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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Callum Wilson (5')
  • Ryan Fraser (22')
  • Terence Kongolo (38')

Bournemouth snap four-game losing streak with Huddersfield win

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser notched a goal and an assist each to snap their side's four-game losing streak with a 2-1 home win over Huddersfield Town in a pulsating Premier League clash on Tuesday.

Wilson gave the hosts the lead after five minutes with a superb header from a free kick that Fraser whipped in behind Huddersfield's defence.

The roles were reversed 17 minutes later when Wilson's pass found an unmarked Fraser making a marauding run through the middle, and the winger slotted the ball through the legs of keeper Jonas Lossl to double the advantage.

Terence Kongolo pulled one back for the visitors seven minutes before half-time as Bournemouth's shaky defence failed to clear a high ball, allowing the defender to flick a looping header over Asmir Begovic and into the net.

Having thrown away a one-goal lead in a 2-1 loss to Brighton on Saturday, Huddersfield dominated possession in the second half as they poured forward looking for an equaliser.

The match was peppered with a series of thundering challenges in the second half as referee Roger East flashed six yellow cards but, despite the tremendous effort and passion from both sides, there were no more goals.

"We scored two good goals and you think you can go on and put it to bed, but it swung. I wasn't happy with the period from 2-0 until half-time, but second half we were more secure," Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said.

"[Goalkeeper] Asmir [Begovic] was excellent tonight, we needed a big performance and he has gone a long way to getting us the three points," the 41-year-old coach added.

Bournemouth climb to sixth place on 23 points from 15 games while Huddersfield stay a point above the relegation zone on 10. The bottom three clubs -- Southampton, Burnley and Fulham -- all play on Wednesday.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 31 +52 76
2 Manchester City 30 +58 74
3 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +25 61
4 Arsenal 30 +24 60
5 Manchester United 30 +18 58
6 Chelsea 30 +17 57
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 +2 44
8 Watford 30 -2 43
9 West Ham United 31 -5 42
10 Leicester City 31 -3 41
11 Everton 31 +1 40
12 AFC Bournemouth 31 -13 38
13 Newcastle United 31 -9 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 -5 33
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -10 33
16 Southampton 30 -16 30
17 Burnley 31 -24 30
18 Cardiff City 30 -30 28
19 Fulham 31 -41 17
20 Huddersfield Town 31 -39 14