Beyond Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United goal drought stretching to a 10th game and Tottenham’s struggles, it was a landmark day for newcomer Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday. We were in cruise control in the first half but that seemed to go out of the window after half-time when we made some unusual decisions.
After the match, the defender took to Twitter in order to defend himself, disagreeing with the manager’s decision to haul him off.
Mark Noble (West Ham United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
We then had the unusual interval of a mid-half drinks break as temperatures hit the early 90s.
Wilson, who was capped against France last November but was ruled out of this summer’s Euro Finals though injury, netted two first-half goals to put Eddie Howe’s side on track for their first top-flight win. We are trying very hard because we are short in that position.
He added: “We’ve got a lot of positive comments or details about his improvement”. He was not to blame for any goal in this match and played well, but he conceded 12 goals in two games against Bournemouth last season and he had to be at his best to deny yet another goal from a Max Gradel strike in the 45th minute.
“I’m absolutely delighted for this man (Wilson)”, he said.
From the resulting penalty Wilson completed his treble and put Bournemouth 4-2 ahead.
Bournemouth earned promotion as the winners of the Championship last term but are yet to pick up a point after two Premier League outings. The home fans reacted as if it were a conspiracy and they were booing even louder later as Bournemouth increased their control of the game.
Back-to-back defeats mean the victory at Arsenal on the opening weekend seems a long way off, but manager Slaven Bilic said his players may have still been thinking they were good enough to beat anyone after impressing against the Gunners.
Dismayed by his team’s shocking defensive display, Bilic hauled Angelo Ogbonna off after 34 minutes and sent on James Tomkins to sure up the soft centre in the home defence. We got ourselves back in it at 2-2 and the crowd is with us at home, and then we made another mistake and they scored again.
“If you do those kind of individual errors in front of your goal you can’t expect the outcome not to be defeat, unless they make more“.
The Hammers face a shortage of strikers with Enner Valencia still out due to a leg injury, however Andy Carroll is back training with the under-21 squad and a return is not too far off for the West Ham star.