Bournemouth gave themselves a huge leap to 14th position away from the scare of relegation after a back to back win against defending Champions Chelsea and the UEFA drop out Man United yesterday. Indeed 2 stunning victories to let you know this EPL season is a fight to finish indeed.
According to the match reports …
After a 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg that eliminated United from the UEFA Champions League, there was no respite for the 13-times Barclays Premier League champions at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday. King, who came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, turned home Matt Ritchie’s corner to earn the hosts another notable scalp after their shock 1-0 victory at champions Chelsea last time out.
AFC Bournemouth had taken an early lead when Junior Stanislas scored direct from a corner. United responded well and Anthony Martial missed a great chance before Marouane Fellaini made it 1-1 by half-time with a scrappy equaliser.
But after falling behind for a second time to King’s effort, United struggled to get level for a second time and Glenn Murray, a substitute, missed two gilt-edged chances to put the match beyond doubt.
Chelsea now have Leicester City on Monday in one of their match of the season. Barnished at the moment to 16th on the table, a loss to Raneiri’s men means the blues keep sinking to the inevitable even though their Champions league victory gave them a lifeline.