Bournemouth lifted themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Aston Villa at the Vitality Stadium.
Two first-half goals in six minutes from Philip Billing and Nathan Ake proved enough to secure all three points – even though the Cherries found themselves down to 10 men in the early stages of the second half, midfielder Jefferson Lerma has shown a second yellow card for a foul on Jack Grealish.
With a man advantage, Villa found a way back into the game courtesy of £8.5m signing Mbwana Samatta, who became the first Tanzanian to score in the Premier League with a debut goal on 70 minutes.
But Eddie Howe’s side managed to withstand Villa’s pressure and can celebrate back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.
Bournemouth is now up to 16th place in the table – the position Villa was in before kick-off – and out of the relegation zone on 26 points.
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Source – Sport365coza