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 BournemouthSwansea City
Fraser (37' minutes)
BegovicFabianski
Francisvan der Hoorn
 
72
S CookFernandez
AkéMawson
 
FraserRoberts
L CookKi Sung-yueng78
SurmanCarroll
DanielsOlsson
 
King
 
90Dyer59
Wilson90J Ayew
Pugh78A Ayew

Substitutes

BorucAbraham59
Gosling78Narsingh78
B SmithNordfeldt
DefoeClucas
Mings90Rangel
Mousset90King
 
72
IbeRenato Sanches

Game Statistics

12Goal attempts12
5On Target3
11Corners6
10Fouls10
1Yellow Cards4
0Red Cards0
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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