How Twitter reacted to Bournemouth’s amazing promotion

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Last night history was made at Dean Court in Boscombe as AFC Bournemouth completed a six-year turnaround that saw them stave off relegation from the Football League and possible extinction only to set off on a meteoric rise to the Premier League.

With Middlesbrough losing to Fulham at the weekend the Cherries knew that victory over Bolton would all but secure promotion to the top flight and despite a nervy opening period Eddie Howe’s men ran out comprehensive 3-0 winners on the night.

As you can imagine the Goldsands Stadium erupted on numerous occasions throughout the night, as did the social media coverage of the game – here are best of last night’s tweets.

The potential to make history was not lost on anyone before the game, not least former Cherries midfielder Darren Anderton who set the tone with this …

Showing his confidence in the team, local reporter Ned Payne took a snap of the teamsheet to use later in the night …


No promotion-clinching victory is complete without the customary pitch invasion and this snap from the Daily Echo captures the scene perfectly …

Cherries chairman Jeff Mostyn led the post match celebrations and had clearly already enjoyed some bubbly before the TV cameras entered the home changing room …


And as for the after party, Bournemouth legend “Super” Steve Fletcher led the calls for the shenanigans to continue at a town centre night club …

And once the champagne flow had stemmed the stark realisation of just how far Bournemouth have come and how much of that progression is down to Howe was captured nicely by the guys at BBC Solent …


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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.