With both sides having been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by lower league opposition in the week, Bournemouth and West Ham returned to action looking to put that disappointment behind them, producing what was a thoroughly entertaining game at the Vitality stadium.
Having scored in the 2-0 win over Manchester United last weekend, Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell would be West Ham‘s goalscoring heroes once again, with the Ukrainian opening the scoring with a tidy finish on 10 minutes.
The Hammers lead would last just seven minutes though, Josh King levelling after a VAR overturned an offside call from the linesman, before the Norwegian turned provider just 29 seconds after the break to set up his strike partner Callum Wilson to put the hosts ahead.
Nathan Ake thought he had made it 3-1, but saw his 55th minute strike ruled out, before Aaron Cresswell equalised with a deflected half-volley with 16 minutes to play to see the spoils shared.
Speaking after the game Manuel Pellegrini insisted he wasn’t disappointed with the draw, and was impressed with his side’s work ethic throughout.
“I don’t feel disappointed that we didn’t win, it was a good game and we played in a good way – the way I like – trying hard from the first minute,” Pellegrini told the BBC.
“It is good to comeback. We were calm and always created options in attack.”