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



, Moise Kean ‘41'

AFC Bournemouth

, Joshua King ‘13' (Pen) , Dominic Solanke ‘45'+1' , Junior Stanislas ‘80'
FT 26th July 2020 4:00 PM
Goodison Park

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Stay tuned for reaction

We'll keep you fully up to date from Goodison.

So stick with us, and again, thank you.



Thank you for all your support today and every other day this season.

Absolutely gutted not to have better news.

AFC Bournemouth will be playing in the Championship next season.


Full time, Villa draw. AFC Bournemouth are relegated


History at Goodison

A first ever Cherries win at Goodison Park, but it's really just a wait and see game for the result at the London Stadium.


Everton 1-3 AFC Bournemouth


Ramsdale slows things down

The Cherries look to be holding up our end of the bargain, but we're all looking at Villa's score now.


Four minutes to add on at Goodison


Still frantic at Goodison

It's becoming the case that the action in front of us is falling behind apps and updates in the pecking order.

Not let up in energy at Goodison, the Cherries leading 3-1 and attacking for more.


Hammers equalise!

It's West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa!

What strange drama is this? Can the Hammers get a winner?


Aston Villa take the lead

It's now West Ham 0-1 Aston Villa.

That is not the news we wanted at all.


Billing, brilliant!

A Rico set piece is cleared by the Everton defence and they're looking to break clear.

Billing chases back and at full stretch brilliantly intervenes near halfway, and receives a huge cheer for his endeavours from the Cherries bench.


Breathing space

Rico's free-kick was cleared but only to Stanislas on the far flank.

He exchanged passes with King and danced into a shooting position. 

Fired in low and Pickford can;t keep it out - he really should have - but it squirms into the back of the net.



Stanislas makes it 3-1!!!


...GOAL!!!! Cherries lead 3-1!!!


Free-kick for Bournemouth, booking for Keane

Wilson was brought down on the right edge of the box,

Rico assumes duty for the set piece again...


Kicking every ball


Wilson, he's got a huge chance....!

King and Wilson exchange passes and it falls into the latter's path.

It seems destined to be a goal, but from nine yards Wilson elects to try and step inside instead of hitting it first time and the defender gets a boot in to deny him.

What an opportunity that was.


Cherries putting everything into this

Every Everton pass seems to be chased and while the Toffees are still seeing the majority of the ball we're making it difficult for them at every turn.

This is all sitting on a knife edge.


Still level at the London Stadium

As it stands, the Cherries remain third bottom, above Watford, but a point below Villa, who are still scoreless at West Ham.


Watford pull another back

It's now Arsenal 3-2 Watford, they've reduced the deficit to one at the Emirates.


Gosling, over

A shot from range from the midfielder, but it's only into the stand behind the goal.

Now we take our mid-half water break.


First changes of the afternoon for the Cherries


Kean back for more

Digne's cross from the byline is met aerially by Kean, who's been a the focal point for Everton all afternoon.

Again his header lacks power and Ramsdale easily catches.

Just need to be careful here.


Kelly's block

Everton pushing now and Sigurdsson finds Kean, who wants a second.

He shoots low but it's immediately blocked by Kelly.


How are your nerves?


Brooks' burst

Gosling wins the ball back and Brooks is set on his way, he skips inside and as it appears to be opening up for him he tumbles on the edge of the box.

You'd certainly have been out of your seat on the away end, but it's not given and play continues.


Toffees stuck in possession

The hosts holding onto the ball but as yet not getting too far into the final third.

The Cherries' press is quick to be activated, however, Wilson and Solanke hounding defenders and there has already been a heart-in-mouth moment when Pickford scudded a mishit clearance as a result of the pressure. He got away with that one.


A Wilson whistler!

A long ball forward and after the initial challenge it drops invitingly for Wilson, 20 yards out.

He takes the volley on and it needs a good Pickford save to keep it out.


Back at it

Play resumes and we're back under way for the second period.


The players are nearly ready

The two sides are back out and we're set for the second half at Goodison.

As it stands, we're third bottom, Villa are level at West Ham, while Watford are 3-1 down at Arsenal.


Solanke was the scorer

Lerma may have celebrated but Solanke was the hero who got the final touch to make it 2-1.

I think we'll all agree that the scorer is not nearly as important as the goal!


magnificent! The Cherries retake the lead


And breathe

That was a high-octane half of football, and the Cherries lead at the end of it.

Full of verve and attacking threat.

The job's only half done yet though - and that's even before you refresh the scores at the Emirates and London Stadium.


Everton 1-2 AFC Bournemouth


What a header that is!

The Spanish (speaking) connection as Rico's free-kick is expertly glanced by the head of Lerma and it glides past Pickford and in at the far post.

Cherries 2-1 up!


ohhhhhhhh, jefferson lerma!!!




Free-kick from the flank for the Cherries

Solanke was fouled and now Rico will deliver.

In it comes and.... GOAL!!!!!


Watford pull one back

Deeney has scored a penalty and it's now Arsenal 3-1 Watford at the Emirates.


Kean close to a second

High and hanging centre and the Italian rises high and heads down, should have generated more power than he did and it's easy enough for Ramsdale.


Kean levels

Oh no! Coleman's good work feeds to Walcott, his ball across the face is tapped home by Kean at the back stick.

Everton have improved in recent minutes, but the Cherries will be sick to concede as we've shown so much in the attacking third.

We go again.


GOAL! EvErton level, it's 1-1


Sigurdsson lets fly

He hits a venomous drive from 25 yards and while Ramsdale launches himself in pursuit of it, the ball is a good couple of yards over the crossbar.

Still 1-0 at Goodison.


West Ham 0-0 Villa

Arsenal 3-0 Watford


Watford go 3-0 down

Aubameyang could become a Cherries hero at this rate.

He's scored twice and Watford are three goals down at the Emirates.


Everton having a spell

They've looked more confident in the last couple of minutes and Richarlison now meets a header that lacks power and Ramsdale comfortably saves.


Has the game settled down yet...?

Has it heck!

A cross from the right is just over King's head and as it comes back in from the left flank from Rico it's into Pickford's grasp.


Watford 2-0 down!

More news from the capital - Arsenal are now 2-0 up against Watford.

As it stands, the Cherries are above the Hornets in the table,.


Drinks break

This has been a breathless first quarter, dominated by the Cherries but with a couple of dangerous Everton forays forwards.

A definite penalty which King gleefully took, and moments later as clear a decision somehow not given for a similar handball.

1-0 to Bournemouth.


Wilson flicks goalwards

All coming down this left-hand side and the latest cross is directed on target by Wilson's head. Pickford saves, but our goal hunt continues.

King puts the Cherries ahead


Ramsdale saves

Walcott nips onto a ball over the top and with an angle shoots low.

Ramsdale is equal to it and gets down sharply to block.

Still 1-0 to the Cherries at Goodison.


Digne handballed

Remember Harry WIlson's handball last weekend, it was a carbon copy of that (to these Cherries-tinted eyes).

It's not been given and we play on.


VAR says...

No penalty!


In steams Lerma

The Cherries' offensive continues and a corner is met firmly by the head of Lerma, it goes wide but it's another corner.

That is played short and there's a huge shout for another penalty again.

We're going to VAR.


Cheers from the Cherries bench!

Joshua King goes low and right, Pickford guesses correctly but the ball is hit too hard for him to do anything about it.

No fans to erupt in the away section at Goodison, but there was a guttural set of growls from the touchline and the Bournemouth staff.





Richarlison hand ball!

As the free-kick came back down to earth it bounced up and the Brazilian needlessly elbowed it away.

Huge opportunity, King to take...




Free-kick Cherries

It's 25 yards out and Brooks looks interested, very interested.

The Wales international does take and left-footed it's into the top of teh wall.


Wilson is through...

He's off the shoulder and suddenly through, just Pickford to beat...

He tries to lift it over him, but Pickford stands up and blocks, what an early chance that was!


Coleman tests Ramsdale

Everton's first attack of note and it's Coleman cutting in from the wing, his shot is powered in but too close to Ramsdale who punches away.


Watford 1-0 down

Arsenal have the breakthrough at the Emirates and Watford are losing early on.

Arsenal 1-0 Watford


King of the wing

King is looking lively down this right side, running at his man and causing danger.

Cherries win a corner and after Lerma gets a touch in the middle it breaks to King, he swipes at it, but he can;t get the purchase he was after and it's comfortable for Pickford.


Corner to Bournemouth...

First of the afternoon and Rico delivers. A big Everton head clears the first one and as it comes back in it breaks to Pickford.

A bright start from the visitors.


Long Kelly throw

The defender launches in from the right side, but it's headed away at the near.

That tactic looks like it will be a regular feature again today in the hint for goals.


Away we goooooooooooo!

The teams take a knee for Black Lives Matter.

And now David Brooks kicks us off and we're in play at Everton.

Up the Cherries!


Weather watch

It's been a bit rainy and cloudy this morning, but right now the sun's peeping out, there's a bit of a breeze and it's mild.


The players emerge

Everton come out of the tunnel as usual, while the Cherries walk out from the far corner.

The two teams meet in front of the Premier League banner, now going along the line in greeting.

Seconds away.


Eerily quiet

In one of the classic grounds of English football, but apart from Everton's anthem on the loud speakers, it is incredibly quiet and subdued here. 

If ever there was a day for us to have our 12th fan behind us, it is today.

Cheer as loud as you can from wherever you are!


Counting down...

The Cherries have now headed back to the changing room (which is a portable cabin in the car park behind one of the ends) and we're closing in on kick-off.


Words of wisdom

What would your team talk be if you were in Eddie Howe's shoes?

Amazingly, we've yet to spot any grey hairs on the gaffer - I'm sure recent weeks have given the rest of us a few new ones.


Seventh time lucky?

This is our seventh visit to Goodison - four previous matches here in the PL - and we've yet to come away with a result yet, let's hope that's all about to change in the coming hours.

We've had some close calls, a couple of tight 2-1 losses and that bizarre 6-3. 

Fingers crossed we start well and get ourselves into a good position. 


What do you make of the team?

It's certainly attacking, and as we saw from training earlier this week, shooting practice has very much been on the agenda in the build-up.


Here's the Cherries team!


Cherries are here

We're just awaiting the team sheets now, they'll be with us in five minutes or so. 

In the meantime, the Cherries are here and surveying the strangely quiet Goodison surroundings.


All covered here

We'll keep you aware of what's going on at the Emirates and London Stadium right here, and keep you fully up to date with how the picture is emerging across the afternoon.

Now sit back and relax... Well, as much as you possibly can, which probably isn't a great deal,


What do we need...?

Well, first things first, we need to win here at Goodison Park, something we've never done before in six attempts.

If we can keep our side of the bargain we'll then have our eyes peeled for results in London.

If Watford lose at Arsenal and Villa lose at West Ham, then the Cherries will be safe (no need to worry about goal difference).


Welcome to the final day

It all boils down to this then.

Will there be twists, turns and drama? From a Cherries perspective we certainly hope so.

Welcome to our matchday blog, coming to you live and direct from Goodison Park, where three points for us are a must.

Other games that day

  • Chelsea2
    Wolverhampton Wanderers0
  • Newcastle United1
  • Crystal Palace1
    Tottenham Hotspur1
  • Southampton3
    Sheffield United1
  • Leicester City0
    Manchester United2
  • Arsenal3
  • West Ham United1
    Aston Villa1
  • Burnley1
    Brighton and Hove Albion2
  • Manchester City5
    Norwich City0

As it stood

1 Liverpool 38 +52 99
2 Manchester City 38 +67 81
3 Manchester United 38 +30 66
4 Chelsea 38 +15 66
5 Leicester City 38 +26 62
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 +11 59
8 Arsenal 38 +8 56
9 Sheffield United 38 0 54
10 Burnley 38 -7 54
11 Southampton 38 -9 52
12 Everton 38 -12 49
13 Newcastle United 38 -20 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 -19 43
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 -15 41
16 West Ham United 38 -13 39
17 Aston Villa 38 -26 35
19 Watford 38 -28 34
20 Norwich City 38 -49 21

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