Bournemouth 3-0 Yeovil Town
Matt Ritchie scored two second-half goals as Bournemouth thumped Yeovil.
The Cherries dominated from the start but the Glovers held out until after the break, when Ritchie fired home after good work by Ryan Fraser.
Bournemouth doubled their lead when Ritchie's curling shot deflected home off Shane Duffy and Eunan O'Kane made it 3-0 with a left-footed strike.
Yeovil hit the post either side of half-time through Ishmael Miller and Ed Upson, but they ended up well beaten.
This was the Cherries' first win at home since early October, having lost three out of their last four at the Goldsands Stadium.
They put Yeovil under almost constant pressure, with Glovers keeper Marek Stech making the first of many stops in the seventh minute when he kept out Andrew Surman's header with his fingertips.
Miller hit the post from a tight angle in a rare attack from the visitors, but Stech was by far the busier keeper and denied Lewis Grabban, Charlie Daniels and Elliott Ward before half-time.
Ward thought he had scored in first-half injury-time, but referee Craig Pawson ruled it out for a push in the penalty box.
However, Yeovil's resistance was ended five minutes after the break and they were soon 3-0 down.
Bournemouth continued to press forward in search of more goals and Ritchie went within inches of completing his hat-trick before Upson hit the woodwork at the other end.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:
"Matt Ritchie has added a huge goal threat and has done it all his career. Cutting in from the right, he is a difficult man to mark and you can see his quality when chances are presented.
"We love him to bits, think he is a top player, and hope he can stay in this goal-scoring form he is in.
"It was really important today. The results have been disappointing but the performances have been good. They were a tough nut to crack."
Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:
"If it does not continue to improve then of course we are going to be in trouble. We let them get their tails up and, when we don't quite get our act together and we give the ball away, we are going to be in trouble anywhere in the Championship.
"We hope they are going to be learning very quickly because a couple of teams have done that to us this year and we haven't quite handled it.
"We had a bad day and were second best. We have got to recover as that is the sort of game that could give you the feeling that could send you down."
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- 20FraserSubstituted forPughat 81'minutes
- 9GrabbanSubstituted forRantieat 74'minutes
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- 3McAllisterSubstituted forDavisat 62'minutes
- 31LundstramBooked at 50minsSubstituted forFoleyat 63'minutes
- 7DawsonBooked at 36mins
- 8UpsonBooked at 69mins
- 19RallsBooked at 77mins
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