Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke (right) took his tally to 24 goals this season in all competitions

Dominic Solanke starred as 2d-placed Bournemouth gave their Premier League promotion hopes a huge boost with an impressive victory at third-placed Huddersfield Town.

Solanke hitting the bar early before setting upwards Jaidon Anthony’s side-footed opener.

The forwards’s break and so led to Jefferson Lerma doubling the lead later a Huddersfield error, before the former Liverpool role player’southward first-class flick made it 3-0 seconds after half-time.

The Cherries are now six points clear in second place and have at least two games in manus on the sides in the play-off places.

Scott Parker’s side remain eight points behind leaders Fulham with a game in paw, but after this slick operation information technology would seem unlikely for whatsoever side to dislodge either team from the Title’s automatic promotion places.

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15 days ago Huddersfield had been a point above the Cherries in second identify, simply the stop of their 17-game unbeaten run in the Championship – which stretched back to early December – came on Tuesday as they lost 2-0 at Millwall.

And that poor form connected equally they were 2d best throughout – they could have been behind twice inside the first 10 minutes as Solanke had a difficult effort saved and headed a Ryan Christie gratuitous-kicking against the crossbar.

It was Solanke who was in the thick of the activeness for both first-half goals – first Christie slid in the one-time England forward downward the right and his low cross allowed Anthony a shut-range finish.

So he broke through on goal, forcing a adept salvage from Lee Nicholls. But Tom Lees misjudged the clearance and Lerma was able to sneak a weak shot into the bottom corner for the Colombia midfielder’s commencement goal in more than 11 months.

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Lees almost scored an own goal x minutes subsequently every bit he turned Jordan Zemura’s cantankerous from the left simply over the bar with the Cherries dominating.

The third goal was just what Solanke deserved equally he cutely finished some other flowing move that involved five players before backheeling Billing’due south curtailment into the net.

The Cherries dominated possession as the half wore on as they constricted Huddersfield – Danny Ward had a shot saved at the 2nd endeavour by visiting keeper Mark Travers in the second half, having had two efforts in the first menstruum.

Parker’s side accept now lost simply one time in their past 9 Championship games – winning vi – equally a return to the top flight after two seasons in the 2d tier seems increasingly probable.

Huddersfield Town head coach Carlos Corberan told BBC Radio Leeds:

“They were better individually and collectively than us.

“In the kickoff 15 minutes nosotros were feeling that we could accept got the ball in the offensive one-half and they were a little fleck uncomfortable in the security in their first passes.

“That gave us the feeling that we could be very ambitious with Bournemouth, and when you are very aggressive information technology means you are going to defend with more open spaces.

“Information technology’s one matter that they’re very dangerous in, the open spaces, as they accept players that individually can make the difference.”

AFC Bournemouth caput coach Scott Parker told BBC Radio Solent:

“It was a large statement. I thought we were incredible today from commencement to cease, it was arguably i of our best performances of the flavor.

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“This is an unbeaten team, this is a team that accept washed very well over the class of the last three or four months, and I thought today to a man we were very expert and I’m very pleased with the team today.

“We’ve been here earlier many a time when two-0’due south always a bit of a precarious position.

“We were very clinical in our moments today and we got the third which was pleasing.

“Then the the style nosotros managed the game towards the finish, the way nosotros moved the brawl, we really neutralised their threat.”

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Line-ups

Huddersfield

Formation




4-4-2

  • 21


    Nicholls

  • xx


    Turton

  • 4


    Pearson

  • 32


    Lees







    Substituted for

    Colwill

    at

    45′

    minutes

  • three


    Toffolo

  • 16


    Thomas

  • 37


    Russell

  • 8


    O’Brien

  • xix


    Holmes







    Substituted for

    Anjorin

    at

    69′

    minutes

  • 24


    Sinani







    Substituted for

    Koroma

    at

    52′

    minutes

  • 25


    Ward

Substitutes

  • 2


    Ávila

  • vii


    Anjorin

  • 9


    Rhodes

  • x


    Koroma

  • 18


    Blackman

  • 26


    Colwill

  • 48


    Eiting

Bournemouth

Germination




four-3-3

  • 42


    Travers


    Booked at 36mins

  • 15


    A Smith

  • 2


    Phillips

  • 5


    Kelly

  • 33


    Zemura

  • 8


    Lerma


    Booked at 62mins







    Substituted for

    Lowe

    at

    83′

    minutes

  • 4


    L Melt

  • 29


    Billing







    Substituted for

    Cantwell

    at

    80′

    minutes

  • 10


    Christie


    Booked at 39mins

  • 9


    Solanke







    Substituted for

    Dembélé

    at

    88′

    minutes

  • 32


    Anthony

Substitutes

  • 1


    Woodman

  • 14


    Cantwell

  • 17


    Stacey

  • 18


    Lowe

  • 22


    Pearson

  • 24


    Cahill

  • 37


    Dembélé

Referee:
Simon Hooper

Attendance:
20,336

Match Stats

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  1. Lucifer ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Bournemouth 3.

  2. Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Bournemouth three.

  3. Try saved. Jonathan Russell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the correct side of the box is saved in the peak centre of the goal. Assisted past Faustino Anjorin.

  4. Offside, Bournemouth. Ryan Christie tries a through ball, just Jamal Lowe is defenseless offside.

  5. Attempt missed. Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Todd Cantwell.

  6. Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the correct. Assisted by Josh Koroma with a cross.

  7. Substitution, Bournemouth. Siriki Dembélé replaces Dominic Solanke.

  8. Foul by Jaidon Anthony (Bournemouth).

  9. Jonathan Russell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive one-half.

  10. Substitution, Bournemouth. Jamal Lowe replaces Jefferson Lerma.

  11. Effort missed. Jaidon Anthony (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the correct. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma.

  12. Endeavor blocked. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Todd Cantwell.

  13. Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

  14. Commutation, Bournemouth. Todd Cantwell replaces Philip Billing.

  15. Offside, Bournemouth. Jaidon Anthony tries a through ball, simply Jordan Zemura is caught offside.

  16. Jaidon Anthony (Bournemouth) wins a gratis kick on the left wing.

  17. Foul by Faustino Anjorin (Huddersfield Town).

  18. Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Faustino Anjorin replaces Duane Holmes.

  19. Philip Billing (Bournemouth) wins a gratuitous kicking in the defensive half.

  20. Foul by Matty Pearson (Huddersfield Town).

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60717014