CALLUM Wilson bagged a brace as Cherries produced a clinical display to dispatch of Everton and clinch a first home win of the season.

Wilson, who had not netted at Vitality Stadium since January, broke the deadlock midway through the first half with a close-range header.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalised on the stroke of half-time but substitute Ryan Fraser put Cherries back in front when his low free-kick deflected in off Fabian Delph.

And the win was sealed through Wilson again, racing through and beating Jordan Pickford one-on-one.

The win, just Cherries’ second at home in nine attempts in the league since January, lifts them up to 8th in the table, one point behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur after five matches.

Eddie Howe made four changes to his side from the defeat at Leicester City before the international break. Adam Smith missed out with a hamstring injury while Ryan Fraser, Jefferson Lerma and Chris Mepham all dropped to the bench.

The most eye-catching inclusion saw Lewis Cook make his first appearance since December following knee ligament surgery. Jack Stacey also came in for his Premier League debut, while Diego Rico and Dominic Solanke earned recalls.

And Stacey was called into action in just the third minute, making a block to deny Alex Iwobi before goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale tipped over a Gylfi Sigurdsson effort during a lively start for the visitors.

Lewis Cook quickly began imposing himself on the contest as Cherries found a foothold in the game, spreading play out to the left for Joshua King, who started on the wing. He played it back to Philip Billing, who fired just wide.

Ramsdale was called into action again on 18 minutes, sliding out to deny a marauding Calvert-Lewin. Moments later the Toffees came even closer to breaking the deadlock when Richarlison let fly from 25 yards, but a motionless Ramsdale watched it crash off the crossbar.

Cherries finally tested Jordan Pickford soon after with Solanke’s 20-yard effort tipped behind. And the resulting corner led to the game’s opener. Diego Rico’s whipped effort towards the near post was flicked on by Solanke towards King at the back post. The Norwegian somehow failed to tap it in, but was fortunate to see the ball loop up into the air for Callum Wilson to just get ahead of Nathan Ake to nod home.

Chances were few are far between before Richarlison headed wide under pressure from Rico and the Brazilian was in the thick of the action again on the stroke of half-time when the scores were levelled. Richarlison’s first-time cross was met in the centre by Calvert-Lewin, who climbed above Steve Cook and powerfully headed beyond Ramsdale to score Everton’s first goal on the road in the Premier League this season.

Marco Silva’s men continued where they left off straight after the restart, playing the ball neatly around the box before Sigurdsson’s effort was parried behind.

Howe turned to his bench just before the hour mark, introducing Fraser in place of Harry Wilson. And he made an instant impact, drawing a foul from left-back Lucas Digne, who was duly booked.

But Fraser’s biggest role was still to come. After Richarlison had been yellow-carded for tripping King, Fraser whipped a low free-kick towards the back post, which was turned into his own net by Delph to put Cherries back in front.

Five minutes later, the hosts had doubled their tally. It came in simple fashion as Rico lifted a ball down the left channel for Wilson to scamper after and the England man calmly lofted the ball beyond his international teammate Pickford for his second of the afternoon.

Lewis Cook received a rousing ovation as he was substituted in the closing stages with Lerma introduced to help see out the win.

Cherries: Ramsdale; Stacey, S Cook, Ake, Rico (Mepham, 90+4); H Wilson (Fraser, 57), L Cook (Lerma, 77), Billing, King; C Wilson, Solanke.

Unused subs: Simpson, Surman, Ibe, Boruc (g/k).

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Schneiderlin, Delph; Richarlison (Walcott, 81), Sigurdsson (Kean, 71), Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin (Bernard, 71).

Unused subs: Holgate, Sidibe, Davies, Stekelenburg (g/k).

Booked: Delph, Digne, Richarlison.

Referee: Paul Tierney

Attendance: 10,416