Bournemouth clinched promotion to the Premier League after beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 at home in the Championship on Tuesday, securing second place with one game to spare.
On Saturday, Bournemouth will play eighth-placed Millwall at home, while Forest will travel to Hull City in 18th place.
Bournemouth gained automatic promotion, along with Championship winners Fulham, and will return to the Premier League after two years, whilst Forest will compete in the playoffs for the final berth.
In the 83rd minute, striker Kieffer Moore broke the deadlock with a powerful sidefooted goal after Philip Billing found him with a beautiful free-kick that had shaped to shoot.
“We just looked at each other and saw the space.” Moore told reporters, “Thankfully, Phil (Billing) played me the ball, and the rest is history.”
Bournemouth made a strong start, creating their first chance after just a few minutes, but Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba stopped midfielder Ryan Billing.
After a magnificent long-range cross from defender Djed Spence, Forest striker Sam Surridge found space in the ninth minute, but his effort slammed against the crossbar.
In an attacking first half that ended goalless, both teams created more chances.
Bournemouth took the lead after a slow start to the second half, but Forest held firm until Bournemouth defender Jordan Zemura won the game-winning free kick on the edge of the box.
“I haven’t gotten much sleep this week.” The first half was a rollercoaster of emotions. Then Kieffer (Moore) had a moment of magic, and we’re in the Premier League,” said winger Ryan Christie to reporters.
Watch the Video of the Celebration below:
AFC Bournemouth is a professional football club situated in Kings Park, Boscombe, a suburb of Bournemouth in the English county of Dorset.
The team competes in the Championship, the English football league’s second division. The club was founded in 1899 as Boscombe and changed its name to its current name in 1971.