Premier League Ward-Prowse penalty helps West Ham earn Bournemouth draw

West Ham United extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six games with a hard-earned 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth under the London Stadium lights.

Dominic Solanke broke the deadlock for the visitors in the opening moments of the match, and half-chances for James Ward-Prowse and Tomas Soucek were as close as the home side came to equalising during a disappointing first 45.

An improved performance after the interval delivered a goal in the 61st minute however, with Ward-Prowse dispatching the 15th top-flight penalty of his career, but neither side could find the winner and both were ultimately forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

The Hammers found themselves on the back foot within three minutes of kick-off, when Ryan Christie pressured a loose pass at the back, teeing up Solanke for an easy finish that was given by referee Tim Robinson after a VAR check to confirm no offside offence had been committed.

A point left David Moyes’ men sixth in the standings, on 36 points after 22 games, ahead of an away trip to seventh-placed Manchester United on Sunday. Moyes made four changes to the XI that started the draw at Sheffield United last time out, with Kalvin Phillips coming in for his debut, alongside Mohammed Kudus, Edson Álvarez and Ben Johnson.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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