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  1. Bournemouth finished 12th in top flight last season
  2. Cardiff return to Premier League after four seasons in Championship
  3. First time the two clubs have met in the top flight

Live Reporting

By Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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  1. So long, farewell

    FT: Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff

    Two great goals and a fine penalty save. Not bad for the opening day, eh?

    That wraps up our live text coverage of this match. Thank you for joining us.


    Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff

    That's it, all over. Eddie Howe's Bournemouth finally win on the opening day in the Premier League.

    Cardiff's first game back in the top flight ends in defeat.

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe
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    Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff

    Lys Mousset comes on for Callum Wilson, fresh after scoring for the hosts and a chap by the name of Jermaine Defoe also comes on for the Cherries.

    Nope, never heard of him either.

  4. GOAL - Bourmemouth 2-0 Cardiff

    Callum Wilson

    Just as the board is put up for five additional minutes, Callum Wilson steers the ball past Neil Etheridge to make up for his earlier penalty miss.

    Bournemouth have never won on the opening day of a Premier League season up until today.

    That run is well and truly coming to an end.

    Bournemouth's Callum WIlson
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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Steve Cook is down for Bournemouth and he looks in some discomfort.

    Replays show it was a clash of heads with Sean Morrison as they both went for the ball in the air.

    There's applause as he's helped to his feet and thankfully he is able to walk to the sidelines.

    Bournemouth's Steve Cook
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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Callum Wilson crosses into the box looking for Joshua King but the ball falls to Ryan Fraser who fires high and wide as if he's converting a try.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    What a waste from Callum Wilson who finds his way into the near post and could shoot from an acute angle to wrap it up.

    Instead he opts to pass and Cardiff clear their lines yet again.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Ryan Fraser has been on the end of a fair few fouls today and it's fair to say he's been a tad roughed up.

    To pile on to this, Sol Bamba attempts a bicycle kick inside the box which catches Fraser on the shoulder. That looked painful but it certainly wasn't deliberate.

    All in a day's work, eh Ryan?

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Vitality Stadium

    Cardiff have really come to life in the last 10 minutes, and their vocal travelling supporters sense their side could snatch a point here.

    Set-pieces were a fruitful source of goals for the Bluebirds in the Championship and they appear to be their likeliest avenue to an equaliser here.

    Cardiff City's Josh Murphy
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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Bobby Reid stands over the ball as Cardiff win a free-kick just outside the Bournemouth box.

    Bobby Reid then lofts the ball well over the crossbar.

    Jeers ring around the Vitality Stadium.


    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    David Brooks, with his blonde highlights stuck to his head from the cascading rain, comes off for the hosts and he is replaced by Simon Francis.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    What a save from Asmir Begovic!

    Sean Morrison comes milimetres from leveling for Cardiff practically on the goal-line, but the Cherries keeper does well to palm away.


    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Callum Patterson and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing both come off for Cardiff and are replaced by Josh Murphy and Danny Ward.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    So close for Cardiff City!

    Captain Sean Morrison almost latches onto a cross from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing but it sails wide while at the other end, David Brooks fires across the face of goal.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    It's end to end stuff now and Cardiff forward Bobby Reid tees up Callum Patterson in the box but he fires a deflected shot wide and they win a corner.

    Lee Peltier keeps the ball alive after the Cherries clear and they look reinvigorated in the last five minutes.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Ryan Fraser launches in a corner into the box which is nodded backwards by Nathan Ake into the path of Joshua King who wins another corner.

    David Brooks sends it back into the box but Cardiff do well to clear their lines.

    Bournemouth's David Brooks
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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    The rain is beating down in Bournemouth now but it is not dampening the spirits of the home fans, who have pretty much not stopped singing all afternoon.

    The Cherries look comfortable with the ball and show no signs of halting the momentum they had before the break.

    Cardiff need a breakthrough and they need it soon.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Vitality Stadium

    Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock

    Neil Warnock has not been his usual demonstrative self on the touchline today. Should that worry Cardiff fans?

    Their side are struggling to get much of a foothold in this match, with Bournemouth in the ascendancy at the start of this second half - much like they ended the first.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Big let off for Bournemouth as Junior Hoilett works his way into space as Cardiff wrongfoot Nathan Ake, but the Bluebirds midfielder's flagged offside.

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    Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff

    Chris Wise

    BBC Radio 5 live at Dean Court

    Bournemouth's David Brooks

    Just been told that David Brooks had no idea he'd be making his Premier League debut when he turned up at the Vitality Stadium at lunchtime today.

    Apparently he walked into the Bournemouth dressing room and said 'Why is my shirt hanging up?'

    Sounds like something from a Roy of the Rovers sketch!'