Bournemouth’s Premier League tenure now includes a victory after the Cherries walked into the Boleyn Ground and picked up three points in a 4-3 win over the Hammers.
Callum Wilson had a hat trick for Eddie Howe’s bunch, and it’s safe to say the Vicarage Road crowd is thrilled by both the lively performance and the road victory.
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That crowd includes the star striker and manager, but also club chairman Jeff Mostyn and the lucky suit he wore when they clinched promotion last season.
“This morning, having lost the first two games, I decided to bring it out again. Even down to a pair of socks my wife was trying to dry as I was walking out of house, I’m wearing the same things. I’ll be wearing this suit for the rest of the season now.”
Wilson: “It’s a fantastic day on a personal note but the important thing is we got the three points. In the first two games I think there were nerves, but today I felt we showed real confidence. There’s a few things we need to brush up on but it’s a fantastic result and instils confidence into the team.”
Howe: “It was a really strange game. We were in cruise control in the first half but that seemed to go out of the window after half-time when we made some strange decisions. The only disappointment at half-time was that we were not more than 2-0 up. We have been really heartened by the two previous games but when you don’t win then naturally the players will question whether we are doing the right things.”
The Cherries deserved their three points on the day, and hopefully they can build on the momentum to snare more in this year-long quest for top-flight safety.