West Ham’s Carlos Sanchez may have been able to prevent Callum Wilson’s goal on Saturday.

The Hammers were leading 1-0 at the London Stadium through a Marko Arnautovic goal.

But Englishman Wilson stunned the hosts when he waltzed through to equalise on 60 minutes.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Callum Wilson of Bournemouth scoring his goal making it 1-1 during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

The 26-year-old evaded a number of challenges before scoring past Lukasz Fabianski.

Although Wilson was praised for his effort, the defending was poor from a West Ham perspective.

Irons skipper Mark Noble trotted back and Fabian Balbuena or Pablo Zabaleta did not cover themselves in any glory either.

Was Sanchez’s aggression missed?

There is a possibility that summer signing Sanchez might have stopped the goal had he been on the pitch.

 

The ex-Fiorentina man was only on the bench for the visit of the Cherries with Noble and Jack Wilshere in the middle.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Carlos Sanchez of Aston Villa in action during a Aston Villa training session at the club’s training ground at Bodymoor Heath on April 29, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

The defensive midfielder is aggressive and might have been able to bring Wilson down.

If Wilson hadn’t have scored, then there may well have been a different outcome to the game than 2-1 Bournemouth.

Sanchez for Noble?

Manuel Pellegrini will have to carefully consider his options for Saturday’s game with Arsenal.

Noble has to take some of the blame for allowing Wilson to go through on goal.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Joshua King of AFC Bournemouth in action with Mark Noble of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Sanchez may be a similar age to Noble but he has a nasty streak which may be required going forward.

Unfortunately Noble is already showing he is struggling to keep tabs on the more mobile players.

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