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Bournemouth 1-0 Everton

By Alan JewellBBC Sport
Junior Stanislas scores for Bournemouth
Junior Stanislas scored twice for Bournemouth in this fixture last season

Everton lost in the league for the first time under Ronald Koeman as Junior Stanislas' superb shot gave Bournemouth a deserved victory.

Jack Wilshere hit the crossbar with a deflected shot before Stanislas' 25-yard drive flew into the top corner.

Harry Arter and Callum Wilson also went close as the Cherries won for the second time in the league this season.

Romelu Lukaku's early header was brilliantly saved by Artur Boruc but Everton rarely threatened.

Stanislas Everton's nemesis again

Bournemouth-Everton average positions
Bournemouth (left) kept a tight formation during the game while the Everton front four of Lukaku, Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie and Kevin Mirallas were more isolated from their team-mates, as demonstrated by the teams' respective average positions

This match produced a 3-3 thriller last season with four late goals and a 98th-minute equaliser from Stanislas, who proved Everton's undoing again.

The 26-year-old's shot gave Toffees goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg no chance and was the least the Cherries deserved as they dominated throughout.

The best chances came early in the game this time, with Wilshere very close to his first Bournemouth goal as Everton right-back Seamus Coleman dived across to divert his shot on to the bar.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe said before the game his side needed to find the "determination" they showed in last season's fixture if they want to stay up, and his players certainly heeded his words as they climbed to 13th in the table.

Poor Toffees utterly outplayed

Everton's Romelu Lukaku heads at goal against Bournemouth
Romelu Lukaku had scored four goals in his previous two games

Everton have been revitalised under Koeman and came into this game second in the table following four wins and a draw from their first five league games.

However, the Toffees were outplayed in every department as Bournemouth hustled and harried them and prevented Koeman's men from showing any fluency.

Lukaku's downward header from a Ross Barkley free-kick was the closest they came, while the midfielder was off target with a header of his own.

With left-back Leighton Baines missing with a hamstring injury, this was Everton's second successive defeat after the EFL Cup loss at home to Norwich.

They slipped to fifth in the table after Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0.

Man of the match - Harry Arter (Bournemouth)

Bournemouth's Harry Arter
Arter was outstanding, "covering every blade of grass" according to Howe and winning 10 duels compared to two for Everton's Barkley

What the managers said

Bournemouth 1-0 Everton: Cherries spirit delights Eddie Howe

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "To a man, we were absolutely brilliant.

"It was an outstanding performance against a very good team. You need a result like this and a performance like this to really get the belief into the players.

"In this league, every week is extremely tough but if we can match that performance each week, we'll do well."

First-half display not good enough - Koeman

Everton boss Ronald Koeman: "Bournemouth were the better team, the more aggressive team, and that was the problem in the first half.

"You can't win if you play like we did in the first half. We lost every second ball, we lost every battle.

"But we know we will not win every game. Bournemouth are really a good team, they will not fight against relegation."

The stats you need to know

  • This is only the second time Bournemouth have won back-to-back Premier League home games (also v Southampton and Swansea in March 2016).
  • Bournemouth scored with their only shot on target.
  • Junior Stanislas netted his first Premier League goal in his past 17 top-flight games (since scoring v Manchester United in December).
  • Jack Wilshere has now gone 19 Premier League appearances without playing the full 90 minutes; last making it to the final whistle on 13 September 2014 against Manchester City.

What's next?

Bournemouth travel to Watford in their next Premier League game on Saturday (15:00 BST), while Everton host Crystal Palace on Friday at 20:00.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Boruc
  • 15A Smith
  • 2Francis
  • 3S Cook
  • 11DanielsBooked at 42mins
  • 6SurmanBooked at 84mins
  • 8Arter
  • 19Stanislas
  • 32WilshereSubstituted forGoslingat 76'minutes
  • 33IbeSubstituted forGradelat 71'minutes
  • 13WilsonSubstituted forAfobeat 90'minutes


  • 4Gosling
  • 5Aké
  • 9Afobe
  • 10Gradel
  • 14B Smith
  • 23Federici
  • 31Mousset


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 23Coleman
  • 6Jagielka
  • 5Williams
  • 20OviedoBooked at 57mins
  • 17GueyeBooked at 34minsSubstituted forE Valenciaat 81'minutes
  • 18BarrySubstituted forCleverleyat 55'minutes
  • 14Bolasie
  • 8Barkley
  • 11MirallasSubstituted forDeulofeuat 60'minutes
  • 10Lukaku


  • 1Robles
  • 7Deulofeu
  • 12Lennon
  • 15Cleverley
  • 19E Valencia
  • 25Funes Mori
  • 30Holgate
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Everton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Everton 0.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Adam Smith (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Williams (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cleverley following a set piece situation.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Max Gradel (Bournemouth).

  7. Post update

    Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Bournemouth. Max Gradel tries a through ball, but Dan Gosling is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Everton. Bryan Oviedo tries a through ball, but Enner Valencia is caught offside.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Benik Afobe replaces Callum Wilson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Enner Valencia (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Bryan Oviedo (Everton).

  13. Post update

    Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Everton).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu.

  16. Booking

    Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

  18. Post update

    Phil Jagielka (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. Enner Valencia replaces Idrissa Gueye.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dan Gosling (Bournemouth).

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