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Bournemouth score best goal direct from kick-off that you’ll ever see

Scott Parker’s team took just seven seconds to take the lead against his former club Fulham at the start of the second half after a sensational team move

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Scott Parker was clearly hard at work on the training ground before leading Bournemouth out against his former side Fulham, with the Cherries scoring a sensational team goal straight from kickoff.

Just seven seconds elapsed between the ball leaving the centre spot and Dominic Solanke lashing the ball into the top corner, and the home side didn’t touch the ball once.

The move was well-rehearsed and perfectly executed, earning praise from the commentary team as well as from plenty of observers on Twitter.

While you might see more spectacular goals this weekend, you’ll struggle to find one which relies on such intricate play, with every single part of the move pulled off in a way which left Marco Silva’s team with no chance.

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Dominic Solanke’s goal was his 17th of the season for Bournemouth
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Bournemouth got the game back underway in the second half after a goalless first period with chances for both sides.

A last-ditch block from Steve Cook had kept Parker’s team on level terms, as the two sides battling for top spot in the Championship both showed why they find themselves near the summit and well-placed to return to the Premier League.

It took just seven seconds for Bournemouth to score
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The move begins like any regular kickoff might, with no immediately visible threat as Lewis Cook and Emiliano exchanged passes before the latter laid the ball off to Philip Billing. So far, so normal, with no sign of what was to come.

However, as soon as the ball went back from one Danish midfielder to another, things very quickly and very dramatically changed.

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary at first as Bournemouth’s midfielders exchanged passes
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Billing didn’t even need to take a touch to set himself, instead delivering a perfectly-timed left-footed pass into the path of Solanke.

The former Liverpool striker scored 15 goals last season but has already passed that mark under Parker, with his movement off the ball playing a part, and it was no huge surprise to see his teammates looking for him at every opportunity.

Billing’s pass to Solanke helped make the goal
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There was plenty of work for Solanke still to do, though, with defender Denis Odoi chasing back and goalkeeper Marek Rodak bearing down on him from another direction.

Another forward might have opted to bring the ball down before attempting to beat Rodak, but Solanke is a player full of confidence. There was no touch, and barely a thought, as he hit the ball on the bounce. It flew into the top corner, giving Rodak absolutely no chance, bringing the 24-year-old’s tally for the season up to 17.

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Praise rang in for the goal almost as quickly as it was scored, with pundit Jamie Carragher leading the way.

“That kick off that led to the Bournemouth goal is one of the best I’ve seen!” Carragher tweeted, while Sky Sports co-commentator Don Goodman heaped congratulations on Bournemouth manager Parker for the way he helped his team prepare the move.

It really was the kind of goal you can watch over and over, and not just because it only takes a matter of seconds to do so.

Unfortunately for Parker and his team, the goal wasn’t enough to hand Bournemouth a valuable away victory.

Fulham missed a number of chances to equalise before Tosin Adarabioyo – a man signed for the London side by Parker during his time at Craven Cottage – headed in an equaliser in the final 10 minutes.

The result leaves Fulham top and Bournemouth second, with both sides still a number of points clear of the chasing pack.

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