Callum Wilson received the headlines after Bournemouth’s 4-3 over West Ham on Saturday. The 23-year-old striker scored a hat trick as the Cherries won their first Premier League game.
It was an all out goal fest between West Ham United and visiting AFC Bournemouth at the Boleyn Ground in East London on Saturday. The visitors opened up strong and Wilson scored Bournemouth’s first ever goal in the Premier League in the 11th minute. Wilson blasted in the ball from close range after Simon Francis squared the ball into the box.
Wilson added his second when he made it 2-0 in the 28th minute. Wilson got a hold of the ball after some horrendous defending by the Hammers after smashed it in from close range in behind Darren Randolph who was in net instead of the suspended Adrian.
Mark Noble pulled one back for West Ham in the 48th minute as he scored from the penalty spot. Captain Noble placed the ball into the left corner and had Artur Boruc going the other way. Cheikhou Kouyate then tied the game 2-2 as he put in a rebound from close range five minutes later.
But Bournemouth would retake the lead in the 66th minute thanks to a goal by Marc Pugh. The 28-year-old midfielder showed great composure as he received a pass inside the penalty and waited out a sliding West Ham defender and put the ball over to his right foot and placed it in behind Randolph.
Wilson then completed his hat trick in the 79th minute from the penalty. Wilson scored 20 goals last season in the Championship as Bournemouth won promotion to the Premier League. West Ham did make it interesting in the end despite being down to 10 men after Carl Jenkinson got sent off. Modibo Maiga made it 4-3 with eight minutes to go, but Bournemouth held on and recorded their first win in the Premier League.