Nick Szczepanik

Nick Szczepanik is a freelance sports writer contributing mainly to The Independent.

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Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick celebrates with the fans on Monday night

Bournemouth promoted: Only fixture list will make me believe we are up, says Eddie Howe

'To see the club on Match of the Day is something I'd never have imagined possible,' reveals delighted manager

Callum Wilson, left, celebrates scoring Bournemouth’s third in a 3-0 win over Bolton that effectively clinches promotion
Callum Wilson scores Bournemouth’s second goal to ensure a precious victory against Brighton for Eddie Howe’s team

Late flourish keeps Cherries on course for promised land

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Bournemouth 2

Defender Steve Cook begins the fightback as he forces home the first goal for Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth vs Birmingham City: Cherries show character to overturn two-goal deficit and regain top spot

AFC Bournemouth 4 Birmingham City 2: Bournemouth settle for scoring at least four for the eighth time this season

Derby players look dejected after Richard Keogh (C) goes close
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Tim Sherwood raises his hand after the 1-0 victory over Stoke

Neil Warnock sacked: Tim Sherwood fits role for Crystal Palace

Former Tottenham boss leads list of candidates to replace Warnock

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