Stoke 0-1 Bournemouth: Prolific Junior Stanislas sends Cherries 3rd within the Championship with overdue winner
- Junior Stanislas scored the 79th-minute winner as Bournemouth gained at Stoke
- The win despatched the Cherries 3rd within the Championship with a primary victory in 3
- Stoke remained two issues off the play-off puts after a primary defeat in six video games
New 12 months is never a contented time for Bournemouth so Junior Stanislas’ overdue winner made for a welcome exchange of fortune.
A draw, a postponement and a defeat in the second one part of December threatened an additional ceding of floor within the Championship’s automated promotion race.
However Stanlisas’ composed end, latching onto Lewis Cook dinner’s defence-splitting lengthy ball 11 mins from time to slip beneath Stoke goalkeeper Joe Bursik, took a crew that crowned the department simply 3 weeks in the past, again to inside two issues of second-placed Swansea with a recreation in hand.
Junior Stanislas produced the winner as Bournemouth earned a overdue 1-Zero victory at Stoke
Stanislas pounces on a thru ball from Lewis Cook dinner ahead of slotting within the 79th-minute winner
It was once the primary time in 9 calendar years that Bournemouth were victorious of their opening fixture, and was once praise for matching their combatants’ endeavours in inhospitably Arctic prerequisites.
Pinned in their very own part for a lot of the hole duration, Bournemouth however had its highest likelihood when their rejuvenated £19million striker Dom Solanke struck the woodwork.
Expecting Cook dinner’s thru ball at the flip, the previous Liverpool participant bent his run to perfection to stick onside and outpaced James Chester ahead of lifting over the advancing Bursik.
Even supposing the ball arced over the Stoke keeper, it clipped the highest of the crossbar to disclaim Solanke shifting into double figures for the season.
Jason Tindall reacted to just a 3rd league defeat of the season at Brentford 3 days previous via leaving David Brooks at the bench in one among two alterations.
The Bournemouth training body of workers and trainer Jason Tindall congratulate their in-form frontman
And it was once the 2 recalled avid gamers in Sam Surridge and Diego Rico who mixed to create the sport’s first likelihood within the 7th minute, the previous failing to hit the objective on the close to publish.
Apart from Solanke’s chip and a Stanislas free-kick that Bursik tipped across the upright in a safety-first method, Stoke created the easier possibilities within the opening part hour.
However the lack of Steven Fletcher, handiest taking part in following a overdue health check, to harm diluted their attacking danger.
Fletcher had drawn the fit’s first save, a comfy sufficient accumulate for Asmir Begovic, and in addition fired excessive following a route-one raid with strike spouse Nick Powell, ahead of limping off within the 25th minute.
Stoke stays some of the hardest away journeys within the Championship in spite of the loss of a crowd
Jefferson Lerma (proper) takes a tumble in tough prerequisites as John Obi Mikel tries to growth
With main scorer Tyrese Campbell out for the season with a knee harm, Stoke supervisor Michael O’Neill’s January recruitment might be keen on ahead reinforcements.
Two times extra the house crew went shut all the way through a red patch stretching between the 10th and 20th mins: Joe Allen’s overlapping run culminating in a shot that was once kicked out via Begovic and Jordan Thompson rippling the outdoor of the web from a free-kick.
Begovic, who saved 50 blank sheets for Stoke all the way through a five-year spell within the Potteries, spoke within the build-up to this recreation of the affect of the vociferous house enthusiasts on the Guess365 Stadium.
Those Covid instances imply the away crew not must maintain Stoke’s 12th guy however they do stay some of the department’s hardest nuts to crack.
Bournemouth emerged with higher vigour originally of the second one part and it took a powerful hand from Bursik to stop Rico’s low pass from being tapped in on the some distance publish via the unmarked Stanislas.
However he and his crew have been to not be denied, as he slotted in his 7th objective in 9 video games to haul Tindall’s males again as much as 3rd.