AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley: Cherries end home campaign with hard fought win

AFC Bournemouth marked the final home game of the Premier League season with the perfect result, seeing off Burnley 2-1 to reach 45 points, surpassing their total tally from last season.

After a slow start to the game with few chances Junior Stanislas gave the home side the lead after 25 minutes, taking them to the half time break in control. Eddie Howe’s side continued to press for a crucial second goal throughout the second period, but a well crafted equaliser converted by Sam Vokes threatened to put a dampener on the day. Josh King delighted the home crowd and granted them their wish of a final home game victory just two minutes after being pegged back, slotting home to secure a first win over Burnley since 1998.

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Eddie Howe eager to surpass last season’s 42 points total ahead of Burnley clash

Eddie Howe was in a buoyant mood as he faced the media on Friday ahead of AFC Bournemouth’s clash with Burnley in the Premier League.

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