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 Bournemouth Manchester United
Smalling (28), Lukaku (70)
Begovic de Gea
Francis Darmian
S Cook
 
Smalling
 
Ake Jones
Daniels Shaw
Fraser Fellaini
L Cook
 
Herrera 72
Surman
 
75 Pogba 80
Ibe 56 Lingard 62
King 82 Rashford
Wilson Martial

Substitutes

Boruc Bailly
Gosling 75 Sanchez
Pugh Lukaku 62
Arter Blind 80
Defoe 82 Young
Mousset 56 Matic 72
Simpson Castro Pereira

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 13
2 On Target 4
8 Corners 5
9 Fouls 8
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
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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