Bournemouth 3-0 Bolton: Match Report

27 April 2015 09:01

Bournemouth set for Premier League

Bournemouth will play in the Premier League next season for the first time in their 116-year history after cruising past 10-man Bolton 3-0 in front of a disbelieving Dean Court.

Eddie Howe's men were cut adrift at the foot of the Football League in 2009 but only a virtually impossible swing in goal difference on the final day would deny the Dorset-born manager from clinching the third promotion of his managerial career with the Cherries.

A thumping finish from midfielder Marc Pugh set them on course for the promised land before winger Matt Ritchie's snapshot gave them a comfortable cushion at the break.

Dorian Dervite saw red for a foul on Callum Wilson who then added the gloss to the most famous night in the club's history in the 79th minute to spark wild scenes on the south coast.

Source: PA