Bournemouth's record signing Tokelo Rantie came off the bench to score only his second goal for the club as they beat Huddersfield Town.

There were no goals in the first half on a waterlogged pitch, but the rain stopped and the goals came after the break.

Lewis Grabban put the Cherries ahead with a penalty before Calum Woods equalised from Nahki Wells's pass.

But substitute Rantie secured victory with a shot that went in off the post.

It was the 23-year-old's first home goal since his August move from Malmo for a reported £2.5m, and only his second in 19 games.

With the game seemingly under threat of abandonment in the heavy rain, it was a poor first half, though Bournemouth had chances to score.

Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies pulled off a fantastic double save from Elliott Ward and Harry Arter after five minutes, then denied Matt Ritchie 10 minutes later.

The game got going after the break, and the deadlock was broken after Tom Smith brought down Marc Pugh in the box, with Grabban firing home.

That lead lasted only four minutes as Wells pierced the Cherries defence with a ball that Woods raced onto and fired high into the net.

Rantie, on for midfielder Andrew Surman, scored the winner within three minutes of his introduction when Eunan O'Kane set him up for a right-footed effort.

The Terriers pushed for an equaliser and almost found it in stoppage time, but Ward squandered the chance.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"It was a great moment for TK and I am so pleased for him. I know he has struggled for goals since he came to us but I have had absolutely no doubts about his ability. I know what he can bring to the team.

"It was a question of him adapting to a new country, to the English game, to new team-mates and how we play. He is still doing that and we always knew it would take him time to settle and fulfil his great potential.

"Some of our supporters began to think we had made a mistake, but we have not. I just hope he scores many more like that because when he came on he was razor-sharp."

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins:

"I am disappointed with the result. Our away from has not been good enough and we have to start picking up points on our travels.

"The rain made it difficult to play good football but overall I thought we had done enough to earn a draw, but not enough to have won.

"We played against a good footballing side who provide a lot of movement and are a different team to the one we beat 5-1 back in August. In the end we cannot get away from the fact that we were bare up top without [James] Vaughan."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Bournemouth

  • 42 Camp
  • 02 Francis
  • 11 Daniels (Harte - 14' )
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 05 Elphick
  • 22 Ward
  • 30 Ritchie (MacDonald - 88' )
  • 08 Arter
  • 09 Grabban
  • 04 Surman (Rantie - 69' Booked )
  • 07 Pugh

Substitutes

  • 01 Allsop
  • 03 Cook
  • 10 Pitman
  • 14 Harte
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 28 Rantie

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Woods (Stead - 79' )
  • 03 Dixon
  • 15 Wallace
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 27 Smith Booked
  • 08 Clayton
  • 10 Gobern (Southern - 61' Booked )
  • 11 Ward
  • 21 Wells
  • 04 Norwood Booked (Scannell - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Clarke
  • 07 Scannell
  • 13 Bennett
  • 14 Stead
  • 16 Southern
  • 18 Lolley
  • 38 Holmes
Ref: Graham Horwood
Att: 7,258

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

7 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

4 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

90:00 +5:23 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

90:00 +4:31

Offside, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh tries a through ball, but Tokelo Rantie is caught offside.

90:00 +1:03

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jon Stead with a cross.

89:57

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Daniel Ward with a cross following a corner.

89:28

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ian Harte.

87:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Shaun MacDonald replaces Matt Ritchie.

81:42

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

81:13

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Simon Francis.

80:47

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lee Camp.

80:42

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

78:44

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

78:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Stead replaces Calum Woods.

77:22

Offside, Bournemouth. Harry Arter tries a through ball, but Tokelo Rantie is caught offside.

76:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Oliver Norwood.

74:04 Booking

Booking Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:01

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:01

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

72:21 Booking

Booking Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

71:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 2, Huddersfield Town 1. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane with a through ball.

70:52

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

68:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Andrew Surman.

65:26

Attempt blocked. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.

63:19

Hand ball by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

62:49

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62:13

Delay in match Harry Arter (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

62:08 Booking

Booking Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62:01

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:01

Foul by Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town).

60:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Keith Southern replaces Oscar Gobern.

58:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

56:48

Ian Harte (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:48

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

54:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

53:48 Booking

Booking Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:37

Penalty Bournemouth. Marc Pugh draws a foul in the penalty area.

53:37

Penalty conceded by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

50:36

Attempt missed. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Harry Arter with a through ball.

47:55

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:26

Attempt missed. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Bournemouth 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +1:23

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +1:23

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

43:48

Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:48

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

40:18

Attempt saved. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

38:41

Attempt saved. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc Pugh.

38:01

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:01

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

36:42

Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:42

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

35:21

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Surman with a through ball.

35:10

Hand ball by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

34:27

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ian Harte with a cross.

33:41

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:41

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

33:11

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

32:06

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

32:06

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:02

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

30:50

Offside, Bournemouth. Eunan O'Kane tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

28:42

Offside, Bournemouth. Andrew Surman tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

26:18

Attempt saved. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

22:50

Attempt blocked. Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Harte with a cross.

22:18

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

19:13

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

19:13

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:44

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

18:42

Attempt saved. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

18:02

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

13:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Ian Harte replaces Charlie Daniels because of an injury.

12:02

Delay in match Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

11:11

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

9:30

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Gerrard.

8:18

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Simon Francis.

6:51

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Smith with a cross.

5:41

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Surman.

4:23

Offside, Bournemouth. Andrew Surman tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

4:01

Attempt saved. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:58

Attempt saved. Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tommy Elphick.

3:17

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

1:59

Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:59

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

1:39

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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