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FT

WHAT A WIN

A superb performance by the Cherries!

90'+5'

Cards for Lowe and Moon

The bookings for an off-the-ball incident inside the area.

90'

Five minutes added on

90'

THIS GUY!

85'

Our final change

Another debut here at Vitality Stadium as Jamal Lowe replaces Dominic Solanke.

83'

GOAL - ZEMURA

HE'S DONE IT AGAIN!

The left-back intercepts the ball by the half-way line and drives forward.

The space opens up to the box and he keeps going before slotting into the bottom corner.

What a performance by the young man.

79'

Our second change

Morgan Rogers comes on for his home debut.

A brilliant performance by Anthony!

77'

Change for Barnsley

Toby Sibbick comes off for Aapo Halme.

74'

Tipped over

Christie makes the interception from Collins' poor kick and the ball is worked to Smith on the overlap.

He drives a ball across goal and Collins is forced to tip it over!

70'

A debut for Christie!

The Cherries make their first change as David Brooks receives a standing ovation.

Christie comes on for his debut.

67'

Billing fires wide

Anthony involved again as he plays a clever ball to Billing, who has made a darting run into the box.

He drives a shot at goal towards the near post but it's wide. 

62'

CLOSE!

Almost the third!

Anthony's forces a good save with a low effort from the edge of the box before Brooks sends a drilled cross across the box, a defender getting back just before Billing can finish.

Then the ball is worked out to Pearson who curls one towards the top corner, but a Barnsley head gets in the way.

Great play!

61'

Kelly receives treatment

The skipper takes a blow to the head and needs a moment or two of treatment but is good to continue.

56'

No mistake from Solanke

52'

Chance for Lerma

The ball falls nicely for the Colombian international at the edge of the box as Solanke was tackled and he tries to curl it into the top corner, but it's a fairly straight forward save for Collins.

46'

GOAL - DOMINIC SOLANKE

The perfect start to the second half!

Anthony releases Billing on the left flank and he sends a decent ball into the box.

Brad Collins gets down to the collect it but the ball squirms out of his hands and Solanke has the simple job of smashing home.

46'

Back underway

Philip Billing gets the second half going.

Barnsley make one change at the break, Clarke Oduor is replaced by Aaron Leya Iseka.

HT

Impressing so far!

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FIRST HALF - IN REVIEW

It's been a really positive opening period for Scott Parker's side.

Jordan Zemura's first ever goal was a lovely moment and deserved for what was largely an excellent performance.

David Brooks has been really impressive on the right flank and has been involved in all of the Cherries' best moments, while Gary Cahill hasn't put a foot wrong in defence.

The only complaint Scott Parker will have is that we aren't further ahead, Solanke and Brooks going close while Lerma had a goal disallowed.

Barnsley have tried to disrupt the game down as much as possible to prevent the Cherries being so fluid, so the side will need to be able to manage that in the second half as much as possible.

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HALF TIME

The Cherries lead at half-time thanks to Jordan Zemura's first senior goal. 

45'+1'

Should be two

Solanke should have doubled our lead.

Brooks finds Anthony with a brilliant cross-field pass and he sends a delicious cross to Solanke, whose shot is saved by Collins' feet. 

45'

Four minutes added on

45'

Goal disallowed

The Cherries have the ball in the net as Anthony's clipped cross was headed across the box by Billing and turned home by Lerma.

However, the offside flag is up. 

35'

Cahill booked... then he wasn't!

A foul is given against Lloyd Kelly for a high foot, despite no contact on the Barnsley forward.

The referee takes a moment before he makes his decision and then gives the yellow card to Gary Cahill!

He soon realises the mistaken identity and cancels the yellow card and gives it to Kelly instead.

The subsequent free-kick goes straight out of play.

33'

Booming challenge by Cahill

The defender has impressed so far and cuts short a Barnsley attack into the box with a smashing challenge.

27'

A bit start stop here

Williams needed a few minutes of treatment before Brooks require similar action after a knock to the ankle. He seems okay thankfully, as he's been brilliant so far.

Barnsley, however, are forced to make a change as Gomes comes on for Williams.

21'

Booking for Billing

It's a late challenge from Philip Billing on Ben Williams near the left touchline and he's understandably booked by the referee.

19'

This moment!

18'

CLOSE!

Clever counter-attack play by the Cherries as Solanke runs down the left flank.

He draws the Barnsley defence over before finding Lerma on the overlap.

The Colombian drives a ball across the box to Brooks, who is completely unmarked.

However, it takes a tad too long to come down for the winger and his shot under pressure is wide of the near post.

15'

The opening goal!

12'

This is lovely!

The Cherries are full of confidence here.

Pearson sprays a beautiful pass to Brooks, who touches it into the path of Lerma. His backheel finds the Welshman again in the box and his shot is blocked.

Moments later, Anthony's brilliant reverse pass finds Zemura in the box and his ball across the box is inches away from Solanke on the stretch.

Great stuff!

8'

GOAL - JORDAN ZEMURA!

WHAT A MOMENT!

The Cherries take the lead through Jordan Zemura.

Lovely build-up play on the right flank between Brooks and Smith, the former moving in-field to find Anthony in the box.

His clever pass finds Zemura on the underlap and at the second attempt, the left-back fires home.

His first senior goal! 

4'

Patient start

The Cherries have held the ball well in the opening few minutes, Gary Cahill getting a few early touches of the ball.

No chances to note so far, it's been a patient and slow start.

1'

Let's go!

Barnsley get this afternoon's Sky Bet Championship clash underway.

Come on you Cherries!

14:58

We remember 9/11

Today is the 20th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 terror attacks in New York and we join the world in paying our respects today, with a minute silence. 

14:56

HERE THEY COME!

Lloyd Kelly leads the Cherries out here!

We're in our usual red and black, with Barnsley in an all-white kit. 

14:52

Not long to go

The Cherries players return to the dressing room for the final team talk before kick-off.

We're only a few minutes away now! 

14:50

Our Fans' Champion today

A heartwarming moment here as today's fan champion is introduced.

John Cutler, a lifelong Cherries fan, who was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness is here today to achieve his wish of seeing the Cherries one more time.

He receives a lovely reception from the crowd. We hope you enjoy the day, John!

14:47

Huge cheers for the new boys

The players head over to the Steve Fletcher Stand for the final part of their warm-up and the likes of Gary Cahill get a huge reception by the fans.

The mood here is excellent!

14:36

Warm ups well underway!

New signing Ryan Christie warms up with the rest of the squad ahead of this afternoon's game.

14:11

New numbers on the bench

Away from the starting line-up, there's two new faces on the bench with Ryan Christie and Jamal Lowe.

The duo arrived at Vitality Stadium on deadline day, from Celtic and Swansea respectively, and will get their first experience of a matchday with the Cherries. 

14:06

A debut for Cahill

It's a proud day for Gary Cahill as he makes his Cherries debut.

It's his first Championship match since December 2007 when he turned out for Sheffield United against... you guessed it, Barnsley! 

14:00

Here's how we line-up!

13:26

Selection headache for Parker

Scott Parker will have some tough decisions to make this afternoon as he picks the team.

New signings Jamal Lowe and Ryan Christie are eligible to be involved, Gary Cahill will be hoping to make his debut and the likes of Adam Smith, Jack Stacey, Steve Cook, Philip Billing and Mark Travers are now fit.

The only players that are definitely missing are Junior Stanislas and Lewis Cook.

We'll find out who he goes with at 2pm.

12:18

WELCOME TO OUR LIVE COVERAGE

Welcome to our live coverage for this afternoon's game with Barnsley at Vitality Stadium.

It's out first game since the international break and there's a real buzz around Scott Parker's team at the moment.

There is a serious dilemma for the Cherries boss when picking the team as for the first time this season, he's inundated with choices across the pitch!

Other games that day

  • Blackpool1
    Fulham0
    FT
  • West Bromwich Albion1
    Millwall1
    FT
  • Swansea City0
    Hull City0
    FT
  • Coventry City2
    Middlesbrough0
    FT
  • Sheffield United6
    Peterborough United2
    FT
  • Bristol City0
    Preston North End0
    FT
  • Reading3
    Queens Park Rangers3
    FT
  • Blackburn Rovers2
    Luton Town2
    FT
  • Stoke City2
    Huddersfield Town1
    FT

As it stood

PL GD Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 6 +7 14
2 Fulham 6 +9 13
3 Stoke City 6 +2 13
4 Queens Park Rangers 6 +6 12
6 Coventry City 6 +2 12
7 Birmingham City 6 +6 11
8 Huddersfield Town 6 +1 10
9 Blackburn Rovers 6 +1 9
10 Cardiff City 5 +3 8
11 Bristol City 6 0 8
12 Luton Town 6 -2 8
13 Preston North End 6 -2 7
14 Millwall 6 -2 6
15 Middlesbrough 6 -2 6
16 Derby County 6 -2 6
17 Barnsley 6 -3 6
18 Sheffield United 6 -2 5
19 Blackpool 6 -3 5
20 Hull City 6 -3 5
21 Swansea City 6 -4 5
22 Reading 6 -6 4
23 Peterborough United 6 -8 4
24 Nottingham Forest 5 -4 1

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