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FT

FULL-TIME

A lovely way to end the season!

89'

Three minutes added on

87'

Chances galore here

The Cherries are having fun here!

In the last couple of moments, Solanke, Anthony, Moore and Dembele have all had shots on goal. Millwall flinging bodies in the way. 

85'

Close by Dembele

The Cherries winger shows quick feet in the box and gets the touchline, where he tries to cut back into the middle. Bialkowski makes the block. 

83'

Burke fires over

Millwall hit on the counter attack as Burke drives forward.

Afobe makes a good run but Kelly blocks any chance to pass to him so Burke goes alone. He smashes over the bar.

80'

GOAL: AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Millwall

KIEFFER MOORE STRIKES AGAIN!

Philip Billing - that is so clever. He wins a throw mid-way inside the Cherries half and takes it quickly.

Moore has made a great run and Billing finds him, and he's clean through on goal.

He has Anthony on his right but elects to go himself and smashes it into the back of the net.

His fourth goal for the Cherries in only his fourth appearance.

78'

Final change

Scott Parker makes his final change as Billing comes on for Cook.

74'

Chances!

As you'd expect, Moore has come on and made an impact.

He finds Smith from the edge of the box and his low ball can't be turned home.

The ball lands at Dembele, who fires at goal but a Millwall head gets in the way.

Moments later, Anthony takes aim from a tight angle and it flies wide. 

74'

Change for Millwall

Their final change as Bradshaw comes on for Leonard. 

71'

Travers makes a save

Saville takes aim from the edge of the box and hits it sweetly. However, it's a comfortable one for Travers to collect.

He makes another simple stop as Burke fires at goal from a tight angle. 

68'

Change for Bournemouth

Kieffer Moore comes on for Emiliano Marcondes. Moore receives a huge ovation!

64'

Zemura's playing brilliantly

Millwall can't cope with Zemura's attacking runs.

This time, he drives into the box and cuts inside onto his right foot. His effort is blocked and the follow up deflects for a goal kick.

He keeps on making those runs though! 

62'

Goal disallowed

The Cherries think they have the lead!

Zemura makes a good tackle on Afobe and drives forward into the box.

He touches it to Marcondes, who fires into the bottom corner.

The Cherries celebrate, unaware that the offside flag is up!

On the replay, it shows Zemura jumping over Marcondes' shot from an offside position.

60'

First change for the Cherries

Siriki Dembele replaces Robbie Brady in the first Cherries change of the game. 

60'

CLOSE!

Almost the goal for Solanke!

Zemura makes a brilliant run into the box and fires a low ball across goal, but it's just out of Solanke's reach.

58'

CLOSE!

Brady whips in a deep cross from the wide and Anthony can't quite get a touch on it.

Jed Wallace replaces Mason Bennett for Millwall.

53'

A chance on the counter

Cook makes a good interception and the Cherries have the chance on the counter.

Marcondes drives forward with the ball and waits to pick out Solanke, hoping to encourage the Millwall defender Cooper to step out.

However, he does well and by the time it finds Solanke and he shoots, he's narrowed the gap to make the block. 

49'

Good defending Kelly

Millwall have a dangerous breakaway as Burke races down the right side of the box.

He tries to pick out Afobe in the middle but Kelly reads it, sliding early to make the block.

48'

Change of shape

A change of shape for the Cherries in this second half as Cook drops back into the back line, as we line-up with a back three.

It looks set to match Millwall's set-up and allow the wide players in Brady and Zemura to take up advanced positions. 

46'

Back underway

We're back underway for the final 45 minutes of the 2021/22 season.

One change for Millwall at the break as Kieftenbeld, coming on for Wallace.

HT

That first half

The Cherries have started that first half well.

We've had 57% possession and have had eight goals, compared to Millwall's two.

We'll need to have a bit more cutting edge in the second half in and around the box if we're to win the game but Parker will be pleased with how we've played.

The changes have settled nicely, Marcondes and Kilkenny looking very good in midfield.

HT'

HALF-TIME

We're level at the break.

45'

One minute added on

It's been a quiet final ten minutes, which is reflected by only one additional minute signalled.

41'

A little bit more joy for Millwall

The visiting side have looked a little bit more threatening in recent minutes, although the Cherries are defending well.

Their threats have come from crosses and long throws, McNamara trying to pick out Burke in the box but Kelly does well to clear.

They win a corner on the right but Solanke heads away at the near post.

35'

More good play

This time Zemura and Anthony link up well.

Their almost telepathic play has been a key aspect of Parker's squad all season and it showed there.

Anthony threads a nice ball into Zemura's path and he tries to pick out Solanke with a low ball, but Cooper gets there first.

Moments later, Brady curls a nice pass to Solanke, who beats the offside trap. His touch is a little too good as he stops the ball dead and has to come back on himself.

He cuts back on his left foot and attempts to curl a shot towards the far corner but it goes just wide.

33'

Another classy counter

Smith plays a risky ball across the Cherries box but Cook reads it well.

He splits the lines by finding Kilkenny who can drive into space.

He has Solanke on his right and finds the forward.

Solanke is sent a little bit too wide and crosses the ball instead, trying to find Marcondes in the middle. However, it's slightly too heavy and Millwall clear.

Really nice build-up play though!

32'

Hunting for his 30th league goal

The game has lulled a bit recently. The Cherries are maintaining control of it while Millwall look to hit on the counter attack and from set pieces.

Solanke looks very sharp as he links up play and leads the charge from the front.

Millwall have a chance as Hutchinson rises highest at the back post but he sends his header well over.

26'

More chances!

The movement of Solanke and Marcondes is so impressive.

The Cherries counter attack again and Solanke avoids a potentially nasty challenge to drive into the Millwall half.

As a Millwall defender steps out to greet him, he slips in Marcondes who fires at goal, but it's well blocked.

The Dane picks up the loose ball and finds Anthony at the edge of the box, but it's blocked again. 

22'

Liquid football!

This is lovely from the Cherries!

Phillips accepts pressure from Afobe as he holds the ball, playing a lovely ball to Anthony near the half-way line.

His touch is brilliant, taking him beyond his marker and feeding Marcondes.

He passes it to Solanke, who takes a big touch to his left and opens up space for a shot.

He maybe takes half a second too long and his eventual shot is blocked. 

21'

Standing ovation for Moore

Cherries forward Kieffer Moore warms up on the touchline and receives a standing ovation from Vitality Stadium.

He wrote his name into the club's history books on Tuesday by netting the goal which confirmed promotion to the Premier League.

17'

Great chance for Marcondes!

That is textbook Marcondes!

He floats into a brilliant area in between the Millwall defenders and Smith picks him out with a superb clipped ball.

Marcondes controls it well and fires at goal but Bialkowski narrows the angle and makes the stop.

The resulting corner is clever as Brady passes it to Anthony at the near post.

He back-heels it back to Brady who has continued his run and he drills a low ball towards Solanke, but he can't direct it at goal.

15'

Brady curls wide!

Good work by Kilkenny!

He makes a good interception to give the Cherries the chance on the counter attack.

He drives down the right flank but can see Solanke is flanked by five Millwall players in the box.

Instead, he cuts it back to Brady, who attempts to curl an effort into the far top corner. He gets it slightly wrong and it flies over. 

11'

Just wide from Anthony

The first chance for the Cherries!

Kilkenny sprays the ball across the middle of the pitch and Smith darts into the box.

He takes a good touch inside to beat his defender and finds Solanke.

The forwards shifts onto his left foot but unselfishly finds Anthony, who tries to pick out the far corner.

He can't quite get it right and it bounces harmlessly wide of Bialkowski's net.

10'

Kilkenny on the ball

It's a first appearance of 2022 for Gavin Kilkenny and he's looked solid so far.

The young Irish midfielder was key to Scott Parker's side in the first half of the season, especially when options for Parker were limited.

He's looked good so far and hopefully he has a good game!

6'

Millwall threat from set pieces

Only Huddersfield Town have scored more goals from set pieces than Millwall, who have grabbed 19.

They've shown their threat from a couple early free-kicks, which enter a second phase in the box as the Cherries struggle to clear.

We eventually do hook both free-kicks clear. 

4'

How the Cherries set up

There have been a couple of changes to the line-up as Robbie Brady, Emiliano Marcondes and Gavin Kilkenny start.

We're in our usual 4-3-3 shape as Brady starts on the right, and will be looking to cut inside onto his left foot.

Cook is still in the holding midfield position alongside Kilkenny,  Marcondes starts as a number ten.

Both teams have looked bright in the early stages, moving the ball around at pace.

Millwall have the first half-chance as a free-kick from the left is eventually cleared, Phillips with a crucial touch to stop Afobe from having a sniff.

1'

Underway!

As Nonny's 'Red Army' chant rings around the ground, we get underway!

12:27

Here they come!

It's a HUGE ovation as the Cherries make their way to the pitch.

The sun is shining, the atmosphere is loud and the Cherries have already secured a place in the Premier League next season. What's not to love?

Kick-off is moments away...

12:20

Ten minutes away!

Both teams are back in the changing rooms receiving their final instructions.

The party atmosphere is supported by some big singalong songs on the PA and both sets of fans are in fine voice here!

12:10

All smiles

We're around 20 minutes from kick-off here at Vitality Stadium!

The lads are warming up and there are plenty of smiles on the pitch. Scott Parker won't want them to take their foot off the gas but there's definitely a party atmosphere at Vitality Stadium. 

11:57

A big achievement for Solanke

This afternoon marks a big achievement for Dominic Solanke.

He has started all 46 league games this season!

With 30 goals in all competitions, he's had a wonderful campaign.

11:51

Strong greeting

AFC Bournemouth head coach Scott Parker greets Millwall manager Gary Rowett ahead of the game.

Seems like there is strong mutual respect between the pair!

11:31

In the team today!

Looking cool as always!

Emiliano Marcondes is in the starting line-up this afternoon, making his first appearance since the draw with Peterborough United in March.

His last start came in January against Hull City, and he'll be looking to impress as he celebrates his second successive promotion from the Championship.

11:30

TEAM NEWS

Scott Parker makes three changes to the starting XI for this afternoon's game.

Gavin Kilkenny, Robbie Brady and Emiliano Marcondes start, while Phil Billing, Ryan Christie and Jefferson Lerma come out of the side. 

11:00

About Tuesday night...

What can we say about Tuesday night?

Kieffer Moore wrote his name in the club's history books as he tucked home from Philip Billing's clever free-kick to put the club in the Premier League.

Celebrations went on into the early hours of Wednesday morning, supporters, staff and players alike. It was a truly unforgettable experience.

The Cherries returned to training on Friday and will be looking to finish the season with another positive performance. 

10:40

WELCOME TO OUR LIVE COVERAGE

Good morning,

For the final time in the 2021/22 season, welcome to our live coverage of this afternoon's Cherries match.

Scott Parker's side welcome Millwall to Vitality Stadium in the final game of the campaign.

We'll be bringing you full updates from the game. 

Other games that day

  • Luton Town1
    Reading0
    FT
  • Hull City1
    Nottingham Forest1
    FT
  • Birmingham City1
    Blackburn Rovers2
    FT
  • Stoke City1
    Coventry City1
    FT
  • Sheffield United4
    Fulham0
    FT
  • Preston North End4
    Middlesbrough1
    FT
  • Peterborough United5
    Blackpool0
    FT
  • Swansea City0
    Queens Park Rangers1
    FT
  • Derby County0
    Cardiff City1
    FT
  • West Bromwich Albion4
    Barnsley0
    FT
  • Huddersfield Town2
    Bristol City0
    FT

As it stood

PL GD Pts
1 Fulham 46 +63 90
3 Huddersfield Town 46 +17 82
4 Nottingham Forest 46 +33 80
5 Sheffield United 46 +18 75
6 Luton Town 46 +8 75
7 Middlesbrough 46 +9 70
8 Blackburn Rovers 46 +9 69
9 Millwall 46 +8 69
10 West Bromwich Albion 46 +7 67
11 Queens Park Rangers 46 +1 66
12 Coventry City 46 +1 64
13 Preston North End 46 -4 64
14 Stoke City 46 +5 62
15 Swansea City 46 -10 61
16 Blackpool 46 -4 60
17 Bristol City 46 -15 55
18 Cardiff City 46 -18 53
19 Hull City 46 -13 51
20 Birmingham City 46 -25 47
21 Reading 46 -33 41
22 Peterborough United 46 -44 37
23 Derby County 46 -8 34
24 Barnsley 46 -40 30

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