Bournemouth: Club on the rise as Swansea slump

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 12:44am by admin

Bournemouth's striker Benik Afobe celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match against Crystal Palace February 2, 2016

Bournemouth bolstered their bid for optimal League survival and pushed Swansea deeper into the relegation mire as Benik Afobe impressed a 2-zero residence win on Saturday.

Bournemouth bolstered their bid for most efficient League survival and pushed Swansea deeper into the relegation mire as Benik Afobe inspired a 2-0 dwelling win on Saturday.

Eddie Howe’s side took the lead at Dean court because of a primary-half of personal purpose from Alfie Mawson, who deflected in Afobe’s shot.

Afobe struck after the interval to make sure the Cherries loved consecutive most appropriate League wins for the primary time due to the fact that March 2016.

Bournemouth are now nine points above the relegation zone, while Swansea sit just one place and three factors clear of the bottom three following a fourth defeat in their remaining six video games.

Dragged deeper into trouble via a loss at relegation competitors Hull in their previous in shape, Swansea arrived on the south coast having conceded 61 objectives this season.

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser posed issues for that leaky Swansea defence early on as he side-footed just vast from the threshold of the world, whereas Swansea appealed in useless for a penalty after Marc Pugh blocked with his arm.

Josh King had scored nine instances in his last 10 league games, but the Bournemouth striker just about discovered the web on the improper finish when his headed clearance from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick drifted simply extensive of the a long way put up.

Bournemouth’s luck was once in and they enjoyed extra excellent fortune to interrupt the impasse within the 31st minute.

Taking possession 20 yards from goal, Afobe evolved ahead of hitting a low shot that seemed to be going vast prior to it struck Mawson on the shin and deflected past improper-footed goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Sigurdsson threatened an equaliser when he almost caught out Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc with a swerving effort.

Dan Gosling drew a just right cease from Fabianski early in the second half and Bournemouth’s drive was rewarded with a 2d goal within the 72nd minute.

King slid the ball through to Afobe, who adjusted his body quick and advised his shot below Fabianski.

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