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Stunning comeback lifts Cherries' bid for safety

12 Jul 2020
Premier League - AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City

Dominic Solanke gets first two Premier League goals for AFC Bournemouth as they win 4-1 against Leicester

Dominic Solanke scored his first two Premier League goals for AFC Bournemouth as they fought back to beat Leicester City 4-1 with a sensational second-half display.

Jamie Vardy had slid the ball in from two yards to put the Foxes in front after 23 minutes, with his 23rd goal of the campaign. 

But half-time substitute Junior Stanislas made it 1-1 on 66 minutes from the penalty spot, slotting down the middle after Wilfred Ndidi fouled Callum Wilson.

And AFC Bournemouth were in front 101 seconds later after Kasper Schmeichel was unable to keep out Solanke's low shot, with Caglar Soyuncu sent off in the aftermath for kicking Wilson.

Jonny Evans' own goal in the 83rd minute and a second for Solanke four minutes later wrapped up the win. 

A first victory in 10 matches leaves the Cherries three points from safety in 18th with three fixtures to go.

Leicester are fourth with 59 points, but could be overtaken if Manchester United beat Southampton on Monday night.

See: AFC Bournemouth report | Leicester report

Race for the top four

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 MUN 38 +30 66
4 CHE 38 +15 66
5 LEI 38 +26 62
6 TOT 38 +14 59
7 WOL 38 +11 59
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Next fixtures

AFC Bournemouth: 15 Jul v Man City (A)
Leicester: 16 Jul v Sheff Utd (H)

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