Bournemouth 1-3 West Ham: Payet it forward


West Ham scored three goals in 17 second-half minutes to safe a fine comeback victory at Bournemouth within the Barclays Premier League on Tuesday night.

The Cherries appeared on course for victory soon after Harry Arter opened the scoring with (go to credit fifa 16) 17 minutes gone around the south coast.

But Dimtri Payet hauled the visitors level having a magnificent free-kick shortly soon after the hour mark, before Enner Valencia netted twice to determine West Ham triumph 3-1 – their third consecutive league victory.

Benik Afobe, the £10million signing from Wolves, was Eddie Howe;s only change from his side;s 0-0 draw at Leicester, with fellow new arrivals Lewis Grabban and Juan Iturbe were around the bench.

Payet made his first start for the Hammers in over 3 months, while Pedro Obiang kept his place in the guests; starting XI following their 1-0 victory against Wolves in the FA Cup.

In (come to Bournemouth;s first Premier League game under the lights, it was West Ham who enjoyed the best of a scrappy opening.

Mark Noble blazed his effort over just after a sloppy header from Simon Francis, ahead of the Bournemouth defender made amends using a good clearance underneath his own bar following fine work from Andy Carroll on the right.

It was to be the injury-prone forward;s last contribution. The 27-year-old, making only his seventh league start of the season, was left around the floor holding his left leg just after just 12 minutes and moments later was hobbling down the tunnel shaking his head with his match over.

How long he will be sidelined for this time remains a mystery, but West Ham boss Slaven Bilic soon had more pressing matters when Bournemouth took the lead soon after 17 minutes.

Arter let fly from 20 yards and goalkeeper Adrian, diving low to his right, could only palm the ball into his own net.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder was celebrating his first Premier League goal and suddenly the momentum was with Bournemouth.

Afobe, who scored 23 ambitions in 48 games for Wolves, headed over the bar from six yards, before Charlie Daniels; fizzing effort was palmed away by Adrian.

Afobe then found himself with only Adrian to beat just after a fine through-ball from Junior Stanislas, but the former Arsenal striker fluffed his lines and a grateful Adrian collected the ball.

On the stroke of half-time Artur Boruc was at full stretch to tip Payet;s shot over the bar to ensure the Cherries headed into the interval with the advantage in what was the visiting side;s first real effort on goal.

After the break, Bournemouth seemed content to sit back and it was West Ham who enjoyed more of the ball, but without the goal threat of Carroll failed to test Boruc.

That was until Payet;s moment of (vist cheap fifa 16 coins) magic shortly right after the hour mark. His curling free-kick left Boruc with no chance and his effort crashed in on the underside of the bar.

West Ham were buoyant and they took the lead seven minutes later after the brilliant Payet teed up Valencia, who could not miss from eight yards.

Bournemouth were left stunned and they failed to muster a clear chance in the remaining 16 minutes. Indeed it was Valencia who put the icing around the West Ham cake, with the second brilliant free-kick of a fine night for Bilic;s men.