Updates from Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium

Posted September 17, 2017

Jordon Ibe turned in a star performance from the bench, setting up both goals as Bournemouth got off the mark in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 34-year-old has now scored in 17 Premier League seasons against 36 different clubs.

"This is the first meeting between these two coastal clubs since April 2015, but there won't be a long wait until the next match as they face each other again in the EFL Cup on Tuesday".

"Although, we don't want to take our foot off the gas".

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"But he's looking good, we haven't seen him back in training yet so there's still a way to go". We need that little bit of spark and, when that comes, I think we will be all right.

Following that, Bournemouth travel to Everton in the league next weekend while 14th-placed Brighton host Newcastle United.

Bournemouth's spluttering, pointless start to the campaign had been masked by higher-profile malaises at the likes of Crystal Palace and Arsenal, whose 3-0 thrashing of Eddie Howe's men last week had laid bare the Cherries' flaws.

"He only played two pre-season games, maybe 20-25 minutes in each".

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Bournemouth seemed like a flawless place for him to begin fulfilling his potential, but his first season on the south coast was disappointing.

Ibe did not contribute a single goal or assist in 25 Premier League appearances, but he started the new season with a vow to improve.

The Eagles sit rock bottom of the division with no points and no goals scored and will become the first side in top flight history to lose their first five games without scoring should the Saints win to nil.

The Seagulls got their first win of the season last time out beating West Bromwich Albion by three goals to one and should they pick up another three points here they will move level on points with fifth place Tottenham Hotspur.

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