Premier League Statistics: AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Crystal Palace
- Date – 1st October 2018
- Venue – Vitality Stadium
- Attendance – 10,199
- Referee – Mike Dean
- Cards – Fraser, Lerma, Brooks, Townsend, Tomkins, Sakho
- Goals – Brooks (5), van Aanholt (55), Stanlislas (87 pen)
- STAR EAGLE – Patrick van Aanholt (7.2)
In a game where both sides were very evenly matched, Palace’s sub standard performance allowed the home side to steal all three points. An almost lethargic start from the Eagles was taken advantage of by the Cherries as David Brooks netted a sublime goal to open his account for the South Coast club. That said, if Palace’s defending was better, the goal would likely not have been scored but the second half fightback and possession was all to no avail.
PLAYER RATINGS (courtesy of Who Scored)
13 WAYNE HENNESSEY (6.5) – Pulled off some billiant saves to keep Palace in the game. If they were made by De Gea, more would be being made about them.
29 AARON WAN-BISSAKA (6.9) – Continued his fine form with another good all round performance despite a few mistakes that he will leanr from.
5 JAMES TOMKINS (6.3) – Made a few mistimed passes and unconvincing clearences which could have been punished however, he got away with them for the most part. Not his usual assurance in defence.
12 MAMADOU SAKHO (6.0) – Have been saying it for weeks, Sakho looks a liability at the back and unfortunately, this was the case on the South Coast after giving away the winning penalty. He has to step up his game.
3 PATRICK VAN AANHOLT (7.2) – A decent performance and took his goal very well despite being offside. Was guilty of a few defensive errors along with others in the Palace back line.
7 MAX MEYER (6.5) – Played well on his full debut and created a number of scoring opportunities that should have been converted. His energy and ability is midfield is a huge boost. Replaced by 8 CHEIKHOU KOYATE (6.1) on 84 minutes who was unfortunate to receive a booking following an altercation.
4 LUKA MILIVOJEVIC (6.6) – Unfortunately, another disappointing game from the captain who does not seem one hundered percent. Maybe another player low on confidence.
18 JAMES MCARTHUR (6.4) – Overall, a poor showing from the usually solid midfielder who seemed to loose possesion to easy on occassions. Replaced by 15 JEFFREY SCHLUPP (5.9) on 77 minutes who was unable to make a real impact.
10 ANDROS TOWNSEND (6.3) – Failed to make an impact after grabbing a brace in the EFL Cup last week. Hodgson will be hoping to see goals from him as we cannot rely soley on Zaha.
11 WILFRIED ZAHA (6.8) – Another quiet game from the visitors’ star man which did not help Palace’s odds. With a very attack minded Bournemouth side, the Eagles struggled without Zaha’s usual pace and trikery.
14 JORDAN AYEW (6.3) – Struggling to see what he brings to the table. Yes, he is a fully fit striker and he runs about a bit but is that it? Hopefully more to come from him and soon. Replaced by 9 ALEXANDER SORLOTH (5.8) on 82 minutes who struggled yet again to make a impact and gave away a needless foul which led to the penalty being awarded.
Unused substitutes – 31 Vincente Guaita, 2 Joel Ward, 34 Martin Kelly, 42 Jason Puncheon
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID
ROY HODGSON: “Sakho has no intention to elbow the player or use his elbow to stop the player getting to the ball, because he wouldn’t have got to the ball, but I can’t deny when you see it on the TV that Mamadou does catch the player and so the referee’s quite entitled to give the penalty. The players feel aggrieved as normally when you give away a penalty you’re deliberately trying to stop someone scoring.”
EDDIE HOWE: “First half we looked really good, and at the end of the game. You could say we shaded it and deserved to win – Roy may say differently. We have confidence that we have a goal in us at any time, and we have matchwinners who can turn the game. The togetherness and the spirit in the group is as good as it’s ever been.”
The Who Scored man of the match was Callum Wilson (7.4) while a number of players including Steve Cook and Max Meyer (2) had the most shots. The most tackles were made by Aaron Wan-Bissaka (4) as Wilfried Zaha (3) had the most dribbles.
- Team rating: 6.72 – 6.40
- Total shots: 11 – 10
- Shots on target:
- Possession: 44.4% – 55.6%
- Pass success: 79% – 84%
- Dribbles: 3 – 6
- Aerials won: 14 – 9
- Tackles: 12 – 19
- Corners: 3 – 3
- Dispossessed: 9 – 8
POSITION IN THE TABLE
Palace are 13th in the Premier League with seven points from seven games played, level with Burnley in 12th and West Ham United in 14th.
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