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PREMIER LEAGUE: Bournemouth fight back to down Crystal Palace

Bournemouth came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.

Eddie Howe's Cherries moved seven points clear of the relegation zone despite conceding first in South London to extend their unbeaten streak to three matches.

Alan Pardew's Eagles took the lead in the 27th minute when defender Scott Dann was on hand to volley home Wilfried Zaha's fizzing cross from close range.

Bournemouth responded seven minutes later when Marc Pugh weaved his way around Dann twice before nestling the ball perfectly wide of Wayne Hennessey's left hand and inside the far upright from just inside the area.

The visitors then took the lead 12 minutes into the second half when Hennessey kept out Matt Ritchie's wells-truck shot only for the ball to fall to Benik Afobe who nodded home the rebound for his third in three games for the south coast club.

Bournemouth now sit 15th on the table having seven wins so far this campaign while Palace remained 11th after a fifth consecutive defeat which has their league winless run at seven matches.


2015/16 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE - SEASON SCORES

Crystal Palace: 1 (Scott Dann 27')
Bournemouth: 2 (Marc Pugh 34', Benik Afobe 57')
Selhurst Park, London - 24,855

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