By Richard Gibson for the Daily Mail
Published: 23:05 GMT, 3 January 2021 | Updated: 07:52 GMT, 4 January 2021
It was not expected that Bournemouth’s bid for an immediate return to the Premier League would be founded on defensive resolve.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
After all, they shipped an average of two goals a game for the second half of their relegation season, lost £40million centre back Nathan Ake, and have retained their trademark attacking verve — only Blackburn have scored more goals in the Championship this season.
Yet here they were winning ugly on an inhospitable night in Stoke — still the yardstick of a team’s character — to move within two points of second place with a game in hand.
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