Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield: The Cherries end their four-game winless run
Bournemouth ended their four-game winless run after beating Huddersfield Town 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the day.
The Cherries took the lead inside five minutes through Callum Wilson, who headed home from a Ryan Fraser cross. Wilson then turned provider and his defence-splitting pass released Fraser clean through on goal. The diminutive Scot kept his composure and slotted the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper to make it 2-0 for Bournemouth.
Huddersfield Town pulled one back through Terence Kongolo before the break, but they didn’t really test the hosts in the next 45 minutes to warrant a share of spoils at the south coast.
Bournemouth Player Ratings
Asmir Begovic – 7/10
Begovic had no chance to stop the Huddersfield goal as it was a fantastic looping header from Kongolo. Other than the goal, he made a fantastic low save to deny Mooy in the second half.
Simon Francis – 6/10
Defended well and provided a good attacking outlet down the right. Was cautioned for a high boot on Pritchard.
Steve Cook – 6/10
Cook kept things tight at the back, relishing the aerial battle with Laurent Depoitre.
Nathan Ake – 6/10
Passed the ball well from the back and kept his concentration throughout the game to keep Huddersfield at bay.
Charlie Daniels – 6/10
Stayed focused throughout the game, defended well and surged forward when he had the opportunity. Picked up a needless booking for a challenge on Hadergjonaj.
David Brooks – 4/10
Didn’t have much of an impact in the attack. Was substituted just after the hour mark.
Lewis Cook – 6/10
Set the tempo of the game from the middle of the park. Took a booking for the team with his challenge to prevent Huddersfield from setting up a counter-attack.
Jefferson Lerma – 6/10
Protected the back-four very well with his physicality and power. Lerma’s presence in the midfield gave Cook the freedom to play his natural game.
Ryan Fraser – 8/10
Fraser worked his socks off in the game. Bagged the assist for Wilson’s opener before calmly slotting the ball past Lossl’s legs for the second goal. Full of running and energy. Excellent!
Joshua King – 5/10
King had a couple of chances inside a minute to give Bournemouth the lead but he squandered them. Otherwise, he did well and linked up the play very well with Wilson.
Callum Wilson – 8/10
Another fantastic outing for Bournemouth’s in-form striker, Callum Wilson. He opened the scoring for the hosts with a header from the edge of the six-yard box, although he did appear to be fractionally offside. Worked diligently and kept Huddersfield defenders on their toes throughout the game.
Junior Stanislas – 4/10
Replaced Brooks just after the hour mark. Offered little in the attack other than a couple of good moments.
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Lys Mousset – N/A
Came on to replace Ryan Fraser and picked up a booking for preventing Lossl from taking a quick goal-kick.
Tyrone Mings – N/A
Was sent on in the added time to see off the game. Did well.