Wednesday 18 July 2018

Bournemouth v Tottenham – story of the match

Junior Stanislas gave Bournemouth the lead but goals from Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son turned the match in Tottenham’s favour.

Tottenham's Harry Kane picked up an injury at Bournemouth
Tottenham's Harry Kane picked up an injury at Bournemouth

By Sean Taylor, Press Association Sport

Tottenham climbed to third in the Premier League but lost top-scorer Harry Kane to injury as they came from behind to win 4-1 at Bournemouth.

England international Kane limped off with just over half an hour played at the Vitality Stadium after sustaining an ankle problem while scoring an offside goal.

Spurs were 1-0 down at that point following Junior Stanislas’ early opener but goals from Dele Alli, Son Heung-min (two) and Serge Aurier turned the game in their favour as they bounced back from their midweek Champions League exit to move above Liverpool in the battle for a top-four finish.

Tweet of the match

Star man – Son Heung-min

Arguably one of the most under-rated players in the Premier League,  Son is in a rich vein of form at the moment and has scored seven goals in his last four appearances. His hot streak might be a timely one with Harry Kane looking like he is set for a spell on the sidelines with an injury.

Moment of the match

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AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Vitality Stadium

Kane was forced off after 34 minutes on Sunday. While his absence was not so keenly felt against Bournemouth, it could have major repercussions as regards the rest of Tottenham’s season and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping the injury to his star striker is not serious.

Data point

Not content with only getting his name on the score sheet, Alli’s assist for Son’s first goal was his ninth in the Premier League this season – only Kevin De Bruyne (14) and Leroy Sane (11) have more

Player ratings

Bournemouth: Asmir Begovic 6, Simon Francis 5, Steve Cook 5, Nathan Ake 6, Charlie Daniels 5, Adam Smith 6, Lewis Cook 7, Dan Gosling 5, Junior Stanislas 6, Lys Mousset 5, Callum Wilson 5. Subs: Josh King (for Mousset, 67) 5, Jordan Ibe (for Daniels, 67) 5, Jermain Defoe (for Stanislas, 76) 5.

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris 6, Serge Aurier 6, Davinson Sanchez 6, Jan Vertonghen 6, Danny Rose 5, Mousa Dembele 6, Victor Wanyama 6, Christian Eriksen 7, Dele Alli 6, Son Heung-min 8, Harry Kane 5. Subs: Erik Lamela (for Kane, 34) 6, Kieran Trippier (for Rose, 81) 5, Moussa Sissoko (for Alli, 86) 5.

Who’s up next?

Bournemouth v West Brom, Premier League, March 17.

Swansea v Tottenham, FA Cup, March 17.

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