Match Report: Bournemouth vs Spurs
A bittersweet night for Spurs that saw the side score four goals away to win, but also saw frontman Harry Kane hobble off the pitch with an ankle injury. The Spurs win sees Mauricio Pochettino’s team move up to third in the Premier League, one point above Liverpool.
Bournemouth looked very lively from the offset and almost scored inside the third minute. Wilson got the better of Davinson Sanchez before offloading the ball to Stanislas in the centre of the pitch, Stanlislas rocketed the ball off the crossbar to no avail. However, it was Stanislas who found the net in the 7th minute to put the Cherries ahead at Vitality Stadium. Adam Smith swung a ball into the centre that was aimed towards Callum Wilson in the middle. Both Wilson and Sanchez jumped for, and missed, the ball; Stanislas was left completed unmarked on the left side of the box, he controlled the bouncing ball on the half-volley and then cut it across goal to find the bottom right-hand corner.
Harry Kane was then set to double the lead for Spurs but was ruled offside before he put the ball in the net. The Englishman was then substituted off having picked up an ankle injury. It was Dele Alli who found the net five minutes later, ending a streak of 15 matches without a goal. Aurier received a through-ball from Son down the right flank and swung a dangerous cross into the path of Alli, who knocked it past the keeper first time to level the scores.
Heung-Min Son, carrying on his incredible goal-scoring form for the Lilywhites, was the player to find the net in the 62nd minute. The build-up from Spurs was impressive: Son passed it to Eriksen who squared it to Danny Rose from about 15 yards out, he then passed it to Dele Alli, who lobbed a lovely ball across the box to Son who converted on the volley from close quarters. He most certainly bungled the volley as it came off his shin, but in the sort of form that he is currently in it managed to find the net somehow.
Wilson looked to get a consolation goal for the Cherries, but Mike Dean disallowed his effort as he felt there was a foul on Davinson Sanchez in the build-up. Son then bagged his brace in the 87th minute. Eriksen won the ball on the counter-attack and with one ball set Son on 1-1 with Begovic. Lamela supported Son and was begging for him to square the ball, but Son had the confidence to side-step Begovic and left-foot it near post. Serge Aurier rounded off the scoring in the 91st minute, heading the ball from the back post after Begovic parried Kieran Trippier’s cross right into his path.
Bournemouth vs Spurs Attendance
Vitality Stadium: 10,623
Starting Line-ups: Bournemouth vs Spurs
Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis, Cook, Aké, Daniels, Smith, Cook, Gosling, Stanislas, Mousset, Wilson
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Sánchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dembélé, Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane