BURNLEY, England — 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.