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AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace at Stadion.Core.ViewModels.Matchday.LocationViewModel


AFC Bournemouth

, Justin Kluivert ‘79'

Crystal Palace

, Eberechi Eze ‘45'+3'
FT 2nd April 2024 7:45 PM
Vitality Stadium

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It's all over!

The full-time whistle blows and the Cherries have another three points!

That's now five Premier League fixtures in a row unbeaten for Andoni Iraola's side. 

Thank you for joining us and we'll be back again for our trip to Luton Town on Saturday. 


Five minutes added...


A double change...

Ünal and Aarons are on in place of Solanke and Smith. 


A late shout for a penalty for Palace...

Eze looked through on goal and tussled with Smith, but a VAR check confirms no foul. 


Love it, Justin!


A change for Palace...

Wharton is being replaced by Edouard. 


Semenyo almost adds a second...

He's played in on the left and puts his foot through it but Henderson saves well with his feet and Palace clear. 




Semenyo does so, so well! He out-muscles Ozoh and squares for Kluivert. The first touch is brilliant and takes it away from the defender, before finishing into the top corner. 


Keep pushing, lads!


The Cherries break...

Solanke comes away with it... He looks to feed in Tavernier, but it comes off his heel and Everton clear. 


A couple of Palace changes...

Hughes and Ayew are replaced by Ozoh and Schlupp. 


Semenyo now carded...

He goes into the book after a foul on Eze. 


Kerkez from range...

He strikes one on the move from around 35 yards out. Henderson palms it and Solanke gets there, but the angle is tight and he can't divert goalwards. 


A double Cherries change...

Kerkez and Kluivert are introduced as Ouattara and Billing make way. 


A good run from Semenyo...

He dances his way into the box, beating two Palace players, but there's no-one there for the cut-back. 

Moments later, Tavernier goes into the book for bringing down Ayew on the counter. 


Hughes goes into the book...

He brings down Smith with no intention of getting the ball and goes into the book as a result. 


Fighting for every ball...


Great ball from Billing...

It's aimed towards the back-post, but Mateta clears before Zabarnyi gets there. 


Back underway...

And we've made a change. Come on, Antoine! 


Goalless at the break...


Eze finds the target but the flag goes up for offside...

Eze nets from close range but it looks like Mateta's foot was offside in the build-up. The referee waits for VAR, who confirm and disallow the goal. 

We've got three minutes added on here. 


Against the wall...

Billing hits his free-kick against the wall as the Cherries look to recycle, but Christie's ball in from the right is caught by Henderson. 


Scott is fouled...

Mateta brings down Scott on the edge of the area and the Cherries have a dangerous free-kick here. 


Getting stuck in...


Another massive chance...

Billing's corner is perfect for Kelly at the back-post but he heads wide and Palace get away with it. 


Billing has a go...

The Cherries win a free-kick about 35 yards out and Billing is over it after much discussion. He has a go, despite being so far out, and forces a decent save out of Henderson. 

Moments later and a superb ball in from Smith lands on Billing's head and this time Henderson tips it on to the bar. Our best chance yet. 


Eze gets forward...

He wrestles his way into the box but there's no getting past Zabarnyi, who makes himself big and clears. 


A chance for Billing...

He receives it from Ouattara, takes a great touch and gets the shot away, but it's dragged wide and Palace have a goal-kick. 


Scott tries to feed Solanke...

It's great build-up play between Tavernier, Christie and Scott, with the latter looking for Solanke but the through-ball comes off his heel and Palace intercept it. 


Ouattara forces a corner...

Christie sprays a lovely ball out to the left and Ouattara wins a corner. 

From the dead ball, Cook's delivery is aimed at our Burkina Faso international, who sees his effort saved by Henderson. 


Another pause...

Eze is down receiving treatment, but looks okay to continue. One to monitor.  


Not much to report...

Both teams knocking it around nicely and exchanging possession. 

The Cherries get a shot away via Christie, but it's a soft effort that doesn't trouble Henderson. 


Kelly looks to go long...

Billing wins it back off the Palace midfield and pokes it to Kelly. The left-back looks for Solanke with a long ball, but Henderson just about wins the race. 


An early break...

Play is paused to allow for Ouattara to take on some food and fluids after breaking his fast following sunset. A round of applause from both sets of supporters. 


Up and running...


The teams are out...

The rain has finally stopped and we're moments from kick-off!


Team news...

Marcus Tavernier will make his 50th Premier League appearance in AFC Bournemouth's clash with Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium tonight. 

Tavernier, who joined the Cherries from Middlesbrough in August 2022, has netted seven goals in his 49 games in the top flight. 

Lloyd Kelly, now fully recovered from a hip injury, is one of no fewer than five changes made by Cherries head coach Andoni Iraola against the Eagles.

Alex Scott, Ryan Christie, Philip Billing and Dango Ouattara are also restored to the starting line-up with Milos Kerkez, Chris Mepham, Tyler Adams, Antoine Semenyo and Justin Kluivert making way.


Good evening and welcome!

Hello from Vitality Stadium! We're looking forward to the visit of Crystal Palace this evening as we look to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League. 

Stay tuned as we take you through every kick from 7:45pm. 

Other games that day

  • West Ham United1
    Tottenham Hotspur1
  • Burnley1
    Wolverhampton Wanderers1
  • Newcastle United1
  • Nottingham Forest3

As it stood

1 Liverpool 29 +40 67
2 Arsenal 29 +46 65
3 Manchester City 29 +35 64
4 Aston Villa 30 +20 59
5 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +18 57
6 Manchester United 29 0 48
7 West Ham United 31 -5 45
8 Newcastle United 30 +12 44
9 Brighton and Hove Albion 29 +5 42
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 -4 42
12 Chelsea 28 +2 40
13 Fulham 31 -3 39
14 Crystal Palace 30 -16 30
15 Brentford 30 -13 27
16 Everton 30 -11 26
17 Nottingham Forest 31 -14 25
18 Luton Town 30 -19 22
19 Burnley 31 -34 19
20 Sheffield United 29 -50 15

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