Lys Mousset’s late strike was sufficient to safe an unlikely flip round as Bournemouth beat Stoke Metropolis 2-1 at Vitality Stadium.
Eddie Howe named an unchanged aspect from the staff who beat Chelsea on Wednesday, the place because the visiting Paul Lambert made three adjustments to his Stoke aspect who drew Zero-Zero with Watford of their final outing. Out went Darren Fletcher, Charlie Adam and Mame Biram Diouf, and in got here Geoff Cameron, Peter Crouch and Badou Ndiaye, who made his Premier League debut.
Bournemouth got here into the sport stuffed with confidence after inflicting an astonishing upset at Stamford Bridge in the course of the week after they beat the reigning Premier League champions Chelsea Three-Zero on their very own turf, nevertheless it was the guests who began shortly.
Xherdan Shaqiri was performed by way of on objective earlier than his effort was cleared off the road by Steve Prepare dinner. The Swiss worldwide might have felt exhausting carried out by, nevertheless he solely needed to wait a matter of seconds earlier than he obtained his objective.
The ensuing throw-in fell to Stoke’s £14m deadline day signing Ndaiye who put an inviting ball right into a harmful space, and there was Shaqiri – probably the smallest participant on the pitch – whose free header beat Begovic within the Bournemouth objective to provide Stoke the lead. The away followers had been quickly in full voice after solely having the ability to rejoice one away win all season.
To make issues worse for Bournemouth, Steve Prepare dinner went off injured after simply 10 minutes after struggling a hamstring damage. Howe determined to interchange Prepare dinner with Josh King, altering his system from three on the again to a Four-Three-Three formation with Ryan Fraser slotting in at right-back.
Bournemouth had been rising more and more pissed off, nevertheless created their first actual likelihood of the sport with 10 minutes to go earlier than half-time. Junior Stanislas performed the ball throughout the face of objective with Jordon Ibe ready on the again submit. He obtained his shot away and previous Begovic, nevertheless Erik Pieters was there to clear off the road and protect Stoke’s lead on the half-time break.
It was a really entertaining first half with each groups enjoying at a excessive tempo, and the second half started no otherwise. Inside 20 second of the restart, King discovered himself on the sting of the field, and unleashed a swerving strike which appeared to confuse Butland, nevertheless the England worldwide was capable of get a hand to it and parry the ball to security.
The house signal started exhibiting indicators of desperation, after King was booked by referee Paul Tierney for simulation. He drove into the field and threw himself to the bottom, with the referee rightfully seeing no contact between the ahead and Kurt Zouma.
With the house followers rising more and more anxious, Stoke virtually doubled their lead when Peter Crouch met a nook from the left however noticed his header crash off the highest of the crossbar. Crouch solely wants yet one more objective to develop into Stoke all-time main goalscorer within the Premier League, and was inches away from doing so.
Crouch can be left to rue his miss simply minutes later, after neat construct up play by Bournemouth on the sting of the field seemed to be handled by the Stoke defence, nevertheless the ball then rebounded into the trail of King who slotted the ball past Butland to equalise for Stoke with 20 minutes remaining. He could not imagine his luck, however King had obtained his aspect again within the recreation.
The objective ignited Bournemouth, and had Stoke on the ropes as they looked for a profitable objective, and simply 10 minutes after equalising went in entrance. Ibe’s deep free-kick discovered the substitute Lys Mousset on the far submit who headed in from shut vary to finish the flip round.
Bournemouth had solely comeback to win a Premier League recreation after trailing at half-time as soon as in 36 occurrences, nevertheless it regarded as if Mousset had absolutely ended that run.
Simply minutes after Howe and his Bournemouth aspect regarded determined, it was then Paul Lambert who was compelled to make adjustments. He turned to Berahino and Diouf who had simply 10 minutes to try to salvage one thing from the sport for Stoke.
Sadly for Lambert, his aspect ran out of time and Bournemouth snatched all three factors after it regarded as if Stoke would earn at the very least a degree. The win now strikes Bournemouth as much as ninth within the desk quickly with Everton enjoying Arsenal within the late kick off.
As for Stoke, they now transfer into the relegation zone in 18th place regardless of Lambert’s optimistic begin to his reign as supervisor. He will probably be seeking to get again to profitable methods after they host fellow strugglers Brighton subsequent weekend.