The Cherries looked like they would easily secure promotion earlier in the season, but a downturn in fortunes had seen Forest close the gap.
Going into the match at the Vitality Stadium, the two sides were separated by just three points in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
It was Bournemouth who held their nerve to get over the line.
Bournemouth won the game 1-0. It took them 83 minutes to score the all-important goal.
And it came after a clever set-piece routine.
Bournemouth were given a free-kick on the edge of the box. It looked all for the world that Philip Billing would have a go at goal.
However, he had other ideas.
Forest put so many men in the wall that they forgot to mark Bournemouth striker, Kieffer Moore.
Moore found space on the left-hand side of the box and he was picked out by the Dane.
The Bournemouth made no mistake as he swept his effort past Brice Samba. Watch the moment below…
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Could this goal secure promotion to the Premier League for Bournemouth? ⬆️ pic.twitter.com/QmofPZthJm
Full credit to Billing. He could easily have had a go at goal and tried to be the hero, but he had the presence of mind to pick out an unmarked Moore to score.
Bournemouth then held on to clinch their return to England’s top tier.
There was absolute scenes at full-time as many home fans invaded the pitch to celebrate their success with staff and players.
Bournemouth are joining Fulham back in the Premier League. Nottingham Forest can still secure their return but will have to win the playoffs.