Bournemouth earn third straight win with victory over Palace

2 Apr 2024
Bournemouth celebration

Justin Kluivert comes off the bench to score late winner at Vitality Stadium

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Justin Kluivert scored a 79th-minute winner as AFC Bournemouth made it three straight Premier League victories with a 1-0 triumph over Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium.

Cherries substitutes Antoine Semenyo and Kluivert combined late on in Tuesday’s contest, with the latter hammering home to lift Andoni Iraola's side up to 11th, just four points behind seventh-placed West Ham United.

Premier League

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
7 Newcastle NEW 33 +15 50
8 West Ham WHU 34 -9 48
9 Chelsea CHE 32 +4 47
10 Bournemouth BOU 34 -11 45
11 Brighton BHA 32 +2 44
12 Wolves WOL 34 -8 43
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How the match unfolded

The first chance fell to Palace after 25 minutes as Alex Scott was caught in possession before Eberechi Eze teed up Jean-Philippe Mateta, who could only spin and fire straight at Neto.

Philip Billing fizzed narrowly wide moments later before Dean Henderson twice denied the Bournemouth midfielder, first from a long-range free-kick and then from his thumping header.

Oliver Glasner's team thought they had opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time, only for Eze's low close-range finish to be ruled out following a VAR review after Mateta was adjudged to have strayed offside in the build-up.

Eze disallowed goal

A speculative Milos Kerkez effort forced Henderson into an unconvincing save after the interval, but Dominic Solanke could only turn the rebound wide.

The breakthrough came with just over 10 minutes remaining, Semenyo pulling the ball back from the right for Kluivert to control and then smash a left-footed strike into the roof of the net.

Kluivert goal

Palace remain 14th, eight points clear of the relegation zone, after a four-match winless run.

Club reports

Bournemouth report | Palace report

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Key facts

Bournemouth have registered consecutive Premier League victories against Crystal Palace for the first time ever, after winning just two of the 12 meetings before that (D4 L6).

Since returning to the Premier League in 2013-14, Crystal Palace have failed to score in 146 games in the competition, 27 more than any other side.

Justin Kluivert netted his fifth Premier League goal for Bournemouth, with four of them winners. His five-goal haul in 24 appearances in the competition, is just one fewer than his father, Patrick managed in 25 games for Newcastle.

Joel Ward made his 300th appearance for Crystal Palace in the Premier League, the first player to hit that milestone, 3880 days after his top-flight Eagles debut in August 2013 against Tottenham.

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