B’mouth, Fulham clinch EPL promotion

Bournemouth will be back in the Premier League next season after they sealed promotion from the Championship with a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Kieffer Moore scored the only goal of the game, via a smartly worked free kick, with just seven minutes of the 90 remaining to send the Bournemouth fans into raptures.

The result means Bournemouth are guaranteed to claim the second automatic promotion place ahead of Forest, behind already crowned champions Fulham.

Fulham sealed qualification on Monday after a 7-0 demolition of Luton Town.

Bournemouth got off to a good start, creating their first chance after a couple of minutes but Forest keeper Brice Samba denied midfielder Billing.

Forest striker Sam Surridge found space in the ninth minute after a brilliant long-range cross from defender Djed Spence but he smashed his finish against the crossbar.

Both sides created further chances in an attacking first half, which ended goalless.

After a slow start to the second period, Bournemouth got on top, but Forest held firm until Bournemouth defender Jordan Zemura won the decisive free kick on the edge of the box.

Bournemouth will finish the season at home to eighth-placed Millwall on Saturday when Forest travel to 18th-placed Hull City. –ESPN

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