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Burnley earn first EPL win by crushing Bournemouth 4-0

September 22, 2018
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Burnley's Matej Vydra celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Bournemouth at Turf Moor, in Burnley, England, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley rose off the bottom of the English Premier League after thumping Bournemouth 4-0 for its first win of the season on Saturday.

Four straight defeats and only one point from five games for last season’s seventh-placed side added up to Burnley’s worst start to a topflight campaign for nearly a century.

Bournemouth, by contrast, arrived at Turf Moor in the top five after its best opening to a Premier League, but quick-fire goals from Matej Vydra on his full debut and Aaron Lennon late in the first half eased Burnley nerves.

Substitute Ashley Barnes added a late double to make it 4-0, the first time Burnley has scored four in a game since December 2016.

Their first win in 10 league games moved them up to 16th in the standings, while Bournemouth dropped to sixth place.

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