Bournemouth ensured that a bad week for Leeds continued with a heavy defeat thanks to a brace apiece from Yann Kermorgant and Lewis Grabban.

The Cherries had never beaten Leeds but were cruising at half-time. Kermorgant flicked in a shot from Simon Francis and Grabban then slid home.

Grabban then hammered in a third and Kermorgant headed in Matt Ritchie's cross after the break.

Leeds did register when Ross McCormack scored his 26th goal of the season.

A traumatic season off the pitch for Leeds reached a new low on Monday when owner Massimo Cellino was disqualified from buying the club by the Football League.

Cellino told BBC Sport that the club need "help, blood and money" in "hours, not days" and this chastening defeat - which leaves Brian McDermott's men in 14th place, five points behind Bournemouth and 12 points adrift of the play-off places, will only add to his pain.

The game was over inside half an hour. Leeds were unable to cope with Bournemouth's set-pieces and the home team were ahead inside two minutes through Kermorgant.

Grabban quickly added two more, his second a powerful shot past Jack Butland after more good work from Francis, and Kermorgant was left completely unmarked to head a fourth.

Leeds - who host Doncaster at the weekend - have now won two of the last nine games.

Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall:

"If we can keep working as hard as we are and performing how we are then hopefully we can close that gap to the play-offs and come the end of the season who knows what can happen.

"Earlier in the season we didn't get what we deserved in a number of games but in the last 10 games or so our performances have been terrific."

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"We need the ownership of this club to be sorted in the right and proper way.

"It does affect what is going on, on the pitch - there is no doubt about that.

"I have not had this before, a team that concedes four or five goals and we need to sort it out very, very quickly."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Bournemouth

  • 42 Camp
  • 02 Francis
  • 14 Harte
  • 08 Arter
  • 05 Elphick
  • 03 Cook
  • 30 Ritchie (Rantie - 78' )
  • 04 Surman (O'Kane - 54' )
  • 09 Grabban
  • 18 Kermorgant (Pitman - 83' )
  • 07 Pugh

Substitutes

  • 01 Allsop
  • 10 Pitman
  • 15 Smith
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 22 Ward
  • 28 Rantie
  • 32 O'Kane

Leeds United

  • 30 Butland
  • 25 Byram
  • 16 Pugh
  • 06 Murphy (Stewart - 58' )
  • 04 Lees
  • 05 Pearce
  • 36 Mowatt
  • 08 Austin
  • 44 McCormack
  • 20 Smith
  • 10 Hunt (White - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 14 White
  • 18 Tonge
  • 22 Wootton
  • 24 Zaliukas
  • 28 Stewart
  • 33 Cairns
  • 37 Walters
Ref: James Adcock
Att: 10,109

Match Stats

Shots

13 14

On target

8 1

Corners

3 8

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bournemouth 4, Leeds United 1.

90:00 +2:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bournemouth 4, Leeds United 1.

90:00 +2:03

Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

90:00 +1:46

Attempt blocked. Aidan White (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:19

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Brett Pitman.

90:00 +1:14

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

90:00 +0:22

Foul by Brett Pitman (Bournemouth).

90:00 +0:22

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:23

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:23

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).

88:27

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

88:27

Foul by Cameron Stewart (Leeds United).

87:35

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Pugh with a cross.

85:08

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:08

Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

84:31

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane with a through ball.

83:22

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

83:22

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

82:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Yann Kermorgant.

81:41

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:41

Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

79:16

Attempt missed. Jason Pearce (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.

78:54

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Simon Francis.

78:15

Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Arter with a through ball.

77:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Matt Ritchie.

76:15

Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

75:40

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Harry Arter.

74:50

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

74:50

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

74:06

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron Stewart.

72:41

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

71:32

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

69:45

Offside, Bournemouth. Steve Cook tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

68:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 4, Leeds United 1. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

67:57

Offside, Bournemouth. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

64:47

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

64:47

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:11

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jack Butland.

63:08

Attempt saved. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ian Harte with a cross.

62:38

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

61:56

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:56

Foul by Cameron Stewart (Leeds United).

59:51

Offside, Leeds United. Danny Pugh tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

57:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Cameron Stewart replaces Luke Murphy.

57:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Aidan White replaces Noel Hunt.

56:31

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.

54:42

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Simon Francis.

54:36

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

54:01

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

54:01

Matt Smith (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Eunan O'Kane replaces Andrew Surman.

50:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 4, Leeds United 0. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross following a set piece situation.

50:01

Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:01

Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

48:53

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

48:53

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

47:42

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

47:42

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

47:05

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a set piece situation.

46:24

Foul by Ian Harte (Bournemouth).

46:24

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:09

Offside, Bournemouth. Ian Harte tries a through ball, but Yann Kermorgant is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Bournemouth 3, Leeds United 0.

45:00 +4:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bournemouth 3, Leeds United 0.

44:20

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Yann Kermorgant.

44:18

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:34

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Lee Camp.

39:30

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a set piece situation.

39:01

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

39:01

Luke Murphy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:21

Offside, Bournemouth. Simon Francis tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

33:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:48

Delay in match Luke Murphy (Leeds United) because of an injury.

32:26

Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).

32:26

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:22

Offside, Bournemouth. Matt Ritchie tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

30:35

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

27:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 3, Leeds United 0. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simon Francis.

26:44

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

17:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 2, Leeds United 0. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Simon Francis following a fast break.

15:48

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

15:48

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:02

Offside, Bournemouth. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

12:07

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

12:07

Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:45

Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Pugh.

6:48

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Surman.

6:11

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Murphy.

5:14

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.

2:32

Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:32

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

2:02

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

2:02

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 1, Leeds United 0. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Simon Francis following a corner.

1:06

Attempt missed. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ian Harte with a cross following a corner.

0:29

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jack Butland.

0:25

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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