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Defoe seals AFC Bournemouth win inspired by Ibe

16 Sep 2017
AFC Bournemouth vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Striker nets first goal since return and Jordon Ibe provides two assists as Cherries beat Brighton

Jermain Defoe's first goal since returning to AFC Bournemouth earned a 2-1 comeback win over Brighton & Hove Albion, which was inspired by substitute Jordon Ibe.

After Solly March headed Brighton in front from Pascal Gross's 55th-minute cross, Ibe entered the fray and supplied two skilful assists.

First his brilliant backheel found Andrew Surman, who turned Lewis Dunk and found the bottom corner of Mat Ryan's net.

And in the 73rd minute Ibe put through Defoe with a clever pass, and the striker drilled in his first AFC Bournemouth goal since May 2001, when he was playing alongside current manager Eddie Howe.

Defoe's strike earned AFC Bournemouth's first points of the season, putting them within one point of Brighton.

See: AFC Bournemouth report | Brighton report

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