Premier League

  • M. Ritchie 57’
  • 9’ G. Imbula
  • 52’ I. Afellay
  • 55’ Joselu
0 Extra Time 0
1 Full Time 3
0 Half Time 1
Premier League
Vitality Stadium
Attendance 10,863


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      The referee blows the final whistle and Stoke have the three points at the Vitality Stadium.
    • 90'
      Imbula has his name taken for deliberately preventing a Bournemouth counter attack.
    • 90'
      Walters has a chance to make it four after being played in behind the defence, but Boruc stands firm to beat the ball away to safety.
    • 45'
      The referee blows his whistle and brings the first half to an end.
    • 90'
      Arter's frustration boils over as he kicks out at Shaqiri and is rightly booked.
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      That's all from the Vitality Stadium this afternoon. Thank you for following the LIVE action of the Barclays Premier League - hope you've enjoyed it. Until next time, have a very good evening!
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      Stoke's first win in seven matches moves them back into the top half of the table. Gianelli Imbula, Ibrahim Afellay and Joselu all scored for Mark Hughes' men while Matt Ritchie struck a consolation for Bournemouth, who were made to rue their failure to take chances.
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      FULL TIME: AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke City
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      The teams are making their way back out onto the field and the second half is about to get started.
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      Imbula's stunning volley is the difference between the sides at the break. He has been dominant in the heart of midfield and looks a very good player. Bournemouth have played well, but need to offer a lot more in front of goal.
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      HERE THEY COME! The teams are making their way out onto the field and kick-off is just moments away at the Vitality Stadium.
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      STOKE SUBS: Haugaard, Ireland, Odemwingie, Joselu, Dionatan, Crouch, Bojan.
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      STOKE (4-2-3-1): Butland; Johnson, Wollscheid, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan, Imbula; Diouf, Afellay, Shaqiri; Walters.
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      Despite seeing his side record three consecutive 3-0 defeats, Mark Hughes also makes just one alteration to his starting 11 from the reverse against Everton last weekend. Jonathan Walters returns from a virus and leads the attack with Marko Arnautovic making way. Bojan signed a contract extension on
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      BOURNEMOUTH SUBS: Federici, Iturbe, King, Distin, Grabban, Ritchie, O'Kane.
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      BOURNEMOUTH (4-1-4-1): Boruc; Smith, Francis (c), Cook, Daniels; Surman; Stanislas, Gosling, Arter, Pugh; Afobe.
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      Bournemouth suffered their first defeat in six matches in all competitions against Arsenal last time out. Eddie Howe makes just a single change from that game and it is like for like on the right wing, as Junior Stanislas replaces Matt Ritchie. Benik Afobe leads the attack and will be looking to add
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      Both sides need three points for differing reasons this afternoon. Bournemouth will be looking to move further clear of the relegation zone, while Stoke are out for a return into the top half of the table.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the Premier League. We're at the Vitality Stadium today as AFC Bournemouth host Stoke City.
    • 1'
      KICK OFF! The referee blows his whistle and, playing in their all-white away strip, Stoke get the match underway.
    • 3'
      It has been a confident start by Bournemouth inside the opening three minutes. They have quickly settled into their rhythm and are knocking the ball around very nicely.
    • 5'
      Diouf is given a final warning by the referee after committing his third foul inside the opening five minutes. Hughes looks unhappy on the touchline and is trying to calm his player down.
    • 7'
      Stoke have been unable to really find their feet in this match so far. They have a decent opportunity to settle down now, though, after Francis sends a wayward pass out for a throw-in deep inside his own half.
    • 9'
      G G. Imbula Assist Muniesa
    • 9'
      WHAT A STRIKE!!! Imbula scores his first goal and it is one to remember. Shaqiri's cross is only half-cleared and Stoke's record signing unleashes a fierce 25-yard volley that flashes across the face of Boruc and into the far corner.
    • 11'
      That was completely against the run of play, but Stoke will not care in the slightest. It was the Potters' first goal in four matches and one that Imbula will always remember.
    • 13'
      Bournemouth have responded well to going behind. They had not done too much wrong in all fairness, but they need to start being a bit more direct with their play.
    • 15'
      STAT ATTACK: Stoke are threatening to go against the history books by taking the lead. None of the last 12 meetings between the sides have seen the away team emerge victorious. Unless Bournemouth find an equaliser, that will change this afternoon.
    • 17'
      Stoke have certainly settled into their rhythm now. They are enjoying a decent spell of possession deep inside the Bournemouth half and another goal would really hit their opponents hard.
    • 18'
      WHAT AN EFFORT! Walters tries his luck first time on the volley from a throw-in on the left flank. His sudden attempt is just the other side of the post, although most of the ground thought it was in.
    • 20'
      Walters was on target in the reverse fixture in September when Stoke won 2-1 at the Britannia. He was not far away at all with that effort and, like Imbula's, it would definitely have been one to remember.
    • 21'
      Following his fourth offence already, Diouf has his name taken by the referee much to the approval of the home fans.
    • 23'
      GOOD TRY! Shaqiri gets the ball onto his left foot and unleashes a fierce shot that swerves towards goal and Boruc shows good reflexes just to beat it away to safety.
    • 25'
      Stoke have a free-kick 40 yards from goal and to the right of the field. Bournemouth have conceded 12 goals from set-pieces this season and they need to hold firm against the physicality of Stoke's threat.
    • 26'
      Shaqiri stands over the delivery and whips it into the area with his left foot, but there is too much power and it goes all the way behind for a goal kick.
    • 28'
      Francis tries to make things happen for his side by firing a long-range effort towards goal that deflects behind for a corner. The hosts are unable to capitalise, however, and Stoke easily deal with the pressure.
    • 30'
      Bournemouth's possession has been good so far, but they are looking to overdo things a little too much inside the final third. They need to get more shots away and start testing Butland a lot more.
    • 32'
      Imbula is bossing things in the middle of the park for Stoke. He looks to burst into the heart of the Bournemouth defence, but just overhits his attempted pass for Diouf. Nevertheless, these are all positive signs from Stoke's record signing.
    • 34'
      Walters is looking sharp up front for Stoke. He attempts another snapshot after latching onto a long ball over the top of the Bournemouth defence, but Boruc is equal to it.
    • 36'
      Pugh is the first Bournemouth player to have his name taken by the referee after a late challenge on Shaqiri. The Stoke man showed poor sportsmanship, however, as he unnecessarily embarked on several rolls after the challenge.
    • 37'
      CHANCE! Some neat play from Stoke sees Afellay play a crisp throughball for Shaqiri to run onto. He looks to sweep the ball beyond Boruc, but just scuffs his effort wide of the target.
    • 39'
      Bournemouth have won just three of their 12 Premier League matches at home this season. They are still yet to really ask any questions of Butland, however, and need to get the ball into Afobe a lot more.
    • 41'
      ALMOST! Daniels' deep cross looks like it may just dip into the far corner, but Butland shows very good reactions to scramble back and push the ball away to safety. That is the closest Bournemouth have come in all fairness.
    • 43'
      Afobe looks to latch onto a neat throughball in behind the Stoke defence, but Muniesa does just about enough to put him off on this occasion. The hosts need to do that a lot more as that is when they are at their most dangerous.
    • 45'
      The fourth official holds up his board to indicate that there will only be a single minute of additional time at the end of this first half.
    • 46'
      SI Dionatan SO Muniesa
    • 46'
      SI M. Ritchie SO Muniesa
    • 46'
      SI J. King SO Muniesa
    • 46'
      KICK OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Bournemouth get the ball rolling again in the second half.
    • 46'
      The other sees Joshua King come on in place of Pugh.
    • 46'
      Bournemouth make a double substitution of their own, as Matt Ritchie replaces Gosling.
    • 46'
      Stoke make a change at the break with Dionatan Teixeira making his first Premier League appearance in a year as he replaces Muniesa.
    • 48'
      Bournemouth have made a bright start and there is now a worrying sign for Stoke, as Johnson goes down and is in need of attention from the medical team.
    • 50'
      Johnson hobbles away to the touchline and the last thing Hughes will want is another defensive casualty to add to the already lengthy list. Following Teixeira's introduction, there is no recognised defender on the bench for Stoke now.
    • 52'
      G I. Afellay Assist Muniesa
    • 52'
      Walters created the opportunity by finding space on the right flank.
    • 52'
      STOKE DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!!! A wonderful breakaway goal from the visitors! Afellay releases Walters, who advances down the right before providing the return pass for the Dutchman to finish from the edge of the area. That was poor defending from the hosts in all fairness.
    • 53'
      SI Joselu SO Muniesa
    • 53'
      Johnson is unable to continue and eventually makes way as he is replaced by Joselu.
    • 55'
      G Joselu Assist Muniesa
    • 55'
      Shaqiri sat the ball up beautifully for Joselu to attack.
    • 55'
      WHAT AN INTRODUCTION!!! That could be game, set and match Stoke! Bournemouth fail to deal with a corner and Shaqiri's follow-up delivery is met by Joselu, who makes no mistake in heading number three past Boruc.
    • 57'
      G M. Ritchie Assist Muniesa
    • 57'
      Daniels caused problems for the Stoke defence with a fizzed ball to the edge of the area.
    • 57'
      LIFELINE FOR BOURNEMOUTH!!! Ritchie pulls one back and how! The winger swivels and shoots first time from Daniels' cross with a fierce volley that flies past a stranded Butland. The hosts are right back in this contest.
    • 59'
      A couple of minutes ago, it seemed like Bournemouth were out of it thanks to that Joselu header. However, they are now right back in it following Ritchie's strike. The home fans are really behind their team all of a sudden.
    • 61'
      CHANCE! Bournemouth are awarded a corner and the ball takes a deflection before reaching Afobe at the far post. He is off balance, however, and sends his effort into the stands. That was very much his range and a big chance for the hosts.
    • 63'
      The game has opened up all of a sudden with both sides trying to make things happen. Stoke are looking to gain breathing space again, while Bournemouth will be desperate to complete a wonderful turnaround.
    • 65'
      We are into the final 25 minutes here at the Vitality Stadium. There is still plenty of football to be played on the south coast and, despite the scoreline, it is anybody's for the taking.
    • 66'
      WHISKERS! King gets in behind the Stoke defence and squares the ball across the area where a sliding Ritchie is just inches away from making the vital connection. That was so close to being 3-2.
    • 68'
      As things stand, Bournemouth will slip a point closer to the relegation zone if they are unable to get anything out of this game. Sunderland shocked Manchester United earlier today, while Norwich City are currently 2-0 up against West Ham United.
    • 70'
      Imbula is causing problems with his power again for the Bournemouth defence. He tries his luck from outside the area, but is nowhere near troubling Boruc.
    • 71'
      HE HAS TO SCORE! King is pulling the strings again for Bournemouth. He fires the ball across the face of goal for Stanislas, who is unable to direct it into the empty net. That was a poor miss in all fairness.
    • 73'
      That could be the difference between winning and losing for Bournemouth today. Stanislas simply had to put that chance away another opportunity slips away for the hosts. They may not get many more, so they need to make the most of them.
    • 74'
      Surman takes one for the team as he is shown a yellow card for breaking up a dangerous Stoke counter attack.
    • 75'
      SI J. Iturbe SO Muniesa
    • 75'
      The last throw of the dice from Howe sees Juan Iturbe come on in place of Stanislas.
    • 77'
      The hosts are asking more questions in possession at the moment. They need to find a way back into this game and their build-up work is good, but now is the time to start testing Butland again.
    • 79'
      Bournemouth continue to press and they have a corner on the far side after Wollscheid is forced to turn the ball behind with his chest. The home fans behind the goal appeal for a penalty, but the referee is unmoved.
    • 80'
      WASTED! The initial corner is dealt with by Stoke but, rather than drift the ball back into the area, Arter tries his luck and gets it horribly wrong by sending an effort into the stands. Bournemouth cannot keep wasting opportunities.
    • 81'
      Shaqiri is penalised near the far corner flag for a blatant push on Daniels. He bizarrely claims it was a mere shoulder barge despite being right under the nose of the referee. The Swiss international is a wonderful player, but needs to clean his act up a little.
    • 83'
      The hosts are just unable to press home their dominance in possession via a combination of a lack of a clinical edge and Stoke's resilient defence.
    • 85'
      Francis is booked for a late challenge on Walters just inside his own half. Stoke now have the opportunity to slow the pace of the game down to their own suitability.
    • 86'
      SI S. Ireland SO Muniesa
    • 86'
      Stoke make their final change with Stephen Ireland coming on for Afellay.
    • 88'
      We are into the final two minutes of the match here at the Vitality Stadium. Stoke are looking like they will hold on for all three minutes, but they need to continue to hold their own until the final whistle.
    • 90'
      The fourth official raises his board to indicate that there will be five minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game. Can Bournemouth produce the most unlikely of comebacks?

    Line Up




    Jonathan Woodgate
    northern ireland
    Michael O'Neill



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 7 18
    Yellow Cards 4 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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