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Stoke end poor run with victory at Bournemouth

Football Soccer - AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City - Barclays Premier League - Vitality Stadium - 13/2/16 Bournemouth's Juan Iturbe in action with Stoke City's Erik Pieters Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Matthew Childs Livepic
Football Soccer - AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City - Barclays Premier League - Vitality Stadium - 13/2/16Bournemouth's Juan Iturbe in action with Stoke City's Erik PietersMandatory Credit: Action Images / Matthew ChildsLivepic

(Reuters) - Stoke City ended a poor recent run with a clinical 3-1 victory at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

French midfielder Giannelli Imbula fired Stoke ahead after nine minutes with a rasping 25-metre volley, his first goal for the club since his big-money arrival on transfer deadline day.

Ibrahim Afellay doubled the lead with a neat finish from a cross by Jonathan Walters and substitute Joselu headed in moments after coming on to confirm Stoke's first win in five league games.

Matt Ritchie scored a consolation for Bournemouth with a crisp strike.

(Reporting by Ed Osmond; editing by Martyn Herman)

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