Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth: Junior Stanislas earns narrow Cherries win

Report and highlights from the Sky Bet Championship clash between Stoke City and Bournemouth at the bet365 Stadium as Junior Stanislas’ seventh goal of the season moved Jason Tindall’s Cherries up to third in the table

By Dan Long

Saturday 2 January 2021 21:53, UK

Bournemouth climbed to third in the Sky Bet Championship table after a gritty 1-0 win over Stoke at the bet365 Stadium.

Chances were few and far between in a closely-fought first half, although Sam Surridge and Dominic Solanke came closest to breaking the deadlock for the visitors, with the latter lifting a shot onto the crossbar.

But Bournemouth finally edged ahead when Junior Stanislas latched onto Lewis Cook’s searching ball forward and fired a low shot beyond Stoke goalkeeper Joe Bursik for his seventh goal of the season (79).

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With Brentford not in action this weekend, after their game against Bristol City was postponed, the Cherries move above them into third, two points behind second-placed Swansea. Stoke stay eighth, two points outside the top six.

More to follow…


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What’s next?

Both clubs will participate in the FA Cup third round at 3pm on Saturday, January 9. Stoke host Leicester at the bet365 Stadium, while Bournemouth travel to Boundary Park to face League Two side Oldham.

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