The FA Cup - Fourth Round
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Bournemouth 2-1 Crawley Town: Jack Wilshere goal helps Cherries into fifth round

Jack Wilshere says he "forgot how to celebrate" after scoring in Bournemouth's FA Cup fourth-round victory over Crawley.

Wilshere, starting for the first time in his second spell at the club, curled in the opener from 20 yards after collecting Joshua King's backheel.

But the midfielder's celebration was muted despite it being his first goal since 27 August 2019.

"I was a bit shocked. I probably should have had a couple more," Wilshere said.

"Last time I was here, I didn't score and it didn't sit well with me. I forgot how to celebrate."

League Two Crawley, who caused a shock by beating Leeds in the third round, were briefly level via Tom Nichols' close-range finish but King's placed effort was enough to see the hosts through.

The Cherries now travel to Burnley in the fifth round on Wednesday, 10 February.

While Championship side Bournemouth's margin of victory may have been narrow, in truth they were far superior to their opponents.

The visitors had arrived on the south coast with limited preparation and manager John Yems leading fitness sessions over Zoom after a coronavirus outbreak at the club.

And against a Bournemouth side initially inspired by Wilshere, they always looked unlikely to repeat their heroics from the third round.

The quality of Wilshere, Arnaut Danjuma and King saw Bournemouth have 29 efforts on goal but their errant finishing contributed to a sense of nervousness about the outcome until the final whistle.

'A step forward' for Wilshere - what they said

Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall: "I felt we thoroughly deserved the result and created a number of really good opportunities. It was disappointing that we didn't take more of the chances.

"Jack took his goal extremely well. It was a really good performance. As we know with Jack, he is a quality player, he always wants the ball and I was very pleased with his performance. The minutes will do him good and it was a step forward for him."

Crawley manager John Yems: "We came up against a very good side. We did our division proud tonight. I thought our goalkeeper was man of the match, so that might tell you something.

"Monday was our only preparation. We have had training on Zoom, which I am useless at. It is a compliment to the lads that they stuck at it."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Begovic
  • 17StaceySubstituted forA Smithat 66'minutes
  • 3S Cook
  • 5KellyBooked at 90mins
  • 21Rico
  • 16L Cook
  • 11WilshereSubstituted forSolankeat 67'minutes
  • 29BillingSubstituted forLermaat 67'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 7Brooks
  • 27KingSubstituted forSurridgeat 83'minutes
  • 10Danjuma GroeneveldSubstituted forRiquelmeat 78'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 8Lerma
  • 9Solanke
  • 14Surridge
  • 15A Smith
  • 18Carter-Vickers
  • 20Riquelme
  • 26Kilkenny
  • 32Anthony
  • 40Dennis

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 17AdebowaleBooked at 47minsSubstituted forSesayat 51'minutes
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 5McNerney
  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 20MatthewsSubstituted forRodariat 69'minutes
  • 39Hessenthaler
  • 8Powell
  • 25TsaroullaSubstituted forWrightat 29'minutes
  • 10NadesanBooked at 58mins
  • 16NicholsBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 18Sesay
  • 21Bulman
  • 27Khaleel
  • 28Kowalczyk
  • 30Wright
  • 35Rodari
  • 37Nelson
  • 38Tilley
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Andre Marriner

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home29
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rodrigo Riquelme (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Solanke.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Diego Rico (Bournemouth).

  5. Post update

    Tom Nichols (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Booking

    Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth).

  8. Post update

    Tom Nichols (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

  10. Post update

    Jack Powell (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Brooks (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Diego Rico.

  12. Post update

    David Brooks (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

  15. Booking

    Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth).

  17. Post update

    Davide Rodari (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rodrigo Riquelme (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Powell with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Diego Rico.

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