MOTD slammed as Bournemouth fans point to Stoke injustice

Bournemouth 2 – Stoke 1

Are Bournemouth staying in the Premier League this season?

Eddie Howe’s men picked up three big points on Saturday beating Stoke 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium.

After beating Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in midweek, the Cherries won the hard way against Stoke.

Xherdan Shaqiri put the Potters ahead after just five minutes. Moreover, Bournemouth defender Steve Cook was forced out the game in the first half with an injury problem.

Bournemouth turned the match with two second half goals in nine minutes.

Joshua King levelled the scores in the 70th, before Lys Mousset scored his first Bournemouth goal from a set-play to earn the three points.

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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting vs Ryan Fraser

Should Stoke have been reduced to 10 men against Bournemouth?

There were calls against Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting after he took out Ryan Fraser with a horrible two-footed tackle.

Choupo-Moting was booked for his poor challenge, but was it worthy of a red card?

For the record, as the Stoke forward was cautioned, no retrospective action can be applied.

It’s also worth noting that Match of the Day failed to flag up the incident in their highlights show.

Peter Crouch vs Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser was also involved in another eye-catching moment in the Stoke game.

Fraser is one of the shortest players in the Premier League standing at 5 ft 4 in.

Yet, almost incredibly, Fraser found himself marking 6 ft 7 in striker Peter Crouch during Saturday’s game.

Brilliantly, Fraser beat Crouch to a header during the match.

Also see: Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson singles out Chelsea worst player.