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Battling Cherries come from behind to beat sorry Albion Premier League basement club West Brom squandered the lead as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday. Match Summary. Goals from Jordan Ibe and Junior Stanislas gave the Cherries all three points to cancel out Jay Rodriguez's opener for the Baggies, who have now lost for the seventh successive time.

In Numbers: Best stats from Baggies win AFC Bournemouth secured all three points as goals from Jordon Ibe and Junior Stanislas meant that Jay Rodriguez’s opener counted for nothing.

Squad set for training in Dubai Eddie Howe will use the forthcoming week to put his players through their paces in a warmer climate in the Middle East. And speaking to afcbTV following Saturday's Premier League win over West Bromwich Albion, Howe is hopeful that the change in environment can benefit his players once again ahead of the season's run in.

Injured Arter out of Republic of Ireland squad CHERRIES midfielder Harry Arter has withdrawn from international duty with the Republic of Ireland due to injury.

Howe thrilled with Cherries comeback Goals from Jordon Ibe and Junior Stanislas cancelled out Jay Rodriguez's opener, with Howe's side now 11th in the Premier League. Following the game, the boss spoke upon the following points in his post-match press conference. I'm thrilled with us producing another comeback.

Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas sends West Brom towards brink with late goal Long-range strikes from Junior Stanislas and Jordon Ibe were enough to earn Bournemouth a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, who led through Jay Rodriguez.

Bournemouth 2-1 West Bromwich Albion The hosts handed recalls to Joshua King and Jordon Ibe, with Lys Mousset and Charlie Daniels dropping to the bench. Albion showed three changes, with Jonny Evans, Claudio Yacob and Jay Rodriguez starting in place of Grzegorz Krychowiak, Oliver Burke and Matt Phillips.

Stanislas's late free-kick puts Cherries on brink of Premier League survival LATE goals from Junior Stanislas and Jordon Ibe rescued victory for Cherries against basement side West Brom in a drab encounter at Vitality Stadium.

Howe explains how Wilshere helped turn Cook into England player Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes Jack Wilshere must take great credit with helping Lewis Cook break into the England squad. Uncapped Cherries midfielder Cook has come in to World Cup contention after being called up for the forthcoming friendlies with Holland and Italy.

AFC Bournemouth 2 Albion 1 ALBION were pegged back by AFC Bournemouth to suffer a 2-1 defeat at the Vitality Stadium. Jay Rodriguez controlled a cushioned header from Salomon Rondon before turning and smashing home from close range in the 49th minute to convert his ninth goal of the season and put the Baggies ahead.

Krychowiak in hot water with Baggies The Poland international vented his fury at Pardew after being taken off in the second half of the Premier League bottom side's 4-1 home loss to Leicester. Pardew now considers the matter dealt with and the 28-year-old will be back in contention for Saturday's trip to Bournemouth.

Fletcher seeks positives after Premier League Cup loss at Newcastle CARL Fletcher could not fault Cherries' youngsters following the 3-2 defeat at Newcastle United in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup.

Cherries skipper Francis takes over Arter's academy CHERRIES star Simon Francis revealed he had been keen to "give something back" after taking over Harry Arter's academy.

Lys Mousset will only get better says Cherries boss Eddie Howe BOSS Eddie Howe believes Lys Mousset will "only get better" after handing the striker his second Premier League start of the season…

Boss Eddie Howe believes Adam Smith will be a key player for run-in BOSS Eddie Howe is convinced Adam Smith will be a key player for Cherries during the Premier League run-in.

Cook must take England career step by step, says Howe CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe backed Lewis Cook to stay grounded following his England call-up – and urged the midfielder to take a potential World Cup…

West Brom clash will be tougher than Spurs, says defender Cook CHERRIES defender Steve Cook insists basement side West Brom will prove a tougher test than Tottenham.

Lewis Cook helped by watching Jack Wilshere - Bournemouth's Eddie Howe Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has credited Jack Wilshere with helping Lewis Cook break into the England squad. Uncapped Cherries midfielder Cook has come in to World Cup contention after being called up for the forthcoming friendlies with the Netherlands and Italy.

Baggies set to recall Evans Evans' recall could be at the expense of Ahmed Hegazi unless Alan Pardew decides to switch Craig Dawson to full-back. Gareth Barry remains sidelined for the Baggies, having picked up a knee injury in the 2-1 home defeat to Huddersfield in February.

Supporter Liaison Officer: 16th March We have a duty of care to support our staff with this and while we will provide further training around dealing with customers, we will also implement a means by which such incidences are formally logged and reported and thereafter followed up by club management with a potential for the ability to purchase tickets to be withdrawn.

Fletcher reflects on PL Cup run "It's a real learning curve for the group, making sure we maintain concentration in possession but it was a fantastic test against a strong Newcastle side." The young Cherries' first ever Premier League Cup campaign yielded a last 16 place, with wins over Norwich, Wolves and Bury in the group stages the highlights of the club's run.

Youngster commits to Cherries Worthington is a graduate of Bournemouth's academy and has made one appearance for the senior side, having won his debut on the final day of the 2016-17 campaign. Worthington was loaned out to Eastbourne Borough last term and spent the first half of this season with League Two side Yeovil, making 15 appearances.

Pre-academy U6 trials coming in April The trials will take place at 9.45am on Wednesday 11th April and Canford Park sports 3G pitch, which is near Canford Park Arena. Players applying must live with one hour's travel distance of the training ground. To register please visit and for more info please contact.

Introducing the Simon Francis Academy Arter will hand full control of the academy over to fellow teammate and close friend Francis. The academy was established in 2016 and has been encouraging development and participation among local boys and girls aged 16 and under throughout the Dorset area.

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