Bournemouth out of bottom three by beating Fulham

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Bournemouth's Marcus Tavernier celebrates his goalMarcus Tavernier was playing in just his third match in 2023

Bournemouth leapt out of the Premier League relegation zone as goals from Marcus Tavernier and Dominic Solanke in a second-half turnaround helped them beat Fulham at the Vitality Stadium.

Solanke bundled home the hosts' winner in the 79th minute, scoring his first league goal since November.

Earlier, substitute Tavernier had struck a stunning, curling equaliser into the top corner.

Fulham had taken the lead through Andreas Pereira's side-footed effort in the 16th minute.

Bournemouth's win moved them up to 15th in the Premier League table, one point clear of the relegation zone, having started the day in 19th.

Fulham stayed ninth as their European qualification hopes suffered a blow.

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AFC Bournemouth

Squad number13Player nameNeto

Squad number15Player nameA Smith

Squad number3Player nameStephens

Squad number25Player nameSenesi

Squad number5Player nameKelly

Squad number11Player nameOuattara

Squad number14Player nameRothwell

Squad number8Player nameLerma

Squad number32Player nameAnthony

Squad number29Player nameBilling

Squad number9Player nameSolanke

Squad number10Player nameChristie

Squad number16Player nameTavernier

Squad number22Player nameTraorè

Squad number24Player nameSemenyo


Squad number17Player nameLeno

Squad number2Player nameTete

Squad number31Player nameDiop

Squad number13Player nameReam

Squad number33Player nameRobinson

Squad number6Player nameReed

Squad number26Player nameJoão Palhinha

Squad number14Player nameDe Cordova-Reid

Squad number18Player nameAndreas Pereira

Squad number11Player nameSolomon

Squad number30Player nameCarlos Vinícius

Squad number8Player nameWilson

Squad number10Player nameCairney

Squad number12Player nameCédric Soares

Squad number21Player nameJames

Squad number28Player nameLukic



Formation 4-4-1-1

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1Travers4L Cook7Brooks10Christie16Tavernier18Viña22Traorè24Semenyo27Zabarnyi


Formation 4-2-3-1

17Leno2TeteBooked at 67minsSubstituted forCédric Soaresat 82'minutes31Diop13Ream33RobinsonBooked at 90mins6ReedSubstituted forCairneyat 69'minutesBooked at 81mins26João PalhinhaSubstituted forWilsonat 88'minutes14De Cordova-ReidSubstituted forJamesat 69'minutes18PereiraBooked at 59minsSubstituted forLukicat 82'minutes11Solomon30Alves Morais


1Rodák4Tosin5Duffy8Wilson10Cairney12Cédric Soares21James28Lukic35Francois

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Fulham 1.

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Fulham 1.

Foul by Carlos Vinícius (Fulham).

Jack Stephens (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dan James (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hamed Traorè (Bournemouth).

Antonee Robinson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Antonee Robinson (Fulham).

Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Bournemouth. Antoine Semenyo replaces Dominic Solanke.

Substitution, Fulham. Harry Wilson replaces João Palhinha.

Attempt blocked. Dan James (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Manor Solomon.

Foul by João Palhinha (Fulham).

Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Philip Billing with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Sasa Lukic (Fulham).

Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution, Fulham. Sasa Lukic replaces Andreas Pereira.

Substitution, Fulham. Cédric Soares replaces Kenny Tete.

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