Match ends, Bournemouth 4, Coventry City 1.
Arnaut Danjuma hit a first-half double as Championship play-off hopefuls Bournemouth saw off relegation battlers Coventry City.
Danjuma's right-foot shot after just 23 seconds was followed within two minutes by a Coventry equaliser after Jack Wilshere brought down Callum O'Hare on the edge of the area, and Matty James' right-foot free-kick found the bottom corner.
But the Cherries were back in front on 28 minutes when Philip Billing laid the ball into Danjuma's path and he powerfully found the corner.
Danjuma then broke quickly to pick out David Brooks for the third goal on 69 minutes and Dominic Solanke completed the scoring with a stoppage-time fourth when Ben Pearson's shot deflected off him into the net.
The win lifts the Cherries back two points above Reading into sixth, while Coventry drop to 21st, now just six points clear of trouble after Rotherham United's point at Yorkshire neighbours Huddersfield.
It completed a first double for Bournemouth over Coventry since their old Third Division South days in the 1952-53 season.
They won twice at St Andrew's earlier in the season in the space of 37 days, beating tenants Coventry and then their landlords Birmingham City.
'The scoreline is very harsh' - reaction
Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate: "We started quick and played with a high intensity from the start. I thought we played really, really well.
"Coventry are a decent team, they should be higher up in the table to be honest.
"It's all able attitude, application and mentality. If that's 10 out of 10 then you win games no problem."
Coventry manager Mark Robins: "We get punished after 30 seconds which is a joke but I can't be too critical because of what we have out on the pitch, we've got to deal with things better at times, whilst it's a disappointment, I think the scoreline is very harsh.
"We didn't lose heart, we got back into it and almost immediately got back on level terms again which was good, the second goal against us was a blow but we were still in the game at half-time and had a chance of doing something.
"This is a really tough game, we came up against a team that fancied it today and they need to pick some points up to get into the play-offs, we need to pick points up for other reasons. This isn't the end of the world, we have to learn from this and move on."
- 15A Smith
- 3S Cook
- 11WilshereSubstituted forPearsonat 72'minutes
- 7BrooksSubstituted forStaceyat 90+3'minutes
- 29BillingSubstituted forRiquelmeat 90+6'minutes
- 10Danjuma GroeneveldSubstituted forAnthonyat 90+6'minutes
- 9SolankeSubstituted forSurridgeat 90+3'minutes
- 16PaskSubstituted forThompsonat 61'minutes
- 2ØstigardBooked at 75mins
- 6KellySubstituted forHamerat 79'minutes
- 11O'HareSubstituted forAllenat 90+4'minutes
- 24GoddenSubstituted forGyökeresat 79'minutes
- 19WalkerSubstituted forBakayokoat 90+4'minutes
- 29Da Costa
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bournemouth 4, Coventry City 1.
Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Allen (Coventry City).
Attempt saved. Jaidon Anthony (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Surridge.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Substitution, Bournemouth. Jaidon Anthony replaces Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld.
Substitution, Bournemouth. Rodrigo Riquelme replaces Philip Billing.
Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Tyler Walker.
Substitution, Coventry City. Jamie Allen replaces Callum O'Hare.
Substitution, Bournemouth. Jack Stacey replaces David Brooks.
Substitution, Bournemouth. Sam Surridge replaces Dominic Solanke.
Goal! Bournemouth 4, Coventry City 1. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Pearson.
Attempt blocked. Ben Pearson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Smith.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Steve Cook.
Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Coventry City) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam McCallum with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).
Viktor Gyökeres (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Brooks.
Substitution, Coventry City. Viktor Gyökeres replaces Matt Godden.