2:45 AM
Vitality Stadium
Premier League • Day 35
  • 2nd Half
  • Bournemouth
  • Manchester United
  • KingDefoe
  • PogbaBlind
  • SurmanGosling
  • HerreraMatic
  • Lukaku
  • Surman
  • LingardLukaku
  • Cook
  • Smalling
  • IbeMousset
  • Cook
  • 1st Half
  • Bournemouth
  • Manchester United
  • Smalling

Bournemouth - Manchester United
Premier League - 19 April 2018

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The perfect pick-me-up before Saturday's FA Cup semi-final for United, who increase the gap to third-place Liverpool to four points. United are more or less now assured of Champions League football next season after a solid performance on the south coast.

As for Bournemouth, they are probably just about safe but Eddie Howe will want at least another point or two to guarantee it.


TV co-comm Owen Hargreaves has picked Paul Pogba as MOTM, which seems fair. The Frenchman, who has had a hand in both goals tonight, proved the match winner against Man City but he was abject in the shock defeat to West Brom.

He has surely done enough to earn a start against Spurs at the weekend but which Pogba will turn up for the FA Cup semi-final?


Final throw of the dice for Bournemouth, who throw on Jermain Defoe, who has 163 Premier League goals, for King.

United though are looking solid and the hosts are resorting to longrange efforts that seem unlikely to beat David de Gea.


A faint acknowledgement of Paul Pogba by Jose Mourinho as the Frenchman is replaced by Blind for the final ten minutes.

The Frenchman has kept things simple tonight and played a central part in both goals. He has surely done enough to keep his place against Spurs at the weekend.


Both sides make a chance as Gosling comes on for Surman and Matic replaces Hererra for United.

Daley Blind is also warming up for the visitors.


GOOOOAAAALLLLL! Bournemouth 0-2 United!

United are surely going four points clear into fouth. Paul Pogba drives forward and slips in sub Romelu Lukaku, who beats Begovic to the ball and clips home. 27 goals in 47 matches this season for the striker.


Surman fouls Herrera and receives a yellow card.


Lukaku fires the freekick straight at the considerable Bournemouth wall.


Lukaku clipped from behind and it's a United freekick right on the very edge of the 18 yard box... Pogba and the Belgian over it...


Another Bournemouth appeal waves away by Graham Scott as Wilson appears to be held back by a prone Phil Jones in the box. The Bournemouth striker did not go to ground, which probably saved Jones there.


Lukaku on for Lingard, which suggests the England international will start Saturday's FA Cup semi-final. Rashford heading straight for the right wing.


Goalscorer Smalling is booked following a tangle with Callum Wilson before Steve Cook gets a yellow card for a cynical hack on Pogba with United on the counterattack.


Mousset for Ibe and the Frenchman makes an immediate impact, running at the United defence and winning a corner.

Romelu Lukaku is about to come on for United.


Big moment of controversy as Josh King plays a ball into the box towards Callum Wilson, who appears to be being manhandled by Luke Shaw. The Bournemouth forward just managers to skew his shot wide before going to ground but the referee waves the hosts' appeals away. Shaw definitely had an arm over Wilson there.


Lewis Cook is the first player in the book for a foul on Lingard.


Martial bursts into the penalty area and fires off a shot which is well blocked by Steve Cook. The Cherries veteran has been in the way of plenty of United attacks so far tonight.


We're back underway at the Vitaly! No changes for either side at HT.



Mourinho will be happier now than he was at Old Trafford at the weekend. United have dominated first-half possession and they lead 1-0 at the interval through Chris Smalling's fourth goal of the season.


Decent chance for Bournemouth as Josh King, the former United player, fires in a long range shot that stings the palms of United captain David de Gea. Better.


The pace of Rashford and Martial is causing Bournemouth plenty of problems but it's the same at the other end with Callum Wilson.

At promising United attack is stifled when Martial loses the ball before Wilson does the same at the other end. It's not quite clicking for either side in the final third.


Nearly a second for United as Pogba picks up the ball in space - too much space from a Bournemouth perspective - between the lines and feeds Martial. The foward is a fraction offside...but he fires just wide anyway.


Ryan Fraser, a little off balance, fires straight at De Gea after a good Bournemouth counterattack led by Lewis Cook.


GOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Bournemouth 0-1 Man United!

The first moment of real quality from United produces the first goal. Herrera's perfect slide-rule pass dissects Bournemouth's defence and finds Lingard. The England international squares for Smalling to tap home on his 150th appearance for Utd.


Best chance so far! Marcus Rahsford slide tackles Nathan Ake on the touchline and drives towards goal. His fierce shot is a good height for Asmir Begovic, who palms it away. Boos from the Cherries fans, who think there was a foul on Ake.


Another Shaw ball into the box is headed towards Fellaini but it's more good defending by Bournemouth, this time Charlie Daniels, to get a head clear.

The Cherries go straight up the other end and Fraser's shot is blocked, winning a corner...


A few half-chances for United as Martial glides into the box but is stopped in his tracks by Steve Cook, before Shaw's dangerous cross is also repelled.

After a very slow first 20 minutes or so, the visitors are growing into the game.



Daniels' superb pass release Wilson down the left channel but rather than taking on Phil Jones, he opts to cut back for Jordan Ibe. The former Liverpool winger fires a low shot wide from 25 yards. Good stuff from the hosts.


There's not a great deal going on as both teams feel their way into the game.

The TV commentator has just informed me that the entire United squad is in Bournemouth tonight because they're travelling to London tomorrow ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Spurs. I wonder where they'll be training.


An early opportunity for Bournemouth as they win a freekick 25 yards from goal. It's teed up for Francis but he strikes the wall and the ball trickles to safety.



Referee Graham Scott gets us underway! United in all white, the Cherries in their usual red and red stripes.


The players are out at the Vitality.... Bournemouth go into a huddle, while the managers Eddie Howe and Jose Mourinho share a friendly word.

The big question seems to be: which United team are we going to see tonight? We're about to find out.


Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe speaking to BT Sport:

"I expect a much better performance from the team today. We're capable of it at home and we've given most teams a game here.

"Andrew Surman deserves to play. Callum Wilson has been outstanding since he's returned from injury, it was always a case of just managing his games.

"It doesn't matter who Manchester United play or who they pick in their line-up. They are going to have outstanding players on their team sheet."


Mourinho on his lineup to BT Sport.

"Matic is [being saved] for Saturday. But the reason is not the same for the other [dropped] players."


And here's how the hosts line-up.

Jermain Defoe drops to the bench, with Callum Wilson coming in, while Andrew Surman makes a first start since January after a series of decent substitute appearances.


Here's that United team.

Ashley Young, Victor Lindelof, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku all make way.

Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini and Matteo Darmian come in.

Mourinho surely begging for Lingard, Rashford and Martial to give him a reason to start them in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Spurs.


Good evening!

Jose Mourinho promised heads would roll after Manchester United's embarrassing 1-0 defeat to West Brom, which handed rivals Manchester City the Premier League title.

And he has stuck to his word, making seven changes for the match at the Vitality Stadium.