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Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Tokelo Rantie

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.

Eddie Howe

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Post-match: Bournemouth boss Howe

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."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 11DanielsSubstituted forHarteat 14'minutes
  • 32O'Kane
  • 5Elphick
  • 22Ward
  • 30RitchieSubstituted forMacDonaldat 88'minutes
  • 8Arter
  • 9Grabban
  • 4SurmanSubstituted forRantieat 69'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 7Pugh

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 3Cook
  • 10Pitman
  • 14Harte
  • 16MacDonald
  • 17McQuoid
  • 28Rantie

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 2WoodsSubstituted forSteadat 79'minutes
  • 3Dixon
  • 15Wallace
  • 39Gerrard
  • 27SmithBooked at 54mins
  • 8Clayton
  • 10GobernSubstituted forSouthernat 61'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 11D Ward
  • 21Wells
  • 4NorwoodBooked at 75minsSubstituted forScannellat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5P Clarke
  • 7Scannell
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 16Southern
  • 18Lolley
  • 38Holmes
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
7,258

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

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

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.

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

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ian Harte.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Shaun MacDonald replaces Matt Ritchie.

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

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Simon Francis.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lee Camp.

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

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Stead replaces Calum Woods.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Oliver Norwood.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

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

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.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Andrew Surman.

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

Hand ball by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Keith Southern replaces Oscar Gobern.

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.

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

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Goal!

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

Booking

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

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

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

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.

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

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

goal

As It Stood

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2QPR2716741655
3Burnley27141031952
4Derby2815671751
5Nottm Forest26111141344
6Reading2812881144
7Ipswich2810108840
8Brighton2710107740
9Blackburn281099039
10Middlesbrough289109637
11Wigan261079237
12Leeds2710611036
13Huddersfield279711334
14Bournemouth279711-1234
15Blackpool288911-1233
16Watford257108531
17Birmingham277812-329
18Bolton2761011-1228
19Doncaster287714-1828
20Sheff Wed265129-127
21Millwall276813-2326
22Charlton265912-1224
23Barnsley264913-1921
24Yeovil265516-1820
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