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Bournemouth 1-3 Leeds United

Bournemouth v Leeds

Guiseppe Bellusci and Mirco Antenucci inspired Leeds to a second-half fightback as they moved above Bournemouth in the table.

Andrew Surman curled the home side ahead but despite a host of chances they could not increase their lead.

Souleymane Doukara equalised before Bellusci sent a stunning long range free-kick into the top corner.

Antenucci wrapped it up with a calm finish as caretaker boss Neil Redfearn remained unbeaten.

Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri had already made a fine save to deny Ryan Fraser when Surman hammered home his first goal since re-signing on transfer deadline day.

Matt Ritchie then had two efforts saved before Callum Wilson was also denied.

Leeds were far better after the break and got a deserved equaliser when Doukara finished from Tommaso Bianchi's pass.

Bellusci then drilled a 30-yard free-kick into the top corner which left Lee Camp helpless.

And after the wonder-strike, the stage was set for Antenucci to pick up on a Doukara through ball and round off victory.

Leeds caretaker manager Neil Redfearn:

"Bournemouth showed for 30 minutes they are the best footballing team in the league, they murdered us in that period but we took confidence from only going in 1-0 down.

"It was an outstanding goal from Giuseppe. I didn't see that coming, when he was lining up I thought it has got to go in or hit row Z otherwise they will break away. It was outstanding.

"I am enjoying being in charge and the club is in a far better position than when I took over. The lads are playing with confidence.

"I know Massimo Cellino has got a coach in mind and if he wants me to work with the new guy then great. This might be the start of something if we keep building the momentum."

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe:

"We need to be more clinical but what I will say, which is unlike me, the referee was really poor for us.

"We will not change our principles. For me this is the best way to play football and to get consistent results and to move the club forward.

"We will not revert to long ball football and the principles will always remain while I am in charge."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 1Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 5ElphickBooked at 82mins
  • 3S Cook
  • 14HarteSubstituted forA Smithat 87'minutes
  • 6Surman
  • 30Ritchie
  • 20FraserSubstituted forStanislasat 70'minutes
  • 8ArterBooked at 84minsSubstituted forPitmanat 87'minutes
  • 13C Wilson
  • 18Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 7Pugh
  • 10Pitman
  • 11Daniels
  • 15A Smith
  • 19Stanislas
  • 25Flahavan
  • 32O'Kane

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 12Berardi
  • 5BellusciBooked at 80mins
  • 6Pearce
  • 3WarnockSubstituted forCooperat 76'minutes
  • 23L Cook
  • 4Austin
  • 14Bianchi
  • 29Doukara
  • 34Antenucci
  • 8SharpSubstituted forByramat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Byram
  • 9Oliveira Tavares
  • 13Taylor
  • 15Wootton
  • 18Tonge
  • 32Cooper
  • 33Sloth
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
9,307

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Leeds United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Leeds United 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Simon Francis.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Smith.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a headed pass.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Bournemouth 1, Leeds United 3. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Sam Byram tries a through ball, but Mirco Antenucci is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Harry Arter.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Adam Smith replaces Ian Harte.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Stanislas with a cross.

  13. Booking

    Harry Arter (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

  15. Post update

    Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Bournemouth 1, Leeds United 2. Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

  18. Post update

    Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.