Date: 7th May 2018 at 5:27am
Written by:
AFC Bournemouth
1 – 0
Swansea City

Dean Court

Premier League

5/05/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 10820

Referee: Kevin Friend

AFC Bournemouth Swansea City
Fraser (37' minutes)
Begovic Fabianski
Francis van der Hoorn
 
72
S Cook Fernandez
Aké Mawson
 
Fraser Roberts
L Cook Ki Sung-yueng 78
Surman Carroll
Daniels Olsson
 
King
 
90 Dyer 59
Wilson 90 J Ayew
Pugh 78 A Ayew

Substitutes

Boruc Abraham 59
Gosling 78 Narsingh 78
B Smith Nordfeldt
Defoe Clucas
Mings 90 Rangel
Mousset 90 King
 
72
Ibe Renato Sanches

Game Statistics

12 Goal attempts 12
5 On Target 3
11 Corners 6
10 Fouls 10
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
45 % 55

Following the deeply disappointing performance and result away to Southampton last weekend, AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was expected to make a few changes.

They came with Marc Pugh and Andrew Surman returning to the starting XI.

The Cherries players were showing the fight they had been accused of lacking a week ago, it boiled over momentarily with a moment between Asmir Begovic and Simon Francis, but in the end, a well deserved clean sheet, for the defence, in particular Begovic, who arguably had his best performance in a Cherries shirt and Steve Cook who was generally outstanding.

The points, however, were secured by a well-worked set-piece that was struck by Ryan Fraser, with a slight deflection beating Fabianski.

That result meant that AFC Bournemouth moved back to 12th in the Premier League table, on 41 points, level with 10th place Newcastle United, 11th placed Crystal Palace and 13th placed Watford.

 

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