Bournemouth’s survival chances have received an unlikely boost thanks to an impressive 4-1 win at home to Leicester City.

Eddie Howe’s side came from behind in the second half, as they now edge towards three points from Premier League safety.

As for Leicester, their Top Four hopes now look to be in real danger, with Wolves gaining ground on them earlier in the day.

The Foxes made all the early running on the south coast, as Jamie Vardy’s 23rd Premier League goal of the season put them ahead on 23 minutes.

But despite the positivity of Vardy early strike, the Foxes were unable to extend their lead, as Aaron Ramsdale denied Kelechi Iheanacho.

Bournemouth still looked short on ideas after the restart, but the game was to dramatically turn just after the hour.

Junior Stanislas kept his nerve to level from the penalty spot, before Dominic Solanke edged the hosts in front sixty seconds later.

But that to be just the start of the madness, with Bournemouth’s celebrations were cut short after Caglar Soyuncu kicked out at Callum Wilson.

Referee Stuart Atwell dismissed the Turkish international, and Leicester’s fightback hopes faded immediately.

With their confidence flowing back, Bournemouth went on the attack in closing stages, as an unfortunate Jonny Evans own goal and Solanke’s second of the night secured a vital win for Howe.


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