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AFC Bournemouth

, Justin Kluivert ‘13' , Antoine Semenyo ‘88'
FT 3rd March 2024 1:00 PM
Turf Moor
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Kluivert and Semenyo seal Clarets win

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Attendance:
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David Coote

Strikes from Justin Kluivert and Antoine Semenyo earned AFC Bournemouth a first Premier League win of 2024, beating Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor.

The Cherries moved three points clear of Crystal Palace in the table with their first league win since beating Fulham on Boxing Day, consolidating 13th position.

Andoni Iraola named an unchanged starting lineup from the previous Premier League match at home to Manchester City, with Dominic Solanke passed fit to play after having a scan on his knee in midweek. It was the first time this season that the head coach had named an unchanged team for the second consecutive Premier League matchday.

The hosts started the brighter of the two, creating a couple of openings down their right-hand side. There was an early yellow card for Dara O'Shea, though, as the defender headed the ball out of Dominic Solanke's hands preventing him from taking a throw-in.

Marcos Senesi was withdrawn after 12 minutes having pulled up with what looked like a hamstring injury in his own penalty area. The Cherries didn't let the setback affect them, however, scoring the game's opening goal shortly afterwards.

Lewis Cook's punt forward from the halfway line bounced between two Burnley defenders and Justin Kluivert nipped in to take control of the ball inside the box. He evaded O'Shea's sliding challenge before smashing the ball past Trafford to score his sixth goal of the season.

 

 

The next passage of play saw few chances of note. Vincent Kompany's side were happy to keep the ball and for large parts of it, the Cherries were comfortable in letting them have it.

Then all of a sudden, Cherries skipper Neto was in fine form when called upon towards the end of the first half. His first stop saw him block a shot from Fofana who ran through one-on-one when played in behind the defence, with Adam Smith brilliantly diverting the rebound away from danger.

A minute later, Kluivert was then booked as well for a late challenge on Cullen on the edge of the area. A fine diving stop saw Neto deny Jacob Bruun Larsen from the resulting free-kick, with the Brazilian at his very best to palm the ball away despite it being extremely close to crossing the line. Vitinho then headed over from a Taylor cross but the hosts couldn't find the equaliser before the break, despite their dominance.

Kluivert and Solanke combined well during a two-on-one inside the opening ten minutes of the restart. The Cherries' top scorer set himself but Trafford was equal to the well-struck effort. Tavernier retained possession on the right, before the defence worked the ball back around to the left. Kluivert found Semenyo at the back post who played a wonderfully-weighted volleyed pass back into Tavernier.

Burnley thought they had scored when Cullen turned the ball home from close-range ten minutes later, only to see the referee award a free-kick for a foul on Adam Smith in the build-up. Replays showed the right-back had been pushed by Bruun Larsen when challenging for the cross.

Iraola's side started to get into the game again after the scare, with Semenyo twice dragging a shot just past the far post. The Cherries forwards started to link well together, but Burnley were still creating chances of their own.

But the win was sealed when the lively Semenyo finally got the goal his endeavour deserved. A menace on the right-hand side in the late stages, he cut inside from out wide before beating Trafford with a venomous effort from just inside the box.

The Ghanian's superb finish earned a fifth win on the road in the Premier League to accompany victories at Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest.

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