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Harry Arter scores first Premier League goal with low drive against West Ham

A fine strike by the Irish international.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND international Harry Arter opened his Premier League account with a low drive against West Ham tonight.

AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United - Barclays Premier League - Vitality Stadium Arter celebrates his early strike. Source: Adam Davy

It’s been a stuttering first-half to the season for the midfielder as he’s struggled to maintain his fitness but he’s beginning to find his feet in the top-flight.

After picking up the ball 25 yards from goal, Arter manufactured a yard of space for himself, shifted it onto his right foot and fired low past Adrian – although the goalkeeper will feel he should have done better.

Bournemouth v West Ham United - Barclays Premier League - Vitality Stadium The 26-year-old gave the hosts the lead. Source: John Walton

His dipping drive was Bournemouth’s first Premier League goal in four hours and 50 minutes since Charlie Daniels scored at West Brom on 19 December.

But it wasn’t enough as Eddie Howe’s men conceded three goals after the interval to suffer a damaging home defeat to the Hammers. Dimitri Payet and an Enner Valencia brace secured the win for Slaven Bilic’s side.

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