Crystal Palace 1-2 Bournemouth: Afobe has Cherries pretty in pink

  • 5 defeats in a row for Palace
  • Afobe nets winner
  • Cherries up to 15th

Benik Afobe keeps on rolling, as goals from the new Cherries man and Marc Pugh helped Bournemouth to a 2-1 comeback win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

Scott Dann scored for Palace, losers of five in-a-row. The Eagles sit 11th with 31 points, and 15th place Bournemouth is now within three points of Palace.

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Dann pushed the match open before halftime, when he was in prime position to deposit a great cross from Wilfried Zaha.

The Cherries equalized through Pugh, who cut one way and then the other inside the Palace box to make it 1-1 in the 34th minute.

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Then Benik Afobe continued his remarkable run, heading home for his third goal in as many games.

The 22-year-old failed to make a single appearance for the Gunners during five years as Arsenal property, but has netted thrice already since joining from Wolverhampton earlier this transfer window.