No one could hold back 10,000 delirious fans as last night’s match against Bolton Wanderers drew to a close.
The jubilant pitch invasion proved just what the 3-0 score meant to AFC Bournemouth, who have all but secured their place in the Premier League next season.
With one league match to play, the Cherries are three points clear of third placed Middlesbrough with a superior goal difference.
Only an unlikely set of events would mean that Boro could catch Eddie Howe’s team and deny them a place in the Premier League next season.
When he was congratulated after the match Eddie Howe said, “It’s taken monumental dedication of all the players. It’s a joint achievement.
“But it’s a great day for the football club, great day for our supporters and we’re just really pleased to be able to make them feel like this.”
Jason Tindall said,”It’s incredible. Who would have thought it? A little old team like Bournemouth heading for the premier league. Going places like The Emirates and Stamford Bridge – it’s incredible.
“It’s an incredible achievement and I’m just so proud of everyone at the club.”
Even Yann Kermorgant missing a 70th minute penalty didn’t spoil the evening. Goal scorers were Marc Pugh, Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson.