Experience matters: Defoe seals AFC Bournemouth win inspired by Ibe

Experience matters: Defoe seals AFC Bournemouth win inspired by Ibe

Experience matters: Defoe seals AFC Bournemouth win inspired by Ibe

Jordon Ibe turned in a star performance from the bench, setting up both goals as Bournemouth got off the mark in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

While the Seagulls will be spurred on after beating West Brom last weekend.

The Cherries were 9-4-6 at Vitality Stadium last season but have lost their first two games at Dean Court this season. It's taken longer than we hoped but it has come now, and hopefully that can set us off. But if we're in a situation where we need to put him in from the off, then there's no doubt he's ready now. "We have to regroup and focus on the next game".

"They're good on the ball, they had very good movement but I thought we matched them".

Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "When you're at a club like Bournemouth that have only recently been in the Premier League, you can have good and bad periods".

Saturday's late kick-off sees Tottenham Hotspur play Swansea City with the home side looking to record their second Wembley win in four days after they beat Borussia Dortmund last time out.

Bournemouth seemed like a ideal place for him to begin fulfilling his potential, but his first season on the south coast was disappointing. Predict the score for this match and the rest of this round's Premier League fixtures in our Predictor game. "I hope that's the kick-start, the confidence boost that he needs because he could be a difference-maker for us".

Defoe has morphed from teenage talent to 34-year-old arch-poacher while Howe has moved into management in the 16 years in between - but the Bournemouth boss still finds himself stunned by the striker's eye for goal.

Howe is hopeful Bournemouth can kick on after getting their first points of the campaign.

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