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Championship Wrap: Solanke continues scoring run in Bournemouth win

22:56 IST 19/03/2022
Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth.
The Nigerian descent scored in his third straight game in the second divison as the Cherries chase an automatic promotion ticket

Dominic Solanke continued his scoring form in the Championship with a goal in Bournemouth's 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Solanke assisted Jaidon Anthony for the opening goal in the 19th minute and he wrapped up their win with a goal immediately after the restart, off Philip Billing's assist.

The 24-year-old is enjoying his best scoring run in a league season with 23 goals in 36 matches and he has now scored at least a goal in his last three appearances for Bournemouth.

He is second behind Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Championship scoring chart who has scored 35 goals so far.

Solanke played for 88 minutes while Zimbabwe's Jordan Zemura played the entire duration for Bournemouth who remain second in the league table with 69 points after 36 games, eight points behind leaders Fulham.

At bet365 Stadium, Nigeria striker Josh Maja played for over 90 minutes in Stoke City's 2-0 triumph over Millwall.

Jacob Brown's opener and George Saville's own goal secured maximum points for the Potters to rise to 15th in the Championship table with 49 points after 38 matches.

Unfortunately, Maja who returned to England on a six-month loan from Bordeaux could not add to his tally of a goal after nine league appearances for Michael O'Neill's side.

Elsewhere in Bristol, Super Eagles centre-back Semi Ajayi played the entire duration for West Bromwich Albion in their 2-2 draw against Bristol City.

In the 68th minute, Karlan Ahearne-Grant first cancelled out Nahki Wells' opening goal for the hosts before Adam Reach rescued a point for the Baggies with his stoppage-time equaliser.

Ajayi has played 24 league games for West Brom who are 12th in the Championship table.