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First Team

Smith marks appearance milestone with winning assist


AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth

Adam Smith marked his 200th Premier League appearance for AFC Bournemouth by supplying the assist for the Cherries to register a dramatic 2-1 win over Everton at Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Smith’s deep cross in the final minute was turned past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford by Toffees skipper Séamus Coleman with no Cherries player anywhere near him.

The own goal saw the hosts maintain their unbeaten top-flight record against Everton at Vitality Stadium, making it five wins and two draws.

Beto came off the bench to net what visiting supporters thought might be the equaliser when he profited from an error by Neto three minutes from time.

His goal cancelled out Dominic Solanke’s headed opener which came midway through the second half.

Solanke nodded home Lloyd Kelly’s cross in the 64th minute to record his 16th Premier League goal of the season, equalling Joshua King’s tally from 2016/17, the Cherries’ highest in the top flight in a season.

Lewis Cook’s driving run and pass set up the first shooting chance for Antoine Semenyo, his powerful left-foot effort parried by Jordan Pickford.

And although Cook reacted quickest and seized on the loose ball, his first-time shot flew over the crossbar.

Cook’s fifth-minute corner was met by Dominic Solanke at the near post, the striker’s lovely backheel smothered by Pickford.

Justin Kluivert’s free-kick from 35 yards was charged down by Everton’s defensive wall before Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s snapshot was blocked by Chris Mepham.

Another Cook corner was headed against Semenyo and over the crossbar before Neto pulled off a fine save to keep out Calvert-Lewin’s blistering drive and Dwight McNeil’s strike flashed past the post.

The Cherries appealed in vain for a penalty after Adams appeared to have been wrestled to the ground by Jarrad Branthwaite on the stroke of half-time.

As the ball ricocheted into the path of Semenyo, his first-time effort came back off the base of the upright.

Pickford was forced to beat away Tavernier’s stinging low drive at the start of the second half after Cook had teed him up on the edge of the box.

Everton had a penalty appeal waved away after Calvert-Lewin had gone to ground under a challenge by Adams 11 minutes after the break.

Semenyo’s volley from Kluivert’s centre struck Branthwaite before McNeil hit the post from the tightest of angles following a short corner.

Tavernier latched on to Kluivert’s deep cross and saw his effort fly narrowly wide before Lloyd Kelly replaced Kerkez midway through the second period.

And he had an immediate impact following a swift break, started when Semenyo burst through after showing great strength to win possession inside his own half.

Semenyo rolled the ball to Tavernier who, in turn, clipped it down the line to Kelly. And his precise cross was met by Solanke who outjumped James Tarkowski and Ben Godfrey before planting a header into the back of the net from inside the six-yard box after 64 minutes. 

Beto, on as a 78th-minute replacement for Amadou Onana, levelled for Everton when he prodded the ball into an unguarded net after Neto had spilled McNeil’s cross three minutes from time.

Parity was short lived, however, with Smith’s cross to the far post hitting Coleman and dropping into the back of the net in the final minute.

AFC Bournemouth: Neto, Kerkez (Kelly, 63), Cook, Mepham, Solanke (Ünal, 84), Smith, Tavernier (Ouattara, 73), Adams, Kluivert (Billing, 73), Semenyo, Zabarnyi.

Unused subs: Travers (g/k), Faivre, Scott, Hill, Aarons.

Booked: Solanke.

Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Coleman, Harrison (Young, 72), Garner, Onana (Beto, 78), McNeil, Doucouré (Gomes, 72), Calvert-Lewin.

Unused subs: Virgínia (g/k), Patterson, Keane, Chermiti, Gueye, Warrington.

Booked: Onana, Tarkowski.

Referee: Sam Barrott.

Attendance: 11,207.

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