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Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):

As Wayne Rooney went a 10th game without scoring for Manchester United, an English striker did manage to score a hat-trick yesterday - Callum Wilson of Bournemouth.

It was a landmark treble for the player and his team, both newcomers to the Premier League.

In edging a wild encounter at West Ham, 4-3, Bournemouth, for the first time in their 125-year history, scored goals in the top flight of English football and won their first game.

It was just the kind of attacking enterprise that Rooney's United was missing in their 0-0 draw with Newcastle.

Bournemouth, who came close to going out of business and dropping out of the fourth professional division in the last decade, had lost their first two Premier League games without scoring.

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Wilson sent Bournemouth into a 2-0 lead at half-time, but the visitors had to dig deep after Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate brought West Ham level after the break. Marc Pugh restored Bournemouth's lead and Wilson completed his treble from the penalty spot after West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson was sent off for clipping Max Gradel in the box.

Tottenham and Sunderland are still searching for their first wins after draws yesterday.

In a lively final 10 minutes at Leicester, Dele Alli headed Tottenham in front, but it was quickly cancelled out by Riyad Mahrez, who preserved the hosts' unbeaten start to the season.

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was on target, securing Sunderland's first point of the season by cancelling out Bafetimbi Gomis' goal in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.

Crystal Palace have six points from a possible nine after Bakary Sako scored his first goal for the team to clinch a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

In Norwich, Xherdan Shaqiri marked his Stoke debut by setting up Mame Biram Diouf's opener, but Russell Martin equalised in one of several games that required drinks breaks because of the heat.