Dermot Gallagher gives verdict on Callum Wilson goal against West Ham

Dermot Gallagher gives verdict on Callum Wilson goal against West Ham

Dermot Gallagher gives verdict on Callum Wilson goal against West Ham

After their Boxing Day assignment, the Cherries will lock horns with Everton, Brighton, Arsenal, West Ham (again), Chelsea, Stoke, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Leicester City - a run of games which will be pivotal in their battle to stay up.

Bournemouth equalised controversially in injury-time when referee Bobby Maddly over-ruled his linesman in awarding a goal to Ryan Wilson with the Hammers' defence vainly appealing for hand-ball.

Arnautovic said: "It can't be a goal for Bournemouth and it has to be a red card for Bournemouth, but that is football".

The linesman flagged for Wilson to be offside, however, after a discussion, Bobby Madley made a decision to allow the goal, riling the Hammers fans on social media. Schneiderlin moved to Goodison Park 12 months ago from Manchester United and after an initial bright start with the Blues, the Frenchman has seen his performance levels dip and his attitude questioned.


It completed a remarkable match which began with James Collins heading the Hammers in front before Dan Gosling and Ake scored for the hosts who had 26 attempts on goal.

"I think the referees do a great job here, I really do, Moyes told the Hammers official website". So if you overrule the offside then you say that it doesn't matter that he put the ball in with his arm.

The breathless draw preserved the status quo at the foot of the Premier League table, with West Ham still sitting outside the drop zone, one place ahead of the Cherries.

I have every sympathy with West Ham United manager David Moyes over the two big controversies in Tuesday's match at Bournemouth. "We have to believe, we are not in a brilliant position, but we have a lot of games to go and we can turn things around".

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