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Summary

  1. Afobe's shot deflects off Mawson for Bournemouth lead; Afobe slots in second
  2. Bournemouth nine points clear of drop zone
  3. Swansea remain three points above bottom three

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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Match of the Day running order

Match of the Day

Here's the running order for tonight's Match of the Day - tune in at 22:20 GMT on BBC One.

West Brom v Arsenal, Stoke v Chelsea, West Ham v Leicester, Everton v Hull, Bournemouth v Swansea, Crystal Palace v Watford and Sunderland v Burnley.

Goodbye!

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

That's it from us today. You can read the report from Bournemouth's victory here  along with the rest of today's action.

Keep an eye at the top of this page though, where we'll have tonight's Match of the Day running order for you. Thanks for joining us!

'I know what I will do'

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

It's been a bad day at the office for Arsene Wenger, after Arsenal's 3-1 defeat by West Brom saw them slip to five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Speaking after Saturday's match, Wenger said he has already decided whether he will remain at the club he has managed since 1996.

Wenger will reveal a decision on his future 'very soon'

'We've come a long way'

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Swansea City

Swansea manager Paul Clement, speaking to BT Sport: "I think Bournemouth deserved their victory. We didn’t do well enough, both defensively and offensively. Going into their first goal, we were doing OK, then their goal knocked the wind out of us. It was a similar situation in the second half.

"Bournemouth were more clinical than us. We’ve come a long way in the last two and a half months. If the season finished tomorrow, we would be happy.

"Bournemouth have just shown that if you put in back-to-back wins, you can get yourself out of that situation. We have to do the same. That’s what we spoke about in the dressing room.

"Wind back to the start of January and the situation we were all in then. Fact is, we’re 17th, out of the bottom three with two home games coming up. There’s lots of football. We’re confident we can still go on and do well this year."

'We are not feeling we are safe'

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Bournemouth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe speaking to BT Sport: "We knew the importance of these two home games, West Ham (last match) and the Swansea game today. 

"I am really pleased with how the players responded to the challenge. The West Ham game gave us a confidence boost and it showed today.

"We are not feeling we are safe or have achieved anything. We have to keep our standards up. There is still a way to go but there are pleasing signs that the team are improving with confidence and rhythm. 

"The players have outstanding attitudes. We pride ourselves on our never say die attitude. We have to protect that.

"It is a really satisfying feeling to get the wins in these last two games."

Antonio likely to be withdrawn from England duty

West Ham 2-3 Leicester

Some news from earlier - West Ham winger Michail Antonio looks likely to be withdrawn from the England squad after injuring his hamstring today.

Antonio, played the full 90 minutes of the Hammers 3-2 defeat by Leicester, but afterwards reported some trouble with his hamstring.

"It looks like Michail won't be able to go with the England squad," said Bilic.

"He felt something. He played the whole game but the medical team have told me now. He didn't limp off, though, so we will see."

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Francis pleased with back to back wins

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth captain Simon Francis: "We have got back to back wins for the first time this season.

"It is criminal we have not done it yet. We have been victim taking foot off gas not backing up the week after."

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Bournemouth's first clean sheet of 2017, and it came in pretty convincing fashion. Swansea looked better on the attack but their defence was too easily flustered.

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'We can enjoy the international break'

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe has been speaking to BT Sport.

Asked whether he should have been awarded his side's first goal, he said: "It doesn't matter. It is about the team. 

"We have got back-to-back Premier League wins and now we can enjoy the international break and look forward to Southampton. All round, we are happy.

"Only six months ago I was not used in some games. I had to keep working hard and this is the first time this season I have started three games in a row. I have to keep working hard and, when called upon, score some goals and help the team."

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'An efficient win'

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

John Williams

Former Bournemouth defender on BBC Radio Solent

Swansea didn't particularly break Bournemouth down. They had a 10-minute spell where they put a bit of pressure on, but the goalkeeper didn't have too many saves to make. 

Generally it was an efficient win. 

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

8 - Josh King has been directly involved in eight goals in his last six Premier League games (7 goals, 1 assist). Spearhead.

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

So, that win moves Bournemouth nine points clear of the relegation zone. They're up to 11th place.

Swansea will remain in 17th but they are only three points clear of the relegation zone.

'A must-win game'

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

John Williams

Former Bournemouth defender on BBC Radio Solent

Bournemouth are looking at maybe six to nine more points for safety.

It was a must-win game. The lads started off in the right manner and as the game went on they got more on top. 

Getting the second goal helped the players relax and see the game through. 

FULL-TIME

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There we go! A first clean sheet for Bournemouth since December 31, and their first back-to-back league victories since March 2016. 

Eddie Howe
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Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Two late substitutions for Bournemouth. Joshua King first makes way for Max Gradel, before Marc Pugh comes off. He's replaced by Jordon Ibe for the final few seconds.

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

John Williams

Former Bournemouth defender on BBC Radio Solent

It was a great try and Wilshere got his foot through it but it was just too straight! 

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Ooh, Jack Wilshere is in a great position coming down the centre. He takes aim, shoots - and floats the ball rather tamely, straight into Lukasz Fabianski's hands.

Jack Wilshere
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Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Here come Swansea again. Luciano Narsingh gets the ball on the right and floats it in to the back post. Borja Baston's eyes light up but he can't beat his man.

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Three minutes added time ahead.

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

John Williams

Former Bournemouth defender on BBC Radio Solent

It's been a good night for Benik Afobe. He's been involved with everything, at both ends of the pitch. 

Benik Afobe
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Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Swansea are having most of the possession at the minute, but they're struggling to do anything with it. Bournemouth stick bodies in front of everyone before Swansea finally find their way into the box. Gylfi Sigurdsson is turning and weaving, trying to get a shot away, before Bournemouth clear.

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Just to show how quiet Bournemouth have kept Fernando Llorente, here's his touchmap...

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Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Off goes Fernando Llorente, who hasn't had much to do today. He's been replaced by Borja Baston. 

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Some good pressure from Bournemouth there but it's all gone a little bit scrappy now. Paul Clement is prowling up and down, looking fairly unimpressed.

Paul Clement
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GREAT SAVE!

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Superb stuff from Lukasz Fabianski! Jack Wilshere nabs the ball and works his way down the left. Fabianski comes forward slightly and Wilshere sees Joshua King come charging into the box. Wilshere chips the ball up, King heads it - and Fabianski's reactions are lightning quick to knock the ball away. Cracking reactions from the Swansea keeper.

Lukasz Fabianski
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Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Not since March 2016 have Bournemouth won back-to-back games. Benik Afobe is down on the floor now after a clattering with Jack Cork. The physio is on, handing over the water, and after a bit of moving about gingerly, Afobe will continue.

Benik Afobe
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'All about his touch'

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

John Williams

Former Bournemouth defender on BBC Radio Solent

It just shows you what a popular lad he is, every single person in the team apart from the goalkeeper has gone to the corner to congratulate him. 

It was all about his touch. Swansea were having their best spell of the game. 

Bournemouth celebrate
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Eddie Howe punches the air in celebration, then decides it's time to make a change. Jack Wilshere comes on in place of Ryan Fraser, and there's a hearty round of applause for both men.

Afobe doubles Cherries lead

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Nice work from Bournemouth, catching Swansea out. Benik Afobe got himself into a great position to meet Joshua King's pass, avoiding a sliding Swansea body and recovering from losing his footing to slide the ball into the left corner. Lukasz Fabianski, who had come charging out of the box, couldn't get enough of a hand to that.

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Benik Afobe
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GOAL - Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Benik Afobe

Yep, that one is definitely going down as Afobe's.

Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

Lovely stuff from Steve Cook, firstly from almost on his back to scuff the ball out of the way of the net, before he gets another good block in to Fernando Llorente's effort.

Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

John Williams

Former Bournemouth defender on BBC Radio Solent

It was fantastic defending. Headers, blocks, people throwing their bodies. 

Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

This is better from Swansea, finally finding Luciano Narsingh on the right. He's got quick feet but not quick enough to overstep Charles Daniels slide. A short corner ends up at Jack Cork's feet, Cork spears the ball in, looking for Fernando Llorente, but there's too much on it. Swansea are scrapping hard now, Bournemouth throwing themselves in front of every scuffed shot, before the ball sails into the stands.

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Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

Another change for the Swans. Wayne Routledge comes on in place of Ki Sung-yueng.

Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

Tom Carroll wins Swansea a free-kick in a nice position. Gylfi Sigurdsson waits patiently as the wall shove and hustle each other, and the Swans man ends up hammering it straight into the defenders. The Cherries don't clear, the ball drops to Ki Sung-yeung, and he slams the ball out of play via a Bournemouth body.

Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

Swansea finally get themselves over the halfway line through some gentle passing between Luciano Narsingh and Ki Sung-yeung, before Joshua King intercepts it. He's then brought down by Leroy Fer and Bournemouth want a free-kick. No dice from the referee, and the Cherries get their own back with some fantastic defending from Ryan Fraser and Adam Smith

Swansea City"s Ki Sung-yueng
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Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

That'll hurt. Adam Smith makes a lovely run to meet Ryan Fraser's header in. He's off balance as soon as he arrives and ends up missing the ball and running into the advertising boards. Ouch. He looks to have done his knee a mischief but, after a bit of hopping around, he's okay to carry on.

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Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

Ryan Fraser is doing an excellent job, working his way through Swansea's defence again to find Joshua King. There's a worry for Swansea as Lukasz Fabianski makes a bit of a mess of blocking King's shot, before the keeper gets down low to save Fraser's effort. Good stuff from the Cherries.