EPL: Bournemouth leaves the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa

Bournemouth left the Premier league relegation zone after they maintained a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, despite being reduced to 10 men for most of the second half.

Philip Billing broke the deadlock for the hosts when he drew home an end with the side feet at close range, connecting with a takedown of Dan gosling .

Bournemouth doubled their lead minutes before halftime after Fraser's initial shot was saved by Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina, only for Nathan Ake to score from the rebound.

Jefferson Lerma, who came across a yellow card within the first 20 minutes, was ejected by the hosts early in the second half after he committed a foul to Villa midfielder Jack Grealish at the bottom of his own half.

Villa pulled themselves back into the contest when Tanzanian forward Mbwana Samatta scored on his Premier league debut, reacting quickest to nod home Keinan Davis' deflected effort.

But Bournemouth held on to leapfrog Villa and move up to 16th in the table.