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.
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.
— DaddyIbe (@daddyjordon) February 4, 2018
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.
Great scenes at Bournemouth, where 5ft 4in Ryan Fraser is trying to mark 6ft 7in Peter Crouch at the back post
— Sam Dean (@SamJDean) February 3, 2018
I'd have given fraser man of the match for winning a header against crouch #afcb
— andy de la touche (@john_neptune) February 3, 2018
Really hope the motd or Sky highlights show Fraser winning the header against Crouch, absolutely magical! 😂
— Andy Moore (@AndyMoore16) February 3, 2018
— Luke Punchard (@LukePunchard) February 3, 2018