Dominic Solanke scored his first two goals for Bournemouth as they produced a stunning 4-1 comeback win over ten-man Leicester City while keeping their Premier League survival hopes alive.
Following a terrible Cherries game that should have been three more in front, Jamie Vardy scored for Leicester in the first half.
Kasper Schmeichel’s errant clearance entering Wilfred Ndidi‘s back contributed to the midfielder taking down Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas converted from the penalty kick.
Caglar Soyuncu was dismissed for kicking out at Wilson who was bringing the ball out of the net, after Solanke was permitted to move easily down the left inside channel and his shot slipped beneath the Leicester keeper.
Stanislas then had his drive through the field unintentionally redirected into the net by Johnny Evans, ahead of a suddenly relaxed Solanke, who hadn’t played for the Cherries in 38 games before that, rattling classically around Ryan Bennett and then nudging the ball wide of the running Schmeichel.
While Bournemouth is within three points of Watford fourth-bottom, the victory puts Leicester just one point ahead of the fifth-placed Manchester United.
Bournemouth – Leicester City 4:1
Goals: Stanislas 66’ pen. Solanke 67′ 87′ Evans 83′ og – Vardy 23′