West Ham icon Etherington launches scathing attack on referee Madley

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West Ham United will feel somewhat aggrieved with their 3-3 draw to Bournemouth on Boxing Day at the Vitality Stadium, whilst fans also made a decision to tear into one of their attackers on social media.

Speaking after the draw, Howe was candid about his side's fortunate brush with the officiating, but outlined that Wilson's late-leveller was a deserved one. "I think Madley was trying to be too clever by ignoring his assistant", he added.

"I have no hesitation in playing any of them, so I don't think Jermain's injury forces my hand at all". I don't know if I can be happy for the one point as the referee took three points from us. Its a tough game. However, he was left feeling rueful after Bournemouth's inability to take their chances.

"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". We're bitterly disappointed not to have won.

Moyes again admitted his desire to bolster West Ham's midfield in the January transfer window, while accepting his squad appears top-heavy in terms of forwards.

David Moyes threatened to wield the axe in order to spark a run of five league goals in as many games from Marko Arnautovic.

'I've had a look at it and I think you can say that the offside is tight but the linesman, who does put his flag up for offside, but if he didn't, it's the Bournemouth player who puts the ball in the net with his arm. At that stage, we're 2-1 up and peppering their goal with opportunities. "The games are coming thick and fast now and we need to go to Bournemouth and make sure we pick up some points".

The 3-3 draw wasn't enough for Bournemouth to escape the relegation zone, though Howe was pleased that his side were able to refind their identity, as well as clinch a significant draw.

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