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BOURNEMOUTH v NORWICH RECAP: Cherries back to winning ways at expense of Canaries

Bournemouth returned to the winners' list with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Norwich City at Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Dan Gosling opened the scoring when he headed home Marc Pugh's left-wing cross in the 10th minute before Charlie Daniels added a second from the spot less than 10 minutes into the second half.

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe pulled Pugh back in the area, prompting Robert Madley to point to the spot, allowing left-back Daniels to step up and convert from 12 yards.

The win was rounded off 15 minutes from time when Daniels supplied a lovely ball from the left allowing new signing Benik Afobe to open his Cherries account from close range.

The victory, the Dorset club's first in five outings, saw Eddie Howe's men move up to 15th position while Alex Neil's Canaries lost for the second time in a row to fall to 16th.


MATCH OVERVIEW

AFC Bournemouth: 3 (Dan Gosling 10', Charlie Daniels (PEN) 54', Benik Afobe 75')
Norwich City: 0
Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth - 11,065


TALKING POINTS

- Is Afobe the man to fire Bournemouth away from the drop zone? He has started brightly and has the ability to be a constant threat to opposing defenders.

- Norwich concede another three goals and sit just two points above the bottom three. How do they tighten things up? Timm Klose has already joined. Do they need more defensive strength?



WHAT'S NEXT?

Bournemouth head to Sunderland on Saturday in what is a great winning opportunity for them as Norwich prepare to host Liverpool on the same day. 



TWITTER INSIGHT


QUOTES CORNER

Bournemouth boss Howe on the debut goal of Afobe:

"When you join a new club it goes without saying that you want to set a good impression and he has done that. We do create chances and one of our Achilles heel this season has not been taking them."


Norwich's Neil on his side's poor performance:

"It was not a good afternoon for us. We did not perform well enough and Bournemouth deserved their win."


STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta

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