African players abroad Iwobi features, Solanke on target as Fulham suffer Bournemouth defeat

Nigeria international Alex Iwobi played for the entire 90 minutes as Fulham fell to a 3-0 Boxing Day Premier League defeat against an in-form Bournemouth side on Tuesday.

An opener from Justin Kluivert just before half-time was supplemented by a Dominic Solanke penalty after an hour and then a Luis Sinisterra strike in stoppage time to give the Cherries the points.

Marco Silva made a pair of swaps from the defeat against Burnley last time out, with Kenny Tete and Bobby De Cordova-Reid coming in for Timothy Castagne and Harry Wilson.

Fulham started strong and brought the game to the Cherries in the opening stages. Iwobi was on the ball frequently and almost caused trouble in the sixth minute when his cross to the back post had to be put behind by Dango Ouattara to prevent De Cordova-Reid getting to it.

Fresh from a hattrick in his last game, Solanke looked to open the scoring moments later after a neat slot through from Kluivert, but Tosin did well to block his effort at goal.

Roles were reversed on the half hour mark when Solanke rolled in Kluivert down the left, but the same man was there again as Tosin slid in to block the shot

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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