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AFC Bournemouth win 3-0 on penalties

Bournemouth 0-0 Forest Green (3-0 on pens): Cherries progress on penalties

Mark Travers
Bournemouth are the first team to win a penalty shootout in the League Cup without their opponents scoring a penalty since September 2005, when Doncaster Rovers beat Manchester City 3-0 in a shootout.

Goalkeeper Mark Travers saved all three penalties in the shootout to help Bournemouth edge past League Two side Forest Green and reach the Carabao Cup third round.

After the game finished goalless, Travers' saves allowed Philip Billing to score the winning spot-kick.

Travers denied Josh Mills, Kevin Dawson and James Morton in the shootout while Jordon Ibe's penalty was also saved for the Cherries.

The Premier League side, whose reward is a third-round rip to League One Burton, had created numerous chances in normal time but Forest Green goalkeeper Joe Wollacott produced a series of fine saves.

He saved from Harry Wilson and Ibe early in the first half, keeping Forest Green level in their first game against a top-flight side.

Wollacott then twice saved from Joshua King in the second half, the first a fine save with his boot when one-on-one, while Jack Stacey also hit the post on his Cherries' debut.

Forest Green's best chance fell to Junior Mondal but he fired over the bar from 12 yards in the second half.

Matt Stevens also went close for the League Two side but his effort was cleared off the line by Andrew Surman following a corner.

King and Dominic Solanke calmly slotted home their penalties in the shootout and, after Travers saved Forest Green's three efforts, Biling smashed into the top corner to seal the win.

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 42Travers
  • 17Stacey
  • 33Mepham
  • 25Simpson
  • 21Rico
  • 22H WilsonSubstituted forKingat 60'minutes
  • 53KilkennySubstituted forBillingat 84'minutes
  • 6Surman
  • 10Ibe
  • 13C WilsonSubstituted forFraserat 61'minutes
  • 9Solanke

Substitutes

  • 5Aké
  • 7King
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 24Fraser
  • 29Billing
  • 38Ofoborh
  • 54Dobre

Forest Green

  • 13Wollacott
  • 3Bernard
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 6Rawson
  • 20KitchingBooked at 72mins
  • 19McGinley
  • 25MondalSubstituted forMillsat 78'minutes
  • 18Dawson
  • 15Morton
  • 8GrubbSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutes
  • 9StevensSubstituted forAllenat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Winchester
  • 10Collins
  • 12Allen
  • 14Adams
  • 21McCoulsky
  • 23Mills
  • 24Thomas
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
9,657

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home25
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 0(3), Forest Green Rovers 0.

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Bournemouth 0(3), Forest Green Rovers 0.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 0(3), Forest Green Rovers 0. Philip Billing (Bournemouth) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty saved! James Morton (Forest Green Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 0(2), Forest Green Rovers 0. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 0(1), Forest Green Rovers 0. Joshua King (Bournemouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Bournemouth 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Attempt blocked. Joshua King (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Rico with a cross.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

Attempt missed. Taylor Allen (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Udoka Godwin-Malife.

Attempt saved. James Morton (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joseph Mills.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Liam Kitching.

Attempt blocked. Philip Billing (Bournemouth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Philip Billing (Bournemouth).

Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Joshua King (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ebou Adams.

Attempt blocked. Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Philip Billing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Philip Billing replaces Gavin Kilkenny.

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Joseph Mills tries a through ball, but Taylor Allen is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Morton with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Chris Mepham.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Joseph Mills replaces Junior Mondal.

Attempt saved. Joshua King (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Attempt missed. Joshua King (Bournemouth) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner.

Jack Stacey (Bournemouth) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Jordon Ibe.

Booking

Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jojo Wollacott.

Attempt saved. Joshua King (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gavin Kilkenny.

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