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AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary, 29/10/2022

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2 - 3
BOU
TOT
K. Moore (22)
K. Moore (49)
R. Sessegnon (57)
B. Davies (73)
R. Bentancur (90+2)
Vitality Stadium

Commentary

Tottenham have ended their mini-rut to bolster their place in the top four for now. It's timely, as they host Liverpool next after an important trip to Marseille. That's all for now. Goodbye!
The three points keep Tottenham third in the Premier League behind Manchester City and Arsenal. Conte's men have won 10 points from losing positions already this season. They're made of stern stuff. Bournemouth stay 14th. They'll be disappointed not to have hung on for a draw here, but they put up a good fight.
Tottenham can breathe a huge sigh of relief! They've come from two goals down to win here at Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth's defensive gameplan was working to perfection as they led 2-0 early in the second half. Spurs made some smart changes and turned things around in the last half hour. They deserve it for being on top almost all game.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: BOURNEMOUTH 2-3 TOTTENHAM
90' + 6' Kane holds the ball up for Tottenham near Bournemouth's corner flag. The hosts have no time to get it upfield. That's it!
90' + 4' Bournemouth go back on the attack, and Lloris catches Mepham's header from a throw-in. A Cherries equaliser at this stage feels highly unlikely. They look exhausted.
R. Bentancur
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 2' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 2-3 TOTTENHAM! Spurs have turned this game around! Son takes their latest corner from the left. Bournemouth block Bentancur's first shot, but the ball pops up for the Uruguayan to rifle into the net at the second attempt!
90' Mepham gets treatment for colliding with Kane as he blocks the striker's header. There'll be at least five minutes of additional time. That's enough time for Tottenham to find a winner.
J. Stephens
D. Solanke
AFC Bournemouth
89' Bournemouth want to shut up shop. Stephens, a defender, replaces Solanke.
88' It's yet another Tottenham corner. Bournemouth block Lucas's hopeful shot and clear. Lenglet gets a rush of blood to the head and blasts over from range.
86' Bournemouth have no choice but to defend for their lives now. They haven't attempted a shot since Moore's second goal.
84' Son steps up and smashes his free-kick right into Bournemouth's defensive wall. The ball comes to Hojbjerg, whose right-footed effort from the left of the box loops just over the crossbar and out for a goal-kick.
Bryan Gil
R. Sessegnon
Tottenham Hotspur
84' Sessegnon's game for Tottenham is over. The 22-year-old has put in a decent shift. Gil is his replacement.
L. Cook
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
82' Cook lands his name in the book for a foul on Lucas right on the edge of the D. This looks promising for Spurs.
80' Bournemouth can barely escape their third, given the relentless pressure Spurs are putting them under. Conte's men force another corner, from which Hojbjerg heads wide. Anthony buys a free-kick off Sessegnon to allow the hosts to breathe briefly.
R. Fredericks
M. Tavernier
AFC Bournemouth
78' Bournemouth substitution. Fredericks comes on for Tavernier.
77' Tottenham are knocking on the door! Son blasts at goal from the centre of the box. Travers dives to his left to stop the shot from finding the top right corner. Spurs get, you guessed it, a corner.
75' Tavernier has no option but to give Tottenham yet another chance to send a corner into Bournemouth's box. The hosts deal with it, blocking Kane's header from close range, but they're on the ropes. They clear the resulting set-piece.
I. Perišić
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
73' Perisic has given Tottenham an added threat since coming on. Suddenly, it looks like Conte's men could win this after all.
B. Davies
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
73' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 2-2 TOTTENHAM! Spurs have come from two goals down to equalise! They get yet another corner, which Perisic takes. The Croatian floats it towards the middle where Davies is in place to head it home!
71' Son's teasing free-kick deflects out for a Spurs corner, which turns into another as Dier and Lenglet have efforts blocked. Back down the other side, Sessegnon floats in a cross for Kane, who nods wide.
H. Kane
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
69' Kane's booked for his reaction to being tripped by Lerma.
68' Tottenham turn their corner into another down the opposite side. It's their 10th of the game. Perisic attacks the near post and hooks well over with his right foot.
67' Sessegnon has switched to right wing-back since Perisic came on. He darts towards the byline and cuts the ball back. Smith gets to it first to concede a corner.
65' Tottenham are still hogging the ball. They've had almost two-thirds of possession in this game. They've largely been blunt though.
I. Perišić
Emerson
Tottenham Hotspur
63' Tottenham make a fourth substitution. Perisic replaces Emerson.
J. Anthony
P. Billing
AFC Bournemouth
63' Bournemouth decide to make their first change. Anthony takes Billing's place on the pitch.
R. Sessegnon
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
61' Sessegnon's shown the game's first yellow card for barging over Tavernier.
60' More on Sessegnon's goal. That's his second Premier League goal of the season. He's making that left wing-back position his own for Spurs.
R. Bentancur
Y. Bissouma
Tottenham Hotspur
58' Tottenham make two more changes as they continue to chase the game. Bentancur replaces Bissouma in central midfield first.
P. Højbjerg
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
58' Hojbjerg made it very easy for Sessegnon to get through on goal there, and the wing-back didn't disappoint. Bournemouth's lead may not be so secure after all.
E. Dier
D. Sánchez
Tottenham Hotspur
57' Dier also takes Sanchez's place at centre-back. The Colombian was at fault for Bournemouth's second goal especially.
R. Sessegnon
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
57' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 2-1 TOTTENHAM! Spurs are back in it! Sessegnon races onto Hojbjerg's slide-rule pass to beat the offside trap and fire in off the foot of the right post. Game on!
55' Cook diverts a cross out for a Tottenham corner down their left. Bournemouth manage to deal with it, blocking Lenglet's header.
53' Billing brings down Emerson to hand Tottenham a free-kick down their right. Spurs need not get desperate just yet.
51' Tottenham look to make amends straight away, as Hojbjerg has a shot blocked from outside the box and fires wide at the second attempt. It might already be too late.
A. Smith
Assist
AFC Bournemouth
49' Smith's delivery there was absolutely wonderful, and Moore wanted to get his head to it way more than the two Spurs defenders. The visitors are in real trouble!
K. Moore
Goal
AFC Bournemouth
49' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 2-0 TOTTENHAM! Moore grabs his second goal of the game! Solanke gets into space down the right and passes back to Smith, who curls in right-footed first time. Moore gets between Sanchez and Emerson to power a header in off the bar!
48' Davies drives into space and goes for the top left corner. The Welshman's shot dips just wide of the left-hand post.
46' Tottenham get the second half going. They look to have switched to a 3-4-3.
Lucas Moura
O. Skipp
Tottenham Hotspur
46' Conte doesn't waste time in making a change. Skipp, who's unlucky to go off, is replaced by Lucas.
Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last 42 Premier League matches when leading at half-time, dating back to January 2016. Tottenham need to improve drastically in the second half if they want to come from behind to win this game. They shouldn't wait long to make changes.
Bournemouth's lead remains intact as the players go in for half-time. The Cherries have defended well and went ahead when Moore finished a well-worked move. Tottenham have had lots of the ball but haven't been too creative with it. More to come!
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BOURNEMOUTH 1-0 TOTTENHAM
45' + 2' Tottenham's corner doesn't lead to much. They stay upfield and Son curls towards the bottom left corner from outside the box. Travers dives across to keep the South Korean out! That's Spurs' best chance of the game so far.
45' + 1' Tottenham work the ball to Skipp, whose low cross is blocked by Senesi. It's yet another Spurs corner.
45' Zemura catches Emerson to give Spurs a free-kick down their right as we approach the half-time break. There'll be two added minutes first.
43' Billing hands Tottenham a corner. They can't make the most of it though.
41' Emerson turns and fires over on the volley from the right of the box. Tottenham haven't found their rhythm yet.
40' Contrary to pre-match expectations, Bournemouth are playing a 3-4-3 with Zemura and Tavernier as the wing-backs. It's working well for them at the moment.
38' Kane receives the ball to feet and looks for a team-mate in the six-yard box. Bournemouth cut the cross out.
36' Bissouma bustles into the penalty area and finds Skipp, who forces Travers into a save at his near post. Spurs keep the pressure on from the corner as Son whips in a left-footed cross. Senesi nods the ball against the left-hand post and back into play!
34' Chance for Bournemouth! Solanke chases after the loose ball once a Spurs defender slips. Lloris spots the danger early enough to race out of his box and clear with his feet.
33' Son swings in the free-kick, but again the South Korean's delivery isn't the best. The linesman's flag goes up in Bournemouth's favour.
32' Sessegnon wins Spurs a corner down their left. Son's corner doesn't beat the first man. Tavernier fouls Skipp in his eagerness to counter-attack.
30' Tottenham resume their dominance as Moore's fine to continue. Senesi boots Emerson's cross out for a throw-in.
28' Play pauses briefly as Moore receives treatment for a knock he's picked up. It's been an engaging game so far.
26' Bournemouth go on the attack again. This time the ball ends up with Lloris. Tottenham have yet to win a Premier League game when they've conceded the opening goal away from home this season. This will be a challenge for them.
24' Bournemouth are finding some momentum. Solanke causes confusion in Tottenham's box as he attacks Billing's cross. Moore's toe-poke deflects out for an uneventful corner.
M. Tavernier
Assist
AFC Bournemouth
22' Tavernier's cross was perfectly weighted for Moore to hit towards goal, and he made no mistake. Tottenham have been positionally on top but find themselves behind!
K. Moore
Goal
AFC Bournemouth
22' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 1-0 TOTTENHAM! The Cherries strike on the counter-attack! Solanke flicks the ball into the path of Tavernier. The winger squares it for Moore, and the Welshman calmly slots it past Lloris!
21' Bournemouth are finding it hard to get into Spurs' half at the moment. They're not under too much pressure yet though.
19' Kane takes on Smith and has Sessegnon running on the overlap. The England captain finds Emerson instead, who sends in a high cross. Tavernier leaps to win the header and gets nudged over by Sessegnon.
17' Space opens up in front of Davies, who decides to have a crack at goal. The Welshman drags his left-footed effort well wide of the right-hand post. Kane may have got a touch on it.
16' Bournemouth get a head to Son's corner before Kane does. The Cherries have gotten a lot better at defending in recent weeks.
15' Lerma fires wide from distance. Tottenham have started to get settled on the ball. Zemura blocks a delivery to hand the visitors another corner.
13' Skipp tries to thread Kane through on goal. Bournemouth intercept the throughball. Bissouma bursts into the box and hooks towards Sessegnon from the byline. The Malian's cross is too powerful to find his team-mate.
11' Emerson ghosts towards the far post to try to get his head on Kane's cross. Zemura anticipates the move. Spurs get a corner which doesn't come to much.
9' Kane's header is blocked and loops onto the top of the net. Spurs get another corner. This one's taken short and passed all the way back to Lloris, who punts upfield. Son is offside.
8' Bournemouth lose possession down their right and Spurs counter. Mepham gets across to block Sessegnon's cross and concede a corner.
6' Sessegnon's cross from the left comes to nothing as Bournemouth clear it.
4' The hosts look up for this. Tavernier cuts inside from the right and lets rip a low fizzer at Lloris, who gets down to catch it.
3' Bournemouth start brightly, earning a corner down their left as Davies clears Zemura's cross. It's swung in and Moore heads over.
1' Bournemouth get this game underway at a lively Vitality Stadium!
Bournemouth have lost seven of their 10 Premier League meetings against Tottenham. Their one victory came in May 2019 against a Spurs side that had two players sent off. The visitors should be confident of a victory here, then, but it will not be a given.
There are two changes to Spurs from their last Premier League outing. Hojbjerg starts ahead of Bentancur, as does Davies for Dier.
Bournemouth boss Gary O'Neil makes three changes to his team from their 2-0 defeat away to West Ham. Travers replaces the injured Neto in goal. Zemura and Moore also come in.
SUBS: Eric Dier, Lucas Moura, Japhet Tanganga, Rodrigo Bentancur, Djed Spence, Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Bryan Gil, Matt Doherty.
TOTTENHAM (3-5-2): Hugo Lloris (c); Davinson Sanchez, Clement Lenglet, Ben Davies; Emerson, Oliver Skipp, Yves Bissouma, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ryan Sessegnon; Harry Kane, Son Heung-min.
SUBS: Jaidon Anthony, Ryan Fredericks, Ben Pearson, Cameron Plain, Jack Stephens, Jamal Lowe, Joe Rothwell, Junior Stanislas, Ryan Christie.
BOURNEMOUTH (4-2-3-1): Mark Travers; Jordan Zemura, Chris Mepham, Marcos Senesi, Adam Smith (c); Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma; Kieffer Moore, Philip Billing, Marcus Tavernier; Dominic Solanke.
Tottenham are also in patchy form, having lost three of their last five Premier League games, as many as in their previous 23 combined. After losing to Manchester United and Newcastle United, they could lose three on the bounce for the second time under Antonio Conte. The Londoners will want to get back to winning ways against promoted opposition.
Bournemouth's uptick in form has hit the buffers of late as they come into this game winless in their last three. Only Wolves have scored in as few Premier League games as the Cherries have this season, and no side has failed to score in more games at home so far. They'll need to improve up front if they want to stay out of the relegation zone.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Premier League match between Bournemouth and Tottenham at Vitality Stadium.