Date: 16th July 2020 at 8:43am
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told Sky Sports

“Playing that well does make it better. It’s not about performances at this stage of the season, we really want points, but I can’t fault the lads for today. You can only look at what’s happening in the present moment, and we were excellent, really unfortunate today.

“Their clinical finishing was the difference between the teams. We had some great opening ourselves, we weren’t quite as ruthless as they were, we’ll kick ourselves when we look back at some of the chances.

“Today we looked a real threat in front of goal, I thought we had a lot of quality in our performance, we played at the right times, mixed it up quite well, were strong, and so I’m absolutely devastated to come away with nothing after giving so much to the game.”

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We came by this system/formation through desperation at Half Time against Leicester City, and it brought success (albeit with a chunk of good luck). Would we have played that way by design, both then and tonight? Could/should we have tried it earlier in the season, or earlier after lockdown?

Who knows, but the players seem to be in tune with it now and how fantastic was it for the subs who came on to not only keep that momentum going but notch it up a level. We were desperately close to an equaliser.

Lots of positives to take into the Southampton game at Dean Court on Sunday, and let’s pray for a big West Ham United win over Watford on Friday night. Will Nathan Ake get the nod over Steve Cook in defence?

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Weymouth-Boy  wrote…

I am actually disappointed we never took something from that, I thought City looked appalling at the back. It was possibly our attacking play but I don’t think it was we never really done anything special. I will take a bit of optimism from the fact that we give admittedly an under-strength Manchester City a game but at the end of the day another round of matches passes and we haven’t picked up any points and we are still in the bottom 3.

Sorry for the pessimism it is just how I feel right now, I am not someone that is going to jump for joy because we only got beaten by one goal. – Join the conversation, click here.

 
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