Valencia, Payet send West Ham fifth

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BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom: Enner Valencia scored twice as West Ham United came from behind to win 3-1 at Bournemouth and climb to fifth place in the Premier League table. Bournemouth gave a full debut to £10 million ($14.5 million) record signing Benik Afobe and took a 17th-minute lead through midfielder Harry Arter. West Ham lost Andy Carroll to injury in the early stages, but they equalised in the 67th minute courtesy of a memorable free-kick from fit-again French playmaker Dimitri Payet. Payet teed up Valencia for West Ham’s second goal in the 74th minute and Valencia added a free-kick of his own six minutes from time as Slaven Bilic’s side leapfrogged Manchester United. The east London club equalled a Premier League record of eight games unbeaten and moved to within a point of the Champions League places.

AFP

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