EFL Cup - Fourth Round
Bournemouth3Middlesbrough1

Bournemouth 3-1 Middlesbrough

Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson's goal was his first for Bournemouth since scoring in a 3-3 draw against Arsenal on 3 January

Callum Wilson scored on his first appearance since January as he helped Bournemouth beat Middlesbrough to move into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

Cherries debutant Jack Simpson put the hosts ahead four minutes into the second half as he hooked in a volley from six yards out after Ryan Fraser's left-wing corner.

Middlesbrough, 13th in the Championship, equalised seven minutes later when Marcus Tavernier converted after a fine run and pass from Adama Traore.

But Wilson, playing his first game after a serious knee injury, put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot after Dael Fry had fouled Simpson in the area.

The Premier League team sealed the victory when Benik Afobe slid in a third from close range after Wilson's low cross.

Bournemouth have now reached the last eight of the competition for a second time in four seasons.

Wilson, 25, ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a training session at the start of February, and had suffered a similar injury on his right knee during the 2015-16 season.

"The biggest compliment I can give Callum is that he's played 90 minutes and it didn't really look hard for him, physically," said Cherries boss Eddie Howe, whose side host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.

"I think his overall performance gives me something to think about.

"We've got competition in that area, for sure. I'll have a few sleepless nights, if everyone's fit, trying to pick a team and pick a bench but that's what you want.

"I was very pleased with him, he's done his chances no harm."

Howe's side are 19th in the Premier League and he made eight changes from the side that won 2-1 at Stoke on Saturday, while Middlesbrough made 10 changes from the team that lost 1-0 against Cardiff.

The draw for the quarter-finals take place at 16:00 BST on Thursday, 26 October.

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 1Boruc
  • 15A SmithSubstituted forAkéat 84'minutes
  • 42Simpson
  • 3S Cook
  • 11Daniels
  • 24FraserSubstituted forAfobeat 77'minutes
  • 4Gosling
  • 8Arter
  • 7Pugh
  • 13Wilson
  • 31MoussetSubstituted forIbeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Aké
  • 9Afobe
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 22Hyndman
  • 23Mahoney
  • 33Ibe
  • 36Butcher

Middlesbrough

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 23Roberts
  • 20FryBooked at 39mins
  • 4Ayala
  • 3Friend
  • 8Clayton
  • 34Forshaw
  • 37Traoré
  • 30BakerSubstituted forFletcherat 83'minutes
  • 62TavernierSubstituted forDowningat 76'minutes
  • 11Bamford

Substitutes

  • 2Fabio
  • 6Gibson
  • 13Mejias
  • 16Howson
  • 18Fletcher
  • 19Downing
  • 51Wing
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
10,254

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 3, Middlesbrough 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 3, Middlesbrough 1.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt saved. Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Artur Boruc.

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Nathan Aké.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Nathan Aké replaces Adam Smith.

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Ashley Fletcher replaces Lewis Baker.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 3, Middlesbrough 1. Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

Jack Simpson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough).

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

(Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt blocked. Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Benik Afobe replaces Ryan Fraser.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Stewart Downing replaces Marcus Tavernier.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 2, Middlesbrough 1. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Bournemouth. Jack Simpson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Adam Clayton.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Steve Cook.

Attempt blocked. Adam Forshaw (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

Adama Traoré (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Jordon Ibe replaces Lys Mousset.

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).

Attempt saved. Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Middlesbrough).

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 1, Middlesbrough 1. Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adama Traoré.

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough).

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