Sunday Mirror

Has got Cherries in play-off shape


Cherries knew a point would be enough to propel them into sixth place.

But there was never any danger Woodgate’s men would settle for a draw and they got off to a blistering start with Danjuma breaking the deadlock straight from kick-off.

David Brooks raced down the right before crossing into the path of Danjuma, who gleefully slotted home from six yards.

Coventry were level just two minutes later thanks to a sweetly-struck 25-yard free-kick from Leicester loanee Matty James.

Brooks and Danjuma both came close to restoring Bournemout­h’s lead before the

Dutchman doubled his and the Cherries’ tally 17 minutes before half-time.

Danjuma combined neatly with Philip Billing before squeezing his shot through the legs of Coventry goalkeeper Marko Marosi and into the far corner from a tight angle.

Brooks put the game out of Coventry’s reach with a cushioned finish from Danjuma’s pinpoint cross on 69 minutes.

The home side added a

BOURNEMOUT­H: Begovic 6; Smith 6, Carter-Vickers 7, Steve Cook 6, Kelly 6; Lerma 6, Wilshere 5 (Pearson, 72, 6); Danjuma 9 (Anthony, 90), Billing 7 (Riquelme, 90), Brooks 8 (Stacey, 90); Solanke 6 (Surridge, 90). Unused subs: Travers, Mepham, Long, Rico.

COVENTRY: Marosi 6; Ostigard 5, McFadzean 5, Pask 6 (Thompson, 60, 5); Eccles 5, Kelly 6 (Hamer, 79), James 7, McCallum 6; Godden 4 (Gyokeres, 79), O’Hare 6 (Allen, 90), Walker 7 (Bakayoko, 90) Unused subs: Wilson, Biamou, Shipley, Dacosta

MAN OF THE MATCH: Arnuat Danjuma. The Holland internatio­nal was absolutely unplayable at times. REFEREE: David Webb 7. fourth in stoppage time when a combinatio­n of Bournemout­h striker Dominic Solanke and Sky Blues substitute Dominic Thompson diverted Ben Pearson’s cross into the net.

Coventry also had defender Josh Pask stretchere­d off with a head injury following a nasty-looking collision with Billing.

Manager Mark Robins said: “Josh has been taken to hospital so we hope it is not too serious.”

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