WATCH: Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton
Last Updated: 16/09/17 12:00am
Jermain Defoe fired Bournemouth to their first win of the Premier League season to relieve mounting pressure on boss Eddie Howe.
Bournemouth were in real danger of losing five successive Premier League matches for the first time until the 34-year-old rifled his first Bournemouth goal in 16 years, as the Cherries came from behind to sink visitors Brighton 2-1.
Solly March's header had Brighton dreaming of a second successive Premier League win but Howe's men responded in style to kick-start their season. Andrew Surman coolly levelled before England poacher Defoe sealed the victory - super-sub Jordon Ibe laid on both goals in a clinical cameo.
Defoe last scored for Bournemouth during a loan spell in May 2001, and the veteran exhibited all his stunning staying power to settle this contest.
The Cherries' success leaves Crystal Palace as the final top-flight team yet to win a point, with Defoe securing a crucial boost to boss Howe.
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