Updates from Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium

Updates from Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium

Goals from Andrew Surman and Jermain Defoe helped Bournemouth come from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brighton lost their first two games 2-0 but have rebounded with a draw and 3-1 win over West Brom in their last game.

Andrew Surman's maiden Premier League goal and Jermain Defoe's first for Bournemouth in nearly two decades saw off Brighton on Friday.

"We want to ensure Callum returns in the best possible condition.Elsewhere in the squad, there's nothing new that's a major concern". "I've no doubt there are still many good years in him".

Bournemouth's poor start to the season is not a effect of the attitude of the players but an inability to deliver when it matters, manager Eddie Howe has said.

"We defended really well all game". I thought it was very special play.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "When you're at a club like Bournemouth that have only recently been in the Premier League, you can have good and bad periods". This is an important game since both of these teams look like they will be fighting for relegation come the end of the season.

I am backing Bournemouth to win this battle of the south coast, and I think they will soon recover from their poor start. "I hope that's the kick-start and the confidence boost he needs because he can be a difference-maker for us".

The Premier League clash will take place at The Vitality Stadium.

- Jermain Defoe scored his first goal for Bournemouth since May 2001 (5977 days ago), when he was playing alongside Eddie Howe for the Cherries away at Reading. "It feels like it's been longer than four games that we haven't won, because at the beginning of the season you're just desperate for a win and desperate to hit the ground running and that hasn't happened".

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