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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:

"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."

Bristol City head coach Dean Holden told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We absolutely dominated the first half. We had gilt-edged chances, and didn't take them.

"We passed the ball so well they couldn't get near us at times.

"We knew there would be a reaction from them. We switched off once with 10 minutes to go and we got punished for it.

"It is a performance which deserved at least a point, but we can't feel sorry for ourselves and have to move on quickly."

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
  • 9Di¨¦dhiouSubstituted forMartinat 83'minutes
  • 18SemenyoSubstituted forBruntat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dasilva
  • 4Nagy
  • 7Martin
  • 12O'Leary
  • 21Wells
  • 29Brunt
  • 42Massengo
Referee:
Steve Martin

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Bristol City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Bristol City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

  4. Post update

    Chris Martin (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Solanke.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City. Chris Martin tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Dan Gosling (Bournemouth).

  8. Post update

    Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Chris Martin replaces Famara Di¨¦dhiou.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Nahki Wells replaces Jack Hunt.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Bournemouth 1, Bristol City 0. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld (Bournemouth) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dominic Solanke.

  14. Post update

    Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Rowe (Bristol City).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Smith.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Chris Brunt replaces Antoine Semenyo.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Bournemouth. Lewis Cook tries a through ball, but Joshua King is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld replaces Junior Stanislas.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Reading87101531222
2Bournemouth8440116516
3Swansea8431105515
4Millwall8431105515
5Watford843184415
6Bristol City8422117414
7Norwich842297214
8Middlesbrough834185313
9Luton841377013
10Stoke833299012
11Brentford83231311211
12Blackburn83141811710
13Preston83141010010
14Cardiff824277010
15Birmingham824255010
16Huddersfield8314710-310
17Rotherham823389-19
18Barnsley8143910-17
19QPR8143610-47
20Nottm Forest8134510-56
21Derby8125412-85
22Coventry8125616-105
23Wycombe8017316-131
24Sheff Wed822459-4-4
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