- Cherries get hat trick from Callum Wilson
- Each team converts a PK
- Randolph continues to concede vs. Bournemouth
- Cresswell, Jenkinson struggle at outside back
Eddie Howe and his Bournemouth Cherries have their first Premier League goals and win after a thrilling 4-3 win over hosts West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.
Callum Wilson scored thrice for the Cherries and Marc Pugh added a fourth in the match, while Cheikhou Kouyate, Modibo Maiga and Mark Noble netted for the Hammers.
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The Cherries took a lead in the 11th minute, when Aaron Cresswell was beaten on the right by Simon Francis, whose cross found Callum Wilson as the Bournemouth attacker stepped in front of stationary Winston Reid to hammer the ball home.
Wilson doubled the Cherries’ lead when Cresswell made an awful first touch back pass. The 23-year-old darted into the 18 to meet the loose ball and buried it to make 2-0.
It should’ve been 3-0 deep into first half stoppage time, when Wilson laid a square ball through the 18 to Gradel, but the Ivorian’s belted shot was parried by Darren Randolph.
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Noble converted a penalty just after halftime, as Josh King collided with the West Ham midfielder in the box. Noble went down fairly easily, and then took a class PK to make it 2-1.
The equalizer came from Kouyate, who first-touched a rebound into the side netting to level things in the 53rd minute.
Pugh restored Bournemouth’s lead when he cut back on a sliding Carl Jenkinson before unleashing a harsh curling ball around Randolph, who has now allowed 15 goals in his last three matches against the Cherries.
20 – Darren Randolph has now conceded 20 goals in his last four appearances against Bournemouth. Nightmare.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 22, 2015
Jenkinson then took a red card when he was turned around by Gradel, and had to grab a hold of him to thwart a breakaway.
Wilson buried the PK and it was 4-2, but only for a minute. Maiga walked into the box and wrong-footed Artur Boruc to make it a one-goal game.