Bournemouth's Defoe strikes to seal comeback win over Brighton

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has warned against complacency when his side travel to winless Bournemouth on Friday night

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has warned against complacency when his side travel to winless Bournemouth on Friday night

Ibe turned provide once more six minutes later, picking out Defoe in space in the box.

However, Brighton were not to be denied in the 55th minute when Solly March rose well to head home Pascal Grob's cross.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has confirmed that key striker Callum Wilson isn't ready to return to training for his side yet, but has expressed his satisfaction with the player's progress in recovering from a serious knee injury which has seen the forward out of action since last February.

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.

Eddie Howe's men have scored just once in losing four Premier League games.

Howe said, "Tonight was a really good cameo of what Jordon is about".

However, the hosts rallied round and were level in the 67th minute through Andrew Surman before Jermain Defoe struck the victor six minutes later. It's taken longer than we hoped but it has come now, and hopefully that can set us off. "We've always done that and I back us to come through that again".

"He thrives on those openings. I've no doubt there are still many good years in him".

Brighton will be looking forward to their away trip to the Vitality Stadium along the south coast, as they seek for back-to-back victories in the Premier League. The former Ingolstadt midfielder was barracked by the home fans for staying down on the turf while the action continued around him.

"We do have to recognise that we've just played Manchester City and Arsenal and we've said previously that you have to put those games to the back of your minds. I don't think it's too serious, hopefully".

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