Date: 18th April 2018 at 10:36pm
Written by:
AFC Bournemouth
0 – 2
Manchester United

Dean Court

Premier League

18/04/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 10952

Referee: Scott

AFC BournemouthManchester United
Smalling (28), Lukaku (70)
Begovicde Gea
FrancisDarmian
S Cook
 
Smalling
 
AkeJones
DanielsShaw
FraserFellaini
L Cook
 
Herrera72
Surman
 
75Pogba80
Ibe56Lingard62
King82Rashford
WilsonMartial

Substitutes

BorucBailly
Gosling75Sanchez
PughLukaku62
ArterBlind80
Defoe82Young
Mousset56Matic72
SimpsonCastro Pereira

Game Statistics

13Goal attempts13
2On Target4
8Corners5
9Fouls8
3Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
44%56

AFC Bournemouth welcomed Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side to Dean Court for this evening’s Premier League clash.

A goal in each half from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku sent Eddie Howe’s side to defeat as they suffered back to back losses. Recent form will be a small concern as the Cherries have only won once in the last nine games, but with three matches left to play in the season of 2017/18 we sit in 11th place in the top flight table on 38 points.

With chances falling our way in the game, the big talking point will be the penalty shout that was dismissed when Luke Shaw grappled with Callum Wilson in the box. A leveller tying the scores at 1-1 may have seen a different outcome.

The gap to Southampton, who have five games left to play, remains at ten points.

Despite the current dip, few will argue with the season the club have had as it would take a severe run of unexpected results to deny us a fourth straight season in the top tier and that achievement stands above all else.

Fans will, of course, be hoping to end the campaign on a high though, so eyes turn to Southampton, Swansea City and Burnley as we close the campaign out. Southampton are in 18th place and Swansea 17th place so just remaining unbeaten should more than see us safe.

The next result, however, goes a long way in deciding each club’s future.

 

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