Swansea City 3-3 Bournemouth: Cherry fight back from three down to claim the point

Kiefer Moore celebrates a draw
Kiefer Moore was making his second appearance for Bournemouth after breaking his foot in February

Bournemouth came one point closer to automatic promotion to the Premier League after coming back from 3-0 down to draw with Swansea City.

Two high-class finishing touches by Joel Perot and the leadership of Cyrus Christie put Swansea in control.

Kiefer Moore scored either side of Dominic Solanke’s penalty to give Bournemouth a priceless point.

Scott Parker’s team remains in second place with three games remaining at the end of the season.

Three points behind Nottingham Forest, who have only three games left, the two teams meet at Vitality Stadium in the space of a week.

Huddersfield Town are tied on points with Forest, although only two games remain.

Parker would be happy to get another point on the board given that his team had a mountain to climb after Christie made it 3-0, although Bournemouth have always been in a competition where they created many chances.

Swansea, who slipped their three-goal lead for the second time in eight days, remain in 14th place despite extending their unbeaten late-season run to nine games.

Bournemouth’s latest form has been consistent rather than spectacular, with just one win – plus three draws – in its five matches in the tournament before this re-arranged trip to Wales.

They scored a penalty kick in the 98th minute to score a point against Fulham last Saturday, but went back to the front from the start against the vibrant Swansea.

The hosts took the first attack in the match, as Michael Obafemi fed Cyrus Christie to lead in a cross that Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers could only convert until Perroy.

The Dutchman finished flat, driving a low shot past a helpless Travers.

Just six minutes later, Perroy hit the target again, grabbed the ball from Obafemi just outside the penalty area and made the half-ball chance look like an entry, hitting the ball into the far post to double Swansea’s advantage.

Bournemouth did not lie on the ground, and threatened twice in the corner kicks as Louis Cook and then Solanke managed to save from Swansea goalkeeper Andy Fisher.

Obafemi then flashed 20 yards over the top just before speed meter saw Jamal Lowe dancing in the penalty area only to see his effort thrust Fisher around the post.

Jaydon Anthony’s ensuing angle brought another big chance, but Jefferson Lerma’s header flew across the face and wide.

It was Anthony’s turn to miss a golden opportunity early in the second half as he arrived unmarked at the far post only to hit Fischer directly.

Swansea were much more ruthless, rushing forward on the counter to extend their advantage when Obafemi sent the ball to Christie on the right and the loaned Fulham defender fired the ball past Travers at the near post despite the angle that was against him.

Joel Perot celebrates alongside Cyrus Christie after putting Swansea ahead with a powerful shot
Joel Perot celebrates alongside Cyrus Christie after putting Swansea ahead with a powerful shot

Scott Parker made the changes, with Moore the Fit once again among those sent.

The Wales international scored his first goal at Bournemouth quickly in only his second appearance for the club, heading from close range as the guests finally scored an Anthony corner kick.

Bournemouth’s second goal came nine minutes later, and Solanke returned to the net with a penalty after slider Ryan Manning was penalized for a cross.

And a comeback that had always seemed possible, was completed when Solanke’s header was saved and Moore tapped on the rebound.

line up


formation – composition 4-2-3-1

  • 33Fisher
  • 22Latibeaudiere
  • 5Kabangohas been replaced bySmithat 49 ‘MinutesBooked in 53 minutes
  • 26Note
  • 3manning
  • 4Downs
  • 8Grimes
  • 23KristiBooked in 45 minutes
  • 17Peruvianhas been replaced byJosephat 90 + 7′Minutes
  • 13Wolfhas been replaced byFultonat 82 ‘Minutes
  • 9Obafemi


  • 6Fulton
  • 7Smith
  • 14Joseph
  • 15thOgbeta
  • 18Hummer
  • 45agree
  • 48Cotterell


formation – composition 4-2-3-1

  • 42Travers
  • 3to reply
  • 2PhilipsBooked in 67 minutes
  • 5Kelly
  • 15thSmithhas been replaced byInvoicesat 45′MinutesBooked in 75 minutes
  • 8ermaBooked in 84 minutes
  • 4l cook
  • 18LouieBooked in 30 minuteshas been replaced bymorat 62 ‘Minutes
  • 10Kristihas been replaced bybradyat 65 ‘Minutes
  • 32AnthonyBooked in 56 minutes
  • 9SolankiBooked in 90 minutes


  • 1Woodman
  • 6mepham
  • 12brady
  • 21mor
  • 22Pearson
  • 29Invoices
  • 37Dembele

to rule:
Darren Bond


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