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Bournemouth 2-0 Wigan Athletic

Bournemouth's Yann Kermorgant
Kermorgant scored his second goal of the season in the win over Wigan

Goals in each half from Yann Kermorgant and Simon Francis gave Bournemouth a deserved victory over Wigan Athletic in the Championship.

Kermorgant headed the home side into the lead from Matt Ritchie's cross eight minutes before half-time.

Francis started and finished a superb move with 20 minutes to go to seal the Cherries' second successive win.

Uwe Rosler's Wigan created few opportunities and have now gone four matches without a victory.

The Latics were under pressure from the start, pushed back by a lively home side.

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Howe on Bournemouth v Wigan

In the third minute, Callum Wilson went close with a shot that he fired narrowly wide after he had weaved past Emmerson Boyce.

Soon after, Ritchie, who was at the hearts of the majority of Bournemouth's attacks, swung over a dangerous cross that Ivan Ramis did well to hook away with Wilson ready to pounce.

Ritchie was the provider again later in the half as the home side finally broke the deadlock, with the winger's pinpoint cross finding Kermorgant, who headed back across goal and in.

Wilson had a superb opportunity on the counter-attack to double Bournemouth's lead early in the second half but was forced wide after his initial effort was blocked by a last-ditch sliding challenge from Ramis. Wigan then cleared at the second attempt.

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler
Rosler's Wigan have now gone four games without a win to leave them 18th in the table

After Marc-Antoine Fortune brought a routine save from Bournemouth league debutant Artur Boruc, the home side did extend their lead.

Wilson dummied Francis' pass, letting it run into the feet of Kermorgant, who returned the ball into onrushing Francis and the defender tucked the ball underneath Scott Carson.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler: "We did not have the power and the belief that we can score goals.

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Rosler on Bournemouth v Wigan

"I am not a person to shy away from the responsibilities. In public, I will take the flack.

"Internally, there will be some things mentioned but we keep that internally. I think that is the best thing.

"Publicly, I take responsibility for the results and when people have a go, and I think there will be a few now."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "Yann's a big player for us. We need him fit and firing and at the top of his game because if he is, we are a very different side.

"I'm very pleased he has got his goal. Hopefully it will do him the world of good and he can kick on from here.

"He is so good with his head, you want to see him in the box a little bit more really."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 31Boruc
  • 2Francis
  • 3S Cook
  • 5ElphickBooked at 29mins
  • 14Harte
  • 19StanislasSubstituted forPughat 84'minutes
  • 8ArterBooked at 31minsSubstituted forGoslingat 89'minutes
  • 6Surman
  • 30Ritchie
  • 13Wilson
  • 18KermorgantSubstituted forO'Kaneat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Camp
  • 4Gosling
  • 7Pugh
  • 10Pitman
  • 11Daniels
  • 15A Smith
  • 32O'Kane

Wigan

  • 1Carson
  • 30KiernanSubstituted forBarnettat 66'minutes
  • 4RamisSubstituted forDelortat 76'minutes
  • 17Boyce
  • 24Perch
  • 14Huws
  • 29Forshaw
  • 19CowieBooked at 45mins
  • 3A Taylor
  • 33WaghornSubstituted forRiera Magemat 66'minutes
  • 32Fortuné

Substitutes

  • 2Tavernier
  • 9Riera Magem
  • 10Maloney
  • 25Barnett
  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 36Kvist
  • 49Delort
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
8,754

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

Attempt missed. Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Adam Forshaw (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).

Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).

Foul by Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic).

Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Dan Gosling replaces Harry Arter.

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic).

Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Adam Forshaw tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh replaces Junior Stanislas.

Foul by Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic).

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Francis.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by James Perch.

Attempt missed. Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Taylor following a set piece situation.

Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Andy Delort replaces Iván Ramis.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Eunan O'Kane replaces Yann Kermorgant.

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ian Harte with a cross.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 2, Wigan Athletic 0. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant with a through ball.

Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Leon Barnett replaces Rob Kiernan.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Oriol Riera replaces Martyn Waghorn.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich96212081220
2Nottm Forest95401771019
3Watford95221710717
4Ipswich9522137617
5Wolves852183517
6Derby94411710716
7Middlesbrough9513137616
8Charlton9360129315
9Sheff Wed943296315
10Blackburn94231616014
11Brentford94231113-214
12Reading84131111013
13Leeds94141012-213
14Bournemouth93331411312
15Cardiff93331212012
16Millwall9324910-111
17Brighton9234810-29
18Wigan92251012-28
19Rotherham9225612-68
20Huddersfield9225919-108
21Birmingham9144816-87
22Bolton9126715-85
23Fulham9117820-124
24Blackpool9027413-92
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