Bournemouth extended their lead over the third-place as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Championship. It was Rob Atkinson who gave the visitors a surprise lead in the fourth minute before Dominic Solanke scored the equalizer in the 40th minute. Lewis Cook gave the home side the lead in the 52nd minute before Siriki Dembele scored a brilliant solo goal to double their advantage in the 81st minute. Andreas Weimann scored a consolation goal in the second minute of stoppage time.
Bournemouth’s Scott Parker: “[Dembele] deserved it because he has been first class in the last two weeks. He has come into an environment and a culture that has been very different for Dems. He will say it has been difficult at times but he is starting to understand what we want from him. He is that guy that can be elusive and if you give him the ball, he can dribble one against one and cause people problems. It was a very good goal. I thought we were very good. We were disappointed to concede early from a set-piece but the team stuck to what we were about and were worthy of the three points.”
Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “We had a very honest performance. The players worked very hard and in the first half, we defended well. We were gutsy, committed, and kept a good shape. You can see the quality Bournemouth has got and we needed to combat that but we cannot keep enough clean sheets. They have a lot of players who have played in the Premier League before but I thought we gave them a really good game. Not only were we playing a side very capable but physically they are top of the league and very fit, which reflects their former Premier League status.”
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