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Analysis: Bournemouth 1-0 Crystal Palace

Bournemouth's players celebrate with manager Andoni Iraola after defeating Crystal Palace
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Usually at this time of the year Bournemouth are looking nervously over their shoulder. Not this season.

The Cherries are looking ahead and can start planning for another campaign in the Premier League after a fourth win in five games took them to 41 points with eight games still remaining.

Cherries boss Andoni Iraola even had to bat away questions about the possibility of sneaking into Europe after his side's latest success over Crystal Palace.

These are unfamiliar - but very welcome - times indeed.

On a dreadful night weather wise, Bournemouth found a way to get the job done against Palace thanks to Justin Kluivert's goal following an excellent assist by Antoine Semenyo, who started on the substitutes bench as he was not feeling well.

This latest win was a welcome tonic for Semenyo as well as Cherries fans everywhere.

Bournemouth have surpassed last season's tally of 39 points and require a further six to set a new club record for most points in a Premier League campaign.

At this rate, supporters will not want the season to end.

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