29 October 2020 06:30
Bournemouth leapfrogged Bristol City and up into second place in the Sky Bet Championship courtesy of substitute Arnaut Danjuma's late winner at the Vitality Stadium. After being introduced off the bench with a quarter of an hour remaining, Danjuma bagged his third goal of the season nine minutes from time as the Cherries maintained their unbeaten start to their league campaign. The Dutch winger skipped past City defender Zak Vyner after being played in by Dominic Solanke before calmly lifting his shot over the advancing goalkeeper Daniel Bentley as Bournemouth claimed their fourth win of the term. 2:02 Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Bournemouth and Bristol City. Sheffield Wednesday suffered a third straight league defeat after being defeated 3-0 at Rotherham, who scored all three goals in a peculiar first half.
There was a 10-minute delay when the players were taken off the pitch early on for safety reasons after referee Jarred Gillett was informed there was an unauthorised drone flying above the stadium. Upon the resumption, the Owls were caught cold as two goals from Jamie Lindsay sandwiched Daniel Barlaser's penalty, awarded after Tom Lees had seen red for hauling down Freddie Ladapo in the area. The visitors had to play the entire second half with just 10 men as well, after Nicholas Ioannou was sent off just before the break for a foul on Martin Cranie. Despite trailing to Glen Rea's goal, they visitors looked the stronger and fought back to level through Ryan Yates' header to leave with what was a deserved point. Derby's winless run at Pride Park continued when Kieffer Moore's third goal of the season earned Cardiff a 1-1 draw.
Danjuma bagged his third goal of the season nine minutes from time and only six minutes after his introduction. The Dutch winger skipped past City defender Zak Vyner before calmly lifting his shot over the advancing Daniel Bentley. Bournemouth had grown into the game in the second half after Bristol City had the better of the first. The Robins had a chance after just four minutes, Antoine Semenyo firing wide after Cherries defender Chris Mepham gave the ball away. The visitors thought they had taken the lead on the half-hour through Tomas Kalas' looping header from a corner, only for Joshua King to nod the ball off the line.
Preston's dismal home form continues – Alex Neil's side are without a point or goal from four home league games this season. Chris Hughton remains unbeaten as Nottingham Forest manager after his side came from a goal and man down to draw at Luton. Forest earned a point when Ryan Yates' header deflected in off Rea midway through the second half. The Blues ended their 322-minute goal drought through Gary Gardner in the first half, only for Isaac Mbenza to level in the 85th minute with a free kick. Martyn Waghorn gave Derby a first-half lead against Cardiff with a brilliant free kick, but Kieffer Moore earned a point for the visitors 13 minutes from time. Moore and Junior Hoilett also hit the woodwork for Cardiff and Waghorn was denied a second late on, but Philip Cocu's side at least halted a run of five home league defeats. Brilliant tackle to deny Solanke in the box just on 69 minutes - a captain's challenge. Tracked Smith well in the second half to deny the Cherries crossing. Almost played in Diedhiou early on with a chipped ball before his low shot was deflected just wide and Kalas headed his corner at goal, with King clearing. Wasted an early chance to release Semenyo on 20 minutes as his pass was easily intercepted, before atoning with a lovely shot from the edge of the box just two minutes later that looked like it was heading in. Given a second start in a row and almost scored in the first minutes as he hit the side netting after a Bournemouth error. Came on for the final minutes as City looked to get back in the game. Arnaut Danjuma earned praise from his manager after climbing off the bench to maintain Bournemouth's unbeaten league record with victory at home to promotion rivals Bristol City. Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma secured a hard-fought win at the Vitality Stadium On the Dutch international's winner, Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall said: 'When you look around and see someone with the quality of Arnaut Danjuma to go on there and deliver the 20 minutes that he did, it is excellent for us.' On the unbeaten run, Tindall added: 'To go eight games undefeated at the start of the season in any league is a really good achievement and the players have to take a lot of credit for that for the hard work they have put in. Danjuma collected a smart through ball and lifted the ball over Bristol City keeper Bentley MATCH FACTS Bournemouth: Begovic, Mepham, Steve Cook, Kelly, Stacey, Lewis Cook, Gosling, Smith, Stanislas (Danjuma 75), Solanke, King. Goals: Danjuma (81) Bristol City: Bentley, Vyner, Kalas, Moore, Hunt (Wells 83), Paterson, Bakinson, O'Dowda, Rowe, Diedhiou (Martin 83), Semenyo (Brunt 78). They were denied again when Joshua King leapt to clear Tomas Kalas' header off the line before a swift counter saw Dominic Solanke's effort from a narrow angle deflected just wide. With seconds remaining in the first half, Bristol City's Famara Diedhiou wriggled through several challenges inside the box but saw his scuffed shot deflected onto the post. The hosts should have taken the lead when Lloyd Kelly burst into the box and squared for Solanke but the ball somehow ricocheted off the woodwork, before Stanislas fired inches wide as the pressure built. After Diedhiou's weak header was saved by Begovic, the hosts had claims for a penalty waved away when Solanke was felled by keeper Dan Bentley while trying to force a loose ball home. With 10 minutes left, Solanke slipped substitute Danjuma through to convert smartly for the winning goal. BOSS Jason Tindall hailed the impact of super-sub Arnaut Danjuma, after he came off the bench to strike the decisive blow for Cherries against Bristol City. The Dutchman was introduced with the game locked at 0-0 at Vitality Stadium, but his brilliant touch and finish saw the hosts grab a 1-0 win to climb up to second place in the Championship. "When you look around and see someone with the quality of Arnie Danjuma to put on and go on there and deliver – the 20 minutes that he did was excellent for us. "Arnie Danjuma playing back-to-back games for us, I felt he needed a rest but I always knew that with 20 to 25 minutes to go, if we needed to put him on he'd be able to go on there and make a difference. "Thankfully it worked out well for us tonight with a really good team goal, good play around the box and Arnie was there with a great finish."