Having won two of their last three Premier League outings, Andoni Iraola’s Bournemouth would look to extend their fine run of form as they headed to Crystal Palace’s infamous Selhurst Park on Wednesday.
CRY: Johnstone; Mitchell, Guéhi, Andersen, Ward; Lerma, Richards; Ayew, Schlupp, Olise; Édouard
BOU: Neto; Kerkez, Senesi, Zabarnyi, Smith; Christie, Cook; Sinisterra, Kluivert, Semenyo; Solanke
Despite a dynamic start with chances at both ends, including Jordan Ayew’s shot for Palace and Antoine Semenyo’s effort for Bournemouth, Marcos Senesi’s goal marked the turning point.
As the first half reached its midway point, Senesi found himself unmarked to head in a goal at the far post, taking full advantage of onLuis Sinisterra’s flick from Ryan Christie’s corner.Embed from Getty Images
Roy Hodgson’s team controlled possession but failed to break through, coming closest when Jefferson Lerma’s strike hit the post. Bournemouth comfortably defended their lead, allowing Palace to dominate possession without registering a shot on target in the second half.
The second goal came in stoppage time, when Kieffer Moore headed home after a swift counter-attack rounded off with a sublime cross from Philip Billing.