David Brooks Inspires as Bournemouth Dominates in 5-0 Victory
|David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth scores his team's fourth goal during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Swansea City at Vitality Stadium on January 25, 2024 in Bournemouth, England.(Image-Getty)
In a commanding display at the Vitality Stadium, David Brooks proved instrumental, contributing one goal and assisting two others as AFC Bournemouth secured a resounding 5-0 victory over Swansea City, thus securing their spot in the FA Cup fifth-round draw.
Manager Adoni Iraola made significant alterations to the lineup, introducing five changes following the team's recent defeat against Liverpool. Among the adjustments, Antoine Semenyo returned from his duties at AFCON with Ghana, while Milos Kerkez, now fully recovered, joined the substitutes' bench.
Bournemouth wasted no time asserting dominance, as Brooks orchestrated early goals for Lloyd Kelly and Alex Scott within the initial 10 minutes, propelling the Cherries to a commanding 2-0 lead. The onslaught continued with Luis Sinisterra's precise strike, marking the third goal in just eight minutes. Brooks himself added to the tally with a skillful left-footed shot in the 34th minute, before Solanke further extended the lead moments before halftime, marking his 14th goal of the season across all competitions. His commemorative celebration honored the passing of teammate Jaidon Anthony's mother, Donna, the previous week.
Despite an early substitution due to an injury to James Hill, Bournemouth maintained control throughout the second half, seldom troubled by Swansea's attempts.
With their triumph secured, Bournemouth eagerly anticipates the FA Cup fifth-round draw scheduled for Sunday, January 28th, at approximately 14:10 GMT. Their next challenge awaits in Premier League action against West Ham United on February 1st at the London Stadium.
Meanwhile, the FA Cup fourth round continues with an array of captivating fixtures. Nottingham Forest clashes with Bristol City, seeking to continue their historical dominance in FA Cup encounters. Two all-Premier League matchups add intrigue to the competition, as Chelsea hosts Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur welcomes FA Cup titleholders Manchester City to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.