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Brooks double leads Bournemouth past Brighton 2-1 in EPL

December 22, 2018
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Bournemouth's David Brooks, left celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Bournemouth returned to the top half of the English Premier League after beating 10-man Brighton 2-0 on Saturday.

David Brooks, one of three players recalled by manager Eddie Howe after last week’s loss at Wolverhampton, scored in each half.

The Wales international fired in from outside the box for the first-half opener, and looped in a header 13 minutes from time.

Brighton was a man down for the final 17 minutes after captain Lewis Dunk was dismissed for two bookable offences. Dunk perhaps had reason to feel aggrieved as his first yellow card was shown following a foul on Brooks which appeared to be committed by Yves Bissouma.

Brighton suffered a third straight loss.

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