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FA Cup: Rotherham 1-5 Bournemouth

Championship leaders Bournemouth came from a goal down to thrash Rotherham and move into the FA Cup fourth round.

Richard Brindley’s deflected effort put the hosts ahead but Shaun MacDonald pulled the Cherries level with a calm finish just before the interval.

Dan Gosling then fed Junior Stanislas who rounded the keeper and tapped in.

Ryan Fraser made it 3-1 after good work from Yann Kermorgant who then hit two in four minutes, meeting Stanislas’s centre and then slotting in a fifth.

Bournemouth had made eight changes for the game, but it did not matter as Eddie Howe’s side recorded their fourth successive win since losing¬†3-1 to Liverpool in their Capital One Cup quarter-final.

Rotherham, 19th in the Championship, were aiming to reach the fourth round for only the second time in 22 years and those hopes were raised after Brindley’s 10th-minute shot put them ahead, a minute after veteran Cherries full-back Ian Harte had hit the woodwork with a free-kick.

However, they conceded just before half-time as MacDonald slid in an equaliser past goalkeeper Adam Collin, after being played in by Kermorgant following a long spell of possession.

Bournemouth, top scorers in English football’s top four tiers, dominated after the break and took the lead when Stanislas, who had shot wide when well placed in the first half, went round Collin and helped the ball into an empty net.

The impressive Kermorgant was again involved as he flicked the ball to Fraser and he shot low into the bottom corner for the visitors’ third.

The French striker then made the game safe with a rapid brace, latching on to Stanislas’s cross before tapping in a fifth from close range after Collin had saved Steve Cook’s powerful header.

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Championship: Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford

Substitute Junior Stanislas maintained Bournemouth’s early position as Championship leaders with the only goal as they beat Brentford.

Stanislas, who joined from Burnley in the summer, nudged in Ryan Fraser’s cross on his home debut to maintain the Cherries’ 100% record this term.

Callum Wilson had earlier gone close as his shot was cleared off the line.

Striker Andre Gray had Brentford’s best chance, striking the crossbar in the first half with a fierce shot.

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth won 4-0 at Huddersfield in their opener last weekend, but were made to work for their victory in blustery conditions by a Brentford side seeking their first success since promotion to the second tier.

Matt Ritchie sent in a 25-yard-shot early on that Bees keeper David Button watched over the top, and at the other end last season’s Conference Premier top scorer Gray showed his threat with a drive that smacked off the woodwork.

Lee Camp was made to work in the Bournemouth goal, denying Moses Odubajo, while Yann Kermorgant’s curler from the edge of the box was saved by Button before the break.

Wilson passed up his opportunity when he failed to get a clean connection and Jake Bidwell guided the ball clear, while an Alex Pritchard free-kick was dealt with by Camp.

The introduction of Stanislas for Marc Pugh gave Howe’s outfit the spark they needed when he put them ahead, and he might have had a second but for Tony Craig’s crucial block.

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