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Good for West Ham: Bournemouth’s injury crisis worsens at Man City

Man City vs Bournemouth

After 16 straight wins in the Premier League, Bournemouth’s trip to Man City on Saturday was only going to tough.

And the Cherries fell behind in the first half when Sergio Aguero converted a header in the box from a Fernandinho assist.

But that was just the start of Bournemouth’s troubles at the Etihad Stadium in the first half.

Eddie Howe had to make significant changes to his side against the Sky Blues due to injuries.

Missing some of their best players, Bournemouth have begun the hectic festive schedule without Josh King, Jermain Defoe, Charlie Daniels and Harry Arter.

Junior Stanislas joins the list

After just 12 minutes against Man City, Bournemouth suffered another big loss.

Key midfielder Junior Stanislas was forced out of the game with an injury. Marc Pugh came on as a replacement.

Stanislas appeared to pull his hamstring when shooting on goal.

The big fear for Bournemouth is that Stanislas wasn’t touched by any opponent before he pulled up.

Stanislas could now be out of action for two to three weeks.

Good for West Ham

On Tuesday night at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth host West Ham United.

It seems certain that Stanislas will be out of the match against West Ham.

He could also miss games against Everton, Brighton, Wigan and Arsenal over the new year period.

That’s a major blow for the Cherries as they look to stay in the Premier League this season.