Wilson’s powerful long dribble a must-see part of Bournemouth’s win

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Callum Wilson made West Ham United’s defense look downright comical.

The Bournemouth striker was the only Cherry in the opposition half when he lunged to latch onto a long pass from Steve Cook to become a one-man counter attack.

“Just to score, I was stretching for the ball, turned, started running and it was opening up for me,” he said. “I saw a gap, burst through, and showed composure at the end.”

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That lunge was the last awkward part of his 45-yard dribble toward goal, as Wilson danced through the Irons defense with several nice cuts and a delightful 1v1 move.

And after a run like that, it would’ve cruel had Lukasz Fabianski managed to stop his shot.

The Cherries would complete their comeback with a late goal to make it 2-1, improving to 2-0 on the young Premier League season.

“Nice for little old Bournemouth,” Wilson said. “Now it is about being consistent, we have another tough game next week.”

The Cherries host Everton on Saturday.

Bournemouth fight back to stun West Ham

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  • Arnautovic gave Hammers lead
  • Wilson wonder-goal levelled the game
  • Cook’s header wins it for Cherries
  • Two wins to open the season for Bournemouth

Bournemouth beat West Ham United 2-1 at the London Stadium on Saturday, as Manuel Pellegrini‘s home debut did not got to plan.

The Hammers took the lead through Marko Arnautovic‘s penalty kick and looked bright in the first half, but Bournemouth surged back after the break and a superb solo goal from Callum Wilson drew the level before Steve Cook won it.

Two defeats from two for West Ham, while it’s two wins from two for Bournemouth.

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Early on West Ham’s Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson and Hernandez were sharp on the break.

Bournemouth tried to stop the Hammers from playing but they struggled to get going.

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West Ham almost took the lead as Asmir Begovic denied Javier Hernandez after smart link-up play with Arnautovic. Soon after Bournemouth should have taken the lead against the run of play as Callum Wilson raced clear but was denied brilliantly by Lukasz Fabianski.

The Hammers opened the scoring from the penalty spot soon after as Hernandez was taken down by Nathan Ake in the penalty area with slight contact. Arnautovic smashed home the spot kick to put West Ham 1-0 up.

David Brooks sent a header wide for Bournemouth in a rare chance as the Cherries should have been level.

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After the break Bournemouth almost doubled West Ham’s lead for them, with Ake heading towards his own goal but Ryan Fraser clearing off the line.

Bournemouth pushed hard for an equalizer and they got one from Wilson who scored a beauty to make it 1-1. The Englishman dribbled past multiple defenders before finishing.

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The Cherries then went ahead as Cook nodded home Fraser’s free kick to send the away fans wild at the London Stadium.

Late on West Ham threw everything at Bournemouth but the Cherries held on for a huge away win.

Bournemouth wins behind Wilson goal, assist

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  • Fraser scores from Wilson
  • Wilson misses PK, but scores late
  • Bluebirds fall in PL return

Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson scored early and late as Bournemouth welcomed Cardiff City to the Premier League with a 2-0 win at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Wilson also had an assist and missed a penalty as the Cherries survived a second half battle from Cardiff City under boss Neil Warnock.

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Cardiff gave a proper welcome to fans experiencing Neil Warnock football for the first time, with a few tough tackles and a professional foul/yellow card for Lee Peltier.

The new boys were behind when Callum Wilson’s cross was knocked into the goal by Fraser.

It was so close to being 2-0 when Wilson was taken down in the box by Manga, but Cardiff backstop Neil Etheridge saved Wilson’s spot kick.

Bournemouth held the match in its hands for most of the second half, but Cardiff won a corner when Nathan Ake blocked a promising Bluebirds chance.

And Cardiff threatened for plenty of the second half, only to see the game put to bed by Wilson, who atoned for his PK miss with a stoppage time insurance goal that rolled just inside the far post.

That gave Eddie Howe‘s men the firmest of grips on all three points.

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Europa League wrap: Hart helps Burnley escape; Hyndman debuts for Hibs

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We’ve seen this before from Burnley, a star goalkeeper standing strong in keeping the Clarets in a match.

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This time, however, it was Joe Hart who helped under siege Burnley in one of a bevy of UEFA Europa League third round first legs on Thursday.

Istanbul Basaksehir 0-0 Burnley

Sean Dyche‘s men were out shot 16-2 at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, and could not find an away goal in Turkey.

Joe Hart made a strong Clarets debut between the sticks, and Burnley will hope for a win at Turf Moor next week to move into the next round of the tournament.

Rangers 3-1 NK Maribor

Steven Gerrard‘s men allowed an away goal when Mitja Viler answered Alfredo Morelos’ sixth minute opener, but a James Tavernier penalty joined Lassana Coulibay’s 86th minute marker in giving ‘Gers a healthy advantage after one leg.

Hibernian 0-0 Molde

USMNT midfielder Emerson Hyndman came off the bench for the final nine minutes one day after joining Hibs on loan from Bournemouth.

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RB Leipzig 3-1 Universitatea Craiova
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Dinamo Minsk 4-0 Zenit St. Petersburg
Hapoel Be’er Sheva 2-2 APOEL Nicosia
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Mariupol 1-3 Bordeaux
Sheriff Tiraspol 1-0 Valur Reykjavik
Sigma Olomouc 2-0 Kairat Almaty
Sturm Graz 0-2 AEK Larnaca
Torpedo Kutaisi 5-2 Kukesi
Jagiellonia Bialystok 0-1 Gent
CSKA Sofia 1-2 Copenhagen
Nordsjaelland 1-2 Partizan Belgrade
Besiktas 1-0 LASK
Genk 2-0 Lech Poznan
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Olympiakos 4-0 Luzern
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Legia Warsaw 1-2 F91 Dudelange
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USMNT midfielder Hyndman on loan at Hibs

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Emerson Hyndman‘s search for minutes in the Premier League will continue in Scotland for another year.

After a successful half-season loan at Rangers that saw him bag four goals in 13 appearances, Hyndman now heads out on loan to fellow Scottish Premiership club Hibernian.

The 22-year-old U.S. international has struggled to find playing time at a pair of English clubs, first at Fulham and now at Bournemouth. He left Fulham after turning down a contract extension, hoping to make it big in the Premier League with the Whites down in the Championship, but injury and poor form have left him on the outside of the Cherries squad looking in.

With yet another season unlikely to find minutes, Hyndman is on his way back to Scotland where he will play for former Bolton manager Neil Lennon.

Hyndman is hoping that his loan spell might not only earn him future minutes at Bournemouth, but also with the U.S. national team. A former top-tier prospect within the USMNT youth teams, Hyndman received two caps but faded into the background as his club minutes dwindled. Now, with a renewed focus on the younger tier of players, he could revive his international career if he can extend his good form at Rangers to a full club season.

Hyndman is most certainly still in the USMNT conversation, but he has plenty of competition in the midfield that may be passing him by. Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie have emerged as rising stars, while Wil Trapp continues to prove himself an effective leader. Keaton Parks plays at a high-level European club and has raised eyebrows, and Marky Delgado has had a few standout moments recently.

The U.S. midfielder fills a need at Hibs with John McGinn leaving for Aston Villa, meaning he should see significant playing time at least to start the season.