Updates from Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium

  • Updates from Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium

Updates from Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "It's back to basics really, the fundamentals that we know can bring us success".

Solly March had put Brighton ahead, with the Seagulls' sharp counter-attacking initially looking like paying dividends.

The Cherries picked up their first win on the season in the match, with Jermaine Defoe's winning goal chalking up the side's first points of the campaign. On the two previous occasions, in 1983 and 1994, they recovered to avoid relegation from the third tier.Three clubs have started a Premier League season with five consecutive defeats - Southampton in 1998, Sunderland in 2005 and Portsmouth in 2009.

The visitors threatened early in the second half, as Shane Duffy had a header cleared off the line while Dale Stephens' crashed onto the crossbar.

"Once we took the lead, if anything, that spurred them into perhaps making the changes that they did and they had to go for it a little bit more".

Ibe nearly provided the cherry on a particularly sweet outing, drilling a free-kick wide, but victory was safely seen out to kick-start the seasons of player and club alike.

Eddie Howes' charges enjoyed most of the possession in the first half, but they were unable to make it count as the likes of Jermaine Defoe and Joshua King fired blanks.

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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 influential former Liverpool attacker found South African midfielder Andrew Surman in the middle of the box, who finished in the far left corner of the Brighton goal.

Brighton got their first Premier League victory last week against West Brom. After starting their first 11 games of the season, Ibe lost his place.