Bournemouth made a winning return to the Premier League by beating Aston Villa 2-0 at home on Saturday following goals from midfielder Jefferson Lerma and striker Kieffer Moore.
Colombian Lerma put Bournemouth in front in the second minute when he pounced on a loose ball in the box following a corner and smashed it into the back of the net.
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Steven Gerrard’s Villa dominated possession but they failed to create enough chances as Danny Ings struggled to make an impact against his former club, while new signing Boubacar Kamara’s long-range effort in the 65th minute went wide.
The visitors were left to rue their dismal defending when an unmarked Moore wrapped up Bournemouth’s victory with a towering header in the 80th minute, as he met defender Lloyd Kelly’s looping cross from the right.
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