The Cherries won their final game at Dean Court of the Premier League 2018/19 campaign with a stoppage-time winner from Nathan Ake against nine-man Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs were down to nine men after referee Craig Pawson sent off Son Heung-Min and Juan Foyth, after failing to correctly send off Eric Dier or award a penalty for a clear foul on Callum Wilson, also by Dier.
Written by billythekid
I didn’t think we were going to break Spurs 9 man team down as the minutes ticked away.
Then the Spurs hoodoo ended with Nathan Ake scoring in a minute of injury time and the Cherries beating Spurs for the first time in the league.
The goal coming from a corner from Ryan Fraser, his 14th assist of the season and puts him top in the Premier League for assists.
We beat them in that famous FA Cup run in 1957 at Dean Court.
The highlight besides the winning goal was watching a very confident display by our teenager goalkeeper Mark Travers with some excellent first-half saves.
Must say there was a discussion if this was the right move by Eddie Howe against a side like Spurs. Eddie was spot on with his decision.
A good way to end our home season with a win against Spurs and now wait to see if we can break our points record in the Premier League at Crystal Palace.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told afcb.co.uk…
“I’ve only managed one game against nine men before in my management career, against Brighton when I was at Burnley. That was tough and today was too. It totally changed the game.
“We naturally weren’t having a lot of the ball against such a good Tottenham team in the first half. They were creating chances and we were looking dangerous on the counter-attack.
“Suddenly, we were dominating the ball and Tottenham were playing on the counter-attack. I don’t think we did particularly well with the advantage we had. We didn’t use the ball intelligently enough.
“It was difficult and looked like we were running out of time to win the game, but thankfully we popped up with a great goal.”
I thought Spurs, with Dier leading from the start, were as scummy as they get. Disgusting. All helped by a ref who is another in the Big 6 pocket.
Well done for being patient.
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