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Bournemouth fire home five in eight goal thriller

Championship promotion hopefuls Bournemouth defeated Cardiff City in an eight goal thriller.

Goals from Matt Ritchie, Harry Arter, Marc Pugh, Yann Kermorgant and Callum Wilson extended the five-star home side's unbeaten run to 12 games.

Liverpool are the next visitors for Bournemouth, on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals, and Brendan Rodgers is bound to have been impressed by the attacking prowess on show.

Cherries No2 Jason Tindall said: "For us to be top of the Championship before Christmas is a great achievement and our aim now is to build on that and extend our lead at the top.

"I'm not sure we really anticipated winning it 5-3 but we will take it because top is the position we want to be in.

"Cardiff threw everything at us and there were goals flying in everywhere. We pride ourselves on attacking football but maybe that was the reason we conceded some poor goals today.

"But the fact that we are top and all five goals were scored by different players shows just how good this squad can be."

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