Bournemouth maintained their unbeaten record under returning manager Eddie Howe following victory over Carlisle.

Marc Pugh set the Cherries on their way after taking advantage of some poor defending to slot home, but the hosts equalised through Liam Noble's drive.

Pugh put the visitors back in front from a tight angle, and Lewis Grabban neatly finished for their third.

Lee Barnard's deflected shot made it 4-1, before David Symington fired his first for Carlisle as a consolation.

Bournemouth now have seven points from Howe's first three games back in charge at Dean Court, after he left Burnley earlier this month.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:

"We scored four really good goals. Disappointed to have conceded two but we are gaining momentum hopefully. Two tough away games, we got four points, we've got to be pleased with that.

"There's still defensive work to be done. We seemed to have been involved in high-scoring games this season.

"We like to set out teams up to win games but we want to defend better than we have."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Carlisle United

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 02 Simek
  • 03 Robson
  • 06 Murphy
  • 15 Edwards (Livesey - 54' )
  • 08 Noble
  • 12 Thirlwell (Symington - 46' )
  • 21 Berrett Booked
  • 24 Chantler
  • 11 Cadamarteri (Beck - 71' )
  • 22 Garner

Substitutes

  • 01 Collin
  • 05 Livesey
  • 07 Welsh
  • 16 Potts
  • 19 Symington
  • 17 Beck
  • 27 Higginbotham

AFC Bournemouth

  • 34 James
  • 02 Francis Booked
  • 13 Elphick
  • 24 Addison Booked
  • 07 Pugh Booked
  • 08 Arter
  • 11 Daniels
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 17 McQuoid (Tubbs - 83' )
  • 22 Grabban (Fletcher - 90' )
  • 28 Barnard (O'Kane - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 03 Cook
  • 06 Partington
  • 23 McDermott
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 33 Fletcher
Ref: Coote
Att: 4,050

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

3 4

Corners

5 6

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:09

David Symington takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

90:00 +3:04 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Grabban leaves the field to be replaced by Steve Fletcher.

90:00 +2:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Francis by Mark Beck. David James takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:12

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:15

Eunan O'Kane challenges Liam Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Chantler.

88:20

Matt Tubbs has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

87:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Berrett from the left by-line.

86:10

Joe Garner produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

82:43 Substitution

Substitution Matt Tubbs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh McQuoid.

75:39 Substitution

Substitution Eunan O'Kane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Barnard.

75:39

Matt Robson provided the assist for the goal.

75:39 Goal scored

Goal! - David Symington - Carlisle 2 - 4 Bournem'th David Symington finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Carlisle 2-4 Bournemouth.

75:39

Centre by Matt Robson,

71:45

Effort from outside the penalty area by Lewis Grabban goes wide left of the target.

70:10 Substitution

Substitution Mark Beck replaces Danny Cadamarteri.

68:39

Corner taken by Marc Pugh, Danny Livesey makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by James Berrett.

67:51

Shot by Peter Murphy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

66:27

Josh McQuoid concedes a free kick for a foul on James Berrett. Peter Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

63:46

Marc Pugh decides to take a short corner. Corner from the left by-line taken by Marc Pugh, Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.

62:06

Joe Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter. Free kick crossed by Simon Francis, save by Mark Gillespie.

60:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Barnard - Carlisle 1 - 4 Bournem'th Lee Barnard grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 1-4 Bournemouth.

59:36

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Save by David James.

58:38

Harry Arter produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

57:41

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David James.

56:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Barnard. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

54:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Danny Cadamarteri. Indirect free kick taken by David James.

52:49

Corner taken by James Berrett from the right by-line.

52:49 Substitution

Substitution Danny Livesey on for Mike Edwards.

52:49

James Berrett takes a corner.

52:06

Charlie Daniels challenges David Symington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mike Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

50:48

The assist for the goal came from Lee Barnard.

50:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Carlisle 1 - 3 Bournem'th Lewis Grabban grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 1-3 Bournemouth.

49:33

Danny Cadamarteri is caught offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.

49:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Barnard on Mike Edwards. Mike Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

48:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Arter on James Berrett. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

47:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Barnard. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

47:00

Foul by David Symington on Charlie Daniels, free kick awarded. David James takes the free kick.

46:07

Joe Garner fouled by Lewis Grabban, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Berrett.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Carlisle) makes a substitution, with David Symington coming on for Paul Thirlwell.

45:00 +5:47 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +4:54

Handball by Marc Pugh. Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:06

Paul Thirlwell challenges Harry Arter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Elphick restarts play with the free kick.

43:56

Frank Simek fouled by Marc Pugh, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick, Matt Robson takes a shot from 25 yards. Corner taken by James Berrett, Tommy Elphick gets a block in.

43:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy by Lewis Grabban. Liam Noble restarts play with the free kick.

42:09 Booking

Booking Booking for Marc Pugh for dissent.

42:01

Marc Pugh is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. David James restarts play with the free kick.

41:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Robson. Indirect free kick taken by David James.

39:35

Paul Thirlwell takes a shot. Save by David James. Corner taken right-footed by James Berrett, David James makes a save.

38:51

Matt Robson sends in a cross, save by David James.

36:04

James Berrett produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

31:54

Unfair challenge on Mike Edwards by Lee Barnard results in a free kick. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

30:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Pugh - Carlisle 1 - 2 Bournem'th A goal is scored by Marc Pugh from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Carlisle 1-2 Bournemouth.

26:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on David James. Free kick taken by David James.

25:21 Booking

Booking Simon Francis is cautioned.

25:05

Simon Francis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Robson. Free kick taken by James Berrett.

24:35

Foul by Joe Garner on Tommy Elphick, free kick awarded. David James restarts play with the free kick.

23:56

Lee Barnard has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

22:54

Charlie Daniels takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Peter Murphy.

21:43

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Daniels.

20:48

Handball by Lewis Grabban. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Thirlwell.

17:11

The assist for the goal came from James Berrett.

17:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Noble - Carlisle 1 - 1 Bournem'th Liam Noble grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 1-1 Bournemouth.

16:36

Foul by Shaun MacDonald on Matt Robson, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by James Berrett,

12:02 Booking

Booking The referee cautions James Berrett for unsporting behaviour.

11:48

James Berrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Arter. David James takes the free kick.

9:36

Liam Noble takes a shot. Save by David James.

9:36 Booking

Booking Miles Addison is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

7:53

Assist on the goal came from Harry Arter. Miles Addison concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Noble. Liam Noble restarts play with the free kick.

7:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Pugh - Carlisle 0 - 1 Bournem'th Marc Pugh scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Carlisle 0-1 Bournemouth.

7:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Robson on Simon Francis.

4:02

The official flags Frank Simek offside. David James takes the indirect free kick.

1:58

Foul by James Berrett on Lee Barnard, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by David James.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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