English Premiership

Wilson hat-trick gives Bournemouth victory

2017-11-18 19:53
Callum Wilson (Gallo)

Cape Town - A ten-man Bournemouth defeated Huddersfield Town 4-0 in their Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Callum Wilson netted a hat-trick, with his first two goals coming from a quick-fire brace, in the 26th and 31st minutes.

Simon Francis received his marching orders on the stroke of half-time but despite the man advantage, Huddersfield conceded two more after the break, with Harry Artur on target with 70 minutes played, while Wilson netted his third late in the tie.

Rajiv van La Parra was first to get a shot away but his sixth minute effort was easy pickings for Asmir Begovic.

Scott Malone then found Laurent Depoitre with a good cross, whose backheel dropped to Nathan Ake, but his clearance only fell to Van La Parra, and his low shot was well parried by Begovic.

Malone toe-poked a shot a shot wide as Huddersfield made the most of their time on the ball, but Aaron Mooy and Van La Parra were both off target as the Terriers continued to press - while a good attack from Bournemouth saw Wilson's 20th minute shot defected wide by Martin Cranie

But the Cherries were soon in the lead, on 26 minutes, through Wilson, who powered home a header from a superb Jordan Ibe corner.

Wilson wasted no time in adding a second, five minutes later, from another set-piece, from the left wing, from an Andrew Surman ball, who found Wilson at the far post to smash home on the volley from close-range.

Jonas Lossl denied Charlie Daniels with a firm stop as Steve Cook fired over while the last piece of action of an entertaining first half saw Francis dismissed for a foul on Van La Parra.

Van La Parra hit a volley well over the target at the start of the second half as Huddersfield looked to find a way back into this match.

Bournemouth were struggling to keep hold of the ball during a feisty 20 or so minutes with a number of stoppages for over exuberant tackles from both sides.

Nathan Ake was on hand to make a crucial stop to deny Van La Parra from getting another shot away, and that proved to be vital, as Harry Arter went up the other end and scored Bournemouth's third of the day.

Malone tried to dribble the ball out from the back before being dispossessed by Arter who fond the bottom of the corner of the net from just inside the box.

And Wilson made it four with his third goal on 82 minutes, as he raced onto a King ball and fired home, after the striker had held up play well inside the box.

A down an out Huddersfield were clearly deflated with the fourth goal and saw out the match without any threat at all to the under-worked Cherries defence.


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