Bournemouth win against rivals Brighton to solidify their promotion push

Bournemouth AFC player huddle

The Cherries temporarily moved four points clear in the Championship to edge nearer to the top flight.

Bournemouth’s remarkable rise has been well-documented. Having sat bottom of the Football League just seven years ago, the Cherries are now on the verge of reaching the Premier League.

It would be the first time in their history that they would play top flight football and it would be truly fitting if they made it after their remarkable year.

Eddie Howe has his exciting team playing football the right way. They have scored the most goals in the Championship, with 89 after their latest win over rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Cherries secured a 2-0 victory at the Amex Stadium to temporarily move four points clear at the top and strengthen their position as favourites for promotion.

Although it was not a vintage Bournemouth display, they found two moments of magic from a Yann Kermorgant free kick and a slide-rule finish from top scorer Callum Wilson.

Brighton may have looked the better team for large spells of the game and are undoubtedly in a false league position; it was the Cherries who showed their class.

Nobody expected this sudden rise to the top of the Championship. Minus a couple of quality additions here and there, this is largely the squad that was promoted from League One two years ago and finished ninth last season.

Bournemouth have combined a constant attacking threat with sheer momentum to solidify their promotion push.

Many thought that when the pressure was ramped up towards the end of the season that they would start to falter, but it just has not been the case. If anything, they are thriving on the added pressure, something that will stand them in good stead if they do achieve their promotion goal.

The Premier League is in sight and after coming back from two goals down to beat Birmingham and overcoming a Brighton side that were the better side for much of Friday night, the Cherries are ready to thrill fans and neutrals alike in the top flight.

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