Callum Wilson: Hat-Trick in Win over Hammers

Slaven Bilic’s side have now lost consecutive home games after starting the season with a surprise win at Arsenal – with Randolph aware of what needs to be done to avoid similar performances over the rest of the season.


Speaking to the media in the aftermath of Saturday’s shock 4-3 home loss to newly promoted Bournemouth, Bilic lamented, “I am under pressure”.

“It’s not an alarming situation but we can’t continue to play without more desire”, the Croat told the BBC.

But hearts were in mouths as West Ham scored two of their own within the first ten minutes of the second half to level the score; a Mark Noble penalty and a Cheikhou Kouyate finish tying things up.

“But what do you expect if we are two down against a team [like Bournemouth]”. Even that didn’t faze Allardyce, who said they’d never performed as badly under him.

“The reactions from the fans were normal”. Thank you for all your messages this week, they don’t go unnoticed!

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin has accused West Ham chairman David Sullivan of making “an outrageous slur” on his professionalism.

Max Gradel then found substitute Marc Pugh who curled home to restore Bournemouth’s lead in the 66th minute before Carl Jenkinson was sent off for bringing down the Ivory Coast winger in the area with Wilson stepping up to complete his hat-trick from the spot.

Modibo Maiga reduced the arrears for the 10 men but the Hammers were unable to rescue a point, with Bilic questioning whether that opening victory at London rivals Arsenal may now be having a detrimental effect on his players. This game does come a week too late for Harry Arter as the Ireland global is still about a week away from fitness.

“There are times you feel the criticism is a little harsh – when you’ve taken them from where they started to where they’ve got to”.

Bournemouth were rocking and it took them a good ten minutes to mount another attack.

“At 2-2, it would have been easy to buckle but we came back again and I thought we thoroughly deserved the win”.

The 23-year-old said: “That’s something of interest to me, playing in the Under 21s has given me a taste for it and I want more one day”.

‘For a senior figure at a Premier League club to insinuate that I could break down at any moment is an outrageous slur on my professionalism, ‘ the statement read.


Not only was Wilson celebrating his first Premier League goal but also the first hat-trick of his professional career and the former England Under-21 worldwide is hoping the win breeds confidence throughout the squad.

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