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Soccer-Bournemouth's Defoe strikes to seal comeback win over Brighton
September 15, 2017 / 9:32 PM / 5 days ago

Soccer-Bournemouth's Defoe strikes to seal comeback win over Brighton

* Bournemouth beat Brighton 2-1 for their first win of the season

* Visitors went ahead through Solly March after 55 minutes

* Andrew Surman equalised for Bournemouth

* Jermain Defoe scored the winner after 73 minutes

* Bournemouth visit Everton next, Brighton host Newcastle

BOURNEMOUTH 2 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe scored his first goal in his second spell at the club in a 2-1 win over promoted Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday as Eddie Howe’s side grabbed a vital first Premier League win of the season.

After a goalless first half at the Vitality Stadium, the visitors took a surprise lead 10 minutes after the break when Solly March headed in from Pascal Gross’s cross.

Chris Hughton’s side were ahead for 12 minutes before Bournemouth’s Jordon Ibe laid on a pass for Andrew Surman to finish from the middle of the box into the far left corner of the Brighton goal.

Ibe turned provider again little more than five minutes later, when he found Defoe, who span in the area and struck the ball low past goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to give Howe’s side their first points of the season. (Reporting by Christian Radnedge; Editing by Toby Davis)

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