Bournemouth — A second-half flurry of goals moved West Ham
past Bournemouth 3-1 for its third straight win in the English Premier League
The result lifted West Ham one point above Manchester United
Harry Arter scored his maiden league goal early for
Bournemouth, hosting its first Premier League game under lights, and hung on to
the lead until an hour in.
Dimitri Payet, making his first start in more than three
months after a knee injury, equalized with a smart free kick off the underside
of the crossbar, and set up Enner Valencia for the winner.
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Valencia netted a second time, off another free kick; all
three goals came in a span of 17 minutes.
"It was a team win but Payet made the difference,"
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said. "West Ham fans love that kind of
player with a bit of magic, and he has got more than a bit.
"What I admire most is his character, because that is
what all true champions have got. When he makes a mistake - and I am talking
about training here - he is crazy and angry at himself, and that is what makes
him a leader."For
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