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Bournemouth 3-0 Brighton: Cherries reach club record Premier League points total

Written by on April 28, 2024

Enes Unal was making his 14th appearance for Bournemouth in all competitions but just his second in the starting XI

Enes Unal scored on his first Premier League start for Bournemouth as the Cherries beat below-par Brighton to reach their highest top-flight points total.

Marcos Senesi’s 13th-minute header gave Andoni Iraola’s side the lead, nodding in from three yards after the visitors failed to clear a corner.

Turkey striker Unal dragged wide in the first half, but scored his second goal since joining on loan from Getafe in January when he cleverly headed Dango Ouattara’s cross into the far corner after the break.

The impressive Justin Kluivert sealed the win when he drove at the Brighton defence late on and drilled home a left-footed strike for his third goal in three home games.

Brighton were lacklustre throughout and failed to create many meaningful chances – coming closest when Simon Adingra’s effort was tipped over the bar by Mark Travers.

The victory moves Bournemouth to 48 points – two more than their previous best top-flight haul in 2016-17.

Brighton remain 12th and have now won just six of their past 28 league games.

Their season is in danger of petering out in a campaign that has bucked the trend of their recent impressive progress.

More to follow.

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AFC Bournemouth

  1. Squad number42Player nameTravers

  2. Squad number15Player nameA Smith

  3. Squad number25Player nameSenesi

  4. Squad number5Player nameKelly

  5. Squad number11Player nameOuattara

  6. Squad number24Player nameSemenyo

  7. Squad number14Player nameScott

  8. Squad number4Player nameL Cook

  9. Squad number19Player nameKluivert

  10. Squad number26Player nameÜnal

  11. Squad number9Player nameSolanke

  1. Squad number10Player nameChristie

  2. Squad number23Player nameHill

  3. Squad number37Player nameAarons

  4. Squad number49Player nameSadi

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number1Player nameVerbruggen

  2. Squad number42Player nameOffiah

  3. Squad number5Player nameDunk

  4. Squad number3Player nameIgor Julio

  5. Squad number19Player nameBarco

  6. Squad number13Player nameGroß

  7. Squad number11Player nameGilmour

  8. Squad number40Player nameBuonanotte

  9. Squad number9Player nameJoão Pedro

  10. Squad number24Player nameAdingra

  11. Squad number55Player nameO’Mahony

  1. Squad number4Player nameWebster

  2. Squad number10Player nameEnciso

  3. Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

  4. Squad number20Player nameBaleba

  5. Squad number34Player nameVeltman



Formation 4-4-2

  • 42Travers
  • 15A Smith
  • 25SenesiBooked at 8minsSubstituted forHillat 90+1′minutes
  • 5Kelly
  • 11Ouattara
  • 24SemenyoSubstituted forat 90+7′minutes
  • 14ScottSubstituted forAaronsat 77′minutes
  • 4L Cook
  • 19KluivertBooked at 57minsSubstituted forSadiat 90+2′minutes
  • 26ÜnalSubstituted forChristieat 67′minutes
  • 9Solanke


  • 1Neto
  • 10Christie
  • 23Hill
  • 37Aarons
  • 46McKenna
  • 48Kinsey
  • 49Sadi
  • 50Dacosta Gonzalez


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Verbruggen
  • 42OffiahSubstituted forVeltmanat 74′minutes
  • 5Dunk
  • 3dos Santos de PauloSubstituted forWebsterat 74′minutes
  • 19BarcoBooked at 66mins
  • 13Groß
  • 11GilmourBooked at 59mins
  • 40Buonanotte
  • 9João PedroSubstituted forBalebaat 88′minutes
  • 24AdingraSubstituted forEncisoat 66′minutes
  • 55O’MahonySubstituted forWelbeckat 45′minutes


  • 4Webster
  • 10Enciso
  • 14Lallana
  • 15Moder
  • 18Welbeck
  • 20Baleba
  • 23Steele
  • 31Ansu Fati
  • 34Veltman
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  1. Match ends, Bournemouth 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Bournemouth 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

  3. Antoine Semenyo went off injured after Bournemouth had used all subs.

  4. Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  5. Delay in match because of an injury Antoine Semenyo (Bournemouth).

  6. Substitution, Bournemouth. Dominic Sadi replaces Justin Kluivert.

  7. Substitution, Bournemouth. James Hill replaces Marcos Senesi.

  8. Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joël Veltman.

  9. Foul by Facundo Buonanotte (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  10. Antoine Semenyo (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Carlos Baleba replaces João Pedro.

  12. Goal! Bournemouth 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 0. Justin Kluivert (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Christie following a fast break.

  13. Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joël Veltman.

  14. Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

  15. Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Adam Webster.

  16. Attempt blocked. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Antoine Semenyo with a cross.

  17. Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Delay in match because of an injury Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth).

  19. Substitution, Bournemouth. Max Aarons replaces Alex Scott.

  20. Attempt missed. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Christie.

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