By Adrian Kajumba For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:01 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 22:20 BST, 15 September 2020
After scrapping extra time for the first five rounds this season, here was a good case to ditch the 90 minutes too.
With regular time largely uneventful, the best action came in the penalty shootout, with the first 20 takers all scoring and no lines fluffed until Asmir Begovic's spot kick was saved by Wayne Hennessey who then blazed his chance to win it high into the empty stand, goal-kick style.
The tie was finally settled when Begovic, making his first Bournemouth appearance for 528 days, dived to his left to deny the usually reliable Luka Milivojevic's second attempt of the shootout.
Luka Milivojevic sees his penalty saved by Asmir Begovic to secure Bournemouth's victory
Milivojevic (right) shakes hands with the Bournemouth keeper after missing the vital penalty
The scoreboard reads 11-10 on penalties following an incredible shootout at the Vitality
Hennessey holds his hands on his head after firing his penalty way over the crossbar
Bournemouth: Begovic, Stacey (Lerma 62), Ofoborh, Simpson, Kelly, Zemura, Lewis Cook (Gosling 74), Arter (Solanke 83), Billing, Brooks, Surridge
Subs not used: Travers, Kilkenny, Anthony
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Kelly, Woods (Sakho 61), Inniss, Jach, Kirby (Townsend 70), Meyer, Milivojevic, Eze, Schlupp (Ayew 60), Batshuayi
Subs not used: McCarthy, Mitchell, Pierrick, Henderson
Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)
With the added demands of the