English Premiership

Boruc won't have howler 'hangover'

2015-10-05 15:14
Artur Boruc (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc is experienced enough to avoid a "hangover" after his horrendous mistake gifted Watford the equaliser in Saturday's 1-1 draw in the Premier League, manager Eddie Howe has said.

At the stroke of halftime, Boruc received the ball from Sylvain Distin and then attempted to return the pass, only for Watford's Odion Ighalo to intercept it and strike the ball into an empty net.

It was not the first time the former Southampton goalkeeper had made a costly mistake.

Two years back when the Saints played Arsenal, Olivier Giroud tackled Boruc, who tried to get past the forward, and the ball ended up in the back of the net a few seconds later.

"Artur is experienced enough to know, and has worked long enough with us to know, that there is no hangover from that mistake and that it's business as usual," Howe was quoted as saying by the British media.

"It's back to work to make ourselves better, no matter whether we win, lose or draw. It was one of those things.

"We encourage our players and our goalkeeper to be brave and to take responsibility to play from the back. That is very much our philosophy.

"There is no blame attached to Artur, he has been excellent since he came here. He has made very few errors but, unfortunately, it is the life of a goalkeeper. You are going to make mistakes," he added.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Friday, 22 December 2017
Arsenal v Liverpool, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Everton v Chelsea, Goodison Park 14:30
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth, Etihad Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Crystal Palace, Liberty Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v Newcastle United, London Stadium 17:00
Southampton v Huddersfield Town, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Turf Moor 19:30
Leicester City v Manchester United, King Power Stadium 21:45
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.