Bournemouth 1-0 Everton

24 Sep

Bournemouth secured a deserved 1-0 win at home to Everton thanks to a superb first-half strike from Junior Stanislas.

Match Reports: Bournemouth 1-0 EvertonMatch Reports: Bournemouth 1-0 Everton

Cherries head coach Eddie Howe preferred Callum Wilson in attack in place of Josh King while Toffees boss Ronald Koeman drafted in Bryan Oviedo at left-back in place of Leighton Baines.

Wilson flicked an early chance wide with his head,while at the other end Ross Barkley failed to cash in after some good work by Yannick Bolasie.

Ten minutes in Artur Boruc kept the hosts level as he produced a magnificent save to deny Romelu Lukaku, whose header from a Barkley free-kick looked destined for the back of the net.

The Cherries responded with Jack Wilshere seeing an effort deflect off the covering Ashley Williams and on to the crossbar before Jordon Ibe shot narrowly wide of the far post.

Harry Arter then saw an effort fly away off the outside of a post, having made space on the edge of the area for his left-foot strike.

The hosts finally got their reward midway through the first half as Stanislas picked the ball up just over 20 yards out and his swerving effort was too good for Toffees keeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Charlie Daniels missed a chance to double the lead from a corner eight minutes before the interval and was then booked for a foul on Bolasie.

Early in the second half, Jagielka had to make a fine clearance to deny Stanislas while at the other end Barkley was not quite sharp enough to cash in on a Seamus Coleman cross.

Koeman threw on Tom Cleverley and Gerard Deulofeu to try and engineer a turnaround in fortunes and the latter forced Boruc into a scrambling save from a curling cross-cum-shot.

Bolasie cracked a shot over the top with just over 10 minutes to play before the visitors threw on striker Enner Valencia for the closing stages.

Right at the death Bolasie delivered a clear opening for Valencia but he scuffed an effort wide from eight yards, and the hosts were able to hold on for victory.


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