West Ham can't rely on Andre Ayew in relegation battle

Andre Ayew of West Ham United holds off Dan Gosling of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United at Vitality Stadium

West Ham can't rely on Andre Ayew in relegation battle

West Ham United manager David Moyes admitted he was mystified after referee Bobby Madley overruled his assistant and allowed a last-gasp equaliser by Bournemouth's Callum Wilson to stand in Tuesday's 3-3 draw on the south coast.

Asmir Begovic made two blunders to allow Marko Arnautovic to bag a brace in the final ten minutes, although a refereeing decision cost them two precious points.

"When the linesman's flag goes up you think "we've got out of jail there a bit", Moyes told reporters.

Wilson's effort, which pulled Bournemouth level in the third minute of stoppage time at the end of the second half, was given despite initially being ruled out for offside, while there were also claims of handball.

The Irons are in the thick of the Premier League relegation battle, sitting in 17th position, only one point clear of the bottom three, and Moyes believes he needs to re-balance the squad to help them be more competitive.

"I'm in a hurry and I have to be in a hurry and because of that I can not wait three or four months to see how you do".

It completed a remarkable match which began with James Collins heading the Hammers in front before Dan Gosling and Ake scored for the hosts who had 26 attempts on goal.

"Obviously the last two games have been disappointing as far as goals conceded are concerned, whereas the three previous games it looked as if we had struck on something and become harder to beat".

"The four strikers we have, I think they're all top quality". "We'd fought back although we weren't great throughout all of the game".

"We've got a couple of forwards in form at the minute and people we can bring on and use, so I think we've got a threat, but were definitely lacking in some areas of giving ourselves a chance of playing much better".

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