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May 2, 2015 at 12.15pm UK at ​The Valley
CharltonCharlton Athletic
0-3
Bournemouth
FT(HT: 0-2)
Ritchie (10', 85'), Arter (12')

Result: Bournemouth beat Charlton Athletic to win Championship title

Bournemouth record a 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic to win the Championship title, after Watford concede a late equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday.

Bournemouth have pipped Watford to the Championship title after they recorded a 3-0 victory against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

While Watford conceded a last-minute equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday, two goals from Matt Ritchie and an Harry Arter strike were enough to cap a remarkable campaign for the Cherries.

 Matt Ritchie of AFC Bournemouth celebrates scoring the 1st Bournemouth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and AFC Bournemouth at The Valley on May 2, 2015© Getty Images

With automatic promotion effectively guaranteed, Bournemouth quickly showed their intent to push for three points through Callum Wilson, who forced a solid block from Addicks goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

Moments later, the Cherries went in front through Ritchie, who curled the ball into the far corner after it had been teed up for him on the edge of the penalty area.

It took just two minutes for Bournemouth to double their lead as Arter capitalised on a mistake in the Charlton defence before calmly slotting the ball past Henderson from 12 yards.

There was no let up from the visitors, who continued to push for a third. After a goal-bound effort from Wilson was blocked by Roger Johnson, Simon Francis drilled a shot marginally wide of the post.

Charlton improved after the restart, but it was Bournemouth who came closest to a third goal when Ritchie struck the crossbar after neat work in and around the penalty area.

Arter than dragged a shot wide from distance, before Yann Kermorgant had a strike deflected away for a corner as Charlton battled to remain in the match.

With three points seemingly secured, all eyes were on Vicarage Road, and the Bournemouth supporters heard the news that they were looking for when Sheffield Wednesday netted a 91st-minute goal against their title rivals.

Because of a lengthy first-half stoppage, the game at The Valley was several minutes behind the other fixtures and, as news filtered through, Ritchie fired through a pack of bodies to send the visiting fans wild.

After the full-time whistle had gone at Watford, Eddie Howe's men were able to enjoy the final few minutes before being confirmed as a Premier League club for next year.

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 Matt Ritchie of AFC Bournemouth celebrates scoring the 1st Bournemouth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and AFC Bournemouth at The Valley on May 2, 2015
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