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AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City Live Commentary, 08/10/2022

2 - 1
P. Billing (68)
R. Christie (71)
P. Daka (10)
Vitality Stadium


That's all for today, goodbye!
Bournemouth are now eighth in the table and unbeaten in their last five games while Leicester remain in 19th for the time being. The Cherries will travel to Fulham next while host Crystal Palace.
Bournemouth started on the front foot and looked more likely to take the lead but it was Leicester who went in front in the 10th minute after Daka was quickest to react following a rebound from Barnes' effort, and the striker scored well on the swivel. The second half was dominated by the hosts and Billing equalised in the 68th minute when he rebounded home after Solanke's brilliant run and shot. Solanke was also the provider for Bournemouth's winner after he knocked the ball down into the path of Christie, who poked it past Ward to make it 2-1. Anthony thought he got a third for the Cherries in added time but it was disallowed for offside.
90' + 4' OFFSIDE! Anthony puts the ball in the back of the net following a counter-attack but it is disallowed due to an offside in the build-up!
90' + 3' Maddison wins a corner for Leicester in the final minutes. He swings it into the near post but Bournemouth clear.
K. Moore
D. Solanke
AFC Bournemouth
90' + 2' Moore replaces Solanke for the final two minutes of the game.
90' There will be a minimum of four additional minutes.
J. Maddison
Yellow Card
Leicester City
88' Maddison takes out his frustration with a poor sliding tackle and receives a booking for it.
88' Bournemouth are prioritising keeping possession over a third goal. They are keeping the ball in the corner and playing it around well.
Ayoze Pérez
J. Justin
Leicester City
86' Perez replaces Justin as Rodgers' throws the kitchen sink at this game to try and get a point.
85' Barnes dribbles down the left wing and plays a give-and-go with Iheanacho before sending in a low-driven cross. Neto cuts the cross out but is now receiving treatment on the pitch for a head injury.
83' Anthony and Tavernier push forward on the left flank but they do not risk a dangerous pass to avoid a Leicester counter-attack. They lose the ball anyway due to indecisiveness.
81' Bournemouth are defending really well, deep in their own half as they look to see this game through.
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B. Soumaré
Leicester City
79' Iheanacho comes on for Soumare as Leicester push for an equaliser.
J. Anthony
P. Billing
AFC Bournemouth
77' Anthony replaces Billing to add more pace for a potential counter-attack.
76' Justin plays a lofted pass to Vardy to get him in behind the Bournemouth defence. The striker shoots first time on the volley but his effort is just wide.
74' Bournemouth have never lost a Premier League home game against Leicester (W3 D2) – no side have they played at home more often without ever losing in the top-flight than the Foxes.
J. Stacey
R. Fredericks
AFC Bournemouth
72' Stacey replaces Fredericks in the Bournemouth defence.
D. Solanke
AFC Bournemouth
71' Solanke does a brilliant job to hold the defender off his back and head the pass from Billing to Christie, who scores to put Bournemouth ahead!
R. Christie
AFC Bournemouth
71' GOALLLL!!! 2-1 CHRISTIE!!! Bournemouth complete the comeback with a finish by Christie at the back post! Billing lobs the ball into Solanke, who heads the pass down for Christie to tap the ball underneath Ward.
69' Maddison plays Barnes into the box but the winger's first-time shot was caught well by Neto.
P. Billing
AFC Bournemouth
68' GOALLLL!!!! 1-1 BILLING!! Billing equalises for Bournemouth as he fires past Ward from close range. Solanke goes on a brilliant run and works a shot that gets blocked. Billing gets good connection on the ball and Ward cannot keep it out.
J. Vardy
P. Daka
Leicester City
67' Vardy comes on for Daka to lead the Leicester attack.
D. Amartey
T. Castagne
Leicester City
67' Amartey replaces Castagne in the Leicester backline.
64' Maddison takes a free-kick from close to 30-yards out and fires it at Neto, who claims the ball easily.
62' Billing and Tavernier combine on the right-wing as the latter receives the ball in a crossing position following a backheel from BIlling. The cross is towards Solanke but the striker cannot get his head to it.
60' Tavernier goes for goal from a free-kick that is a few yards away from the edge of the box, but his effort curls wide.
B. Soumaré
Yellow Card
Leicester City
59' Soumare receives a yellow card after fouling Billing in the final third.
58' Leicester are finding it difficult at the moment to attack and are on the back foot as Bournemouth pile on the pressure.
56' Tavernier takes a free-kick from the left wing and crosses it into the middle. It goes just over Mepham and Castagne heads the ball away from goal.
54' The hosts are doing well to move into the final third but are struggling to break down the final line of the Leicester defence.
52' Bournemouth have failed to score in their last three Premier League home games – only once in their league history have they done so in four consecutively, in March/April 2005 in League One.
50' Barnes drives through the middle of the Bournemouth half before Billing comes across and tackles him. It is too easy at the moment for both sides to progress forwards.
48' Bournemouth are starting the second half well and playing out from the back with confidence and control.
46' Tielemans gets the second half underway for Leicester!
Both Bournemouth and Leicester have been comfortable while in possession as neither side after pressing enough or challenging each other in the middle third of the pitch. The midfielders will be key to winning this game. Bournemouth will also need to help Smith as he is being targeted by Castagne on the right wing.
Bournemouth started on the front foot and looked more likely to take the lead but it was Leicester who went in front in the 10th minute after Daka was quickest to react following a rebound from Barnes' effort, and the striker scored well on the swivel. Bournemouth had chances to equalise with the best falling to Christie, whose sliding effort was not powerful to beat Ward. Fredericks thought he deserved a penalty after a challenge by Evans, but the referee booked him for simulation instead.
45' + 1' Maddison crosses in a free-kick from the right side of the pitch, Senesi heads the ball away from danger and Bournemouth push up the pitch.
45' There will be a minimum of two additional minutes.
44' Neither team are losing the ball easily and they are not making a lot of unforced errors. Both sides will need to find a way to regain possession quicker in the next half.
42' Bournemouth are finishing the half well but still desperate for an equaliser before the break.
R. Fredericks
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
40' Fredericks receives a yellow card for simulation after a challenge from Evans.
38' Bournemouth carry out a high press but Leicester do well to play themselves out of their own half and break forward. Maddison looks for Daka with his looping pass but Senesi deals with the pass.
36' BIG CHANCE! Christie has a great chance to equalise from inside the box at the near post but his sliding effort is tame and easy for Ward to stop.
34' Bournemouth have conceded three goals in four Premier League games with Neto in goal this season, compared to 16 in four games with Mark Travers. Indeed, Neto has the highest save percentage of any ‘keeper to play in more than one Premier League game this season (82.4 per cent).
32' CHANCE! Maddison takes a great corner, Faes misses it at the near post and Evans cannot turn the ball goalwards at the far post.
30' Bournemouth work the ball down the right-hand side again through Cook, Billing, and Christie. Another cross comes in however Solanke is slow to make his way into the box and it comes to nothing.
28' Bournemouth are back on the ball and moving it around well. Billing finds himself on the right-wing and tries to find Solanke with a cross but Evans clears it away.
26' HUGE CHANCE! Leicester work the ball wonderfully through the Bournemouth team. Tielemans breaks the lines to find Maddison, who passes the ball out to Castagne after sending the defender the wrong way. The Belgian sends in a low cross to Daka but the forward cannot direct his effort to the goal.
24' Leicester are starting to control possession and keep the ball away from the hosts. There are a few sloppy passes from the away side but they are improving.
22' Both teams seem comfortable when in possession and work their way into the final third more often than not. Neither side are doing enough to win the ball back in midfield.
20' After failing to win any of their first seven Premier League meetings with Bournemouth (D5 L2), Leicester have won two of their last three against the Cherries (L1).
18' Solanke and Cook combine on the right side of the Bournemouth attack to win a corner. Christie takes it again but it comes to nothing.
16' Tavernier takes a corner for Bournemouth and finds Lerma with a looping cross. The midfielder heads it to Christie, who tries a bicycle kick that hits the defender two yards away.
14' Leicester are slowly growing into the game and keeping the ball well when they find themselves in the final third.
12' Bournemouth are trying to keep the same tempo when moving forward despite trailing as they search for a quick equaliser.
P. Daka
Leicester City
10' GOALLLL!!!!! 1-0 DAKA!! Leicester take the lead against the run of play after Daka is quickest to react to a rebound! Tielemans sends in a cross which finds its way to Barnes at the back post. His shot is blocked but falls to Daka, who scores on the swivel.
8' Soumare wins the ball for Leicester after Solanke spends too long dribbling. Tielemans tries to find Castagne with a long ball down the right wing, but it is overhit and Bournemouth regain possesion.
6' Castagne is receiving treatment on the pitch for a cut on his cheek.
5' The hosts are starting much more confidently here and are not being fazed by the Leicester press. The are keeping the ball and waiting patiently for another opening.
3' Bournemouth are controlling possession very early here and keeping the ball moving at a good tempo. Christie finds his way into the box after a stumble from Justin, but he stumbles over the ball and loses control.
1' Solanke gets the game underway for Bournemouth
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
This will be Bournemouth’s 100th Premier League home game – just one of the last eight sides to reach this figure have won their milestone match (D3 L4), though that was the most recent such case (Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham in August).
Gary O’Neil makes two changes to his starting lineup as Christie and Smith replace Moore and Zemura for Bournemouth. Rodgers’ also makes two changes as Soumare and Daka come in for Wilfried Ndidi and Vardy in the starting 11.
SUBS: Marc Albrighton, Dennis Praet, Sammy Braybrooke, Daniel Iversen, Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez, Daniel Amartey, Luke Thomas.
Leicester (4-5-1): Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Wout Faes, Jonny Evans, James Justin; James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Boubakary Soumare, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes; Patson Daka.
SUBS: Emiliano Marcondes, Siriki Dembele, Mark Travers, Jamal Lowe, Kieffer Moore, Jaidon Anthony, Jack Stephens, Jack Stacey, Jordan Zemura.
Bournemouth (4-4-2): Neto; Ryan Fredericks, Chris Mepham, Marcos Senesi, Adam Smith; Marcus Tavernier, Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma, Ryan Christie; Dominic Solanke, Philip Billing.
Leicester picked up their first league win of the season in their last fixture after beating Nottingham Forest 4-0 at home. James Maddison led the side with two goals and an assist and Brendan Rodgers’ side will look to build on that win and move out of the bottom three today.
Bournemouth are currently 13th in the league table and are unbeaten in their last four games, but three of those have been draws. Both of their last two home games have ended goalless, with their last home goal coming on the opening day of the season.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League fixture between AFC Bournemouth and Leicester.