Bournemouth).
Foul by Ryan Christie (Bournemouth).
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse.
Offside, Bournemouth. Luis Sinisterra is caught offside.
Substitution, Bournemouth. Milos Kerkez replaces Lloyd Kelly because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
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