Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Bournemouth 0, West Ham United 4.Post updatePosted at 90’+3′ Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jaidon Anthony.Post updatePosted at 90’+2′ Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Craig Dawson.Post updatePosted at 90’+2′ Attempt blocked. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaidon Anthony.Post updatePosted at 90’+1′ Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Craig Dawson.Post updatePosted at 90’+1′ Attempt blocked. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaidon Anthony.West Ham United took a big step towards Premier League safety with a superb 4-0 victory over fellow strugglers Bournemouth. Michael Antonio opened the scoring after just four minutes and 11 seconds, heading home from Aaron Cresswell’s corner kick. Lucas Paqueta then doubled the lead, getting on the end of a deep cross from Vladimir Coufal. Captain Declan Rice made it 3-0 just before half-time, smashing past Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto from another Cresswell corner. Substitute Pablo Fornals completed the rout with a flicked, acrobatic effort following Jarrod Bowen’s cross.
The win lifts West Ham up to 13th in the table and six points clear of the relegation zone, while Bournemouth are one point and two places behind in 15th. The Cherries were well below par given their recent good run of form as West Ham stopped them getting into the game.
Jefferson Lerma had a effort from 25 yards which swerved in the air but Lukasz Fabianski watched it well, diving to his left to push it away from goal.
David Moyes’ side have some tough fixtures to come, including Liverpool at home on Wednesday and Manchester City away on 3 May, but such a dominant win has significantly eased their relegation worries. Bournemouth have conceded 13 goals in the first 15 minutes of the first half this season, more than any other team in the Premier League, regularly leaving themselves with a mountain to climb. Despite recent good performances, Bournemouth could not recover from being 2-0 down so early in the contest and were unable to show the same spirit at home as they did in their dramatic 3-2 win at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
Lucas Paquetá was named Player of the Match with an average rating of 8.73, while Declan Rice (8.66) and Michail Antonio (8.57) were also impressive for West Ham United.