AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis believes the Cherries rout against Hull City had ‘been coming’.
The Cherries took an early lead against Hull City on Saturday, Junior Stanislas had an excellent free kick hit the bar, but Charlie Daniels was on hand to smash the ball into an empty net.
Hull then against the run of play equalised after a mistake from Steve Cook conceded possession and then Cook deflected a shot beyond Artur Boruc.
But the Cherries convincing performance was rewarded with goals, with Steve Cook restoring the lead and Junior Stanislas scoring from the penalty spot before half time.
The second half did not see the Cherries take their foot of the gas and the goals continued to flow with Stanislas scoring his second, before goals from Callum Wilson and Dan Gosling rounded off the scoring at six.
Francis told afcb.co.uk…
‘It`s probably easy to stand here now and say that it`s been coming for a couple of weeks, We`ve created chances and been outstanding in and around the opponent`s box, but things hadn`t quite fallen for us. It`s nice for everything to come together today.
‘I thought we were well worth our goals. The manager has done so well, especially in the transfer window. He`s brought in players that can attack, create goals and score goals and it certainly looked like that today.
‘Hopefully that can continue and we can keep putting chances away in front of goal. It`s been a great team spirit and the manager builds that and when we score goals he wants everyone celebrating together…
‘What I saw was a team at the height of its powers. A team. That’s when we have always been best. When the team are that strong it can absorb the odd error. Errors are inevitable. I thought Ibe was much better. As he has been each game. He is more and more confident. Their defence couldn’t predict what he or Stanislas would do. The difference now is Wilshere sitting there. A foundation of huge significance.
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