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AFC Bournemouth v Everton Live Commentary, 12/11/2022

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3 - 0
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EVE
M. Tavernier (18)
K. Moore (25)
J. Anthony (69)
Vitality Stadium

Commentary

That concludes our commentary of the Premier League fixture between Bournemouth and Everton! We hope you’ve enjoyed it!
Bournemouth are back in action after the World Cup break on December 19 in the EFL Cup against Newcastle, before a Premier League meeting with Chelsea on December 27. Everton get their season back underway on December 26 at home against Wolves.
Bournemouth head into the World Cup break on the back of an impressive 3-0 win against Everton at the Vitality Stadium after a comprehensive performance. The work was done in the first half for the Cherries, with Tavernier and Moore putting the hosts up by two at the interval while Travers was kept relatively unbothered at the back. Anthony’s inspired substitution after 67 minutes would produce immediate results and add to the visitors' woes, with the winger winning a free-kick and then scoring from the ensuing set-piece within 120 seconds of his introduction. Poor progression of the ball despite dominating possession and a lack of incisive play punished Everton, who managed just three shots on target despite being behind for well over an hour. It’s a disappointing result that keeps the Toffees near the relegation zone, while O’Neil’s side go up to 13th.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: BOURNEMOUTH 3-0 EVERTON.
90' + 2' Gray steps inside and curls a shot with his right foot but he’s unable to find the far corner as his effort wraps around the outside of the post.
90' The fourth official indicates three minutes will be added to the end of the match for stoppages.
B. Pearson
P. Billing
AFC Bournemouth
88' Pearson replaces Billing with two minutes to go.
86' Gray gets into the penalty area and has a shot but it’s blocked from close range by Smith, who turns it behind for a corner.
84' Since the start of last season, Everton have earned fewer away points than any other ever-present side in the Premier League (16), winning just three of their 26 games on the road (D7 L16).
82' Cook’s delivery from a Bournemouth corner is poor, failing to beat Iwobi at the near post in search of Lerma.
R. Christie
M. Tavernier
AFC Bournemouth
80' Tavernier is given a rest with 10 minutes remaining as Christie comes on to replace him.
78' Zemura does well with the ball on the byline, using his quick feet to keep possession ahead of three defenders but Coady finally gets his foot to it and boots a clearance to relieve the pressure on Pickford’s goal.
76' Cannon gets on the end of Gordon’s cross and puts a good header towards goal, forcing the goalkeeper into a stooping save.
A. Doucouré
A. Onana
Everton
75' Doucoure is given a chance to help his side overcome the deficit as Onana is recalled to the bench.
A. Gordon
D. McNeil
Everton
75' Gordon is introduced with McNeil making way.
T. Cannon
N. Maupay
Everton
74' Maupay is taken off for Cannon, who is given his Premier League debut.
73' SOLANKE SCORES BUT HE’S OFFSIDE! Billing slips a clever pass through the lines for Solanke, who latches onto the ball before sending Pickford the wrong way and netting at the far post. The referee immediately blows his whistle in accordance with the flagging linesman, as the striker was unable to hold his line.
71' A CHANCE AT THE OTHER END! Everton look poised to cut the deficit after Iwobi’s chipped cross across the face of goal evades Travers but both Maupay and McNeil are unable to get on the end of it before Patterson smacks his acute-angle effort wide!
L. Cook
Assist
AFC Bournemouth
69' Cook gets on the score sheet with an assist for Bournemouth's third goal of the match.
J. Anthony
Goal
AFC Bournemouth
69' THE SUPER SUB SCORES! 3-0! Anthony wins the free-kick and scores within 120 seconds of coming onto the pitch, getting on the end of Cook’s pinpoint delivery to nod the ball past Pickford from inside the six-yard box!
J. Anthony
K. Moore
AFC Bournemouth
68' Moore comes off after 67 minutes in the first substitution of the match, with Anthony sent on to replace him for Bournemouth.
68' Anthony makes his mark immediately, drawing a foul from Gueye which wins the hosts a free-kick in a dangerous area on the left wing.
65' Iwobi lifts a dangerous cross into the penalty area for Maupay, who gets to the ball ahead of two defenders but can only manage a tame header that’s easily saved by Travers.
63' GREAT EFFORT! The free-kick is met by Tarkowski, who fails to trouble the goalkeeper with his header as Senesi nods it away. It falls to Patterson just outside the penalty area and the full-back makes a great connection with his volley, hammering it towards the net - missing the target narrowly!
62' Moore’s push on Coady deep in midfield gives Everton a free-kick inside Bournemouth’s half. McNeil stands over the set-piece with the Toffees flooding players into the opposing penalty area.
60' McNeil’s inswinging corner finds Tarkowski at the far post but the centre-back can only lift his header onto the roof of the goal!
58' McNeil teases a cross towards Maupay but it’s too easy for Stephens, who barely has to jump in order to clear the danger.
56' Everton have never won in five league visits to Bournemouth (D2 L3), making the Cherries the side they’ve faced the most on the road without ever winning in their league history.
54' Coleman sees Onana on the edge of the six-yard box but his flat cross from a central position fails to find the leaping midfielder, rolling behind for a Travers goal-kick.
52' Pickford is again called into action, sprawling to his right-hand side to block Tavernier’s shot from inside the penalty area. Everton are all over the place defensively at the moment, not picking runners up and failing to close down effectively.
50' CHANCE! Zemura flashes a low cross to the top of the 18-yard box for Solanke, who earns an inch of space ahead of Coady before hitting a shot that Pickford is forced to parry before collecting!
48' Smith swings a cross into the penalty area for Billing, who doesn’t get enough on his header as he sends it wide of the far post.
46' Bournemouth get the match restarted from the kick-off!
Already down a substitution due to Mykolenko’s enforced change, Lampard will have to be effective with his remaining switches if he wishes to pull back a result. Gordon looks the most likely option off the bench, while Doucoure could provide additional height and delivery. Bournemouth will do whatever they can to prevent letting another two-goal lead slip, keeping everything in front of them. Fredericks should be introduced in the late stages, while Stacey could also replace the booked Senesi.
Bournemouth take a two-goal lead into the interval at the Vitality Stadium thanks to two finishes from close range inside the opening 30 minutes. Everton failed to settle during an opening period which saw a number of injury stoppages, causing a scrappy and stop-start affair. The hosts would capitalise however, putting Pickford under pressure in the wet and windy conditions to great effect. His inability to catch Solanke’s shot allowed Tavernier to take the lead, while an assault on the penalty area led to Moore’s close-range header to double the advantage, a goal that also saw Mykolenko taken off with an injury in the aftermath. Lampard’s side have offered precious little going forward with poor service both in open play and during set-pieces, failing to involve Maupay in the match.
45' + 8' HALF-TIME: BOURNEMOUTH 2-0 EVERTON.
45' + 6' Tavernier runs into Tarkowski inside the Everton penalty area and goes down immediately. Everton look to spark a counter-attack the other way, only for the referee to blow his whistle and bring play back for a potential head injury. The visitors are furious as it was just 20 minutes ago when the game was not stopped for Tarkowski’s problem which led to a goal for the Cherries, though the match official is unmoved, allowing Everton to restart play from a free-kick after Tavernier has been taken care of.
L. Cook
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
45' + 2' Cook is shown a yellow card for a late, reckless two-footed challenge on Onana.
45' + 2' Maupay goes down inside the penalty area under pressure from Senesi but the referee - in a perfect position to spot the incident - sees nothing wrong as he allows play to continue.
45' + 1' The fourth official indicates six minutes will be added to the end of the half for stoppages.
M. Senesi
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
44' Senesi forcefully and clumsily charges through the back of Patterson and earns the first yellow card of the match.
42' JUST WIDE FROM SOLANKE! Moore puts a pass into the penalty area for Stephens, who cuts it back for Solanke. The striker looks to sweep a finish into the far corner but misses the target narrowly from close range!
40' Iwobi drives forward and has a go at goal from 22 yards out but Travers sees the effort the whole way and makes a comfortable catch.
39' Having been unbeaten in their first six Premier League games under O'Neil (W2 D4), Bournemouth have now lost each of their last four in a row. The Cherries have just become the first side to lose consecutive Premier League matches despite leading by 2+ goals each time (2-3 vs Tottenham, 3-4 vs Leeds).
37' More trouble for Bournemouth as now Moore has gone down holding his knee. The striker went to the turf after winning an aerial battle with Gueye and initially attempted to run it off, but he’s since returned to a seated position on the pitch while the medical staff take a look. The striker will want to make it to half-time at least, though he’s also in-line to play for Wales at the upcoming World Cup.
35' Gray puts a free-kick into the penalty area from a long way out but it’s met by Senesi before Billing puts the finishing touches on the clearance, smashing it out for an Everton throw-in.
33' Coady hoists a cross into the penalty area from a central position which falls for Onana but the midfielder can’t steer his effort towards goal, with Maupay too far behind the play to keep the ball inbounds.
31' Two goals and a substitution down within 30 minutes, Lampard will have to come up with something if Everton are to get anything from the match. The result as it remains would not only put the Cherries above the Toffees, it could potentially catapult O’Neil’s side into 14th position or higher ahead of the month break.
S. Coleman
V. Mykolenko
Everton
29' In addition to the problem with Tarkowski, Mykolenko has sustained an injury during his attempt to beat Moore to Tavernier’s pass and will be forced off just before the half-hour mark. Coleman comes into the match to replace the Ukraine international.
27' Everton are furious with the match officials, with the visitors feeling as though play should have been stopped for the blow to Tarkowski’s head in the build-up to the goal. The referee did not blow his whistle and allowed play to continue, with VAR confirming the validity of the goal.
M. Tavernier
Assist
AFC Bournemouth
25' Tavernier adds to his earlier goal with an assist to double the hosts' lead!
K. Moore
Goal
AFC Bournemouth
25' BOURNEMOUTH DOUBLE THE ADVANTAGE! 2-0! Zemura puts a cross into the penalty area which is initially repelled by Tarkowski, who goes down with an apparent head injury. Play continues and Billing keeps the ball in play and fires an acute-angle shot which is parried by Pickford, only for Taviernier to latch onto it and head it back across for Moore. The strong striker beats Mykolenko in the air and finishes with aplomb!
24' Zemura wins the ball back in a dangerous area and charges towards the byline, drawing the attention of Pickford. The goalkeeper meets the full-back at the near post and the two end up in a nasty collision. Thankfully, both players get up and appear to be alright, while Bournemouth are awarded a corner.
22' Gray puts the ensuing corner-kick into a good area but an imposing header from Senesi clears the danger emphatically.
21' Gray scoops the delivery towards the far post but Tavernier turns it behind for a corner.
20' McNeil’s path towards goal is impeded by Billing, who brings the winger down from behind which gives Everton a free-kick just over 25 yards from Travers’ net.
M. Tavernier
Goal
AFC Bournemouth
18' THE CHERRIES TAKE THE LEAD! 1-0! The winger is first to the loose ball after Solanke’s curled strike from 18 yards out is only parried by Pickford. With the goalkeeper unable to secure the strike at the first time of asking, it falls into the path of Tavernier, who is able to stab it home!
17' Iwobi leads a blistering Everton counter-attack but a fantastically timed sliding challenge from Zemura cleanly dispossesses the midfielder and averts potential danger at the back.
15' CHANCE! Tavernier’s first Bournemouth corner of the match is an effective flat delivery to the far post, where Moore meets the ball and forces a fantastic last-ditch block from Patterson.
14' Bournemouth build from the back effectively with Billing releasing Zemura. The full-back switches play to Solanke on the right wing but the striker loses his footing and can only win a corner for his efforts.
12' Both Solanke and Billing have retaken their place on the pitch and despite moving somewhat gingerly, both are looking to run off their earlier ailment. Two important players for Bournemouth, O’Neil will be hoping they’ll be fit to continue with the Cherries in need of a positive result.
10' Tavernier again cuts inside and looks to shoot from the edge of the area instead of teasing it into the box for one of three team-mates. He picks the wrong option as the tame effort fails to trouble Pickford, who makes the easy save.
8' Worrying scenes for Bournemouth as play has come to a halt for both Billing and Solanke, who both require a bit of medical treatment. It appears to be a hamstring for the midfielder while the striker attempts to shake off an earlier challenge.
6' Tavernier looks to keep a Bournemouth counter-attack moving, riding a couple of challenges as he cuts inside looking for a shot. The winger takes one too many defenders on though as Gueye stands his ground and puts in a strong challenge which wins the ball 18 yards from Everton’s goal.
4' CHANCE! Gray cuts inside and puts a low cross into the area which takes a deflection and meets Maupay at the far post. The striker hits his shot on the swivel but blazes it high and wide of the target!
3' Tarkowski launches a long pass over the top for Maupay, but Stephens comes across and holds the forward off, allowing Travers to come off his line to meet the ball inside his penalty area.
1' Everton get the match underway from the kick-off!
Everton make two alterations to the side that lost 2-0 to Leicester City seven days ago. Patterson replaces Coleman at right-back while Maupay steps in to play striker for the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Bournemouth make two changes to the XI that lost 4-3 to Leeds United a week ago. Zemura comes in for Fredericks at full-back while the suspended Chris Mepham is replaced by Stephens.
EVERTON SUBS: Stanley Mills, Michael Keane, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Yerry Mina, Tom Davies, Anthony Gordon, Asmir Begovic, Seamus Coleman, Thomas Cannon.
EVERTON XI (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Nathan Patterson, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitalii Mykolenko; Alex Iwobi, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana; Demarai Gray, Neal Maupay, Dwight McNeil.
BOURNEMOUTH SUBS: Ben Pearson, Ryan Fredericks, Ryan Christie, Siriki Dembele, Joe Rothwell, Cameron Plain, Jack Stacey, Jaidon Anthony, Junior Stanislas.
BOURNEMOUTH XI (4-4-2): Mark Travers; Jordan Zemura, Marcos Senesi, Jack Stephens, Adam Smith; Marcus Tavernier, Jefferson Lerma, Lewis Cook, Philip Billing; Dominic Solanke, Kieffer Moore.
With 15 minutes to go, let’s take a look at how the two sides are lining up - starting with our hosts!
Just one point ahead of their opponents today, Everton have won just one of their last six league fixtures. A tale of two sides of the pitch for the Toffees, their defence is only bettered by teams in the top three, while only sides in the relegation zone have scored fewer. Goalless in their last three away trips in the Premier League, Frank Lampard will be looking to put that right in their final match before the pause.
17th-placed Bournemouth are looking to add to the single point that separates them from Southampton in the relegation zone ahead of the World Cup break. Despite a run of four consecutive defeats in the Premier League, interim coach Gary O'Neil will have reason for optimism, with his Cherries having just beaten Everton 4-1 in the EFL Cup.
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