Bournemouth returned to the top half of the English Premier League after beating 10-man Brighton 2-0 on Saturday.

David Brooks, one of three players recalled by manager Eddie Howe after last week’s loss at Wolverhampton, scored in each half.

The Wales international fired in from outside the box for the first-half opener, and looped in a header 13 minutes from time.

Brighton was a man down for the final 17 minutes after captain Lewis Dunk was dismissed for two bookable offences. Dunk perhaps had reason to feel aggrieved as his first yellow card was shown following a foul on Brooks which appeared to be committed by Yves Bissouma.

Brighton suffered a third straight loss.

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Brighton & Hove Albion's Lewis Dunk, second left, is sent off the pitch after being shown his second yellow card by match referee Mike Dean, center. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
Brighton & Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk, second left, is sent off the pitch after being shown his second yellow card by match referee Mike Dean, center. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
Bournemouth's David Brooks, left, scores his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton Hove Albion at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
Bournemouth’s David Brooks, left, scores his side’s first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton Hove Albion at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
Bournemouth's David Brooks, left, and Brighton & Hove Albion's Bernardo battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton Hove Albion at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
Bournemouth’s David Brooks, left, and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Bernardo battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton Hove Albion at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
Bournemouth's David Brooks, centre, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mates during the English Premier League soccer match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton Hove Albion at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
Bournemouth’s David Brooks, centre, celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with team mates during the English Premier League soccer match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton Hove Albion at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)

Source: The Associated Press

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