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AFC Bournemouth vs Everton at Stadion.Core.ViewModels.Matchday.LocationViewModel


AFC Bournemouth

, Ryan Fraser ‘33' , Ryan Fraser ‘88'


, Idrissa Gueye ‘57'
FT 30th December 2017 3:00 PM
Vitality Stadium
Stats Sponsored by MSP Capital

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Weeman's brace has given us our final three points of the year!

A great resilient performance from the team and this time we have our reward!


Benik goes in one-on-one! His touch takes him wide and he's been tackled!

90: We're playing down the clock...

Eddie and Jason screaming at the players, trying to get every last inch out of them, we're crashing every ball away!

Keep hanging on!

90: Five minutes added on...

Five minutes to cling on, go on lads - we deserve it!!


What a game he's had!!

Smithy with a great reverse pass and Weeman cutrs inside, curls one which cannons off an Everton man into the top corner!

Get in - HANG ON NOW!!



87: Just wide!

Smithy cuts in on his right and crosses a peach into the box and Cook is in the box but he nods it wide!

We're really pushing for a late winner!


A sensational block from Nathan Ake!!

The crowd stand and applaud, he's saved us a goal!!

Sigurdsson broke and went clean through, somehow Ake recovered to stop a clear goal!!

81: Ibe goes close twice!!!

A really good save and the bar stop him!

His first is an effort in the area which Pickford again makes an excellent save to repel!

The second, he's been stood up by his defender, but a quick shift onto his left foot and he smashes a high one off the bar!

So unlucky from Ibe!

77: Arter comes on...

He replaces Lewis Cook, another decent display from him.

76: Chance for Wilson!

He gets it 25-yards out and blasts a low effort just wide of the mark!

72: Two big chances!

The first is Benik's...

He goes clean through on goal but takes a really heavy touch and Pickford can run out to smother it!

The second, Weeman sets Wilson in at an angle, good defending forces him to slow down but his effort is deflected and Pickford can catch it.

We're still on top but have to be wary of the counter.

71: Really good chance for Bolasie...

Cook heads a cross clear and his header lands at Bolasie's feet in the area and his second touch of the game is to blaze it well over.

70: Sub for Everton...

Gueye, their goalscorer, comes off for Yannick Bolasie.

Everton looking to play on the break, it looks like Rooney will go to a central midfield role with Aaron Lennon, Oumar Niasse and Bolasie the three highest up the pitch.

Keep battling lads!

65: Benik is close!

He turns magnificently in the box and is in on goal but it just sticks to his feet and cannons off his standing leg unfortunately out for a goal kick!

That's really unlucky!

61: SAVE!

Francis cuts it back to Wilson and the striker hits a great first time effort which Pickford does well to parry!

Looked a certain goal but Pickford has done wonders.

58: A goal out of nothing...

We give it away and Niasse manages to find Gueye who is completely unmarked in the middle to slot it over Begovic.

A goal of our own making after being on top.

GOAL for Everton.

We're level.

Gueye scores.

55: Oumar Niasse on for Everton...

He replaces Calvert-Lewin.

For us, Smithy has come back on which is a plus!

53: A pause in play...

Smithy's gone down from a robust Kenny challenge.

He's had an excellent game, let's hope he doesn't have to go off!

49: Two chances!

Smithy involed in the first, he made a lung busting run around Kenny and skinned him in the area, but opted to cross and Keane just cleared in front of Benik!

Then Wilson gets a Francis cutback from the other side and skews it wide.

A really good start to the second half!

45: We're back underway...

Rooney is on for Everton and gets us underway.

He comes on for McCarthy and we'll attack the Vitality Steve Fletcher Main Stand this half.

Go on lads!


The referee blows his whistle and it's been a really good half from us.

Weeman's moment of quality separates the teams at the interval, with Everton rarely threatening.

Keep it up!

45: Two minutes added time...

I tell you what, Benik has lifted this place!

The fans chant his name as he goes haring into challenges, he looks well up for it!

Two minutes to end what's been a positive half.

Weeman's finish ��

38: Confirmed sub...

Afobe is on for King.

King went down inside his own half really innocuously. He walked off, but it was pretty obvious his afternoon was over - Benik with a chance to make his mark.

37: Kingy goes down...

It looks like his afternoon will be over unfortunately.

Benik Afobe is primed and ready to come on...

33: A close shave...

Smithy underhits a backpass and Calvert-Lewin gets a gift in the box!

He's not composed and his touch takes him away from goal, before Gosling got in to tackle the waiting Lennon.

A bit of a let off!

30: What we deserve!!

Lovely play!

We capitalise on a loose pass, Kingy gets down the right and shows excellent compsure to dink in a cross to the unmarked Fraser.

It's at his waist, but he swivels and finishes expertly from eight-yards! A really good finish - a lovely goal!

Weeman;s third of the campaign, 1-0 up!!



26: Save again!

Ibe does well!

He shifted his body nicely to deceive the defenders before launching a low left footed drive to the near post which Pickford has to chuck himself low to parry away!

Really good play, a good period for us.

He's been involved a lot so far...

17: Save!!

Close from Wilson! He shrugged off two challenges and unleashed a shot with the outside of his boot which Pickford got down low to stop!

Unlucky, the crowd are right behind the team!

Not a bad early start from us...

09: Good challenge!

It's end to end - and Aaron Lennon got into a really threatening area in our box.

He cut inside and looked to shoot but a perfectly timed challenge from Smith stopped any danger.

It's been a lively start from us though, plenty of the ball for Weeman and Kingy early on.

02: Should be a booking...

Fraser does really well and skins Schneiderlin.

He is clearly pulled back by the Frenchman, the referee gives it, but no yellow card.

From the resulting free-kick, Cook heads over. Not a bad start!

01: We're underway...

Kingy gets us underway and we'll attack the Colmar Ted MacDougall Stand as usual in this first half.

We'll keep you fully up to date, come on lads!

Every key moment covered...

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A final word from the boss...

A good omen?

Well, it could be!

Everton haven’t ended the year with a league victory since 2013, having lost in their final game of both 2014 and 2015, before drawing with Hull City in 2016.

Head to head...

This will be the 10th competitive meeting between us and Everton.

We've only won one of the previous nine (W1 D1 L7) – this coming in the 1-0 Premier League victory at home in September last season, with Junior Stanislas' (who elses) worldie from 25-yards.

Chewing gum...

In the warm up, Tom Davies and Mason Holgate are trying their best to do keepy uppys with a piece of chewing gum fresh from Davies' mouth.

It's not hygienic and that's reflected in their performance - some poor keepy uppys on show!

At the other end, our lads are zipping the ball about in their drill by the far corner flag.

One to watch...

Well Wayne Rooney is on the bench for Everton after illness, having has been involved in eight goals in his last five league appearances, scoring six and assisting two.

But Idrissa Gueye returns in the middle for the Toffees, a key player with his industry and energy.

His 69 tackles are the second highest in the Premier League.

Team news...

Will be revealed in 15 minutes.

The boss has shed some light on the injury situation, with Harry Arter, Andrew Surman, Jermain Defoe, Tyrone Mings, Charlie Daniels and Brad Smith all out or a doubt.

"I will have to make quite a few late calls on a number of players ahead of this one, whether they return for this game, the next game or in two games time I don't think any injury is serious.

"It is frustrating that we've had a lot of injuries at a time when we've had a lot of games. Our injury record has been good until the last few weeks."

The lads have arrived...

Another late show?

The last five Premier League games between Everton and the Cherries have seen 22 goals - with today's visitors scoring 13 of those.

But a staggering 45% of those strikes (10) have come in the final 15 minutes of those games.

Junior Stanislas, who is out today, was the hero of our 2015 clash when he scored in the 87th and 98th minute at Vitality Stadium.

What to expect from Everton?

Everton are undefeated under new boss Sam Allardyce, having won four and drawn three of his seven games in charge.

They have conceded just twice in their last seven league games, so a pretty solid team are travelling to Vitality Stadium.

Their last two league games however have seen them draw 0-0 against Chelsea at home and West Brom away.

Another big game...

Welcome to Vitality Stadium for yet another big game in the Premier League!

Everton are today's visitors and we're looking to get back to winning ways.

We'll bring you the teams at 2pm and all the build up as we welcome Sam Allardyce's team to the south coast.

As it stood

1 Manchester City 20 +49 58
2 Chelsea 21 +25 45
3 Manchester United 21 +27 44
4 Liverpool 21 +24 41
5 Tottenham Hotspur 20 +19 37
6 Arsenal 20 +12 37
7 Burnley 21 +1 34
8 Leicester City 21 -1 27
9 Everton 21 -7 27
10 Watford 21 -7 25
11 Huddersfield Town 21 -14 24
12 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 -10 22
13 Southampton 21 -10 20
15 Stoke City 21 -23 20
16 Newcastle United 21 -11 19
17 Crystal Palace 20 -14 18
18 West Ham United 20 -16 18
19 Swansea City 21 -19 16
20 West Bromwich Albion 20 -13 15

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