Bournemouth smash Leicester and save Champions League hopes

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Although holding their survival hopes in the Premier League alive, Dominic Solanke scored his first two goals for Bournemouth as they delivered an impressive 4-1 comeback victory over ten-man Leicester City.

During the first half, Jamie Vardy scored for Leicester after a poor game with Cherries that could have been three points in front.

The errant clearance of Kasper Schmeichel hitting the back of Wilfred Ndidi led to the midfielder taking down Callum Wilson and converting Junior Stanislas from the penalty kick.

Solanke was allowed to pass easily down the left inside channel in two minutes and his shot slipped under the Leicester keeper, after which Caglar Soyuncu was dismissed for kicking out at Wilson who took the ball out of the net.

Stanislas then accidentally diverted his drive through the field into the net by Johnny Evans, ahead of a suddenly confident Solanke who hadn’t appeared for the Cherries in 38 games before that, classically rattling around Ryan Bennett and then nudging the ball wide of the charging Schmeichel.

The victory places Leicester just one point clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, while Bournemouth is fourth-bottom within three points of Watford.

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