Bournemouth's Callum Wilson scores controversial equaliser

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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.

"As for Bournemouths third goal, I can not understand how Madley overruled his assistant, who appeared to flag for offside when Nathan Ake headed to Callum Wilson and was in a much better position to see the infringement".

With the scoreline at 2-1, Begovic slipped upon clearing the ball, which unfortunately ended in a Marko Arnautovic goal.

"Because of that I can't wait three or four months to see how you play".

'The decision (over offside) was tight, but I thought once the flag had gone up that it wouldn't be given, especially because of the length of the conversation they had'.

"I don't know how or why he [Madley] would have to go to him if the linesman gives an offside". Offside. Which arguably you could say it is.

"But what you can't do is question that the Bournemouth player (Wilson) put it in with the top of his arm".

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"We're disappointed because we're in the dying minutes and we've got ourselves 3-2 up", Moyes added.

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.

"There will be a few getting a clip round the ear when we get back in, though most of the players have shown a great attitude". Then I think we turned the game around into a winning position.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was left to lament losing star striker Jermain Defoe to a 10-week recovery period after an ankle fracture.

"I have no hesitation in playing any of them, so I don't think Jermain's injury forces my hand at all". It looks like we might have got away with one there. "The games are coming thick and fast now and we need to go to Bournemouth and make sure we pick up some points".

Despite the draw Bournemouth equalled their worst winless Premier League run, as they moved to eight league matches without victory.

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