Post by Football News on Nov 18, 2017 17:57:07 GMT
AFC Bournemouth 4 - 0 Huddersfield
Callum Wilson hat-trick powers 10-man Bournemouth past Huddersfield
Home team scorers Callum Wilson 26 Callum Wilson 31 Harry Arter 70 Callum Wilson 84
Callum Wilson scored his first Premier League goals since his injury nightmare as his fine hat-trick for 10-man Bournemouth inflicted more away-day misery on Huddersfield.
The striker, who was sidelined for nine months after suffering a second serious knee ligament problem in January, set the Cherries on course to a crushing win with a first-half double before claiming his third late on after Harry Arter had added another.
Huddersfield, who have now failed to score on the road in five league games, were given some hope when the Bournemouth captain, Simon Francis, was sent off just before half-time with the score at 2-0 but the hosts emphatically registered a third win in four league games.
It was the visitors who began in the ascendancy, enjoying the greater share of possession and carving out a couple of inviting opportunities. Rajiv van La Parra was the first to go close when his side-foot shot from the edge of the box was palmed away by Asmir Begovic before Scott Malone burst in to the box and poked narrowly wide.
Huddersfield’s last victory at Bournemouth came in a League One meeting in August 2007 and their poor record at the Vitality Stadium looked set to continue following Wilson’s quickfire, albeit contentious, brace. For the first, Charlie Daniels escaped punishment for a late tackle which left Florent Hadergjonaj crumpled in a heap near the halfway line and moments later Wilson was on hand to head in Jordon Ibe’s left-wing corner.
Set pieces were proving a problem for David Wagner’s team and they fell further behind five minutes later when Wilson, who may have been marginally offside, emphatically turned in Andrew Surman’s low free-kick. Surman then went close to adding a third when his 20-yard shot was tipped over by Jonas Lössl.
The hosts were threatening to be out of sight by the break but there was a shift in the game’s momentum deep in first-half stoppage time when Francis, who had earlier been booked for a foul on Van La Parra, brought down the same man for a second time and was deservedly dismissed. Wilson then escaped a card early in the second period when he caught Aaron Mooy in the face with a raised arm.
Unsurprisingly, given their numerical advantage, the away side had all of the play in the second period but, after failing to create anything of note, they fell further behind in the 70th minute following a mistake by Malone. The defender tried to dribble the ball out from the back before being dispossessed by Arter who took his time, cut inside and powerfully found the bottom-right corner.
Wilson had the final say when he drilled home six minutes from time to complete his treble following Josh King’s pull-back.