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EPL 2015: Rudy Gestede’s Header Earn Aston Villa A Win Against Bournemouth

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English Premier League, Aston Villa vs Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth’s Joshua King, left, and Aston Villa’s Micah Richards, in action during their English Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England Saturday Aug. 8, 2015. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Bournemouth’s first ever game in the English topflight ended in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday as the newcomers were given a painful introduction to Premier League football.

The much-awaited game at Vitality Stadium was decided by Rudy Gestede’s header in the 72nd minute for last season’s FA Cup finalists.

A seaside club with a stadium capacity of less than 12,000, Bournemouth has made a remarkable rise through the professional ranks after nearly going out of business and just avoiding relegation from the fourth division six years ago.

Bournemouth, whose fortunes were rescued by Russian investor Maxim Demin, had chances in the first half with Marc Pugh being denied by Villa keeper Brad Guzan and Dan Gosling firing high and wide, both opportunities from a dozen meters.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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