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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Lewis Grabban results in a free kick.
Shot by Ryan Fraser. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.
Matt Ritchie delivers the ball.
Olly Lee is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Olly Lee on Harry Arter.
Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.
Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Brett Pitman on Kyle Bartley, free kick awarded.
Matt Ritchie produces a cross.
Shot by Steve Cook missed to the right of the target.
Clearance by Kyle Bartley.
Free kick taken by Tommy Elphick.
Unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Nikola Zigic results in a free kick.
Aaron Mclean sends in a cross.
Brett Pitman comes on in place of Charlie Daniels.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Francis on Paul Robinson.
Andrew Shinnie is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Fraser.
Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.
Callum Reilly is brought on as a substitute for Jesse Lingard.
Clearance by Dan Burn.
Corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the left by-line.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Harry Arter.
The ball is crossed by Harry Arter.
The ball is delivered by Ryan Fraser.
Tom Adeyemi receives a caution.
Ryan Fraser fouled by Tom Adeyemi, the ref awards a free kick.
Steve Cook makes a clearance.
Andrew Shinnie fouled by Eunan O'Kane, the ref awards a free kick.
Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.
Eunan O'Kane fouled by Nikola Zigic, the ref awards a free kick.
Ryan Fraser takes a shot. Darren Randolph parries the ball away.
Tokelo Rantie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc Pugh.
Corner taken by Marc Pugh.
Olly Lee fouled by Marc Pugh, the ref awards a free kick.
Foul by Nikola Zigic on Tommy Elphick, free kick awarded.
Aaron Mclean joins the action as a substitute, replacing Christopher Burke.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Ritchie on Tom Adeyemi.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Fraser on Paul Robinson.
The ball is sent over by Ryan Fraser.
Matt Ritchie has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Darren Randolph parries the ball away.
Booking for Christopher Burke.
Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie.
Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball.
The ball is sent over by Simon Francis.
Marc Pugh has an effort at goal.
Centre by Simon Francis.
The ball is swung over by Charlie Daniels.
Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a block.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Burke on Charlie Daniels.
The referee gets the second half started.
The match has reached half-time.
Corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line.
Foul by Olly Lee on Eunan O'Kane, free kick awarded.
Eunan O'Kane takes a shot.
Olly Lee takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Christopher Burke crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Darren Randolph blocks the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Eunan O'Kane on Jesse Lingard.
Lewis Grabban produces a cross.
(Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Ryan Fraser coming on for Andrew Surman.
Lewis Grabban has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Matt Ritchie has an effort at goal.
Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Zigic on Tommy Elphick.
Corner taken by Christopher Burke.
The ball is delivered by Jesse Lingard.
Paul Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Christopher Burke.
Nikola Zigic scores with a right foot finish. Bournemouth 0-2 Birmingham.
Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Ritchie on Olly Lee.
Charlie Daniels takes the free kick.
Kyle Bartley is shown a yellow card.
Foul by Kyle Bartley on Charlie Daniels, free kick awarded.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Ritchie.
The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Francis.
Free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.
Jesse Lingard challenges Steve Cook unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee blows for offside.
Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.
Tommy Elphick challenges Dan Burn unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line.
Harry Arter takes a shot.
Marc Pugh crosses the ball.
Paul Caddis receives a caution.
Paul Caddis challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Tommy Elphick fouled by Dan Burn, the ref awards a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Tom Adeyemi by Matt Ritchie results in a free kick.
Clearance by Steve Cook.
Centre by Andrew Surman.
Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the right by-line.
Andrew Shinnie scores with their right foot. Bournemouth 0-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Olly Lee.
Steve Cook takes the free kick.
Olly Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter.
The game gets underway.
Winger Ritchie a pick for Cherries
Bournemouth will hand Matt Ritchie another start as they look to make it back-to-back victories when they welcome Birmingham to the south coast.
Ritchie was substituted in the 2-1 win over Reading last Saturday having netted the game's winning goal and the Cherries confirmed he was withdrawn because of tiredness so the former Swindon winger looks set to continue in the starting XI against the Blues.
The likes of Nico Yennaris, Ian Harte, Josh McQuoid and Wes Thomas all featured in a 1-0 friendly win at QPR in midweek and will hope to have put themselves in Howe's plans.
Goalkeeper Ryan Allsop will not be involved in the squad once more as he continues to recover from glandular fever, which has left him unable to train for the last six weeks.
Birmingham will be without Mitch Hancox and Lee Novak.
Left-back Hancox has been ruled out until the new year having sustained a knee injury in last weekend's 2-2 draw at home to Middlesbrough, while striker Novak picked up a leg problem in the same game and misses Blues' first meeting with the Cherries in 18 years.
Defenders Will Packwood and Amari'i Bell have been recalled from loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Nuneaton respectively and will look to make the matchday squad.
Midfielder Tom Adeyemi has recovered from a slight hamstring complaint but David Murphy, Matt Green, Neal Eardley (all knee), Jonathan Spector (thigh) and Akwasi Asante (hamstring) remain sidelined.
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