May 13, 2018 / 4:53 PM / 9 months ago

Late Wilson strike hands Bournemouth 2-1 win over Burnley

Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs AFC Bournemouth - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - May 13, 2018 Burnley's Jeff Hendrick in action REUTERS/Andrew Yates

May 13 (Reuters) - BURNLEY 1 BOURNEMOUTH 2

Callum Wilson delivered a stoppage time winner as Bournemouth edged Burnley 2-1 on the final day of the Premier League season at Turf Moor on Sunday.

The 26-year-old striker snatched an opportunity from close range after being played in by fellow substitute Jermain Defoe to ensure a strong finish to the season for Eddie Howe’s side.

Burnley, who were guaranteed a seventh-placed finish before the kick off, broke the deadlock in the first half after Ashley Westwood’s shot inexplicably struck Chris Wood on its way into the net in the 39th minute.

But the Cherries, who stay 12th in the league table, responded after the break with a curling finish from Joshua King before Wilson completed the comeback.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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