|Bournemouth:||Jeremie Bela, George Friend, Maxime Colin, Ivan Sanchez, Kristian Pedersen, Ivan Sunjic, Scott Hogan, Gary Gardner, Neil Etheridge, Mikel San Jose and Harlee Dean|
|Birmingham City:||Asmir Begovic, Adam Smith, Lewis Cook, David Brooks, Jack Wilshere, Arnaut Danjuma, Shane Long, Jefferson Lerma, Lloyd Kelly, Steve Cook and Cameron Carter-Vickers|
|Goals:||Scott Hogan (0-1, min. 27), Arnaut Danjuma (1-1, min. 36), Jack Wilshere (2-1, min. 62), Scott Hogan (2-2, min. 69) and Philip Billing (3-2, min. 77)|
Bournemouth strolled past Birmingham with a 3-2 win on Saturday at Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth arrived at the game looking pick up points after losing their last game 3-1 to Reading. Birmingham City were unable to beat Coventry City in a 1-1 draw. At the moment, Bournemouth and Birmingham City sit 6th, (45 points) and 22nd, (28 points), spots respectively, after 28 matches.
Birmingham City scored first, following a goal from Scott Hogan in the 27th minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, as an equalizer from a Arnaut Danjuma in the 36th minute brought Bournemouth level. The score at half time was 1-1.
Bournemouth continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with a goal from Jack Wilshere, 62 minutes in. However, their lead was short lived with equalizer from another goal from Scott Hogan, scoring his second goal in the 69th minute brought Birmingham City level. However, Bournemouth in the 77th minute reestablished their lead thanks to a goal from Philip Billing, and the game ended 3-2.
For Bournemouth Philip Billing, Jack Stacey and Diego Rico Salguero came on for Jack Wilshere, David Brooks and Arnaut Danjuma, while Birmingham brought on Jonathan Leko, Rakeem Harper, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Yann Valery and Sam Cosgrove to replace Jeremie Bela, Ivan Sunjic, Scott Hogan, Maxime Colin and Ivan Sanchez.
There were bookings for Philip Billing from Bournemouth and George Friend and Gary Gardner for Birmingham.
Bournemouth will next travel to Nottingham Forest, while Birmingham City will face Luton Town at home.