AFC Bournemouth secured a crucial 1-0 win against Leicester City, completing their first league double over the Foxes since the 1988/89 season. Philip Billing’s first-half goal was enough for the Cherries to move out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Both teams desperately needed points, with Bournemouth in 15th place and managerless Leicester City at the bottom of the table. The visitors started strong, with Billing’s free-kick hitting the post early in the game. Bournemouth continued to apply pressure, with Billing and Dominic Solanke testing Leicester’s goalkeeper, Daniel Iversen.
Just before half-time, Bournemouth’s efforts paid off as Billing capitalized on James Maddison’s poor back-pass, scoring with a fine finish. The Cherries took a well-deserved lead into the break.
After the interval, Bournemouth continued to dominate and looked more likely to score a second goal. Iversen’s heroics in goal kept the Foxes in the game, denying Solanke’s effort with a diving save. Leicester finally came to life after the hour mark, as Kelechi Iheanacho’s introduction energized the team. Maddison forced Bournemouth’s goalkeeper, Neto, into action, but the Cherries held firm to secure the win.
The victory moved Bournemouth up to 15th place and out of the relegation zone, while Leicester remained in trouble, sitting two points from safety. Philip Billing was named Man of the Match for his decisive performance.