Football: Wilson gets Bournemouth off mark in Hammers goal blitz

Football: Wilson gets Bournemouth off mark in Hammers goal blitz
Bournemouth's English striker Callum Wilson celebrates scoring their second goal with Bournemouth's English midfielder Matt Ritchie.
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LONDON - A Callum Wilson hat-trick got Bournemouth off the mark in a dramatic 4-3 goal blitz at ten-man West Ham on Saturday.

The newly-promoted south coast side earned their first Premier League points at Upton Park having lost their opening two games.

Wilson profited from a pair of errors by Aaron Cresswell on 11 and 28 minutes, only for West Ham to level early after the break through a Mark Noble penalty and a Cheikhou Kouyate rebound.

Substitute Marc Pugh restored Bournemouth's lead on 66 minutes and Wilson completed his hat-trick from the spot 11 minutes from time after Carl Jenkinson had been sent off.

Modibo Maiga hit back for West Ham in a tense finale which included six minutes of injury time.

West Ham were playing without Argentina forward Mauro Zarate, sidelined for three weeks with a hamstring injury, with Darren Randolph replacing suspended Adrian in goal.

In an incident-filled match Wilson got the first goal following a Simon Francis pass with Kouyate missing a chance to level for the hosts minutes later when he headed high.

Wilson's second came after 28 minutes past Randolph with Charlie Daniels coming close to a third for Bournemouth three minutes later.

The Hammers came out fighting after half-time with Noble getting one back three minutes after the break from a penalty awarded for a Joshua King foul.

Five minutes later Senegalese midfielder Kouyate levelled after Bournemouth's Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc had just cleared a Diafra Sakho effort.

Pugh had an effort saved after 61 minutes but four minutes later got the third when he broke through to slot in a Max Gradel cross.

Wilson claimed his third with a 79-minute penalty after a foul which saw West Ham defender Jenkinson given a red card for pulling Gradel.

Malian forward Modibo Maiga got a third for the hosts following a Cresswell cross eight minutes from time but Bournemouth held on for a memorable win which lifts them to mid-table just behind West Ham who also have three points from three games.

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