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Bournemouth 4-1 Leeds United

Bournemouth ensured that a bad week for Leeds continued with a heavy defeat thanks to a brace apiece from Yann Kermorgant and Lewis Grabban.

The Cherries had never beaten Leeds but were cruising at half-time. Kermorgant flicked in a shot from Simon Francis and Grabban then slid home.

Grabban then hammered in a third and Kermorgant headed in Matt Ritchie's cross after the break.

Leeds did register when Ross McCormack scored his 26th goal of the season.

A traumatic season off the pitch for Leeds reached a new low on Monday when owner Massimo Cellino was disqualified from buying the club by the Football League.

Cellino told BBC Sport that the club need "help, blood and money" in "hours, not days" and this chastening defeat - which leaves Brian McDermott's men in 14th place, five points behind Bournemouth and 12 points adrift of the play-off places, will only add to his pain.

The game was over inside half an hour. Leeds were unable to cope with Bournemouth's set-pieces and the home team were ahead inside two minutes through Kermorgant.

Grabban quickly added two more, his second a powerful shot past Jack Butland after more good work from Francis, and Kermorgant was left completely unmarked to head a fourth.

Leeds - who host Doncaster at the weekend - have now won two of the last nine games.

Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall:

"If we can keep working as hard as we are and performing how we are then hopefully we can close that gap to the play-offs and come the end of the season who knows what can happen.

"Earlier in the season we didn't get what we deserved in a number of games but in the last 10 games or so our performances have been terrific."

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"We need the ownership of this club to be sorted in the right and proper way.

"It does affect what is going on, on the pitch - there is no doubt about that.

"I have not had this before, a team that concedes four or five goals and we need to sort it out very, very quickly."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 14Harte
  • 8Arter
  • 5Elphick
  • 3Cook
  • 30RitchieSubstituted forRantieat 78'minutes
  • 4SurmanSubstituted forO'Kaneat 54'minutes
  • 9Grabban
  • 18KermorgantSubstituted forPitmanat 83'minutes
  • 7Pugh

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 10Pitman
  • 15Smith
  • 16MacDonald
  • 22Ward
  • 28Rantie
  • 32O'Kane

Leeds

  • 30Butland
  • 25Byram
  • 16Pugh
  • 6MurphySubstituted forStewartat 58'minutes
  • 4Lees
  • 5Pearce
  • 36Mowatt
  • 8Austin
  • 44McCormack
  • 20Smith
  • 10HuntSubstituted forWhiteat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14White
  • 18Tonge
  • 22Wootton
  • 24Zaliukas
  • 28Stewart
  • 33Cairns
  • 37Walters
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
10,109

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 4, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 4, Leeds United 1.
Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Aidan White (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Brett Pitman.
Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.
Foul by Brett Pitman (Bournemouth).
Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).
Ian Harte (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cameron Stewart (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Pugh with a cross.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane with a through ball.
Ian Harte (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Yann Kermorgant.
Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Jason Pearce (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Simon Francis.
Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Arter with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Matt Ritchie.
Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Harry Arter.
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron Stewart.
Offside, Bournemouth. Eunan O'Kane tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.
Offside, Bournemouth. Steve Cook tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 4, Leeds United 1. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
Offside, Bournemouth. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).
Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jack Butland.
Attempt saved. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ian Harte with a cross.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jason Pearce.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3725753582
2Burnley38221333379
3QPR3820991569
4Derby38199102166
5Wigan37188111462
6Reading381611111459
7Nottm Forest3814159857
8Ipswich38151211757
9Brighton37151111856
10Bournemouth38141014-452
11Blackburn37131212-151
12Watford371213121049
13Sheff Wed38121214448
14Leeds3713816-547
15Middlesbrough38101612446
16Huddersfield3812917-445
17Bolton38101414-544
18Blackpool38101117-2141
19Birmingham38101018-840
20Doncaster38101018-2340
21Charlton3581116-1835
22Yeovil3871120-2232
23Barnsley3771119-3032
24Millwall3871120-3232
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