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Goalscorer Tavernier delighted as Bournemouth defeat Fulham

Bournemouth are out of the relegation zone after a 2-1 win against Fulham.

Goals from Marcus Tavernier and Dominic Solanke in the second-half saw them beat Fulham at Dean Court.

Solanke forced the hosts' winner in the 79th minute, scoring his first league goal since November. Earlier, substitute Tavernier had struck a stunning, curling equaliser into the top corner.

Fulham had taken the lead through Andreas Pereira's side-footed effort in the 16th minute.

The Cherries are now 15th in the Premier League table, one point clear of the relegation zone, having started the day in 19th.

Fulham stayed ninth as their European qualification hopes suffered a blow.

Tavernier later said: "It's been a tough couple of months for me getting injured and then coming back and getting injured again.

"I think the team's performance showed that in the second half that we are here to stay in the division."

On his goal, he added: "The first thing that came to mind first was to get on my left foot and hit it and I'm just happy it went in.

"We're full of belief at the moment, in the last two games you can see that. If we carry on playing like that we have a good chance."

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