West Ham's misery goes bad to worse after 5-3 defeat to Bournemouth

West Ham’s misery goes from bad to worse after they suffer 5-3 defeat to Championship side Bournemouth… after Mark Noble, Jack Wilshere and Co had earlier hit out at the club for selling Grady Diangana

  • West Ham suffered pre-season 5-3 defeat to relegated side Bournemouth
  • Jarrod Bowen scored a brace as Felipe Anderson scored a late consolation
  • Dominic Solanke was among Cherries goalscorers as the Hammers crumbled 
  • The embarrassing loss comes hours after players expressed anger with club 

West Ham suffered an embarrassing defeat as their pre-season preparations come to an end against relegated Bournemouth at the London Stadium.

The Hammers lost 3-5 to the Cherries, who ran rampant in London as they prepare for life in the Championship this season.

Jarrod Bowen brought the home side back on level terms with a brace following a slow start as Arnaut Danjuma and Dominic Solanke scored inside the opening 17 minutes. 

West Ham suffered an embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Bournemouth in final pre-season friendly

The Hammers got off to a slow start as they conceded two goals in the opening 17 minutes

Drawing at the start of the second period, Sebastian Haller wasted a golden opportunity to give West Ham the lead and complete the comeback, but his volley firing over the bar came back to bite them just minutes later.

Dan Gosling put Bournemouth back in the lead after good work from Solanke and the home side failed to clear the danger.

Adam Smith and Jaidon Anthony added to the Hammers misery before Felipe Anderson scored a consolation goal with his head after a cross from Robert Snodgrass. 

Dominic Solanke was among the five different Bournemouth goal scorers at London Stadium

Jarrod Bowen scored a brace in the first half to bring the Hammers back after a slow start

The defeat has added insult to injury after the club’s players shared their anger over the sale of winger Grady Diangana to West Brom on Friday night.

In response to Diangana’s move to their Premier League rivals, West Ham captain Mark Noble tweeted: ‘As captain of this football club I’m gutted, angry and sad that Grady has left, great kid with a great future!!!!!’ 

Declan Rice ‘liked’ Noble’s tweet in a show of support from the Chelsea target, whilst Jack Wilshere had a sly dig at the club hierachy for the decision.

On a post that the 22-year-old posted thanking West Ham for his time with the club, the former Arsenal man did not hold back as he commented: ‘Go and do your thing in a club that respects you. big player with a big future.’ 

The defeat came hours after Mark Noble tweeted his anger over sale of Grady Diangana

Diangana opted to go back to the Baggies after spending last season on loan with them

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