Bournemouth come from behind to beat Brighton in English Premier League

Sheri Evans
September 17, 2017

Eddie Howe says he has been shocked by Bournemouth's dismal start.

Solly March capped a flowing move to put Brighton deservedly ahead, but Surman finished coolly to level, before Defoe rifled home the victor. Bournemouth need Defoe or King to start scoring or they could be a relegation candidate. He's not somebody that normally gets onto that far post and into those areas.

"He showed some real final-third quality".

After losing four games on the trot, Eddie Howe's men looked destined for their fifth defeat of the campaign as Solly March had headed Brighton & Hove Albion in front from a brilliant Pascal Gross's cross in the 55th-minute.

Albion winger Anthony Knockaert had a speculative early shot wide of goal around ten minutes into the game, with Davy Propper having the visitor's best chance at that point on the half hour mark with a lobbed shot that narrowly went over the bar.

Perhaps sensing a weakness from out wide, Brighton returned to that avenue as they took the lead.

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Chris Hughton's side were ahead for 12 minutes before Bournemouth's Jordon Ibe changed the game.

- Bournemouth continued their unbeaten league run against Brighton, winning 2-1 to extend that run to seven matches (W4 D3).

The former Tottenham striker fired 15 league goals for Sunderland last term and Howe firmly believes he can keep on excelling at Premier League level - as long as his players provide the right service.

The Premier League clash will take place at The Vitality Stadium.

First his brilliant backheel found Andrew Surman, who turned Lewis Dunk and found the bottom corner of Mat Ryan's net.

- Jordon Ibe provided assists for both of Bournemouth's goals - before tonight, he hadn't been involved in a single goal in his previous 28 Premier League appearances for the Cherries.

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