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Bournemouth v West Brom - Story of the match

Published 10/09/2016

Jack Wilshere made his Premier League debut for Bournemouth
Jack Wilshere made his Premier League debut for Bournemouth

Jack Wilshere made his Bournemouth debut from the bench and promptly helped them to a first victory of the season against West Brom.

The midfielder, who moved to the Cherries in a shock deadline-day loan switch from Arsenal, came on after 63 minutes with the score goalless and his new team tiring.

And with 11 minutes remaining, a cheeky flick from Callum Wilson secured a 1-0 win for the hosts and a winning start for Wilshere.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Great performance from the boys today, I've dreamt of that moment in them darks times! Onwards and upwards now" - match-winner Wilson (‏@CallumWilson) following his first goal since his long injury lay-off.

STAR MAN

Harry Arter. The midfielder says he does not feel his position is under threat from Wilshere and on this evidence, it will not be. Instead the prospect of the duo linking up together is an exciting one.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Artur Boruc had been a virtual spectator in the first half but was alert enough to pull off a stunning double save to keep out Brendan Galloway's cross-shot and the follow-up from Saido Berahino.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

West Brom's time wasting, particularly goalkeeper Ben Foster. It so exasperated Bournemouth's fans that they began counting the seconds it took him to take a goal-kick. For the record, they highest they got to was 24.

RATINGS

BOURNEMOUTH

Artur Boruc: 7

Adam Smith: 7

Steve Cook: 6

Simon Francis: 6

Charlie Daniels: 6

Andrew Surman: 6

Harry Arter: 8

Junior Stanislas: 6

Jordon Ibe: 7

Joshua King: 7

Callum Wilson: 7

SUBSTITUTES

Jack Wilshere: (for Ibe) 7

Max Gradel: (for King) 6

Dan Gosling (for Stanislas) 6

WEST BROM

Ben Foster: 6

Brendan Galloway: 7

Jonny Evans: 6

Gareth McAuley: 7

Craig Dawson: 6

Claudio Yacob: 6

Darren Fletcher: 6

Sam Field: 6

Nacer Chadli: 5

Matt Phillips: 5

Saido Berahino: 6

SUBSTITUTES

Salomon Rondon: (for Berahino) 6

Craig Gardner: (for Fletcher) 6

Jonathan Leko (for Yacob) 6

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Man City v Bournemouth (Premier League, September 17)

West Brom v West Ham (Premier League, September 17)

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