Defoe strikes to seal Bournemouth victory

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Jermain Defoe, who worked with Hughton when he was assistant manager at Spurs, struck Bournemouth's victor (below).

"This is the first meeting between these two coastal clubs since April 2015, but there won't be a long wait until the next match as they face each other again in the EFL Cup on Tuesday".

Solly March had put Brighton ahead, with the Seagulls' sharp counter-attacking initially looking like paying dividends.

Minutes later, Jermain Defoe turned in the box and drilled home a clinical finish his first goal for Bournemouth this season. On the two previous occasions, in 1983 and 1994, they recovered to avoid relegation from the third tier.Three clubs have started a Premier League season with five consecutive defeats - Southampton in 1998, Sunderland in 2005 and Portsmouth in 2009. He's not somebody that normally gets onto that far post and into those areas.

Minutes earlier, defender Dale Stephens nodded an effort against the crossbar after Surman had cleared Shane Duffy's header and Davy Propper's follow-up off the line.

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Perhaps sensing a weakness from out wide, Brighton returned to that avenue as they took the lead.

His smart backheel was perfectly weighted for the onrushing Andrew Surman to equalise, and six minutes after that he found Jermain Defoe for the victor.

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The 34-year-old did not need to take a touch as he span quickly and struck the ball low past goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to score his first goal in a Bournemouth shirt since he lined up alongside his now manager 16 years ago. Play the Premier League challenge and win cash prizes daily.

- Jordon Ibe provided assists for both of Bournemouth's goals - before tonight, he hadn't been involved in a single goal in his previous 28 Premier League appearances for the Cherries.

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