Millwall 1 AFC Bournemouth 4 – Cherries too slick for hosts at The Den

BY KAI BENNETT

Millwall dropped to 11th in the Championship table as rampant Bournemouth ran out 4-1 winners at The Den.

The Cherries took another massive step towards guaranteeing a play-off place as they leapfrogged Swansea to move third in the standings.

Bournemouth started strongly and Arnaut Danjuma thought he had given his side the lead after an incisive pass from David Brooks but the goal was disallowed for offside. But they did go ahead on 16 minutes, a George Evans airkick allowed Philip Billing through to deftly lift over Bartosz Bialkowski.

Bialkowski produced a superb save to keep out Steve Cook’s bullet header but Jonathan Woodgate’s side added to their lead shortly before the half-hour mark. Asmir Begovic’s long ball was finished off by Danjuma.

Bournemouth added a third just before half-time. Brooks cut in from the right and unleashed a low strike into the bottom corner.

The Lions pulled one back at the start of the second period, Jed Wallace converting after Cook diverted a Scott Malone cross into his path for his his 10th goal of the season.

But Dominic Solanke got on the scoring after a neat interchange with Billing. A Brooks effort hit the post with 20 minutes to go.

 


 

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