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Bournemouth 1-0 Bristol City: Arnaut Danjuma goal sends Cherries second

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Bournemouth 1-0 Bristol City: Arnaut Danjuma goal sends Cherries second


Arnaut Danjuma lifts the ball over Bristol City keeper Daniel Bentley to open the scoring for Bournemouth
Arnaut Danjuma’s third goal of the season was enough to give Bournemouth their first win in four league games

Bournemouth moved up to second in the Championship after Arnaut Danjuma gave the Cherries a narrow win over Bristol City at the Vitality Stadium.

Robins striker Famara Diedhiou had an effort deflected onto the outside of the post just before the break as the visitors enjoyed the better chances in the first half.

But the hosts were more enterprising after the interval, as Dominic Solanke clipped an upright and Junior Stanislas fired narrowly wide.

And substitute Danjuma won it in the 81st minute, collecting Solanke’s through ball and showing composure to lift the ball over City keeper Daniel Bentley and extend his side’s unbeaten start to the campaign.

Jason Tindall’s men are six points behind leaders Reading, having won four and drawn four following their relegation from the Premier League in July.

The result was ultimately deserved after Bournemouth took control of the game in the second half, as Bristol City rarely troubled Asmir Begovic.

The Robins had started brightly, with Antoine Semenyo sending a shot into the side-netting from a narrow angle in the third minute, and created several other openings.

Begovic made a vital save midway through the first period, tipping a low drive from Tyreeq Bakinson behind, and Diedhiou nodded the resulting corner over the bar.

Shortly afterwards, visiting centre-back Tomas Kalas saw a header from another set-piece cleared off the line by Bournemouth striker Josh King.

However, the visitors were unable to muster a response to Danjuma’s late strike and Dean Holden’s side, who were without injured pair Alfie Mawson and Andreas Weimann, have slipped to sixth following a fourth game without a win.

Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall told BBC Radio Solent:

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“I felt first half we didn’t play with enough calmness or purpose, and we spoke about that at half-time.

“We wanted to play with more intensity and attack a lot more, and I think we did that.

“When Arnaut got his moment, he took it with a great finish.

“We want to be pushing for top spot and we knew we had to win on the back of three draws, and thankfully we managed to do that.”

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 1Begovic
  • 6Mepham
  • 3S Cook
  • 5Kelly
  • 17Stacey
  • 16L Cook
  • 4Gosling
  • 15A Smith
  • 19StanislasSubstituted forDanjuma Groeneveldat 75′minutes
  • 9Solanke
  • 27King

Substitutes

  • 10Danjuma Groeneveld
  • 14Surridge
  • 20Riquelme
  • 21Rico
  • 23Travers
  • 25Simpson
  • 29Billing

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 26Vyner
  • 22Kalas
  • 23Moore
  • 2HuntSubstituted forWellsat 83′minutes
  • 10Paterson
  • 30Bakinson
  • 11O’Dowda
  • 25Rowe
  • 9DiédhiouSubstituted forMartinat 83′minutes
  • 18SemenyoSubstituted forBruntat 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dasilva
  • 4Nagy
  • 7Martin
  • 12O’Leary
  • 21Wells
  • 29Brunt
  • 42Massengo

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