AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was disappointed with the quick equaliser that the Cherries conceded against West Ham United.
Following the disappointment of the FA Cup defeat to third tier Wigan Athletic, Howe reverted back to the starting XI that had beaten Arsenal in the Premier League a week ago.
West Ham United were unbeaten since before Christmas, whilst the Cherries were unbeaten in the Premier League in four games.
It proved to be a tight game, but the Cherries took the lead when an exquisite pass from substitute Junior Stanislas was run on to and tucked away by Ryan Fraser.
But less than two minutes later and straight from the kick off, West Ham equalised with the game ending 1-1.
Howe told afcb.co.uk…
‘We’re on a good run at the moment, unbeaten runs are difficult in the Premier League, we know that…’
‘…We grew into the game, I thought we were slow out the traps but it wasn’t a great start from us and we did well not to concede.
‘We scored a great goal, a really well worked goal but the big disappointment for us was not to win.
It’s frustration as we’d done so well up the other end, then the nature of their goal was hugely disappointing, we didn’t attack the ball well enough.
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? AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) January 21, 2018
Just got home. First visit to Stratford since 2012 and thought it was a great atmosphere. Fortunately Eddie didn`t listen to me and sub Weeman. I thought he looked off the pace and got a nasty knock just a bit earlier.
Thought Ake struggled, particularly in the air but Cookie immense thankfully. Fair result but why can`t we hold our concentration after taking a lead ? – Join the conversation here.
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