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English Premier League match report Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion

Posted: 15 September 2017 Time: 22:14

Goals from Andrew Surman and Jermain Defoe helped Bournemouth come from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

It was Brighton who had the better start, with Pascal Grob close to scoring inside the opening 10 minutes.

However, Bournemouth got stronger as the half went on as Marc Pugh and Jermain Defoe squandered a couple of chances after 20 minutes.

That proved to be the only bit of goal-mouth action in the first half, as the sides went into the break goalless.

The visitors threatened early in the second half, as Shane Duffy had a header cleared off the line while Dale Stephens' effort crashed onto the crossbar.

Chris Hughton's charges eventually broke the deadlock in the 55th minute when Grob's cross was headed home by Solly March at the far post.

Howe responded by introducing former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe for Ryan Fraser in the 64th minute.

Two minutes later, Bournemouth were level as Ibe's back-heel played in Andrew Surman, who skipped past a challenge before slotting into the bottom corner.

The Cherries then went ahead after 73 minutes when Ibe turned provider once again to play in Defoe, who fired home from six yards out.

Hughton's charges continued to push for a leveller in the closing stages of the contest, but Bournemouth managed to hold out to claim three points for the first time this season.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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