Bournemouth 2-3 Cardiff City

Alex Revell celebrates one of his goals against Bournemouth
Alex Revell celebrates one of his goals against Bournemouth

Alex Revell scored twice as Cardiff City beat newly-promoted Bournemouth.

Tokelo Rantie put the Cherries ahead when he rounded goalkeeper Simon Moore after beating the offside trap.

Cardiff hit back when Joe Ralls fired-in from 20 yards before Revell scored from close range after Bournemouth failed to clear a corner.

Revell, preferred to Sammy Ameobi, extended the lead after 63 minutes before Marc Pugh's 70th minute angled drive gave Bournemouth hope.

Bournemouth - who won the Championship last season - split their squad resources with a friendly away to Hoffenheim on Saturday,

But Revell's performance means he has made a strong case for inclusion in the Bluebirds' opening Championship match against Fulham on Saturday, 8 August.

The Cottagers' manager Kit Symons was among the crowd, and saw Cardiff show real resilience to hang on for victory,

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