Stoke Metropolis 0-1 Bournemouth – Dominic Solanke winner extends Cherries’ lead at prime

Of Dominic Solanke’s 9 Bournemouth objectives this season, seven have been at residence however the different two have each come within the Midlands

Dominic Solanke scored the one objective of the sport as Championship leaders Bournemouth received at Stoke.

The Cherries prime scorer cashed in on a 51st-minute blunder by Potters keeper Adam Davies to web his ninth objective of the season from shut vary.

On an evening when Stoke misplaced their very own prime scorer Nick Powell to a first-half damage, the Potters at the very least loved seeing striker Tyrese Campbell return off the bench after the break following 10 months out with a knee damage.

However though he twice went shut and Sam Clucas hit the put up, the Cherries remained comparatively untroubled – and their ninth win in 13 video games this season was sufficient to ship Scott Parker’s males six factors clear on the prime.

Second-placed West Bromwich Albion will attempt to halve the leeway once more on Wednesday after they go to Swansea.

It was Stoke boss Michael O’Neill’s a hundredth recreation in cost – however the statistics in any other case did him no favours.

Stoke’s first residence defeat of the season was not solely Bournemouth’s fourth single-goal win in a row within the Potteries, it was additionally their fourth successive Tuesday night time victory.

And the Potters had solely themselves accountable as they’d marginally the higher possibilities.

Inside the primary 20 seconds Jacob Brown ought to have scored, solely to tug his left-foot shot large with the very best likelihood of a poor first half.

However simply six minutes into the second half the Cherries received it when Stoke sloppily gave the ball away. Ryan Christie took a speculative poke at objective, the ball bounced off the chest of the clumsy Davies – and Solanke slotted away the rebound.

Of his 9 objectives this season, seven have been at residence with the opposite two each coming within the Midlands, having additionally scored in a 2-0 win at Birmingham in August.

What’s up subsequent?

After struggling back-to-back defeats for the primary time since April, Stoke slip to sixth and will drop even decrease (if Huddersfield and Studying each win on Wednesday) forward of this Saturday’s journey to Millwall.

Bournemouth are additionally again in motion on Saturday at residence to Huddersfield.

Line-ups

Stoke

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Davies
  • 16Wilmot
  • 36Souttar
  • 5Chester
  • 2Smith
  • 7ClucasSubstituted forSurridgeat 60′minutes
  • 4Allen
  • 15Thompson
  • 14Tymon
  • 25PowellSubstituted forVrancicat 28′minutes
  • 18BrownSubstituted forCampbellat 70′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Batth
  • 8Vrancic
  • 9Fletcher
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Bursik
  • 22Surridge
  • 28Sawyers

Bournemouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 42Travers
  • 17Stacey
  • 24Cahill
  • 5Kelly
  • 33ZemuraBooked at 59mins
  • 8Lerma
  • 26KilkennyBooked at 3minsSubstituted forPearsonat 83′minutes
  • 29BillingSubstituted forMephamat 90+2′minutes
  • 10ChristieSubstituted forLoweat 90+5′minutes
  • 9Solanke
  • 32Anthony

Substitutes

  • 1Nyland
  • 6Mepham
  • 11Marcondes
  • 18Lowe
  • 19Stanislas
  • 22Pearson
  • 27Rogers

Referee:
Dean Whitestone

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18,427

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