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A brilliant win!

Late goals in either half confirm all three points for the Cherries. 


Final change

Ryan Christie receives a standing ovation as he's replaced by Ben Pearson. Brilliant performance.


Goal disallowed for Derby

Eiran Cashin side-foots home for Derby but he's miles offside.



Game, set and match!

The Cherries have a second goal and surely have the game as Lowe tucks home inside the box.

Solanke did all the hard work, cutting inside from the left and unleashing a shot at goal. Allsop makes a decent save but it falls straight to Lowe, who calmly slots home. 


Yellow for Christie

Wow. That's a big call from the referee.

The Scotland international appears to nick the ball from Buchanan and is brought down in the process. The ground expects the referee signal for a penalty but he decides to book the winger for simulation.


Five to go!


The lads are working so hard

A nice period of play on the left as Zemura, Christie and Anthony work to win the ball back from Derby, they're really putting a shift in.

Zemura wins the free-kick and the crowd give them a massive ovation. More of the same for the final ten minutes.

Nat Phillips worth a mention too as he puts in a booming challenge in on the left flank, he's done several of those today.


Christie shot saved

A good chance for the Cherries.

Zemura does well on the left to push forward, threading the ball to Christie.

He picks out Solanke in the box, who is in space, and the forward returns it to the Scotland international as he follows his pass.

However, his right footed effort is straight at Allsop.

He has another chance soon after as he gets onto Lowe's near post cross but his flick towards goal flies wide.


Change for Derby

Jason Knight comes on for Malcolm Ebiowei.

Jamal Lowe needs a couple of minutes of treatment after an aerial collision but is good to continue.


Davies booked

Solanke races onto a loose ball on the half-way line and attacks, Davies being forced to bring him down and stop him. He receives a yellow card.


Yellow for Morrison

The Derby County man picks up a yellow for a late challenge on Jefferson Lerma.


Change for Bournemouth

We also make a substitution.

Jamal Lowe comes on for Todd Cantwell.

Looks like Ryan Christie has moved into a central position and Lowe takes up position on the right.


Changes for Derby

Luke Plange and Krystian Bielik are replaced by Colin Kazim-Richards and Festy Ebosele. Two attacking changes for Wayne Rooney.


Keep pushing!


Good save from Travers!

This game is on a knife edge here.

The Cherries have had several opportunities to capitalise on poor defensive passes, thanks to their high press, but haven't made the right passes.

At the other end, Derby look to get back into the game and Plange finds himself through on goal, his shot well saved by Travers.

Cantwell then receives a yellow card for a foul on Ebiowei. Lawrence's free-kick is headed away by Cook. 


Cantwell shot blocked

The game has opened up massively here and the Cherries are causing problems with their high press.

We win the ball in midfield and Lerma touches it on to Cantwell, who drives towards the area.

He could have found Anthony on his left but elects to shoot, forcing Allsop to make a stop.

Moments later, the Cherries break through Anthony and yet another superb nutmeg gets him into the area but his cross is cleared away.


How have Derby not scored?

Travers has to make a decent stop!

Derby counter attack after Solanke is caught on the ball and work the ball down the left.

The pass to Buchanan isn't great but it bypasses Stacey and the left-foot fires an effort at goal.

From the following corner, Zemura's clearance only goes as far as Davies and his effort is brilliantly blocked by Kelly. You expected the net to bulge there.



Almost a second goal for the Cherries!

We win a corner on the right following a nice counter attack, featuring - of course - Cook and Lerma.

Christie whips it in towards the near post and Solanke finds some space, powering a header at goal.

Allsop reacts well and palms it away and Derby eventually get it clear. 


Back underway!

Derby County get the second half started.

Another big half needed from the Cherries. Let's go!


No mistake from Solanke!

The Cherries started the game fairly slowly but started to come alive as the half went on and probably deserve to be ahead at the break.

The return of Jefferson Lerma has been important as he's driven forward at every opportunity.

Lewis Cook is continuing to show his ability in the holding role and is starting everything good for the Cherries.

Jordan Zemura's introduction has added a bit more attacking impetus on the left side of the pitch and we can stretch Derby on both sides, our attacks were largely coming from the right in the opening period.

And while Dominic Solanke has been kept quite quiet at times, he reacted really well when it counted and tucked home in the final moments of the half.



We have the lead at the break!

Dominic Solanke's late goal puts the Cherries ahead at the interval.



The Cherries have the lead on the stroke of half-time!

It's all come from brilliant work by Jaidon Anthony who drives into the area, nutmegs two players and shoots at goal.

His effort bounces up and Solanke is there to apply the finish.


Buchanan receives treatment again

The Derby left-back has had the second blow of the head to the afternoon and needs a further couple of minutes of attention.

The Cherries win a throw on the left as Solanke's brilliant pass is kept in by Anthony.


Four minutes added on

The tempo of this game has suddenly become very frantic.

Stacey receives a yellow card for a late challenge as Derby broke away. The referee gave advantage but came back to book the full back.


We're ramping up the pressure

It's all the Cherries at the moment as Christie's corner is headed away by a Derby defender.

Christie picks up the loose ball again and slips in Cantwell, who'd found space on the right side of the area. He tries to find Solanke in the middle but Derby defend well to clear it. 



Cantwell spreads play with a good ball across the pitch and Lerma drills in a low ball across goal.

It somehow evades everyone in the middle!


A shame for Leif.

We were disappointed to see the injury for Leif, who was making his first start since January. Hopefully it's nothing too serious! 



The Cherries are stringing together some nice moments here!

Anthony sends in a decent cross from the left, Christie arrives at the back post to nod it back into the mix and Lerma tries to fling himself at the ball.

Allsop does well to punch the ball clear and receives a whack in the process, needing a short period of treatment. 


Christie fires over

The Cherries attack quickly and it's started by Cook again!

The midfielder drives forward and finds Lerma ahead of him. He quickly spreads ball to Christie, who races inside and fires at goal.

Under pressure, he lifts his effort over the bar.


First change of the afternoon

Injury forces our first substitution as Jordan Zemura replaces Leif Davis.


Derby have a penalty shout

The visiting side think they have a penalty shout as Davis clips Morrison in the area. The referee waves play on.

Derby continue to attack and a clipped ball into the area is volleyed well wide.

Leif Davis goes down at the conclusion of the move and it appears his afternoon might be over.



The first big chance of the game!

Cook has been excellent in the opening stages and finds Cantwell with a lovely forward pass.

The midfielder lays it off to Anthony, who cuts inside onto his right foot and forces a good save from Allsop with a well struck effort. 


Some nice touches early on!


Solanke header blocked!

That's really nice from the Cherries.

Kelly finds Christie with a beautiful cross-field pass, the Scotland international nodding it to Lerma and receiving the ball again with an excellent back-heel.

The ball is worked to Anthony but Derby block his shot and clear the ball for a throw.

Nonetheless, the Cherries keep up the pressure and a good cross from Cantwell is glanced on by Solanke. It looks like it might have been heading on target but a Derby defender makes a good block.


First threat from the Cherries

That's really nice build-up play from Parker's side.

Cook receives the ball in midfield and threads a quick ball into Cantwell. The midfielder finds Christie on the right, who releases Stacey on the overlap

His drilled cross was heading towards Cantwell, who was gliding late into the area, but a Derby head manages to get it behind.

We play the corner short and Christie darts into the area but his low delivery to Phillips was well defended.

A few moments later, Cook does well to win a free-kick at the edge of the box but Christie fires his effort into the wall.

A busy couple of minutes!


First save for Travers

The Cherries goalkeeper has to make the first stop, but it was a comfortable one.

Malcolm Ebiowei cuts inside from the right and drills an effort towards the near post but it caused no issues for Travers who collects it.


Lerma's role when defending

One thing we've noticed in the first ten minutes is when Derby have the ball, Lerma is dropping back alongside Cook and inverting the midfield triangle.

In that instance, Cantwell tucks in to a more central position to lead the midfield press. 


No chances to note so far

The Cherries have controlled the early stages of the game and moved the ball fairly well so far, but no chances for either side yet.

Derby are looking to get on the ball too, they're moving it with one or two touches where possible. We're pressing high to try and counter that and have rushed them a few times. 


How we line up

It's been a fairly bright start for the Cherries as Lewis Cook retains his deeper midfield role.

Lerma has started alongside Cantwell in the number eight roles. Cantwell almost found himself in on goal but Christie's early pass was underhit.

There was a minute or two stoppage as Lee Buchanan received treatment for a head injury but he's good to continue and play resumes. 



Ryan Christie kicks us off here at Vitality Stadium!

Let's go Cherries! 


Here they come!

The sun is shining, the atmosphere is bouncing and both teams make their way to the pitch!

Can the Cherries grab an important win at Vitality Stadium? We'll find out...


Not long to go now!

We're fewer than ten minutes away from kick-off here at Vitality Stadium! 


Kieffer is in the building!

Wales international footballer Kieffer Moore hasn't seen a lot of action on the pitch since breaking his foot on his debut, but he's supporting his teammates from Vitality Stadium. 


Back involved!

What a sight!

Jefferson Lerma is back in the starting line-up.

The midfielder has missed the last four games due to the red card he received against Birmingham City.

We've definitely missed him and Parker will be delighted to have him back.



Scott Parker has confirmed his line-up...

Three changes as Leif Davis, Jaidon Anthony and Jefferson Lerma come in for Jordan Zemura, Siriki Dembele and Philip Billing.


Team news coming soon...

We're five minutes away from announcing team news...

Who will Scott Parker name in his squad?


What to expect from Derby County?

We caught up with BBC Radio Derby journalist Chris Coles to find out a little bit more about today's opponents.

How have Derby fared since the teams met in November?

CC: On the pitch, they have been surprisingly good and I say that because it’s been so shambolic off the pitch that you would expect matters to follow suit.

They have been very good, they have looked a fully functioning football team and they are showing brilliant desire, resilience and spirit to get themselves out of a situation that many thought would be impossible to get out of.

I think many people had already relegated them at this point of the season.

They don’t score enough goals, that remains the big issue but they are pretty solid at the back and it’s because of that they are grinding out results, chipping away and attempting to catch the teams above them.

Off the field, it might look very different. On the field, it looks good for Derby and they are at least giving this impossible task a real go.

Who is Derby’s one to watch?

CC: The one to watch based on his goals and assists has to be captain Tom Lawrence. Without him, Derby wouldn’t be in this position where they are close to avoiding relegation.

He’s their top goalscorer, he has the most assists and he looks the most threatening player for Derby. If Derby win games, mostly it’s because he has performed and scored goals.

He’s captain so has extra responsibility. He let himself down with a very silly red card at Peterborough last month. He missed three games and Derby didn’t score in any of them, that’s just how important he is to this side.

If Derby are to win on Saturday, I suspect Tom Lawrence will have a big part to play.

Are any key players either suspended or injured against the Cherries?

CC: They have a relatively clean bill of health. I don’t think they picked up any fresh injuries on Saturday and everybody is still firing.


Early team news

Scott Parker revealed some early team news ahead of this afternoon's game.

Jefferson Lerma is back, having completed a four-game suspension. Philip Billing is a definite absentee as he is serving a two-game ban for receiving ten yellow cards.

Parker said on Lerma: “We’ve all seen, when he’s been in and around it, his quality and experience and we’ve missed him for that. He’s had a lot of days on his own and hard work over the last three or four weeks.

“Overall, I’m very pleased we’ve got him back and up for selection at the weekend.”

Parker also revealed Robbie Brady has returned to training, although today's game is expected to be too soon for him. 



Good afternoon!

Welcome to our live coverage for this today's Sky Bet Championship fixture with Derby County.

It's the second of three successive home matches for the Cherries and we'll be providing you full updates from Vitality Stadium. 

Other games that day

  • Peterborough United2
    Stoke City2
  • Birmingham City0
    Hull City0
  • Blackpool1
    Swansea City0
  • Nottingham Forest4
  • Coventry City4
    Sheffield United1
  • Blackburn Rovers0
    Bristol City1
  • Cardiff City0
    Preston North End0
  • Millwall0
  • Barnsley1

As it stood

1 Fulham 36 +59 77
3 Huddersfield Town 37 +13 63
4 Blackburn Rovers 37 +9 58
5 Sheffield United 36 +10 57
6 Luton Town 35 +9 57
7 Queens Park Rangers 35 +9 56
8 Middlesbrough 36 +6 56
9 Nottingham Forest 35 +16 55
10 Coventry City 36 +5 54
11 Millwall 36 +3 54
12 Blackpool 36 +1 51
13 Preston North End 37 0 51
14 West Bromwich Albion 36 +5 50
15 Stoke City 36 +3 46
16 Swansea City 35 -12 44
17 Cardiff City 37 -12 43
18 Bristol City 37 -18 43
19 Birmingham City 37 -14 41
20 Hull City 37 -11 38
21 Reading 36 -30 29
22 Barnsley 36 -26 25
23 Derby County 37 -5 24
24 Peterborough United 36 -45 23

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