ANDONI Iraola hailed the performance of Dominic Solanke against Manchester United, saying the striker worked out the areas on the pitch where he could do “more damage”.

Solanke fired Cherries ahead at Vitality Stadium with his 17th Premier League goal of the season, eclipsing the club’s previous best individual tally for a season of 16 from Joshua King in 2016-17.

Justin Kluivert, who played just off Solanke on the day, also netted as the game finished 2-2.

With United unable to call on a host of centre-back options due to injury, namely Lisandro Martinez, Jonny Evans, Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane, inexperienced teenager Willy Kambwala lined up alongside Harry Maguire.

And Solanke seemingly targeted Kambwala, his goal coming when he ran at the France youth international, wrong-footing him before firing in hard and low.

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Asked if it was a specific tactic discussed before the game for Solanke to try and test Kambwala, who was making just his third senior competitive start, head coach Iraola told the Daily Echo: “We took different approaches.

“I think it was a combination with Justin. Sometimes one takes one side and the other takes the other side.

“They changed during the game and found their positions where they think they are making more damage.

“But he has been playing really well, Dom.

“Apart from the goal, he was giving us a lot of breath on the ball, pinning the centre-backs very well, winning aerial duels and I am really happy with a lot of performances.”

Discussing the goal, Solanke told Sky Sports: “I don’t score too many from that range, so it was nice to get one of those.

“I knew I had started the game well. I managed to get the ball and I saw him slip out the corner of my eye. I saw that space in front of my and had just one thought in my mind.

“It was a good finish.”