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King's goal just before the break is the difference at Vitality Stadium! 

A huge three points in difficult conditions. Full post-match reaction on afcb.co.uk this afternoon. 


Wilson into the book...

Chris Kavanagh has shown the striker a yellow card for an alleged dive in the middle of the park. Looked a foul from here, but it goes the other way. 

In the meantime, there are to be three minutes added on! 


We're making a change...

Harry Wilson is coming off and Lewis Cook is now on. 

He'll occupy the central midfield role along with Lerma and Billing! 

Five minutes of normal time to go! 


Now Cookie's at it!

A sublime last-ditch tackle denies Rashford and clears the ball from the corner. 

From that set-piece, Billing rises highest and gets the ball away! 

A huge effort from the lads! 


Fantastic from Smith!

He rises highest against pressure from Maguire to clear another ball into the box from United. 

The referee blows up and awards the Cherries a free-kick. 


Off the post for United!!

Fred's searching ball into the box is met by the foot of substitute Greenwood and it smashes off the post! 

Moments later, Ramsdale saves McTominay's low shot well and Cook hacks it clear. 


Double United change...

James and Wan-Bissaka are going off and youngsters Greenwood and Williams are on. 

United have now used all three changes, while the Cherries haven't used one. 


Rammo punches clear!

Smith heads it behind for a corner and Young whips a good dead ball in, but there is the 'keeper to jump highest and punch clear. 

Chants of 'England's number one' floating around Vitality Stadium. 


We're giving everything!


De Gea there AGAIN!

The hosts play it out from the back really well and work it up the pitch. 

It ends up at the feet of Harry Wilson on the edge of the area, who shoots and forces De Gea into yet another excellent save as the Spaniard gets' a big left hand to it. 


Lerma from range?

The Cherries pass it around nicely in the United half and it's Lerma who decides to strike one from range. 

It trickles wide and doesn't trouble De Gea. 


Another yellow card for United!

Callum Wilson looks to play in Smith on the right, but he is pushed over just before entering the box. 

Young is shown a yellow card for the challenge and Harry Wilson takes the free-kick. 

It's no more than 20 yards out, but he blazes it over. 

United have also made a change, with Lingard now on for Pereira. 


Almost another Cherries goal!

De Gea does brilliantly to save from King at point-blank range. 

Immediately afterwards, it falls to Harry Wilson in the box and he looks to have been brought down under pressure, but nothing is given. 

In a crazy few minutes, Lindelof has also gone into the book for a foul. 


Fraser now in the book...

The 25-year-old receives a yellow card for a foul on James, again on the halfway line. 


Pushing for a second...


Chance for the visitors!

Pereira tries a shot from range and it's on target, but Ramsdale parries to safety. 

Shortly after, Billing clears a corner and the danger is temporarily cleared. 


Cook goes in the book...

He fouls Rashford on the halfway line and the referee awards the free-kick straight away. 


Brilliant from Smith again...

The right-back gets down the wing and picks out Fraser superbly in the box. 

He's in space, but De Gea gets down low to save the shot. 


Back underway!

Harry Wilson gets us started in this second half. 

We're a goal to the good thanks to King. 


Half time!

A late goal from King is the difference at the break as the Cherries are a goal to the good up. 

Otherwise, a pretty even half with both sides creating chances. 


A stunning goal!

Smith plays it into the box for King, who chests it, lifts it over Wan-Bissaka and fired it past De Gea from six yards!



KINGY!!!!!!!!! THAT. IS. SUPERB!!!!!! 


Searching for that opener...


Cherries free-kick...

Lerma is brought down on the right by Pereira and Rico takes the free-kick. 

It's a good ball in that falls to Harry Wilson, but his shot from range is blocked and the danger is cleared. 


Yellow for Lerma...

Lerma goes into the book for an altercation with Martial and that is his fifth in the Premier League this season. Therefore, he'll miss next week's game at Newcastle through suspension. 

Fred also picked up a yellow card in the aftermath. 


In the thick of it!


Great play!

Callum Wilson does superbly to hold the ball up and play a wonderful ball over the top for King. 

Fraser is racing down the left and the Norwegian picks him out, but the low shot is held in tricky conditions by De Gea. 


Wee Man wins a corner...

Out on the left, it's taken short by Harry Wilson and he exchanges a one-two with Fraser. 

The attack is short lived, however, and United win possession back. 


James fires one...

United are awarded a free-kick on the right and Pereira takes it. 

It's cleared at the first instance, but falls to James on the outside of the area, who hammers a shot goalwards. 

That one went millimetres wide! 


VAR already...

It's also worth mentioning that after De Gea's block, Fraser looked to have been brought down in the area after the ball bobbled in the box. 

The Scotland international went down and the decision was looked at by Chris Kavanagh, who eventually waved play on. 


Harry Wilson fires one...

This time a one-two does come off and Harry Wilson gets it back from Smith. The winger drives a shot from range and it's deflected wide. 

From the resulting corner, it's taken short and Fraser is in behind, but De Gea gets an outstretched leg to the low cross. 


Good work from Lerma...

Firstly, the ball falls to him on the edge of the area and he tries a shot on the half-volley, but it's blocked by Lindelof. 

Then, the Colombian tries a one-two with Smith in the United area, but it's just intercepted at the last moment. 


United threaten...

James picks up the ball on the right and crosses deep into the box. Fred is running onto it and hits it first-time, but once again Ramsdale is untroubled. 

The rain is really coming down here now.  



Callum Wilson tries to play Fraser through but Wan-Bissaka cut the through ball out. 

Up the other end, Martial receives the ball in the middles of the park and tries a shot from range but it's tame and wide of Ramsdale's post. 


A lively start...

Both teams have exchanged possession and Callum Wilson has already been given offside. 

Manchester United have tried to get in on the right, but Rico stood firm and averted the danger. 



We're off and underway at Vitality Stadium and the Cherries are kicking from left-to-right. 

It's wet, it's windy,  but the fans are making themselves heard. 


Moments from kick-off...

The warm ups are done and we've just had a minute's silence for the Remembrance Day commemorations. 

Kick-off is imminent! 


Adam Smith's pre-match interview...

As ever, the Premier League both a player and the manager to conduct a pre-match interview on the day of the game. 

Adam Smith is up and said...

โ€œDefensively weโ€™ve been more solid recently, which is something weโ€™ve been working on. But we need to be more clinical in the final third and hopefully that all comes together today.โ€


Of course Man United's injury doubts start!

Mindgames, we told you!

Lindelof, Maguire and Rashford all start for United who are unchanged from their last Premier League game.

No snazzy graphic here...

De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Pereira, McTominay, Fred, James, Martial, Rashford.


What a guy!

A real leader and his 150th Premier League appearance.

Hopefully he can skipper us to a win!



Our snazzy graphic shows that Harry Wilson is in from the off.

Also a point to note, Steve Cook makes his 150th Premier League appearance.

What a player he has been for us, more good years to come!

Go on lads!


One to look out for...

Recently returned from injury, Anthony Martial is definitely the main man for Manchester United.

Martial has four goals in seven appearances, either side of two months out with a hamstring injury.

But one of the most alarming stats for us, is that he's been involved in 16 goals in his last 20 Premier League games.

Some great numbers, but hopefully we can keep him quiet today - if he plays!


A goal for this man today?

Well, he scored against Man United last season, and he's got a decent record in front of goal this campaign.

He's hit 69% of his shots on target in the Premier League this campaign, that's the highest ratio of any player with 10 or more attempts at goal.

Wilson will also have a point to prove with the side having not scored in their last three games.

One for the Official FPL managers maybe!


Team news...

We have a bit of positive team news, in the form of Dan Gosling! He trained with the squad this week and Eddie Howe praised his positive attitude amongst the group.

David Brooks, Charlie Daniels and Junior Stanislas remain sidelined unfortunately.

As for the visitors, Man United could be without Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, who all played against Chelsea in the EFL Cup.

We think it's just mindgames from their part though!

Paul Pogba's ankle problem is likely to keep him sidelined until December while Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic are also absent.

We'll bring the team news straight from the dressing rooms at 11.30pm.


Preview Show!


An important cause...

Today is our annual home Poppy Legion game, where we'll be showing our support for the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

We'll have the Poppy on our shirts proudly for this afternoon's game. 


How are the visitors looking ahead of today?

Well, they're in really good form.

Their last three games have all been away from home, and they've won all three against Norwich, Partizan Belgrade and Chelsea.

They could also claim back-to-back league wins for the first time since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was confirmed as their permanent manager in March.

So the mood is a lot more positive at the moment, but here's hoping the midweek game took a little bit out of them!



It is wet, raining and so windy today...

So here's hoping for a storming game against Manchester United this afternoon! (Sorry!)

It's always a big game when the Red Devils come to town, and today will be no different as the Cherries have a point to prove in the 12.30pm kick-off.

We'll have all of the updates before, during and after the game on everything AFC Bournemouth.


Other games that day

  • Sheffield United3
  • Manchester City2
  • West Ham United2
    Newcastle United3
  • Aston Villa1
  • Arsenal1
    Wolverhampton Wanderers1
  • Brighton and Hove Albion2
    Norwich City0
  • Watford1

As it stood

1 Liverpool 11 +16 31
2 Manchester City 11 +24 25
3 Chelsea 11 +8 23
4 Leicester City 10 +17 20
5 Arsenal 11 +1 17
6 Sheffield United 11 +4 16
8 Brighton and Hove Albion 11 0 15
9 Crystal Palace 10 -2 15
10 Manchester United 11 +2 13
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 0 13
12 West Ham United 11 -3 13
13 Tottenham Hotspur 10 +1 12
14 Burnley 11 -4 12
15 Newcastle United 11 -8 12
16 Aston Villa 11 -2 11
17 Everton 10 -6 10
18 Southampton 11 -17 8
19 Norwich City 11 -15 7
20 Watford 11 -17 5

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