Bournemouth moved into the League One automatic promotion places with a 3-0 victory over Plymouth in what could be Eddie Howe's last game in charge.

Howe has reportedly been offered the Crystal Palace job and must now decide whether to join the Championship strugglers or stay with the high flying south coast club.

His players did all they could to convince him to stay with a virtuoso display to brush aside struggling Plymouth.

They took just four minutes to go ahead as Danny Hollands beat the Plymouth offside trap to fire in from 12 yards.

Bournemouth were in complete control of the opening exchanges and were only denied a quickfire second by Plymouth keeper David Button.

The Tottenham loanee showed good reactions to keep out Anton Robinson's volley, before diving full stretch to his left to keep out Danny Ings' right-foot effort from 10 yards.

With 37 minutes gone, Button was called into action again to keep out Danny Ings' dipping volley from distance.

But from the resulting corner Button was finally beaten for a second time as Liam Feeney volleyed in after Plymouth failed to clear.

Peter Reid's side improved after the break and Yannick Bolasie's 20-yard snapshot forced Bournemouth keeper Shwan Jalal to tip over the crossbar.

But Bournemouth extended their lead in the 55th minutes when Robinson was upended in the box and Marc Pugh cheekily chipped in the resulting penalty.

Pugh and substitutes Lee Bradbury and Michael Symes then all hit the post but three was enough for Bournemouth who moved up to second.

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