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Jul 15, 2015 at 12am UK at PPL Park
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Union
Marquez (35')
FT(HT: 1-2)
King (20'), Wilson (26'), Pugh (62'), Rantie (85' pen.)

Result: Bournemouth cruise past Philadelphia Union in pre-season friendly

Premier League newcomers Bournemouth earn a 4-1 pre-season friendly victory over MLS side the Philadelphia Union.

Goals from Joshua King, Callum Wilson and Marc Pugh helped to ensure that Premier League newcomers Bournemouth secured a 4-1 pre-season victory over the Philadelphia Union this morning.

Bournemouth started promisingly with a strong starting XI, and they soon put themselves ahead after King found himself with just enough time and space in the box to chip the on-rushing John McCarthy.

The Cherries continued to impress in the opening half, and their lead was soon doubled when Wilson profited from King's profligacy to side-foot home.

The Union grabbed themselves a lifeline just before half time thanks to Richie Marquez, who broke past his defender to head beyond a helpless Artur Boruc in the Bournemouth goal.

Eddie Howe's men started the second half brightly and they soon restored their two-goal advantage as Tokelo Rantie cut the ball back for Pugh, who curled a neat finish past McCarthy.

Going into the closing phase of the game, Pugh tried to turn provider for Rantie, but he could only guide his attempt into the side-netting with little over 15 minutes to play.

The miss was not to bother Rantie too much, given that he was presented with a penalty just before the final whistle, which he dispatched adroitly past McCarthy to leave the final score at 4-1.

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Eddie Howe, manager of Bournemouth celebrates with the trophy after winning the Championship during the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and AFC Bournemouth at The Valley on May 2, 2015
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