Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Howe: We controlled and dominated a decent side

Howe: We controlled and dominated a decent side

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was delighted with his sides performance away to Birmingham City.

The Cherries raced into a 3-0 away lead inside the opening half an hour with thanks to goals from Matt Ritchie and Lewis Grabban.

Ritchie opened the scoring with a well taken half volley, before Grabban tapped home the second from close range at the back post.

Grabban won a penalty and converted the spot kick on the half an hour mark, with the Cherries leading scorer, smashing the ball into the top corner.

Ian Harte then scored the goal of the game five minutes into the second half with a wonderfully curled effort into the top left hand corner.

With the points wrapped up, the Cherries continued to push for more goals, but got hit at the back with Birmingham substitute Federico Macheda scoring twice.

Howe told BBC Radio Solent...

"It was a great first half performance, we looked a real goal threat. We counter attacked really well throughout the whole game, I thought we were well on top, well in control and dominated a decent side.

"You only have to look back a couple of years and see that this team were in the Premier League so we are very pleased to come here and turn them over so convincingly.

"We thought the fourth would have put the game to bed but fair play to Birmingham, they showed good character to keep going.

"They scored one and then got another and then we had to defend well and use our nous to see the game out, but all in all what a great run the players have put together.


It's easy to join AFCB Vital

With Vital Bournemouth you can win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate


AFCB Vital - Cherry Bear's Official Sponsor



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:DJ
Date:Sunday March 30 2014
Time: 4:37PM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Vote For The March Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for March.

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Premier League's Last 20 Goal A Season Scorers

Every club in the Premier League aspires to unearth, develop or sign a guaranteed 20 goals a season kind of striker but they are always in short supply.

Hodges: Players know they're here to work

AFC Bournemouth Head of sports science Dan Hodges has talked up the benefits of the Cherries in-season training camp in the United Arab Emirates.

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Best summer signing of 2016
Suggested By:
Nathan Ake (loan)28%
Brad Smith2%
Lewis Cook5%
Marc Wilson3%
Emerson Hyndman2%
Lys Mousset6%
Jordon Ibe5%
Jack Wilshere (loan)49%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 12:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.billythekid217
2.AlGard189
3.The Alchemist187
4.Garbo167
5.AFCBade154
6.USCherry131
7.SlowDownDerek130
8.redharry128
9.kirsikka103
10.northstandmark103
Vital Football Comment