Bournemouth fans lavish praise on Mark Travers after debuting vs Tottenham

Bournemouth 1- Tottenham 0

Bournemouth hosted Tottenham on Saturday in their final home game of the season.

Eddie Howe’s side started the day in 14th place in the Premier League table, on 42 points and safe from relegation.

Tottenham, however, needed to beat the Cherries to ensure they would be playing Champions League football next season.

They began the day four points above 5th-placed Arsenal, who play Brighton on Sunday.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur reacts after being shown a red card by referee Craig Pawson during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Travers keeps Bournemouth in the game

With Bournemouth already safe from the drop zone, Eddie Howe deemed the Spurs game a good chance to hand a debut to one of Bournemouth’s youngsters.

19-year-old Mark Travers started between the sticks for Bournemouth vs Spurs, becoming the first teenager to start in goal in a Premier League tie since Joe Hart.

Despite his age, Travers put on a superb display and really kept Bournemouth in the tie during the first-half.

Of course, Travers had less to do in the second 45, as Tottenham were down to nine men.

However, Bournemouth fans still loved his debut, especially during the first-half.

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