Football: Bournemouth rally to beat West Brom
March 17, 2018 | 9:21 PM
by Reuters
Bournemouth players celebrate during their match against West Bromwich Albion agt Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth on Saturday. Photo - Reuters

London: Long-range goals from Jordan Ibe and Junior Stanislas helped Bournemouth grind out a comeback 2-1 home win over the Premier League's bottom team West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The visitors dominated the first half as Salomon Rondon twice came close before he headed a Kieran Gibbs cross into the path of strike partner Jay Rodriguez, who turned sharply and blasted the ball past keeper Asmir Begovic from close range four minutes after halftime.

The home side, who lacked any spark or creativity for most of the match, levelled out of the blue as Ibe's tame-looking shot from 25 metres in the 77th minute bounced in front of goalkeeper Ben Foster.

But there was nothing Foster could do about the 89th minute Bournemouth winner as Stanislas curled in a delightful free kick from 25 metres, handing West Brom a record-equalling seventh successive league defeat.

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