English Premiership

Cherries in superb comeback against Liverpool

2016-12-04 17:43
Eddie Howe (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Three goals inside the final 15 minutes secured Bournemouth a sensational 4-3 win against in-form Liverpool at Dean Court in the Premier League on Sunday.

After an unexpectedly nervy start from both sides, Liverpool settled into the game well and began to flex the muscles that have seen them to an 11-game unbeaten run coming into this fixture.

The visitors had the home side penned into their own area for a period of about five minutes, in which they had five corners, but failed to score from any of them.

However, the travelling fans did not have long to wait for something to celebrate as Sadio Mane was the beneficiary of an excellent team move that saw him receive the ball in the box with time and space to pick his spot in the bottom corner before driving Liverpool into the lead.

Less than 120 seconds later Divock Origi found himself one-on-one with the Cherries goalkeeper after being played in by a magnificent Jordan Henderson through ball and finished with aplomb to put the Reds in a seemingly commanding position.

The home side should be credited for never giving up, even though their attacking endeavour rarely ended in a shot on goal in the first half.

They found a bit more after the break and were gifted an opportunity to get back into the game when James Milner was penalised for committing a foul in the box and Wilson made no mistake from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 in the 56th minute.

Any hope Bournemouth had of getting back in to the game seemed to be dashed nine minutes later when Can unleashed a sweet volley from the edge of the area to score a stunning goal and restore Liverpool's two-goal advantage.

Unfortunately, for Reds fans, the Merseyside club seemed to completely switch off after the third goal and the Cherries took full advantage.

A free-flowing passing move in the 76th minute culminated with Fraser running onto a cutting through ball before hit a low shot past the goalkeeper to make the game interesting at 3-2.

The momentum was now on Bournemouth's side and they weren't about to waste it like Liverpool did, with Steven Cook nipping into the box, just two minutes later, to stab the ball past Loris Karius and dramatically put the home side back on level terms.

With fans already celebrating a seemingly unlikely point Cook had another effort deep into injury time that was well-saved by Karius, but the rebound fell straight at the feet of Ake, who poked the ball home and give the Cherries an unlikely three points and condemn Liverpool to just their second loss of the season.


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