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Bournemouth all but sealed promotion to the Premier League for the first time

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Matt Ritchie celebrates scoring the second goal tonight for Bournemouth against Bolton
Matt Ritchie celebrates scoring the second goal tonight for Bournemouth against Bolton

A 3-0 win over Bolton means that barring a set of freak results at the weekend, the Cherries will be playing in English football's top flight next season.

The only way that the Cherries will now not be promoted automatically is if Middlesbrough can manage a 19-goal swing in their final game against Brighton and if Bournemouth lose to Charlton.

In short, it simply won't happen and Eddie Howe has gotten his side into the Premier League.

Goals by Marc Pugh, Matt Ritchie and Irish-qualified Callum Wilson secured the 3-0 win over Bolton and sparked wild celebrations at Goldsands Stadium.

Bournemouth just escaped relegation out of the Football League in the 2008-09 season but they are now in line to play with the big boys next season, a remarkable turnaround for the south coast club.

Yet Charlton have posted a cheeky tweet suggesting their promotion is not quite secure yet, which has proved to be a big hit among Twitter users.