Bournemouth marked their return to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa secured with early and late objectives on the Vitality Stadium.
This was a repeat of the opening day fixture the final time Bournemouth had been newly promoted to the Premier League in August 2015. The Cherries had been the higher facet that day however Villa, who completed the season backside of the desk, took all three factors gained that day because of a late Rudy Gestede purpose.
This time, Bournemouth acquired the job accomplished, beginning when Jefferson Lerma fired in from eight yards out with simply two minutes on the clock after Villa did not clear a nook.
Villa went on to dominate possession total and peppered pictures on the dwelling facet’s purpose with out getting greater than a few makes an attempt on course.
Bournemouth had fewer than half of the efforts however made essentially the most of their probabilities, placing extra on course and doubling their lead with 10 minutes to go when Kieffer Moore marked his Premier League debut with a purpose.
Lloyd Kelly looped the ball into the field and Moore powered a header again throughout the purpose. The Welsh striker has spent most of his profession within the Championship and in non-league, along with his solely earlier prime flight expertise coming throughout a spell in Norway in 2015.
However Moore, who will flip 30 on Monday, has had a great document within the second tier in current seasons and has confirmed himself at worldwide stage with Wales since 2019.
Bournemouth gained’t be capable of relaxation on their laurels, as they face Manchester Metropolis subsequent weekend, earlier than video games in opposition to Arsenal and Liverpool in fast succession quickly after. Aston Villa will play their opening dwelling sport of the brand new season when Everton go to Villa Park on Saturday.