5:30 PM: We apologise that, due to technical issues here at London Stadium, we have been unable to provide you with live quotes from Pellegrini and Howe’s post-match press conferences, as we usually would.
These technical issues have also forced us to cut short our Live Blog, so we thoroughly apologise for the inconvenience.
Thank you very much for joining us, especially to those of you who have been with us for the full six hours, on the day that West Ham United were defeated 1-2 by AFC Bournemouth here in East London.
We will be back Live-Blogging again on Friday evening, covering the Premier League 2 visit of Arsenal to London Stadium, we hope that you will join us once again then. But for now, I’ve been your Host Reporter Luke Glanville live from London Stadium, thank you and goodbye.
4:52 PM: Full-time: West Ham United 1-2 AFC Bournemouth.
90+4: Anderson fails to win a corner on the left, that could be it.
90+3: Masuaku wins a throw, last chance.
90+2: Yarmolenko is shown yellow for a similar foul, the Hammers getting desperate.
90+1: Zabaleta goes down in the book, a poor foul to give away.
90: Four minutes have been added on!
89: King comes off for the visitors, Lewis Cook replaces him.
88: The Cherries doing their best to run the clock down here, not much time left, 1-2 it remains.
87: Close! Wilshere tries his luck first-time, though Begovic is down to save.
86: Arnautovic is clipped in but the angle is too tight for him.
86: Better from the hosts, Sanchez’ shot eventually wins them an advanced throw.
85: The Cherries are doing most of the pressing, currently.
83: Yarmolenko gets a chance to cross, he skies as it bobbles.
82: The Cherries fans are enjoying this, their team leading and under no serious threat at present.
81: Fantastic cross Perez! No one on the end of it.
80: Ogbonna stops Wilson well, Fabianski clears.
79: Sanchez and Perez both get a touch, Hammers throw in the Cherries half.
78: Despite Masuaku’s efforts, the Cherries win a throw, they work it well, but Smith just can’t keep the ball in, goal-kick.
77: Pellegrini is going to gamble with his two Deadline Day signings, Sanchez and Perez replace Noble and Snodgrass, while Brooks is off for Francis for the away team, defensive from Howe.
76: Snodgrass’ cross can’t reach Arnautovic, Bournemouth break and Wilshere is booked for a tactical foul.
76: The Cherries come again, though the Irons do well to prevent a corner and clear.
74: Good break from the Hammers, it’s Yarmolenko but he just can’t find Arnautovic in the middle.
74: Too easy for the Cherries, after a long-winded attack, they win a corner off Balbuena.
73: Anderson and Arnautovic combine, until the former gives it away with a poor pass.
72: Still, nothing comes of it for Pellegrini’s men.
71: Good work from Snodgrass to gain a corner.
70: The delivery is good but cleared, the Cherries counter with Smith firing over the crossbar.
69: Chance! Arnautovic fights for it in the area, forcing a clearance for a throw-in, it leads to a corner.
67: Meanwhile, Pellegrini has made the first change, Yarmolenko replaces Hernandez for his home debut.
66: A good crossing chance it was, Fraser did just that, picking out Steve Cook to head home, the visitors have the lead!!
66: Goal: West Ham United 1-2 AFC Bournemouth.
65: Ogbonna sees yellow, he brings down Brooks on the cusp of the box, great chance for the Cherries to get a cross in, this.
64: It will be very interesting to see how West Ham respond, having collapsed from this position often last season.
63: Anderson find Hernandez in space, he volleys too early from distance and Begovic saves easily.
62: The hosts try to respond, but they give away a foul as the Sun finally comes out.
60: That really is poor defending, Wilson beats the whole defence before finishing underneath Fabianski, you could have said it was coming, the Cherries are level.
60: Goal: West Ham United 1-1 AFC Bournemouth.
60: The hosts appeal handball on the edge of the area, end-to-end stuff.
59: King has been booked, a strong tackle on Balbuena in the Hammers half.
58: The Irons finally break, though Anderson soon loses it
57: Lucky boy! Wilshere escapes punishment for hefty challenge, he could have seen red, while the Cherries have a dangerous free-kick.
57: The away fans are not happy with the call.
56: Fraser involved again, he gets into the area and goes to ground, Attwell is not interested.
55: Fraser is allowed to shoot for Howe’s men, a Hammer gets in the way and the shot is picked up easily.
54: Anderson takes and his cross causes problems, but the Cherries get off the hook.
53: Corner! Zabaleta picks it up and his cross is blocked out.
53: Snodgrass does very well on the far side as West Ham come forward, a chance here.
52: A ricochet means the Hammers now have their own throw-in, in their own half.
51: The ball comes to Anderson, who gives a throw away himself.
50: It’s now West Ham’s turn to attack, Arnautovic winning an advanced throw.
49: It’s a decent delivery as Fabianski punches, play was pulled back by Attwell anyway, the usual penalty box hustling and bustling.
48: Wilson forces Balbuena to clear his lines, AFC throw, from which they win a threatening free-kick.
48: The Italian looks to be OK to continue as he returns.
47: Ogbonna has stayed down after some last-ditch defending, he hobbles off the field.
46: Save! Brooks works an early shooting opportunity amid offside appeals, Fabianski is there to deny him and Wilson, who was waiting to pounce.
46: Brooks gets the second period underway for Bournemouth, here we go!!
4:00 PM: A quick pie in the Press Lounge and we are back to bring you this second half live. So far, the two sides have only been separated by a Marko Arnautovic penalty, can the Hammers hold onto their lead after the break?
3:47 PM: Half-time: West Ham United 1-0 AFC Bournemouth.
45+2: Wow! The Cherries then come hard, Ogbonna stopping them before a penalty appeal is turned down.
45+1: Arnautovic is played in, he lines up a shot and Begovic can just get a hand to it to stop it!
45: Two minutes will be added at the end of this half.
45: It gets cleared and Brooks has a chance with the second cross, unable to get a header off.
44: A little spell here for the visitors, they have a corner.
44: The corner comes in with Fabianski punching clear.
43: Brooks tries his luck for Howe’s men, his shot is deflected over the top.
42: Chicharito almost sets Anderson free, though he just can’t get the pass right.
41: It was launched long, with Fabianski claiming.
41: Hernandez mucks in at the back as the Cherries win another throw.
40: Balbuena clears a cross from the right, Bournemouth throw.
39: The Cherries look a threat on the break, both teams come forward and are stopped, whilst home captain Noble goes down in the book.
37: A home attack fails and the away side break, it cooms to Brooks, but his shot flies over.
36: A wave of West Ham attack follows, great hunger, however, no end product!
35: Good work from Zabaleta on the near side, but he can only force a goal-kick.
34: The Cherries looked to hit back instantly, strong defending has kept them at bay for now.
33: It wasn’t the skipper Noble to step up! As Arnautovic swept the ball home into the bottom corner despite Fabianski’s correct dive, the Hammers lead!
32: Goal!!! West Ham United 1-0 AFC Bournemouth!!!!
31: Penalty to West Ham!! Hernandez is fouled in the box and Attwell eventually points to the spot.
30: 15 minutes until the break, West Ham United 0-0 AFC Bournemouth.
29: Wilson is slipped in once more, although he can’t get to this one.
28: West Ham are on top now, Anderson crosses, a familiar theme of headers away continues.
27: What a save! Wilson is played in for the visitors, his low effort clawed out by the Pole.
26: The following corner is cleared and West Ham must start again.
26: Close! A wonderful Arnautovic flick plays in Hernandez, his volley is parried out by Begovic.
25: Both teams have looked a threat in the final third but 0-0 it remains after 25.
24: Meanwhile, the Cherries can attack, however, they are stopped by the home defenders.
24: The Hammers win the ball back in midfield and Hernandez switches to Anderson, he goes down in the box but the referee is not interested.
23: The cross comes out to the edge and Balbuena heads just wide after Noble’s delivery.
22: Straight after, the hosts have another corner.
22: Snodgrass takes it short and eventually, Masuaku gets in behind but his pull-back is cleared.
21: Corner! Hernandez sees his shot blocked behind, this is a chance!
20: Great pressure from Arnautovic to win a throw down below me.
19: Arnautovic looks for Hernandez, but sandwiched, he can only glance a header wide.
18: It’s headed away and the Irons just can’t fashion anything after that.
18: Bit of a delay taking it after Gosling went down and stayed there.
16: Now Gosling will be booked, he brings down Wilshere, Hammers free-kick.
15: Good defending from Ogbonna, he holds off King to win West Ham a throw.
14: Great attacking move from the hosts, but they are stopped by the defence, their backline then halts the break.
13: Gosling escapes a yellow card after yet another foul, this time on Noble.
12: Masuaku does well to work a cross, but it just goes out of play, West Ham threatening.
11: Better from West Ham, a free-flowing attack earns a far-side throw-in.
11: It seems like a foul a minute here, Snodgrass involved again, busy work for Attwell.
10: Masuaku is guilty of a foul once more, very scrappy game so far.
9: Snodgrass now wins a foul, ironic cheers ring out.
8: Masuaku looks to have defended well before being penalised, the home fans not happy, the Cherries can’t work the free-kick.
7: It has been much more even since that attack.
6: The hosts get forward for the first time, Anderson looks to have won a throw, but he is pulled up for a foul, better!
6: The Cherries have started the brighter of the teams.
5: Balbuena gives away a free-kick in the centre and Bournemouth attack, it comes of nothing.
4: The Cherries hook one into danger but the home ‘keeper catches easily.
3: The visiting team win the first corner.
3: West Ham seem to be set up in some form of 4-3-3, an interesting ploy as Fabianski catches a cross.
2: A poor early kick from Fabianski allows the Cherries an opening, they have a throw on the far side.
1: A wonderful early atmosphere here at London Stadium, the fans are really up for this.
3:00 PM: Chicharito kicks-off and here we go!!!!
2:56 PM: The Hammers and Cherries have walked out to an electric chorus of “Bubbles” here at London Stadium, they are about to start shaking hands and it’s nearly that time!!!!
2:50 PM: The players have headed back in from their warm-ups and the final preparations are now taking place, a reminder to stick with us for live minute-by-minute text commentary of West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth!!
2:45 PM: As the clock ticks down to kick-off between the Hammers and the Cherries, it is clear that the club have made a number of improvements to the London Stadium matchday experience, including increased signage and West Ham theme on the exterior and excellent pre-match entertainment. Now, it’s just down to the players on the pitch to perform.
2:40 PM: With only 20 minutes until we get underway in this early-season Premier League matchup, head over to @WestHamMatters_ on Twitter to get your score predictions into us on our poll, before kick-off!!
2:35 PM: As the ground starts to fill up, the atmosphere and excitement is building, this has all the making of a very special afternoon for the club and I for one, am excited to get a whiff if this new-look Irons team.
2:30 PM: Both sets of players are now out to warm up here at London Stadium, on this overcast but mild day, the Hammers entering the field to warm applause.
2:25 PM: There are other matches going on in the Premier League this afternoon, including three other afternoon kick-offs, we will try to keep you updated with those as much as possible.
2:20 PM: Refereeing today’s game is relatively young Select Group referee Stuart Attwell, he will be assisted by Harry Lennard and Neil Davies, while Kevin Friend is the Fourth Official.
2:15 PM: Just to elaborate more on the Cherries team news, new signing Jefferson Lerma is still not fit enough to make the bench, which will be a relief for the Hammers, although there are still plenty of danger men starting, including the likes of Callum Wilson, Josh King and Ryan Fraser.
2:10 PM: Here is today’s full teamsheet, as expected, Howe’s Cherries are unchanged from their opening day victory over Cardiff City.
2:05 PM: A very interesting starting Xl has been named by Pellegrini as he makes three changes, Robert Snodgrass, Javier Hernandez and Pablo Zabaleta are the men to come in to start together for the first time, they replace Declan Rice, Michail Antonio and Ryan Fredericks, who fail to make the squad.
The full teamsheet, including the visitors’ lineup, will follow………
2:00 PM: West Ham United starting Xl to face AFC Bournemouth: Fabianski (GK), Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble (C), Wilshere, Snodgrass, Anderson, Arnautovic, Hernandez.
Substitutes: Adrian (GK), Diop, Cresswell, Obiang, Sanchez, Yarmolenko, Perez.
1:55 PM: We now have just five minutes until we will be able to bring you team news here in Stratford, how will the two bosses set their teams out? Stay with us for first word.
1:45 PM: We have now made our way up t the Press Box for the first time this season and the stunning London Stadium scene is set here.
1:35 PM: Right, without further ado, I spoke with ex-West Ham midfielder Stuart Slater on my way in today and he wasn’t overly confident, but below is what he reckons.
Stuart Slater: West Ham Win.
I also grabbed a word with my good friend Jack Rosser of the London Evening Standard and he gave me his input.
Jack Rosser: 2-2.
I’m going to add my own score prediction into the midst and if you want to get involved, simply head over to our Twitter page.
Luke Glanville: 3-1.
1:30 PM: Now, I like to think that I’m a man of my word and I have delivered on my promise of getting some score predictions from the ex-Hammers and Journalistic personalities that surround me here in the Press Lounge, I will be revealing them in five minutes’ time.
1:25 PM: Jack Wilshere, one of the Hammers’ new signings and a former Bournemouth player, is the cover star of today’s matchday programme, will he have a better afternoon than he did last Sunday?
1:20 PM: I have been told that Pellegrini has made some unexpected changes to his starting Xl from last Sunday’s opening defeat to Liverpool, I can’t say any more, so the rest has to wait until 2 PM.
1:15 PM: As lunch finishes, we can now focus on the Premier League clash at hand this afternoon. In the days leading up to this encounter, we have been looking at the Key Battles. Today, we analysed the one between the two sides’ main strikers, check it out by clicking here.
1:10 PM: And for afters, a superb Cherry Bakewell Tart, we are treated well here at London Stadium on matchdays.
1:05 PM: Before we start to concern ourselves with this afternoon’s football, let’s worry about food matters, a delicious Beef Chili for lunch here in the Press Lounge.
1:02 PM: Good afternoon and welcome to a gloomy London Stadium, where we have arrived to bring you live and exclusive build-up, text commentary and reaction from Manuel Pellegrini’s first home game in charge of West Ham United, the Premier League visit of Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth. I’m Luke Glanville and I will be your Host Reporter for the afternoon, you can follow me on Twitter @Glanville_Luke and the site @WestHamMatters_.
What a fascinating afternoon we truly have ahead of ourselves here in East London, the first time we are here this season, can the Hammers bounce back from opening day embarrassment at Anfield, or will they be thwarted by the travelling Cherries? Kick-off in this PL encounter is 3 PM, around two hours’ time and before that, we will be bringing you the first word of teams news at 2 PM. But, be sure to stick with us between now and then as we will have more than your fair share of exciting build-up, including some score predictions from ex-Hammers here in the Press Lounge, keep updating the page and don’t go away.