DAZZLING Arnaut Danjuma scored two and set one up as Cherries moved back into the Championship play-off places.

The winger was in sublime form as Jonathan Woodgate’s side beat Coventry City 4-1 at Vitality Stadium.

David Brooks and Dominic Solanke were also on target for Cherries, who leapfrogged play-off rivals Reading in the table to go sixth.

Victory also gave Woodgate’s men four league wins in a row for the first time this season.

The hosts made one change from the side who overcame Blackburn Rovers 2-0 on Easter Monday, with Jack Wilshere coming in for Ben Pearson, who dropped to the bench.

Jefferson Lerma celebrated his 100th Cherries league appearance.

Coventry, who went into the contest with the worst away record in the Championship, were unchanged from the side who overcame Bristol City 3-1 at home last time out.

But it was Cherries who opened the scoring with just 23 seconds on the clock. Solanke found Brooks wide on the right flank.

The Wales international played a devilish ball with the outside of his left boot across goal which evaded a sliding defender, allowing Danjuma to apply a composed finish and leave the visitors stunned.

Coventry were to respond however, as they got their leveller just less than two minutes later.

After Callum O’Hare was brought down on the edge of the box by Wilshere, up stepped midfielder Matty James to curl home the resulting free-kick past a diving Asmir Begovic.

In an electric start to the contest, Cherries looked to react once again. Brooks saw his fizzing effort fly just past the far post before Danjuma let fly with a low drive which was off target moments after.

But the flying Dutchman was not to be denied a second as he put Cherries 2-1 up after 28 minutes.

Neat interplay between him and Billing allowed the winger to drill an effort which squirmed beyond Coventry keeper Marko Marosi at the near post.

Billing then could have got in on the act himself for Cherries a few minutes later. The Dane linked up with Adam Smith on the right before dragging an effort wide as Cherries looked to take full control.

Following the break, Coventry’s Josh Pask was left to receive treatment after a collision in Cherries’ box. After a lengthy delay for around nine minutes, the Sky Blues defender was stretchered off.

Coventry were by no means finished with the contest, however. Tyler Walker found room to have a go from range with an effort which flew wide on 68 minutes.

But it was Cherries who doubled their advantage a minute later thanks to another classy moment from Danjuma.

He breezed past his man on the left flank and played in a teasing ball for Brooks, who made no mistake in tapping home his first league goal since December.

And Cherries wrapped up the contest in stoppage time when Pearson’s strike appeared to come off Solanke and a then defender on its way in.

Cherries: Begovic, Smith, Carter-Vickers, S Cook, Kelly, Wilshere (Pearson, 72), Lerma, Brooks (Stacey, 90+3), Billing (Riquelme, 90+6), Danjuma (Anthony, 90+6), Solanke (Surridge, 90+3).

Unused subs: Mepham, Long, Rico, Pearson, Travers (g/k).

Booked: None.

Coventry: Marosi, McFadzean, Ostigard, Pask (Thompson, 60), McCallum, Kelly (Hamer, 79), James, Eccles, O’Hare (Allen, (90+4), Godden (Gyokeres, 79), Walker (Bakayoko, 90+4).

Unused subs: Biamou, Shipley, Da Costa, Wilson (g/k).

Booked: Ostigard.

Referee: Darren Bond.