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Monday 26 September 2016

Bournemouth gain promotion to the Premier League

Bournemouth's Harry Arter celebrates with fans on the pitch
Bournemouth's Harry Arter celebrates with fans on the pitch

Bournemouth, who nearly went out of existence in 2009, effectively sealed promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their 116-year history after a 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers last night.

With Ireland recruit Harry Artur pulling the strings at midfield, the Cherries had goals from Marc Pugh and Matt Richie just before the break, with Callum Wilson adding a third to seal victory after 78 minutes.,

With one match remaining, Bournemouth have a superior goal difference that makes it virtually impossible for the south-coast club to be overtaken by Middlesbrough for the second automatic promotion place.

Watford were promoted from the Championship on Saturday.

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