The winger didn’t start against the reigning champions but came on during the first half after an injury to Charlie Daniels.
Soon after, his impact was felt: a brilliant cross from the right which almost led to an equaliser for the Cherries,
City went on to claim a 3-1 win, putting them two points behind Liverpool, but right before the break Wilson showed he can impact against even the best.
An absolutely pinpoint, beautifully curled free-kick was put into postage stamp territory, a top-corner finish which gave Ederson absolutely no chance.
Harry Wilson, take a bow! ?
It's an absolutely superb free-kick from the Welshman as it flies into the top corner! ?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 25, 2019
His goalscoring ability in the Championship was a big factor in him being seen as such as a success with Derby last season and the early evidence is that he can deal with the step-up in quality and expectation in the top flight.
2 – Harry Wilson (22y 156d) is the youngest player to score in his first two Premier League appearances since September 2015, when Anthony Martial did so for Manchester United (19y 289d). Wonder. pic.twitter.com/BGxyZ9h8kJ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 25, 2019
Regular game time and consistency in his output will be key to deciding if his long-term future lies with the Reds, with Wilson still keen to impact at his parent club.
Next year there will surely be a couple of spaces in the squad open for returning loan players if they impress this year; scoring goals like this will only increase the Welshman’s chances of becoming a first-team player under Jurgen Klopp.