Bournemouth continue fine form with victory at Palace

6 Dec 2023
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Goals from Senesi and Moore condemn Palace to a fourth match without a win

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Goals either side of half-time were enough for AFC Bournemouth to make it three wins from four matches as Andoni Iraola's side secured a 2-0 victory against a struggling Crystal Palace side.

How the match unfolded

It was Palace who made the brighter start, Jordan Ayew calling Neto into action inside the first five minutes with a firm near-post shot that was tipped behind.

But Bournemouth soon responded, Antoine Semenyo's first-time shot forcing Sam Johnstone into a strong save before the Cherries made the breakthrough in the 25th minute.

Ryan Christie whipped in a corner that was flicked on by Luis Sinisterra and met at the back post by Marcos Senesi, who headed home from close range for his first goal of the season.

Palace came close to an instant response as Ayew skipped round a challenge before producing a low shot that Neto could only parry, but Odsonne Edouard was unable to latch on to the loose ball.

Having recently lost Cheick Doucoure and Eberechi Eze to injury, Palace were then dealt another blow as Tyrick Mitchell was forced off in the 29th minute.

Palace started the second half with a point to prove and Jefferson Lerma burst up the pitch and crashed a thunderous strike against a post as the hosts searched for an equaliser.

But in stoppage time any hope of a late Palace leveller was ended when Bournemouth found a second.

Substitute Kieffer Moore set away Marcus Tavernier, who rounded Johnstone before laying a pass back to Philip Billing, whose first-time cross was met by Moore at the back post to secure all three points for the Cherries.

Moore, Bournemouth

Bournemouth rise to 15th in the table, only behind Palace on goal difference.

Premier League

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
13 Crystal Palace CRY 26 -13 28
14 Bournemouth BOU 25 -14 28
15 Brentford BRE 25 -9 25
16 Nott'm Forest NFO 26 -14 24
17 Everton EVE 26 -6 21
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Did you know?

Bournemouth have extended their unbeaten run to four matches in the Premier League (W3 D1) - their longest such run in the competition since a spell of six games without defeat under Gary O'Neil in October 2022 (W2 D4).

Crystal Palace have won just five points from their opening seven home games in the league this season. The Eagles last had a worse start to a season on home soil in 2000/01 in the second tier (four points from opening seven games).

Bournemouth’s Senesi netted his third Premier League goal of 2023, with all three strikes coming via corners. In fact, only Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure has scored more such goals than Senesi this calendar year with four.

Bournemouth’s Sinisterra has been directly involved in three goals across his last three Premier League starts (two goals, one assist), as many goal contributions as his first 11 starts in the competition.


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