Kluivert’s Late Strike Lifts Bournemouth Past Crystal Palace

Bournemouth continued their impressive run with a hard-fought victory against Crystal Palace, secured by a late goal from substitute Justin Kluivert.

In a game marked by wet and windy conditions, both teams struggled to find the breakthrough until Kluivert’s decisive strike in the 79th minute. Antoine Semenyo’s determined play set up Kluivert, who fired beyond Dean Henderson to clinch the win for Bournemouth.

Despite the challenging weather, both sides had their opportunities earlier in the match. Philip Billing’s header for Bournemouth was tipped onto the bar by Henderson, while Eberechi Eze’s goal for Palace was disallowed for offside.

The victory propelled Bournemouth to 11th place in the table, marking their fourth win in five games and signaling their upward trajectory under manager Andoni Iraola.

Bournemouth’s resurgence this season has been remarkable, with the club now all but safe from relegation and eyeing a top-half finish in the Premier League. The Cherries have surpassed last season’s points tally and are building confidence and momentum as they aim to finish the season on a high note.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace’s struggles continued as they suffered another late defeat, extending their winless run to one win in eight matches. Despite Oliver Glasner’s efforts since taking over as manager, Palace find themselves in a familiar pattern of conceding late goals and failing to secure positive results.

With tough fixtures ahead, including a clash against Manchester City, Palace will need to regroup quickly to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle.

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