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Summary

  1. Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Francis, Daniels, Cook, Smith, Pugh, Gosling, Arter, Stanislas, Surman, Afobe
  2. Norwich XI: Rudd, Martin, Bennett, Bassong, Brady, Odjidja, Howson, Tettey, Jarvis, Hoolahan, Mbokani

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By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Norwich are put put of their misery.

Bournemouth have put themselves five points clear of the bottom three. They were excellent today.

You'll be wanting to get all the reaction to this game. You can do that over on this page here.

But in the name of six-pointers everywhere, I wish you a good evening.

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Seb Bassong dallying on the ball at the back like his side are 3-0 up. Maybe he's looking at the scoreline in a mirror?

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Late sub for the home side. The man who scored the opener, Dan Gosling, is applauded off, as he makes way for Yann Kermorgant.

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

If you're in the mood to give Norwich credit, they're still trying to make things happen. I mean, nothing is working, but they're trying.

Alexander Tettey
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Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

The Cherries have beaten Chelsea and Manchester United this season - but is this more important than both of them? They'll go five points clear of the drop zone as things stand.

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Robbie Brady has a shot - Norwich almost forgot what those were. Glenn Murray gets his head in the way.

Bargain bucket Benik

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Benik Afobe will get some headlines on just his second start since joining Bournemouth after taking their third goal admirably.

He's actually seen less of the ball than any outfield player who started the game.

Still three key passes (yellow) and nine complete passes (green) will always be trumped by a goal. That's what strikers are there for at the end of the day. At £10m, is this a bargain?

Benik Afobe
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Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Tricky to pick a man of the match here. I've whittled it down to Charlie Daniels or Marc Pugh - thoughts?

Benik Afobe meanwhile is done for the day, with Glenn Murray coming on.

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Oddly, it was Norwich who had the better form coming into this one. But if you take this game alone, only one of these two sides looks like they fancy surviving.

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Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Yup. Miserable this for Norwich. I can't see any positives.

Bournemouth make a change, has Harry Arter is replaced by Eunan O'Kane.

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

The Norwich fans are here in numbers, they've been stood up the whole game on a bitterly cold day but they've had absolutely nothing to cheer.

Darel RussellFormer Norwich midfielder on BBC Radio Norfolk

'The Cherries deserve this'

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Chris Sutton

Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

"A good finish from Afobe, who didn't have time to think about it. 

"The Cherries deserve this - Norwich have been dreadful this afternoon and Bournemouth will now go above them."

GOAL - Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Benik Afobe

This is all Charlie Daniels. He skins two Norwich players down the left wing and puts in the tastiest of crosses which connects with the on-rushing toe of Benik Afobe.

The former Wolves man has his first Cherries goal.

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Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

That said, Norwich are as dangerous as they have been all afternoon with Dieumerci Mbokani and Cameron Jerome up top.

They're leaving space in behind though, which Bournemouth are more than capable of using.

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Dieumerci Mbokani take a bow.

It falls wonderfully for him on the edge of the area, with just Artur Boruc to beat - he goes for a delicate chip... it lands 10 yards wide.

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Nathan Redmond has got electric pace, sometimes he needs to forget the tricks and get to the byline.

Darel RussellFormer Norwich midfielder on BBC Radio Norfolk

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Speaking of poor, Nathan Redmond has been away with the fairies since he's come on for Norwich. He gives the ball away for the second time in a minute.

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Wes Hoolahan has had a poor game and is replaced by Graham Dorrans.

And now Dan Gosling is charging towards the Norwich area, he takes the shot early and it's straight at Declan Rudd.

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Oh and it's almost created a goal. Junior Stanislas's corner is met by the head of Steve Cook, but Declan Rudd makes a sharp save,

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

And to illustrate that point, Benik Afobe's efforts win a corner for his side.

Running to victory

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Mo Farah
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Bournemouth are at it again. Much has been made of their high-intensity game this season as they often out run their opponents.

Today they have clocked nearly 73km, while Norwich have managed 68.5km. Dan Gosling is like Mo Farah. Covering 8.32km he has comfortably got around the pitch more than anyone.

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

It's a matter of pride for Norwich now, they're clearly tired after the midweek trip to Stoke but that isn't an excuse. They haven't done themselves justice.

Darel RussellFormer Norwich midfielder on BBC Radio Norfolk

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

The ball falls to Cameron Jerome in the Bournemouth box and his shot on the spin goes for a corner, which the home side deal with.

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

The tackles are meaty, beaty, big and bouncy now. Dan Gosling takes the ball cleanly off Nathan Redmond, before running into the brick wall that is Seb Bassong.

Tasty stuff.

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Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Better from Norwich, as Jonny Howson steps over Wes Hoolahan's ball into the box and only a lovely tackle from Adam Smith denies Dieumerci Mbokani six yards out.

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

It should be noted that Norwich put in some of the most clown-esqe defending you will see all afternoon before that penalty.

Robbie Brady had the perfect chance to clear, but hit his clearance even deeper into his own area. From that point they never recovered.

Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Norwich need to do something. So off go both widemen - Vdis Odjidja and Matt Jarvis - and on come Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond.

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GOAL - Bournemouth 2-0 Norwich

Charlie Daniels (pen)

In off Declan Rudd's left-hand post. The perfect penalty from Charlie Daniels.

The awarding of it is probably less clear-cut than the Russell Martin-Charlie Daniels coming together in the first half, but Vadis Odjidja has a nibble at Marc Pugh as he strides into the box.

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PENALTY

Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

It's for Bournemouth. Vadis Odjidja brings down Marc Pugh...

Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

As if to emphasise my point, Vadis Odjidja works some space down the right and plays a ball to no-one.

Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

You know how teams can often come out firing after a poor first half?

Norwich are doing the opposite of that.

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Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

Bournemouth want a penalty again. This time it's Harry Arter going down under a double challenge from Vadis Odjidja and Alex Tettey - not much to shout about though.

KICK-OFF

Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

Here we go again. And straight from kick-off Marc Pugh makes the Norwich defence look ridiculous, skipping into the area.

But Declan Rudd, who could be off the pitch, is out to charge down the shot.

HT - Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

Here's a look at the half-time possession statistics. It makes it look a lot more balanced game than it has been.

Possession
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HT - Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

So what have Bournemouth got to complain about?

Well, they could have had a penalty when Russell Martin tried to remove Charlie Daniels' shorts.

And then Norwich keeper Declan Rudd caught Benik Afobe when the striker was through on goal.

There were two defenders level with Afobe - but it has to be a goalscoring opportunity and a red card? Surely? Maybe my interpretation of the "last man" is a bit skewiff.

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HALF-TIME

Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

The half-time whistle is greeted by boos at Dean Court - aimed at referee Robert Madley.

Plenty for the boys on Match of the Day to talk about later.

Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

Benik Afobe needed treatment after all that - he was travelling at some speed when he pushed the ball past the Norwich keeper.

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'A stonewall red card!'

Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich

Chris Sutton

Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

"That was a stonewall red card! Afobe would have tapped the ball into the net but was taken out by Declan Rudd. How the referee hasn't set him off I have no idea. 

"Norwich have got away with one there."