Wilson hat-trick stuns Hammers

Callum Wilson scored a hat-trick as Bournemouth picked up the first top-flight win in their history with a 4-3 win over West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday.

  • West Ham 3 Bournemouth 4
  • Wilson grabs first-half brace
  • West Ham fight back to draw level
  • Wilson and Pugh restore advantage
  • Maiga nets late consolation

Match Summary

Callum Wilson got the Cherries off to a flyer as he grabbed two goals in a first-half thoroughly dominated by Eddie Howe's men.

West Ham then drew level through two early second-half goals from Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate only for Marc Pugh to put the Cherries back in front with a brilliant effort.

Carl Jenkinson was sent off late on for bringing down Max Gradel in the area and Wilson grabbed his hat-trick from the spot before Modibo Maiga grabbed a late consolation from the spot.

Full Report

Bournemouth got off to a cracking start and were a goal up as early as the 11th minute though a cracking volley from Wilson, the striker latching onto Simon Francis' pin-point cross to open the Cherries account for the season.

Wilson then got his second seven minutes later as he picked up the loose ball in the area after some diabolical defending Aaron Creswell and coolly slotted past Darren Randolph.

Howe's side completely dominated the first-half and were unlucky not get a third when Wilson squared to Max Gradel in the area only to Randolph keep it out with a miraculous save from close range.

After the break the Hammers seemed to come out of the blocks much better than the hosts and pulled one back from the penalty spot after Josh King brought down Noble one the edge of the box. The Skipper then stepped up to duly convert the spot-kick.

Five minutes later and Slaven Bilic's men were level, Diafra Sakho turned and shot from a Jenkinson long-throw and his effort was well stopped by Artur Boruc but Kouyate was on hand to head home for his second of the season.

The goal-fest at Upton Park continued as the Cherries regained the lead in emphatic fashion when Pugh turned Jenkinson inside out and fired an excellent curling effort past Randolph to make it 3-2.

The Arsenal loanee's poor afternoon continued as he was sent off for a foul on Gradel in the box and Wilson smashed home from the spot to grab his hat-trick, despite a great effort form Randolph who guessed the right way.

West Ham pulled one more back with the game winding down through a well-placed effort from Maiga but Bournemouth hung on well to secure the first top-flight victory in their history.