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Newcastle set to make summer move for King King has established himself as a key player for the Cherries since joining the club on a free transfer ahead of their first campaign in the Premier League.

Gallery: Cherries train ahead of Saints AFC Bournemouth players have been hard at work in training this week, ahead of Saturday's trip to Southampton.

Hughes urges Saints to pick up points The Saints sit 18th in the table, four points adrift of safety and look set for the drop, having not won a Premier League game since February 3. However, their performances have been encouraging, suffering heartbreaking losses to both Arsenal and Chelsea, while they also went down to the Blues in last weekend's FA Cup semi-final.

100 Premier League apps for Francis and Daniels Francis and Daniels were awarded with a special commemorative medal by Premier League partners, Cadburys, at Vitality Stadium. Both players have made all 100 appearances for the Cherries, having had loan spells with the club in 2011 before signing permanently in 2012.

Romeu - We need the fans on our side The supporters have unsurprisingly hit out at the players this season after just five wins in 34 matches. Those in attendance and some on social media have already criticised several players but Romeu admits they need to bury the hatchet for now.

Tufnell special guest at Sportsman's Dinner Sponsored by Suttles, over 200 guests were present for the annual event and enjoyed a luxurious three-course meal in the esteemed Balfour Suite. To kick the evening off alongside the food, popular comedian Jed Stone was on hand to get the people going with a lively set.

Surman predicts tough clash against Saints The Cherries head to St Mary's following defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United but a win against the Saints would guarantee their survival for next term. While Eddie Howe's men have enjoyed another fairly comfortable campaign, their south-coast rivals have struggled and currently sit 18th in the table, four points adrift of safety.

Inside Track: AFC Bournemouth They can still finish in the top half and that would be a huge achievement.What has the form been like since the last meeting between the sides and has anything changed tactically?: As I mentioned, Bournemouth went on a useful run after Boxing Day but they have actually only won one of their past nine Premier League fixtures.

Will Lewis Cook start banging in some goals? Lewis Cook is being held up high as one of Bournemouth's great success stories this season and quite rightly so. But does a central midfielder need to be a bit of a goalscorer as well as a creator?

Cherries' Andrew Surman targets win over Saints – even if it were to upset family and friends ANDREW Surman admitted becoming the black sheep would be a risk worth taking if it were to result in Cherries moving a step closer to achieving…

Bournemouth ready to sell striker Grabban rejoined the Cherries in 2016 but has struggled to make an impact, having managed just 18 Premier League appearances for the club. The 30-year-old is currently on loan at Aston Villa, his third temporary exit since rejoining Bournemouth, and has impressed at Villa Park with seven goals in 13 appearances.

Connell - People still talk about Burton to this day Brett Pitman and Connell were the goalscoring heroes on this day eight years ago as the Cherries followed up the Great Escape a season previously with a stunning promotion run, confirmed with the 2-0 win at the Pirelli Stadium.

Official FPL: Who sits top of the fan league? Several used their free hit, whilst others played a bench boost in a week which saw only six matches take place. Daniel Brett currently sits top of the AFC Bournemouth fan league on 2,225 points after a gameweek score of 73. An excellent use of his free hit saw the points spread throughout his team.

Take part in the disabled fan experience survey All Premier League clubs have taken on a number of recommendations to deliver substantial developments, designed to improve the experience of disabled fans.

Southampton vs AFC Bournemouth predictions, betting tips and match preview - Cherries backed to snatch at least a point at St. Mary's Southampton vs AFC Bournemouth Premier League predictions, betting tips and match preview here. Cherries looking to theoretically secure top-flight survival in Hampshire. Bet £10 get £30 in free bets when you join William Hill. T&Cs Apply.

Defender eyes improvment The Holland international has been an ever-present in the side and a calming influence throughout the campaign while he has also shone for the new-look Dutch national side.

Is Begovic getting enough cover from his defenders? My mind isn't quite made up on Asmir Begovic. John Williams believes he has made a fantastic difference this season and has been one of the best buys Howe has made. He might be right in that a bit more confidence is given with Begovic between the sticks, but he has not found it much easier than Boruc did to keep the goals out.

Cherries star Ake eager to improve despite stellar campaign NATHAN Ake insists he can still improve despite a remarkable first full season with Cherries.

Girls teams celebrated with awards night For the first time this season, the AFC Bournemouth girls' players were involved in the advertising of AFC Bournemouth trainingwear, whilst other players have been included in other marketing campaigns such as the large photo on the side of the stadium.

Bournemouth ace King linked with Newcastle switch Norway international King, who joined from Blackburn Rovers in 2015, has been a regular first-team fixture since arriving at the Vitality Stadium, making 97 Premier League appearances and scoring 28 goals.

Cherries plot summer move for promising defender Maresic The Cherries have conceded 58 Premier League goals this season - the fourth-worst defence in England's top flight - and manager Eddie Howe is eager to add more strength to his defensive department. Simon Francis, Steve Cook and Charlie Daniels are all over 30 and the boss is keen to bring in some fresh legs.

Loan watch: Key performances across weekend Goals were scored, awards were won and crucial points were gained across the domestic game and in France. Grabban was in scintillating form for Aston Villa as ran riot against Ipswich Town at Portman Road. The Villans were 4-0 winners and Grabban had a hand in three of the four strikes.

Can Eddie Howe reign longer than Wenger did? I hate to think about the day when Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall are no longer managing AFCB. It was hard enough last time when they went to Burnley, and the next time I would be less likely to think they would ever need to return to the club where they have made their names.

'Park and ride needed to reduce congestion on Cherries match days' A PARK and ride scheme is urgently needed to reduce congestion at Cherries games, a councillor says.

Newcastle linked with big-money swoop for Cherries striker King NEWCASTLE United are rumoured to be preparing a big-money bid for Cherries striker Joshua King.

United closed the door on the Cherries Eddie Howe seemed rather dejected that Man United had managed to find it fairly simple to block the way to goal when the Cherries tried their utmost to get back into the game having gone one-nil down. He had great admiration for Chris Smalling and Phil Jones who managed to master Callum Wilson's physical presence.

Free water bottles for Junior Cherries AFC Bournemouth are giving away a free, reusable water bottle to every Junior Cherries member.

Did freshening up the midfield really work for AFCB? Bournemouth made a change to the starting line up and the midfield change was perhaps more surprising in that Andrew Surman was brought back into the team.

Cherries striker Wilson vows to keep calm despite scoring drought STRIKER Callum Wilson reflected on his recent goal drought and said: “You can’t beat yourself up about it.”.

Ritchie departed Bournemouth with a 'heavy heart' The Scotland international spent a hugely successful three-year spell with the Cherries, helping them earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history by winning the Championship title, and then played a major role in keeping them in the division the following season.

Ladies to play at Vitality Stadium Chelsea Development will be the visitors in a 6.45pm kick-off, with free entry for all fans. Ahead of the game, the AFC Bournemouth girls sides will have a training session on the pitch, ahead of being flagbearers, mascots and ball girls during the game.

Bournemouth star calls for final push The Cherries sit comfortably in 11th spot and are nine points clear of the bottom three. European football is impossible and relegation looks unlikely, but Surman says Bournemouth remain motivated to get results.

Howe set to become Premier League's longest-serving active boss as Wenger prepares to depart Arsenal EDDIE Howe is set to become the longest-serving active Premier League boss after Arsene Wenger announced he would depart Arsenal at the end of…

Female elite player programme launched The new initiative will offer talented female players the opportunity to study, train and play! Students on the programme will have the opportunity to study BTEC Diploma in Sport or a variety of A level courses at the college in the New Forest, whilst training every day and representing AFC Bournemouth in weekly fixtures.

Cast your vote for Player of the Season Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 27th April and the winner will be presented with the trophy ahead of the final home game of the season against Swansea City.

Wilson is rightly disappointed over penalty decision We all hope that the officials get things right in games and if anything favour your team, but there are games where as a fan you just feel you are not getting a fair deal and Callum Wilson's fury at not being awarded a penalty for Luke Shaw's antics in the box was rightly felt.

Steve Cook says referee Graham Scott was not 'brave enough' to award Cherries a penalty against United DEFENDER Steve Cook believes referee Graham Scott was not “brave enough” to award Cherries a penalty against Manchester United.

Next two games will be 'completely different' to past two says Cherries' Andrew Surman ANDREW Surman insisted Cherries would “take the positives” from their two defeats against Premier League high-fliers into their next two games…

Turning small margins in our favour would help against top teams says Cherries boss Eddie Howe EDDIE Howe believes “turning small margins in our favour” would be the key for Cherries as they look to close the gap on the Premier League’s…

Simone suprised by Cherries trio Club legend Steve Fletcher was also on hand as the Cherries trio appeared a Hot Rocks, next to Bournemouth Pier, to give Simone a surprise hello and present her with her own personalised Bournemouth shirt. "It's great to come down and surprise Simone," Daniels told

Community celebrated with dedicated matchday For the second successive season, the Trust's dedicated game saw a variety of different events throughout the evening celebrating the successes it has within the local community. To begin with, videos were played inside and outside Vitality Stadium, highlighting the different projects.

Cherries Community Fund make March donations The following donations have been awarded to local causes in the area:. £1,000 donated to Macmillan Caring Locally to help towards their 'Brick by Brick' project which will refurbish their palliative care unit at Christchurch Hospital.

Anthony Martial pleased with Manchester United's win over AFC Bournemouth Anthony Martial has expressed his delight at Manchester United's win over AFC Bournemouth on Twitter amid a wave of speculation about his future.

Bournemouth not over the line yet - Howe The Cherries find themselves 10 points clear of the relegation zone in 11th place but are two points shy of the magical 40-point mark after a five-match winless run.

Penalty was a Shaw thing says Cherries boss Eddie Howe BOSS Eddie Howe felt Cherries had been on the wrong end of another contentious refereeing decision during last night’s 2-0 defeat by Manchester…

Gallery: Images from United game AFC Bournemouth battled hard but couldn't come away with anything for their efforts, losing 2-0 to Manchester United last night.

Mourinho rejects claim that Pogba's West Brom display was 'disrespectful' – video José Mourinho says he does not agree with Paul Scholes’ view that Paul Pogba’s performance against West Brom was disrespectful to him, but said the midfielder’s performance was ‘not good at all’.

Penalty call leaves Howe frustrated Howe had seen his team fall behind to Chris Smalling's opener before the Cherries' appeals for a penalty after Luke Shaw had tangled with Callum Wilson were waved away.

Former player Rod Taylor passes away Following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's, Rod passed away at Poole Hospital on Monday 16th April. Born in Corfe Mullen in 1943, Rod's career as a professional footballer began with Portsmouth when he signed his first professional contract in May 1961.

Ex-Bournemouth boss warns star off £20m Liverpool, Man Utd move Former Bournemouth manager Harry Redknapp has issued a warning to one Cherries midfielder amid reported interest from Manchester United. The Red Devils have been linked with a move for England international Lewis Cook amid reports that Jose Mourinho is looking to add to his midfield options this summer.

Man Utd rattle two past the Cherries with no reply T… Match Report Liverpool 3 v 0 AFCB 14 April 2018 Attendance: 52,959 AFCB were unable to contain Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool… 🗣️ Ryan Allsop on "that save" which preserved @LincolnCity_FC's #CheckatradeTrophy advantage.

Mourinho rues dropped points after City win title Paul Pogba laid on Romelu Lukaku's goal as United prevailed 2-0 in Wednesday's Premier League clash on the south coast, with Chris Smalling also on target. United's return to winning ways was not enough to ease Mourinho's frustrations over Sunday's shock home defeat to West Brom however.

Howe reflects on United defeat Goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku either side of half time sealed the win for Jose Mourinho's side, as the Cherries remain 11th in the Premier League. Following the game, Howe shared his thoughts on the following points… I think Callum has got goalside and has the chance to tap the ball into an empty net.

Paul Pogba was very good against AFC Bournemouth, praises Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho named Paul Pogba as his Man of the Match for Manchester United in a comfortable 2-0 victory against AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday evening.

Jose Mourinho hails simplicity of Man United's game against AFC Bournemouth Jose Mourinho was pleased with the simplicity of his Manchester United side's football against AFC Bournemouth.

Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United Goals in either half from Chris Smalling and sub Romelu Lukaku at the Vitality Stadiums gave the Red Devils the three points, ensuring Jose Mourinho's men need only one more victory to secure Champions League football for next season.

AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United: Player ratings David de Gea 6 - Had very little to do on his first game as Manchester United captain, with the hosts unable to find a quality final ball. 21 clean sheets this season and counting.

Manchester United sink Bournemouth after José Mourinho rings changes Sharp finishes from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku ensured Manchester United bounced back from their defeat by West Brom with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth.

Pogba pulls the strings as Man United see off Bournemouth Paul Pogba was the star of the show as Manchester United consolidated second spot in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth. United bounced back impressively from the weekend's defeat to West Brom, with goals from Chris Smalling and substitute Romelu Lukaku securing the three points.

VIDEO: AFC Bournemouth 0 - 2 Manchester United Highlights 2017/18 AFC Bournemouth 0 - 2 Manchester United Highlights 2017/18 - Goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku were decisive as Manchester United returned to winning ways at Bournemouth on Wednesday.

Predicted starting XI: AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United In his pre-match press conference, before tonights match against Bournemouth, Mourinho claimed he would not rotate for tonight's match. As those who played in Sunday's defeat to West Brom had lost their place for this weekend's FA Cup semi-final against Spurs.

Bournemouth v Manchester United: Premier League – live! Will José Mourinho’s side bounce back from their defeat by West Brom with victory at the Vitality Stadium? Join Jacob Steinberg.

I keep dreaming of 40+ points for AFCB - is tonight the night? A win against Man Utd and AFCB can rest easy for the remaining games knowing that they have done enough. The final points are always the hardest to get and to be honest I'm not opposed to having some tough fixtures at the end of the season as I'd be even more stressed if the Cherries were not performing against the bottom sides.

Community Sports Trust themed matchday For the second successive season, AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust will be celebrated during the match, which will see the Cherries squad warm up in Community Sports Trust branded t-shirts ahead of kick-off.

Howe warns players over thinking the job is done The Cherries host Manchester United on Wednesday still in contention for a top-10 finish and with six teams and 10 points separating them from the bottom three.

King in Matchday for United visit The Norwegian striker answers your social media questions as he reveals his thoughts on the best striker in the Premier League and the feeling of putting the ball down on the penalty spot at the Stretford End at Old Trafford. Matchday is available around the ground ahead of kick-off and also includes the following features from around the club:.

AFCB have to stamp out wayward passing for Man Utd Bournemouth didn't really have any answer to Liverpool's play at Anfield. When the team did get possession they lost it almost immediately and at the end of the game AFCB had only managed 38.2 per cent possession, and had not achieved as much as they would have liked with that.

Preview - Football: AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United After their shock defeat to bottom-placed West Brom on Sunday, Manchester United now know that their City rivals have won the league. Thus it is Bournemouth who are in most need of the points. Although they are currently 11th in the table, there are only five points between 11th and 17th places.

Cherries will be missing key duo for United visit Both players are suffering with knee injuries and while there is hope that Smith will figure again this season, it is unlikely Stanislas will play again in this campaign. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe otherwise has a fully-fit squad from which to choose, as the Cherries look to cause another upset against Jose Mourinho's men.

Star trio face anxious wait ahead of Cherries clash The trio all performed poorly as United suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against West Brom at the weekend, so may well be twitchy after Jose Mourinho's post-match remarks, which suggested big names could be dropped.

We've proved we can compete with the big guns says Cherries' Simon Francis SKIPPER Simon Francis believes Cherries have proved they can lock horns with the Premier League's big guns.

It doesn’t matter to me whether we are safe or not, you give your best in every game and want to win MANAGER Eddie Howe has urged his Cherries players to ignore “a lot of outside noise” as they bid to secure their Premier League status.

Howe urges players to find their fluency ahead of Manchester United battle EDDIE Howe urged his players to find their fluency in a bid to beat last season’s Premier League points haul.

Eddie Howe believes there are 'too many grey areas' with VAR EDDIE Howe backed the decision not to introduce Video Assistant Referee technology in the top flight next season and insisted there were…

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ready to wield the axe at Vitality Stadium JOSE Mourinho has hinted he will axe some of his under-performing Manchester United stars when they face Cherries tomorrow.

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United - The Inside View Bournemouth will want to collect all three points when they host a potentially weakened Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday. Bournemouth come into this game in 11th place on 38 points, and without a win in three, last beating West Brom 2-1 ahead of 2-2 draws with Watford and Crystal Palace before losing 3-0 to Liverpool.

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Three players who must start Jose Mourinho has made it clear following defeat to West Bromwich Albion that those who didn't start will get a chance against AFC Bournemouth to stake their claim to play in the FA Cup semi-final.

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United Head to Head Preview, Team Stats and Prediction - England Premier League - 2018 April 18 Team goals scored and team goals conceded show the percentage of games that AFC Bournemouth or Manchester United has managed to score or concede a goal in their last games in the last 2 months.

Francis and Hyndman at local soccer school Sponsored by CMP Print, the day involved a number of small sided games for both boys and girls in the Bournemouth area. And in the afternoon, the session was paused as Francis and Hyndman were introduced to the children, who were then given the opportunity to ask a series of questions to the players.

José Mourinho hints that changes will be made for AFC Bournemouth clash Manchester United manager José Mourinho hinted that he will make changes for his side's match against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court on Wednesday evening. The 55-year-old was not happy with his side's performance in the 1-0 defeat to lowly West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford.

Watford 2-2 Bournemouth Jermain Defoe scores a 92nd-minute equaliser as Bournemouth deny Watford victory at Vicarage Road.

Bournemouth v Manchester United Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Premier League game between Bournemouth and Manchester United.

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Predicted XI Jose Mourinho is set to make some considerable changes to his Manchester United squad following one of the worst performances of the season against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Junior Cherries Player of the Season voting info Alternatively, as on Friday 20th April, you can cast your vote by emailing your name and Junior Cherries membership number to, not forgetting your chosen player too. Voting closes on Thursday 26th April, with four Junior Cherries presenting the award on the final home game of the season against Swansea.

The Cherries have much to learn from top six teams Struggling away up at Anfield was not quite the match Eddie Howe had wanted to see, but his team were well mastered by a Liverpool side that could go on to win the European Cup this season, and just being able to be on the pitch and play against these players is what AFCB's players have to gain experience from.

Top 10 goal for Howe The 11th-place Cherries look set for a third season in the Premier League after opening up a 10-point gap between themselves and the relegation places and could be forgiven for losing focus. Last season saw the Dorset club finish ninth with 46 points and they can still match that achievement in their final four games.

Safe Standing Petition A Parliamentary petition has been launched following the refusal of West Brom's request to allow safe standing at the Hawthorns. The Sports Ground Safety Authority said Tracey Crouch, the sports minister rejected the application.

Cherries ace can be great for Holland - Van Dijk The Liverpool defender, the most expensive in the world following his move to the Reds from Southampton in January, has already partnered the Cherries youngster for Holland against Portugal in a friendly in March. Ake is progressing well at the Vitality Stadium and Van Dijk is ready to help him step up to the international stage.

Bournemouth v Manchester United - Betting News Such was the limpness of that display, it's hard to get excited about United bouncing back at 7/10 here. Suddenly 4/1 about a Bournemouth win - or 14/5 draw no bet - looks more appealing.

Mourinho ready to make changes in FA Cup A season-defining week kicked off in embarrassing fashion on Sunday as Jay Rodriguez fired the beleaguered Baggies to their first Premier League win in three months, sealing the title for Manchester City in the process.

Preview: AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United Bournemouth will be eager to record all three points when they host a potentially weakened Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday. Premier League Date: 18 April 2018 Round 35 Kick-off: 20H45 Venue: Vitality Stadium. Referee: G. Scott Assistants: C.

Centre-halves play well despite Liverpool's three goal win I thought Steve Cook and Nathan Akà had strong games up at Anfield, even if things did not go well in the end with conceding three goals. They had a hard job to do and they new that before a ball was kicked, but while they looked up to the challenge I did not think they were given enough support or protection by their colleagues.

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United Match Preview, 18/04/2018 Manchester United will be keen to bounce back from their shock home defeat against West Brom when they travel to the Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth in Wednesday's Premier League clash.

Nathan Ake has so much potential says Holland captain Virgil van Dijk VIRGIL van Dijk – the most expensive defender in the world – has vowed to help Nathan Ake make his name on the international stage.

Bargain signings of the past 'almost impossible' for Cherries to repeat EDDIE Howe admitted it would be "almost impossible" for Cherries to delve into football's bargain basement now they were a Premier League…

José Mourinho says Manchester United semi-final places are up for grabs José Mourinho has said he will not be rotating players against Bournemouth but giving some a chance to secure place in the FA Cup semi-final against Spurs.

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Potential XI with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford Manchester United came back down to earth with an almighty thud against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday with a turgid, ineffective display that saw them suffer a 1-0 defeat.

Liverpool wait on key man's fitness The former Southampton defender, who has formed a formidable partnership with Virgil van Dijk, was forced off in the last 10 minutes of Saturday's 3-0 home win over Bournemouth. After the game, Jurgen Klopp was unable to give much information to reporters as to Lovren's problem, insisting he 'had no clue' as to the full extent of the injury.

Five things we loved about LFC 3-0 Bournemouth While the Reds' devastating, irresistible attack quite understandably garners so many headlines, the forwards' defensive colleagues deserve plaudits, too. In shutting Bournemouth out, Liverpool registered their ninth clean sheet in their last 14 outings - a sequence that has featured the concession of just seven goals.

Striker eyes permanent stay with loan club The 25-year-old scored the goal that sealed promotion for the Championship club as Wolves beat Birmingham City 2-0 at Molineux on Sunday. And Afobe has told friends at the Black Country club he wants to stay rather than returning to the Cherries this summer.

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AFCB were too passive to get anything at Liverpool Eddie Howe said every player has to be at their maximum when they go to places like Anfield. But said far too many of AFCB's players weren't at it and while there may be a reason for that in how the Cherries approached the game, Howe knows he can't have indifferent performances in this league and expect to pick up points.

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Howe expects players to learn from the loss to Liverpool Howe's men are by no means the first to fall foul of Liverpool's brilliant front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino and the result will not matter as the season draws to a close and the Cherries will beat the drop again.

Loan watch: Afobe and Wolves promoted A powerful header 29 minutes in was welcomed at Villa Park, with Steve Bruce's side now guaranteed a place in the Championship play-offs and with every chance of promotion to the Premier League.

Did Aké get away with a penalty shove on Mo Salah? When I first saw the challenge of Nathan Akà on Mo Salah in the penalty box I did hold my breath. It was the first time when Akà had lost Salah, and he clearly felt that Salah had got away from him.

We didn’t quite hit our levels says Asmir Begovic GOALKEEPER Asmir Begovic felt Cherries had been handed the “ultimate test” by rampant Liverpool.

We struggled to live with their pace, energy and intensity in the first half says Cherries boss Eddie Howe EDDIE Howe watched Cherries become the latest victims of Liverpool’s ruthless strike-force and then said he hoped his players would learn from…

We were too passive at times admits Cherries skipper Simon Francis SKIPPER Simon Francis felt Cherries had paid a heavy price for being too passive at times during their defeat by Liverpool.

Klopp says Liverpool need Salah's goal greed after victory over Cherries BOSS Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool needed Mohamed Salah’s goal greed after he found the net for consecutive games against Cherries.

Mo Salah says Champions League win is far more important than goals record Mo Salah became only the third Liverpool player to score 40 goals in a season but says winning the Champions League is considerably more important to him.

Gallery: Cherries fall to loss at Anfield A collection of photos from the Cherries' third Premier League visit to Anfield on Saturday.

The former Bristol City and AFC Bournemouth striker back on the goal trial in League One Here's a look at his career so far… Born in Saint Hellier in Jersey, the 30-year-old made his professional debut on the 24th August 2005 for Bournemouth in the second round of the League Cup against Torquay United. And just three days later he made his Football League debut against Bradford City.

AFCB put few Aintree fences up as Liverpool romp to 3-0 win As a life-long supporter of the Cherries, it is the friendliness of the staff, fans and my enthusiasm for the club that inspired me to write this blog. Liverpool wanted to keep their momentum going after their mid-week exploits in the Champions' League and AFCB were simply unable to find away of slowing them down.

Klopp hails Salah after reaching 40 goals for the season Egyptian forward Salah joined Rush and Roger Hunt as the only Reds players to have scored 40 times in a single season when he nodded in his 30th Premier League goal of the campaign in a 3-0 Anfield success over Bournemouth.

Howe on Liverpool defeat Howe felt his side didn't do enough collectively but praised Steve Cook and Nathan Ake for their contributions on Merseyside. ON THE PERFORMANCE… It was a difficult game. Full credit to Liverpool, they've grown as a team and they've showed that throughout the season.

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth The Reds, fresh from their Champions League triumph over Manchester City in midweek, opened the scoring after just seven minutes, as Sadio Mane converted at the second attempt from close range, after initially seeing his header saved by Asmir Begovic.

Watch: Henderson jokes Salah will "claim all of them" after 30th PL goal Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson joked in his post-match press conference that Mohamed Salah "will claim all of them" after he scored his 30th Premier League goal in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

VIDEO: Liverpool vs AFC Bournemouth Highlights, Match Stats and Review AFC Bournemouth: Asmir Begovic, Simon Francis, Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Charlie Daniels, Ryan Fraser, Lewis Cook, Dan Gosling, Jordon Ibe, Joshua King, Jermain Defoe. document.getElementById.setAttribute;document.getElementById.setAttribute;.

Mohamed Salah takes his tally to 30 in Liverpool win over Bournemouth Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino also scored as Liverpool moved three points clear of Tottenham with a 3-0 home win against Bournemouth.

Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth Match Report, 14/04/2018 Mohamed Salah hit his 40th goal of the season as Liverpool capped an excellent week with a 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds too good for Cherries as Mo Salah hits 40 goals for the season GOALS from Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, his 40th of the season in all competitions, and Roberto Firmino condemned Cherries to a 3-0 defeat on an emotional…

Livescoring 2018/04/14 - 18:30 - English Premier League - Anfield, Liverpool - Full Time FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 3-0 BOURNEMOUTH. Liverpool take the easy three points and remain on course to end the season in the top four. Thank you for joining us. If anyone deserved a goal today it is Firmino.

Liverpool v Bournemouth: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Will Liverpool complete a fantastic week by defeating Bournemouth? Join Rob Smyth.

Klopp on Bournemouth win, Salah's goals and Trent's development The Reds claimed a comprehensive win against the Cherries to consolidate third position in the Premier League table - and they were set on their way by Sadio Mane's seventh-minute opener.

Liverpool 3 Bournemouth 0: Match Ratings DID you see that lovely article that Dion Fanning wrote about his lad, and dinosaurs and him loving Mo Salah and that? It was lovely that, wasn't it? Would have brought a tear to the eye of even a hardened, misery arse that, wouldn't it?

Liverpool 3 AFC Bournemouth 0: The Post Match Show Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 win over Bournemouth on a lovely Saturday evening in Liverpool. The Reds were excellent and untroubled across the park. Who stood out? Why were Liverpool more direct? And what is the limit for this side? It was Mo Salah's 40th goal of the season and the 300th under Klopp.

VIDEO: Liverpool 3 - 0 AFC Bournemouth Highlights 2017/18 Jurgen Klopp surprisingly makes just one change from Tuesday's Champions League victory in Manchester, with the suspended Jordan Henderson returning to the side at the expense of James Milner, who drops to the bench. SUBS: Pugh, Surman, Simpson, Smith, Wilson, Mousset, Boruc.

Liverpool v Bournemouth - story of the match Mohamed Salah became just the third Liverpool player in history to score 40 goals in a single season by netting once more in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth. The Premier League's leading scorer joined Roger Hunt and Ian Rush in the 40 club with a second-half header that added to Sadio Mane's early strike and preceded Roberto Firmino's late goal.

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth: Mo Salah joins the 40 club as Reds' front three put Cherries to sword Salah becames only the third Reds player to score 40 goals for the club, following in the hallowed footsteps of 'Sir' Roger Hunt, and the legend that is Ian Rush. Rush achieved that magnificent feat twice, the second in May 1987, the last time this historic landmark was reached.

LIVERPOOL vs AFC-BOURNEMOUTH Head to Head Preview, Team Stats and Prediction - ENGLAND PREMIER-LEAGUE - 2018 April 14 LIVERPOOL vs AFC-BOURNEMOUTH team performances, predictions and head to head team stats for goals, first half goals, corners, cards. ENGLAND PREMIER-LEAGUE - 2018 April 14.

Cherries boss Howe unfazed by challenges ahead The Cherries have drawn their last two games, netting late goals against both Watford and Crystal Palace, which still leaves them a couple of points short of the 40-point barrier. With just one win in the past seven games, Howe's men are not exactly in top form as they prepare to face two of the Premier League's most formidable teams.

Liverpool v Bournemouth: Confirmed team news and preview ahead of Premier League clash Liverpool must come back down to Earth on Saturday evening as they face Bournemouth in the Premier League. It's been an incredible week for the Reds given their Champions League triumph over Manchester City and their semi-final with Roma being announced.

Liverpool team news: Mohamed Salah starts and Jordan Henderson returns against Bournemouth - Mohamed Salah starts for Liverpool as they look to cement their top-four spot against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon. The Egyptian has been named in a strong Reds line-up, which shows just one change from their Champions League win at Manchester City on Tuesday.

Can switching off from league table help AFCB to overcome Liverpool? Ryan Fraser made a point this week of saying that the team can kind of forget about the relegation battle in the next two games and try to enjoy the opportunity to play against Liverpool at Anfield.

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Football fans want heart and commitment FOUR out of five Premier League fans believe they have a positive influence on live matches and Stoke, Huddersfield and Liverpool…

Howe has admiration for red-hot Mohamed Salah EDDIE Howe admitted he appreciated the talent of red-hot Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and had analysed some of his traits to improve Cherries.

Keeper Allsop deserved Wembley heroics, says Howe EDDIE Howe believes on-loan goalkeeper Ryan Allsop’s Wembley heroics were a fitting reward for his exemplary attitude.

Cherries to take 'gentle steps' with defender Tyrone Mings BOSS Eddie Howe said Cherries would take “gentle steps” with recovering defender Tyrone Mings.

Howe urges Ibe to become consistent match-winner for Cherries EDDIE Howe challenged winger Jordon Ibe to become a consistent match-winner for Cherries.

Howe hopes to see Liverpool striker Danny Ings back in the goals – but not against Cherries BOSS Eddie Howe insisted “no one would be happier” to see Liverpool's Danny Ings return to scoring form – provided the former Cherries…

'Everyone here wants to do well for each other' RYAN Fraser reckons the togetherness in the Cherries camp has helped them become the Premier League's comeback kings.

Liverpool vs AFC Bournemouth Preview: Reds look to complete double over the Cherries Liverpool will host Eddie Howe's Bournemouth at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool on Saturday afternoon in a game that the Reds have to win to remain third and to stand a chance of catching Manchester United in the Premier League table.

Klopp plans Henderson return England international Henderson has been in impressive form over recent weeks, but he missed Tuesday's Champions League triumph over Manchester City through suspension.

Take part in the Junior Cherries' matchday takeover We have lots of roles for Junior Cherries to apply for, ranging from pre-match press officers to a mini manager on the day! The roles available are as follow:. If you would like to be involved, please complete our online form here. Applications will be open until midnight on Monday 23rd April.

Young duo push Howe for recalls at Anfield Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe could recall one or both of the players for the trip to Anfield to face the Champions League semi-finalists. Howe will again be without defender Adam Smith because of a knee problem and midfielder Junior Stanislas, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season following knee ligament surgery.

Premier League: Liverpool vs AFC Bournemouth Preview, Line-ups, Betting Odds and Live Streaming Their last meeting at Anfield ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw. Benik Afobe earned a surprise lead for the visitors which was then canceled out by Philippe Coutinho late in the first-half.

AFC Business host Al Fresco event Guests descended on the Bubbles Champagne Lounge on Thursday 12th April, with a lovely evening had by all. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network between fellow businessmen and businesswomen, as the guests were also able to use the outside terrace.

Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Liverpool and Bournemouth.

Liverpool v Bournemouth: match preview After starring for Liverpool in the Champions League, Mohamed Salah’s game-time may be restricted against Bournemouth as the Red chase a top-four finish.

Do Bournemouth have to find more to their game to frighten Liverpool? Bournemouth have been on a reasonable unbeaten run since the away defeat against Sprus, but they have not taken on a top six side since, and with the Liverpool match being an away game, I may not be the only king that the Cherries need to find more to their game to hold back Jurgen Klopp's side.

Bournemouth's record buy has shown his value - Cook The Cherries veteran believes the former Chelsea defender has more than proved value for money after his club-record switch from Stamford Bridge. He told the Daily Echo: 'I think our partnership has improved. 'I love playing with Nathan, he never makes a mistake.

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Probable Lineups, Prediction, Team News, Tactics, Betting Odds and Key Stats Howe will be hoping to have former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe available for the game, after he missed out last weekend due to illness. Defender Tyrone Mings has returned to training, but is unlikely to be involved on Saturday. Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas continue to remain absent for the Cherries,.

Boss focused on Bournemouth, not records Log in now, or register to access a range of FREE benefits including videos and exclusive competitions. No thanks Yes, please! Crystal Palace were the last visitors to leave L4 with three points in April last year, with the Reds' top-flight record on home turf so far this term featuring 10 wins and six draws.

Watch again free: Jürgen Klopp's pre-Bournemouth press conference Log in now, or register to access a range of FREE benefits including videos and exclusive competitions. No thanks Yes, please! The Reds return to Premier League action on Saturday having secured their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City in midweek.

Rival Lines: This is Anfield - Go with the Dutchman - is that van Dijk or Aké? Rival Lines: This is Anfield - Go with the Dutchman - is that van Dijk or AkÃ? I spoke to Henry Jackson at This is Anfield who was no doubt celebrating this last week after Liverpool's progress to the Semi-Final of the Champions League - big congratulations!

Redknapp, Case and eight others to play for both LFC and Bournemouth A superbly talented midfielder and brilliant passer of the ball, Redknapp was just 16 years old when he was handed his professional debut at Bournemouth by father and manager Harry Redknapp.

PFA Player of the Year - Kevin de Bruyne or Mohamed Salah? BBC pundits' verdict With the PFA Player of the Year award shortlist to be announced on Saturday's Football Focus, 17 BBC pundits reveal who they think should land the prize.

Gosling 'not thinking about' England senior call DAN Gosling admitted he had not considered the prospect of an England call-up – despite his blossoming midfield partnership with Three Lions star…

Asmir Begovic tips striker Lys Mousset to be a big success with Cherries CHERRIES goalkeeper Asmir Begovic tipped talented striker Lys Mousset to be an important player for the club in the future.

Steve Cook hopes Cherries can finish season with a flourish DEFENDER Steve Cook insisted Cherries were still aiming to eclipse their highest finishing position in the Premier League.

Nathan Ake 'a snip' at £20million says Cherries' Steve Cook STEVE Cook believes Nathan Ake has proved to be the defensive buy of the season, describing as "a snip" the £20million Cherries paid for…

Cherries defender Ake prepared for Liverpool's 'nightmare' attacking talent CHERRIES star Nathan Ake admitted Liverpool’s formidable array of attacking talent gave defenders a “nightmare”.

Simon Francis Academy set to launch… and youngsters can still sign up YOUNGSTERS still have time to sign up for the Simon Francis Academy, which is due to launch next week.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v comedian Elis James BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on comedian Elis James in this week's Premier League predictions.

Supporter liaison: 12th April Our thanks go out to those who took part as the report is a really useful tool to assist the club in focusing on what we do well and working towards making changes where supporters feel we need to improve. There are a few scores where we struggle to reach the maximum mark for various reasons.

Fraser looking ahead to the clash at Liverpool The Cherries go into the game against their high-flying opponents in some sort of form themselves and their fightback for a draw last weekend against Crystal Palace was the 18th point they have won from losing positions this season, a Premier League record.

Gallery: Cherries prepare for Anfield AFC Bournemouth have been working hard on the training pitch ahead of a weekend trip to Liverpool.

Is it a good time to play Liverpool? Following Liverpool's second leg in the Champions League Quarter Final, the Reds should be feeling pretty good about themselves, but they'll want to finish at least third in the league which means Klopp will pick a strong side for the visit of Bournemouth.

AFC Bournemouth and Burnley could pay £10 million for Brentford star The Championship side are bracing themselves for bids of up to £10 million in the summer for the highly-rated striker. Brentford signed him last summer for £1.8 million from League Two side Exeter City and look set to make a very tidy profit on him.

Fraser on Liverpool and season so far The Reds have been in imperious form of late, having beaten Manchester City in the Champions League, with Mo Salah arguably the standout players of the season for Jurgen Klopp's side.

AFC Bournemouth: Cherries' Financial Fair Play fine more than £7million A FINE of more than £7million for breaching Financial Fair Play rules contributed to Cherries' pre-tax losses totalling nearly £40million. On the brink of mathematical safety in their maiden Premier League campaign, Cherries have posted pre-tax losses of £39.1m for the year to July 31, 2015.

Cherries face a battle with Premier League rivals for striker target Burnley are also keen to land the signature of the £10million-rated forward this summer and they have a good working relationship with the Bees having signed two of their players in the past. If Brentford can bank a fee of that size it would represent a significant profit on the £2million they paid Exeter City for Watkins last year.

Stanislas & Cook reach 100 Premier League apps Cook and Stanislas were awarded with a special commemorative medal by Cadburys in line with their new relationship with the Premier League. All of defender Cook's top flight appearances have come with the Cherries, while Stanislas has played 61 times for the club in England's top tier.

Here's hoping Ibe can play a part in Anfield match It was a surprise not to see Jordan Ibe take to the field against Crystal Palace. He had an illness that I'm hoping has disappeared this week, as to go back to Anfield would be a great experience for him playing in front of a packed Afield crowd.

Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview, 14/04/2018 After booking their place in the Champions League semi-finals, Liverpool will return their attention to the Premier League when Bournemouth visit Anfield on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp's men ran out 2-1 winners away to Manchester City on Tuesday, completing an impressive 5-1 aggregate victory over the league leaders.

Mikael Ndjoli at the double as Cherries sink Shrimpers MIKAEL Ndjoli's finely-taken double earned Cherries a 2-0 win over Central League rivals Southend United today.

Play on the pitch at Vitality Stadium The event takes place on Friday 18th May, between 2pm and 7pm and costs £750 + VAT for a team of seven players. Food and refreshments for players will be provided, with family and friends also welcome to come and support. Additionally, the winners will be presented with their award pitchside and have the opportunity to take photos.

All tickets issued for Swansea All tickets for the Cherries' final home game of the season against Swansea have now been issued. The fixture is scheduled to take place on Saturday 5th May at 3pm. The game sold out on 9+ home points, with it being the final action of the season at Vitality Stadium.

New technology trialled for United game A trial period will initially take place at Bar 1, which is situated in the Vitality Main Stand. Should this be a success, then the system will be used across the entire stadium. Supporters can avoid queues by ordering and paying for their drinks or food from anywhere in or around the stadium - even without an internet connection.

Mousset return delights Howe Mousset, a £5.4m signing from Le Havre in the summer of 2016, made only 14 appearances in all competitions during his first season at the Vitality Stadium but has seen more game time this term.

Bournemouth linked with raid on Norwich Murphy, the twin brother of Newcastle's Jacob, is enjoying his best season to date for the Canaries with six goals in 37 appearances and it seems as if his form has not gone unnoticed.

Should King start against Liverpool? The importance of scoring regularly can never be down played. Josh King had not been playing in every minute of recent games, but he makes sure he gets his goal it would seem whether from the penalty spot or from general play.

Bournemouth are unstoppable when they play with an extra attacker There is a clear mentality upsurge when Bournemouth start to chase games. The squad is equipped with a heavy-sided balance of attacking players and when Edie Howe decides to put an extra attacker on the pitch, the team steps up its pursuit of the ball and the extra man is often found when they move the ball quickly.

Illness 'really knocked' Lys Mousset says Cherries boss Eddie Howe CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe is hoping Lys Mousset can quickly rediscover his best after revealing a mystery illness had “really knocked” the young…

Burnley away ticket information AFC Bournemouth supporters will be in the David Fishwick Stand at Turf Moor. Seats will be sold in the following order:.

EXCLUSIVE: Prem duo to battle for £10m Brentford attacker Brentford are set to lose striking starlet Ollie Watkins this summer, with Burnley and Bournemouth battling for his signature, we can exclusively reveal. Watkins, 22, only joined Brentford from Exeter last summer in a £2million deal - but the Bees are set to quadruple their money just 12-months on with a fee of £10million set to be banked.

Wheelchair spaces still available for Liverpool The Jumbulance will be departing from the Vitality Stadium at 8:30am, with tickets priced as follows… The Jumbulance Trust, who have recently partnered up with the Premier League, is a charity that provides accessible coaches to facilitate trips and holidays of a lifetime for disabled people and those with complex health conditions.

Howe defends agents' role in Premier League moves The Cherries bill for agents over the period from January 31st 2017 to February 1st 2018 was the 10th highest in the league, although it did cover two transfer periods. Howe spent plenty of money on new players last season but claims that would not have been possible if they did not use agents.

Should we be getting excited when AFCB win corners? Bournemouth have scored the equal top amount of goals from corner this season in the Premier League, keeping up with Arsenal on nine goals scored.

Splashdown provide mascot package In last weekend's action-packed 2-2 draw with the Eagles at Vitality Stadium, youngster Thomas Warwick won a mascot package to get a day behind-the-scenes.

Eagles star would swap his strike against the Cherries for all three points The Serbian stepped up and banged in a fine free-kick just after the start of the second half on the south coast to give the Eagles the lead before the home side equalised.

Cherries injury boost The former Chelsea star has been playing through the pain barrier in an effort to help the Cherries avoid any relegation scare and keep them in the Premier League this season.

Mousset could be something special next season Watching Lys Mousset against Crystal Palace was perhaps just giving fans a glimpse of what the striker might be able to do next season.

Keeper Begovic '100 per cent' fit after long-standing knee injury GOALKEEPER Asmir Begovic confirmed he was back to 100 per cent fitness following a long-standing knee problem.

Lewis Cook and Wilfried Zaha shook hands after first-half flare-up MIDFIELDER Lewis Cook lifted the lid on his bizarre altercation with Wilfried Zaha during Cherries’ 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

Boss Eddie Howe defends Cherries' £7.73million spend on agents' fees BOSS Eddie Howe defended Cherries’ hefty spend on agents’ fees and insisted: “They play a huge role in the modern game.”.

Benteke set to return for Brighton clash The Belgium international missed last weekend's 2-2 draw against Bournemouth due to a groin injury but the Eagles did not miss his presence up front. Hodgson's men rescued a point at the Vitality Stadium as the former England boss used Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend up front.

Cook disappointed with clean sheet failure The Cherries have not kept a clean sheet since January 31 when they beat Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Bournemouth have conceded 10 goals in their last five matches, with two of those coming in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.

Book your place at May's Business Breakfast The event, which will see a number of business delegates attend Vitality Stadium, will last between 7.30am and 9.30am. With over 90 attendees expected, guests can enjoy a full English or continental breakfast, a range of networking opportunities and a business card draw, with a host of prizes available on the morning.

Official FPL: Gameweek 33 Update However, there is a new leader who tops the table and it is Greg S. who sits on 2,076 points, after a gameweek score of 39. The majority of his points came from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was chosen as captain. A goal against Southampton was enough to record 12 points for Greg, alongside Jamie Vardy up front who bagged eight.

Allsop on his Wembley triumph The showpiece final saw the Imps come up against a Shrews side flying high a league above them, Elliott Whitehouse's first-half goal ensuring Lincoln upset the odds and claimed the silverware on what was also the club's first match at Wembley.

Further kit and trainingwear reductions AFC Bournemouth supporters can now take advantage of further reductions in the club Superstore.

All tickets issued for Southampton and Liverpool For this weekend's fixture at Liverpool, all 1,800 tickets have been snapped up and sold out on whilst on general sale. All tickets for the game against Southampton were issued on 1+ away point, with the allocation size 3,400. Tickets for the final away game of the season at Burnley will go on sale from 9am on Wednesday.

Does Wilson need a rest? Callum Wilson has been finding it quite tough to hit the target in the last few games. He had some great chances against Crystal Palace but just didn't keep calm enough when the opportunities came to slot home.

Loan watch: Allsop wins at Wembley One was successful at Wembley, one moved closer to a promotion and eight played 90 minutes for their sides. Take a closer look at who featured where… The Cherries' 'keeper enjoyed a very successful weekend, playing between the sticks for Lincoln City at Wembley, as the Imps beat Shrewsbury to lift the Checkatrade Trophy.

Howe's defence is a concern The Cherries fought back twice in the draw with Crystal Palace after the Eagles had led until the 89th minute - goals from Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha came either side of Bournemouth's from Lys Mousset - before Joshua King ensured another point with his late equaliser.

Crystal Palace manager reveals midfielder 'came off his sickbed' to face AFC Bournemouth on Saturday Not for the first time, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson did not make any substitutions as the Eagles drew 2-2 with AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.

Why the late, late goals for AFCB? It might not matter that much when the goals go in as long as they go in, but Bournemouth's astonishing long run of late goals is really getting highlighted now and it can't just be a coincident that the side scores so many gaols in the last five minutes of games.

Eagles ace gutted with point but glad to be back Palace had led until the 89th minute - goals from Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha came either side of Bournemouth's from Lys Mousset - when Joshua King's finish denied them three vital points.

Premier League stats: Man United, Bournemouth, Kante and Hernandez Are Manchester United the comeback kings of the Premier League? And who's the best man to have on the bench…

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight.

Wilfried Zaha saw too much of the ball for my liking says Eddie Howe EDDIE Howe was reasonably content with Cherries' handling of Wilfried Zaha but admitted the Palace dangerman had caused them problems.

Roy rues late goal as Palace squander more points ROY Hodgson was left to rue seeing Crystal Palace surrender the lead on two occasions as they had to settle for a share of the spoils at Vitality…

Supreme fitness levels delight Cherries boss Eddie Howe MANAGER Eddie Howe believes Cherries’ supreme fitness levels have been vital in helping them move within sight of Premier League safety.

Cherries star Steve Cook craves clean sheets DEFENDER Steve Cook played a vital role in helping Cherries pull off their latest comeback mission before admitting his frustration at their ongoing…

Worthington back and raring to go The midfielder, who signed a new contract with the club recently, played the opening 45 minutes in the 1-0 loss at the Saints' training ground, and told after the match that he had come through the test unscathed. "It felt great to be back out there," he said.

Five things we learned as Crystal Palace drew with AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium The Eagles led twice on the south coast, but goals from Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha were cancelled out by Lys Mousset and Joshua King, with the Cherries netting in the 89th minute to deny the Eagles victory. But what did we learn from the game?

In numbers: Top stats from Palace point Substitutes Lys Mousset and Joshua King replied to Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha's Eagles goals at Vitality, with some of the best stats from the game collected below.

King is late goal unlocks Palace 2-2 This is a fan's personal view of AFC Bournemouth from the outside looking in. It reports on the daily official activities reported by the club and comments made by individual fans on social media and fanbase websites. Life as an AFCB fan is never dull.

AFC Bournemouth boss hails Asmir Begovic after his saves to deny Crystal Palace in eventful draw AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says stopping Crystal Palace winning was important for his side after the 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium.

Frustrated Hodgson backing Eagles to beat the drop They led 2-1 until the 89th minute, when the hosts' substitute Joshua King scored from close range after being left unmarked by Aaron-Wan Bissaka. Instead of climbing five points clear of the relegation zone with five remaining fixtures, should Southampton overcome Arsenal on Sunday they could end the weekend back in the bottom three.

Howe reflects on draw Lys Mousset and Joshua King were on target to cancel out strikes from Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha, as the two sides were forced to settle for a point apiece. Following the game, manager Howe touched upon the following points… There's never a dull moment with us.

Gallery: Late drama as Cherries secure draw AFC Bournemouth drew 2-2 at home to Crystal Palace this afternoon, twice coming from behind to secure a point.

Bournemouth’s Joshua King pounces at the last to deny Crystal Palace vital win Goals from Joshua King and Lys Mousset earned Bournemouth a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace, who twice led through Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha.

Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace The hosts looked the better of the two sides during a goalless first half but were unable to produce a single shot on target despite carving out 11 attempts.

AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Match Report, 07/04/2018 Substitute Joshua King grabbed an equaliser in the 89th minute as Bournemouth, who still have not beaten their opponents at home since November 1988, snatched a point and denied the visitors what would have been a vital victory in their battle against the drop.

AFC Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace player ratings: Birthday boy Luka Milivojevic shines as the points are shared A moment of brilliance from Wilfried Zaha looked like giving Crystal Palace a vital three points away against AFC Bournemouth this afternoon, only for the Cherries to deny the Eagles with a late equaliser.

AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace live: Confirmed team news and updates from Vitality Stadium clash Palace are on the south coast to face a Bournemouth side sitting seven points above them in the table, and needing just one more win to reach the 40 point mark. But the Eagles have a good recent record in Dorset, having not lost on either of their two previous visits there in the Premier League.

AFC Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace: Zaha brilliance not enough as another late goal denies Eagles A moment of individual brilliance from Wilfried Zaha against AFC Bournemouth was unable to give Crystal Palace an important victory as they conceded another late goal.

Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace: Cherries Come From Behind Twice to Deny Palace in Four Goal Thriller Bournemouth took advantage of a number of missed opportunities from the visitors as they came back from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium. Eddie Howe made three changes to his Bournemouth side that drew 2-2 with Watford in their last Premier League outing.

Mark Lawrenson makes his prediction for Crystal Palace's clash at AFC Bournemouth Mark Lawrenson says you "write Bournemouth off at your peril" ahead of the Cherries' clash with Crystal Palace. The Eagles make the trip to the Vitality Stadium today, looking to extend their unbeaten run at the Dorset ground to three games, following a 0-0 draw and a 2-0 win on their previous two visits.

Major defensive boost for Crystal Palace ahead of AFC Bournemouth clash Palace boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that James Tomkins is fit to return for the Eagles, after missing out agaiinst Liverpool last weekend with a slight calf strain. But Hodgson says he has trained all week and is in contention to feature on the south coast at the Vitality Stadium.

Can AFCB get over their injuries to beat Palace? Injuries are having a big affect on team selection at the moment. Junior Stanislas is now out with a knee injury and Adam Smith was still wearing a knee brace last week so is unlikely to be available until May.

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Cherries defender Tyrone Mings 'felt great' after making comeback DEFENDER Tyrone Mings insisted he “felt great” having returned to match action following a troublesome back problem.

Cherries goalkeeper Ryan Allsop prepared for Checkatrade Trophy final BOSS Eddie Howe sent well wishes to keeper Ryan Allsop as he prepares to feature in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley on Sunday.

Howe backs Stanislas to return to his best after knee injury nightmare EDDIE Howe backed sidelined winger Junior Stanislas to bounce back from his latest injury nightmare and return to his very best.

Cherries striker Jermain Defoe has respect for Roy Hodgson despite previous World Cup heartache STRIKER Jermain Defoe still respects Roy Hodgson despite the former England boss leaving him out of the 2014 World Cup squad.

Exclusive: Crystal Palace youngster joins first team squad to face AFC Bournemouth as striker is set to miss out Teenager James Daly could be part of Crystal Palace's matchday squad at AFC Bournemouth tomorrow after joining with the travelling first team party.

2018 Trust AGM. A date for your diaries:. The 2018 AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday the 31st of May at the KSC 110 Club in Burnley.

Flags continue for season's run in As the 2017/18 season reaches a crucial stage, the club has invested in the flags to build on what is already a vibrant, vociferous atmosphere at Vitality Stadium.

Palace fixture all that matter for Howe The Cherries face relegation-threatened Palace at the Vitality Stadium and a win would move them on to the magical 40-point mark, with five games to play afterwards.

Hodgson desperate to find Eagles motivation The ex-England coach has previously succeeded amid intense pressure to avoid relegation - with Fulham in 2008 he led them to safety on the season's final day - and where it is widely accepted those who remain composed will prevail.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace: match preview Crystal Palace need to be ready to fight to earn victory against Bournemouth, who are not yet safe themselves, to maintain their two-point gap above the relegation zone.

Community to launch Veteran Cherries initiative Regular activities will be planned over a 12-month period, with monthly meetings taking place at Vitality Stadium, home of AFC Bournemouth. To launch the programme, the Community Sports Trust will be hosting an introduction session on Sunday 15th April.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.

Francis brings winning mentality to Cherries The need to get Simon Francis back into the team will not be lost on Eddie Howe. It is quite amazing that AFCB have not won a Premier League game without their captain and when he has an extended time off the pitch it is a not a good sign for the Cherries.