FT: AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley – Catch up on the action here

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Welcome to live coverage of the final Premier League game at The Vitality Stadium this season as the Cherries prepare to take on Burnley!

Follow the action live with minute by minute updates from Nerve News’ Joshua Coase on Nerve’s blog below:
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Howe: “One of the criticisms of last year was how we finished the season. I’d like to think the players learnt from that experience.”

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Howe: “I’m very level headed in how I talk about my team. I believe in my players but this league is so tough. If we were to drop our standards we would find it very tough.”

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Eddie Howe: “Josh King was really good today, good to see him pop up with the goal so soon after the equaliser.”

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Dyche on referee’s decisions: “It was an interesting day, I’ll say that.”

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Dyche: “Over the season the lads have given a lot to the cause and there was just a flatness today, particularly in the second half, and at this level you lose those games.”

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Dyche: “I’m disappointed in the end but it’s difficult to criticise this group of players.”

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Sean Dyche: “I don’t want to be hypercritical of the players. It’s a relief to get to the 40 points mark but there was slight flatness from them today.”

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It is celebration time at The Vitality Stadium! We will hear from both managers within the next half hour and bring you the best of their quotes.

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The Cherries end their home campaign on the best note possible, with a win and a crucial one at that in the battle to achieve a top half finish in the Premier League!

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FULL TIME: AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2-1 BURNLEY

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The Cherries have another free kick, this time in a more attacking position. They are one minute away now!

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Free kick for Bournemouth on the half way line.

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Five minutes of added time, can the Cherries hold on!?

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YELLOW CARD

Robbie Brady is booked for diving.

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Joshua King has been named as today’s Man of the Match by the sponsors.

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CHERRIES SUBSTITUTION:

OFF: Stanislas
ON: Ibe

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Great work from Ryan Fraser as he latches on to an over the top through ball on the left hand side. He then squares the ball to King who composes himself before slotting the ball past Heaton across the goal!

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GOAL: Josh King puts the Cherries back in front!

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Great cross into the box from substitute Gudmundsson finds Vokes, whose glancing header loops into the bottom left corner.

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83 MINS: GOAL – Burnley are level as Sam Vokes head in.

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We are into the final 10 minutes now with AFC Bournemouth still leading 1-0. Can the Cherries extend their lead or will Burnley spoil the end of season party at The Vitality?

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CHERRIES SUBSTITUTION:

OFF: Arter
ON: Gosling

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79 MINS: The corner comes to nothing and the ball goes behind for a goal kick.

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78 MINS: Burnley pressing for an equaliser and they have a corner after Lowton’s shot is blocked by Steve Cook.

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BURNLEY SUBSTITUTION:

OFF: Arfield
ON: Gudmundsson

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72 MINS: Bournemouth are piling bodies forward as they push for the crucial second goal but the Burnley back line are staying defiant!

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69 MINS: Star performer Lewis Cook see’s his effort on goal go straight into Heaton’s gloves.

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67 MINS: Chance for Stanislas as the ball falls to him on the edge of the area. His attempt to find the top left hand corner is just off target. Still 1-0!

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Ryan Fraser was a doubt for today’s game after recently suffering with an Achilles injury but the Scottish winger comes on to replaces Mousset, whose search a for a first Bournemouth goal continues.

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CHERRIES SUBSTITUTION:

OFF: Mousset
ON: Fraser

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60 MINS: Chance for Mousset, who jumps well to win the ball, but his header is straight at Heaton. Moments later Josh King’s strike from a tight angle is well off target.

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57 MINS: CLOSE FOR BURNLEY – Scott Arfield has looked like Burnley’s biggest goal threat and his latest curling effort goes only just wide of the top right corner. Boruc looked beaten!

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BURNLEY SUBSTITUTION:

OFF: George Boyd
ON: Robbie Brady

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53 MINS: Steve Cook has a shot on goal but his low effort is straight at Heaton. It remains 1-0 to the Cherries.

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52 MINS: Great work on the left hand side and quick feet from Marc Pugh allows the winger to fire in a low dangerous ball across the face of goal but none of his team mates can get a meaningful touch on the ball to fire it goalwards!

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We are back underway for the second half at The Vitality Stadium!

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Not the most entertaining of first half’s but the Cherries do have the lead courtesy of that well taken goal by Junior Stanislas after 25 minutes!

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HALF TIME: AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1-0 BURNLEY

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There will be one minute of added time.

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44 MINS: Real opportunity for Burnley as the ball falls to Arfield but the Burnley man can’t quite get his feet sorted and the onrushing Boruc makes himself big to save and collect the ball!

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38 MINS: Charlie Daniels is the latest Bournemouth player to have a go at goal but his long range strike goes over the bar.

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Chance for Bournemouth but Marc Pugh’s effort is collected by Heaton comfortably. The game is starting to become a lot more open now we have seen that first goal.

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33 MINS: Decent spell of pressure from the visitors now as they pepper Boruc’s goal. Scott Arfield is the latest to have a go, hitting a strike with his left foot which curls just wide of the post.

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32 MINS: Harry Arter is currently down and is receiving treatment from the medical staff.

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A great long ball over the top from Lewis Cook picks out the number 19 who does really well to control the ball off his chest while holding off pressure from the defender. He is then able to turn and curl the ball round Tom Heaton’s far post!

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GOAL: That man Junior Stanislas puts the Cherries in front!

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25 MINS: Great ball in from Junior Stanislas tries to find Josh King eight yards from goal but the Norwegian striker can’t quite get there in time to make connection with the ball. Stanislas has created both of Bournemouth’s decent chances so far.

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20 MINS: Still no chances to report here. The majority of the play is in the middle of the park as the home side struggle to make inroads past the Burnley back four who continue to hold a tight line in defence.

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20 MINS: Still no chances to report here. The majority of the play is in the middle of the park as the home side struggle to make inroads past the Burnley back four who continue to hold a tight line in defence.

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12 MINS: Not many chances for either side so far making for a surprisingly quiet start to a game at The Vitality Stadium.

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5 MINS: Great spell of pressure in the attacking third from the home side ends as Simon Francis blasts a shot way over the bar.

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2 MINS: First chance for the home side after a great run from Stanislas on the right hand side. He squares the ball to try and find Mousset in the box but the Burnley defender puts the ball behind for a corner.

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The players are out on the pitch and kick off is moments away!

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Five minutes till kick off and the atmosphere is building as the players and fans prepare for the final match at The Vitality Stadium this season!

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Burnley are unbeaten in their last seven matches against the Cherries (W:4 D:3).

It’s not going to be easy for the home side today.

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Steve Cook picks up three awards!

Daily Echo/Micky Cave Player of the Year

AFC Bournemouth Exiles Player of the Year

AFC Bournemouth Vice Presidents’ Player of the Year

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End of Season Awards are currently being announced in the stadium.

Artur Boruc is the Supporters Player of the Season.

Josh King is the Junior Cherries Player of the Season.

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TEAM NEWS SUMMARY: Eddie Howe names an unchanged lineup for this final home of the season against his former employers Burnley.

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BURNLEY SUBS:

Nick Pope
Jon Flanagan
Andre Gray
Robbie Brady
Steven Defour
Johann Berg Gudmundsson
Tendayi Darikwa

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BURNLEY:

Tom Heaton
Matthew Lowton
Sam Vokes
Ashley Barnes
Jeff Hendrick
Ashley Westwood
George Boyd
Stephen Ward
James Tarkowski
Kevin Long
Scott Arfield

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AFC BOURNEMOUTH SUBS:

Ryan Allsop
Dan Gosling
Max Gradel
Brad Smith
Ryan Fraser
Tyrone Mings
Jordon Ibe

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TEAM LINEUPS:

AFC BOURNEMOUTH

Artur Boruc
Simon Francis
Steve Cook
Marc Pugh
Harry Arter
Charlie Daniels
Adam Smith
Joshua King
Lewis Cook
Junior Stanislas
Lys Mousset

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Stay Tuned: Team News coming up very shortly!

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Howe on securing survival: “I feel immensely proud of the players. Now I urge them to look to the future.”

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Howe on the prospect of signing Jermain Defoe: “No comment.”

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Howe on Wilshere: “It’s unlikely that he will be with us next season.”

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Here are a couple of quotes from Eddie Howe, who was speaking to the press Friday morning ahead of the game:

“This year the objective was to improve on our 42 points and 16th position. We’ve got two more games to try and do this.”

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Burnley also won the reverse fixture between these two sides 3-2 at Turf Moor. Two goals inside the opening 20 minutes put the hosts in control. Benik Afobe pulled one back for the Cherries on the stroke of half time but a goal from George Boyd with 15 minutes to go secured the three points. Charlie Daniels grabbed a late consolation goal in stoppage time but it was not a desired result for the Dorset club.

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It will not be an easy task though as although Burnley are likely to be safe from any relegation threat they need to claim a point to mathematically guarantee this. They head into the game full of confidence after earning their first away of the season last time on their travels 2-0 at Crystal Palace.

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Eddie Howe is eager for his side to get a result today so that they can surpass their points total from last season, when the club finished in 16th place, accumulating 42 points.

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These two sides are separated by just two points, with the Cherries sitting on 42 points and Burnley on 40 points.

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We are live at The Vitality Stadium for this clash in the Premier League between 11th place AFC Bournemouth and 14th place Burnley!