Bournemouth take another prized scalp to add to Manchester United’s woes

first_img It was United who were profligate in possession moments later as Blind’s pass went straight to Harry Arter, who freed Stanislas but De Gea was on hand to dive at this feet and prevent him doubling his tally. And United soon made them pay as Depay was played in by a typically astute Michael Carrick pass, controlling on his chest before forcing another smart stop out of Boruc – but the Polish goalkeeper could do nothing to prevent Fellaini eventually bundling home the rebound. The injury woes for United continued as Jesse Lingard was forced off to be replaced by Andreas Pereira before the break. Bournemouth started in style again in the second-half as Simon Francis, man of the match at Chelsea, belied his position as a centre-back to dance through United’s defence like a seasoned winger and fire at De Gea. The Spain goalkeeper turned his effort behind but Matt Ritchie’s resulting low corner was swept home by King to put the Cherries back in front. Fellaini almost levelled again before King had to be substituted due to injury – with Chelsea match-winner Glenn Murray replacing him. The former Crystal Palace man had two golden chances to seal all three points again but blazed wildly over on both occasions. It would not matter as the hosts hung on for a famous win. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Whist Javier Hernandez bags a hat trick. United have Nick Powell playing up front for them.” BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) analyses Manchester United’s scoring woes as former striker Javier Hernandez scored a hat-trick for Bayer Leverkusen. PLAYER RATINGS Bournemouth: Artur Boruc: 7 Adam Smith: 7 Simon Francis: 6 Steve Cook: 6 Charlie Daniels: 6 Andrew Surman: 7 Matt Ritchie: 6 Dan Gosling: 7 Harry Arter: 7 Junior Stanislas: 8 Joshua King: 8 Substitutes – Glenn Murray: 4 Eunan O’Kane: 5 Manchester United: David De Gea: 7 Guillermo Varela: 5 Paddy McNair: 6 Daley Blind: 5 Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: 6 Michael Carrick: 6 Marouane Fellaini: 7 Jesse Lingard: 6 Juan Mata: 5 Memphis Depay: 5 Anthony Martial: 5 Substitutes – Andreas Pereira: 5 Nick Powell: 5 Phil Jones: 5 STAR PLAYER Joshua King: May have been forced off with injury but very much deserved his goal after harassing United’s inexperienced defence for much of the afternoon. Could have been on the scoresheet much earlier but buried his chance and worked tirelessly. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Junior Stanislas: The best way to unnerve an already suspect defence? Score directly from a corner in just the second minute. The former West Ham man now has three in three for the Cherries and this early goal set Howe’s side on their way to victory. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Howe opted for the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” as he kept with the same side that beat Chelsea. Van Gaal’s squad is certainly broken – but his decisions here did little to paper over any cracks. He fielded a youthful back-line and opted for Pereira instead of Ashley Young when Lingard was injured. Is he still the right man to take United forward? He thinks so but more and more dissenting voices are arguing that point every week. MOAN OF THE MATCH On another superb evening for Howe and his side, it is a shame much of the after-match will focus on United’s short-comings – even though there were plenty to choose from. WHO’S UP NEXT West Brom v Bournemouth (Barclays Premier League, Saturday 19 December) Manchester United v Norwich (Barclays Premier League, Saturday 19 December) “We’ve tried a load of them (set pieces) this season, sometimes, majority of the time they don’t come off so to see one come off and win us the game was hugely satisfying,” Eddie Howe told Sky Sports 1. “For us, it’s just been a brilliant week. The preparation for this game was difficult with the news for Harry Arter and his family. I really want to pay tribute to his family and how he played, and how courageous he was in his performance. I thought he was magnificent. “Pace is such an important thing in any league but even more so in the Premier League so I think those two players (King and Stanislas) have had a huge impact in just changing the balance of the team. Everyone is contributing but I think the real feature today was the work ethic of the whole team. Whenever you play Manchester United and Chelsea you know you won’t have much of the ball, but I think we were very good in two games.” Louis van Gaal said: “Again, two set pieces like against Wolfsburg. We give a lot of attention to our organisation but they had a few variations, I have to say but still it cannot be, I think. I thought the first half we played rather well, we created chances, we score a goal and I had a feeling that we could win in the second half. “But then again a set play and there you are behind in the score and it is very difficult to have a revival and I think the players have done everything. But I have to say Bournemouth were pressing on the ball in an impressive way, and it makes it more difficult to get the equaliser.] “It is not new (the pressure), but if you believe in this manager or not because that is the most important thing. Last year the fans showed their belief but for me the most important thing is the commitment of my players.” Bournemouth picked up a second prized Premier League scalp in a week as they beat Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium. Seven days on from a momentous victory at the home of champions Chelsea, Eddie Howe’s men recorded another memorable win as they beat an injury-plagued United 2-1. Junior Stanislas scored directly from a second-minute corner for his third in as many games and, although Marouane Fellaini levelled, former United youngster Joshua King wrapped up the win in the second half. United, on the back of their chastening Champions League exit, missed the chance to move level at the top of the table as they slipped to a third league defeat of the season just days after Louis van Gaal insisted he was the right man to take them forward. Much has changed for the Cherries since Harry Redknapp guided them to a famous FA Cup giant-killing over United in 1984. So much so that this is more of a minor upset than massive shock – but United fans will still believe their expectations are not being met by Van Gaal and his side. Decimated by injuries, United’s defence was certainly inexperienced as full Premier League debutants Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Guillermo Varela joined makeshift centre-back Daley Blind and 20-year-old Paddy McNair at the back. King never even got as far as making a league appearance for United before signing permanently for Blackburn – but his work-rate and determination came back to haunt his former club. The hosts were ahead almost straight away as Stanislas’ corner drifted over everyone to nestle in David De Gea’s net with less than three minutes on the clock. Van Gaal’s men looked for an instant response and Memphis Depay was clipped by Adam Smith with Artur Boruc on hand to magnificently keep out Fellaini and McNair from the resulting free-kick. United knocked the ball around without truly pushing into Bournemouth’s final third before Anthony Martial was gifted possession by Stanislas, only to send a tame shot wide. Press Associationlast_img read more

UCL Preview: Barca, Chelsea, Bayern to ensure progression, Arsenal hope for a miracle

first_imgBarcelona will be looking to secure their safe passage through to the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday evening in their penultimate group game against Roma.The holders, who are five points clear at the top of Group E, will qualify for the last 16 with a draw against the Italian opponents at Camp Nou.Luis Enrique’s side were at their best on Saturday as they dismantled bitter rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at Santiago Bernabeu in the first El Clasico of the season, with a double from Luis Suarez doing the damage, along with goals from Neymar and Andres Iniesta. Tuesday evening’s tie pits the Spanish coach against former club Roma, whom he managed from 2011 to 2013.Despite missing Lionel Messi through injury for much of this season, Barca have had no problems in finding the back of the net, while also being resolute at the back, having kept clean sheets in each of their last three games.Messi could start against Roma, having come on as a substitute against Real, although Enrique will surely be tempted to stick with the side that won so convincingly on the weekend, particularly with Barca’s place in the next round all but assured.With two games remaining, Roma are only in the top half of Group E by a single point from Bayer Leverkusen, with bottom side BATE Borisov, who they face on the final matchday, two points behind. The Giallorossi have not been at their best in the competition so far, with a surprise defeat at BATE leaving them in danger of not making it out of the group.They earned a credible draw with Barcelona in the return fixture on matchday one and secured a vital win over Bayer Leverkusen last time out, but defeat to Barca here could leave their qualification hopes in the balance.Arsenal must beat Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League.The Gunners have progressed from the group stage every year since 1999, but their destiny is out of their hands with two games remaining. Should Olympiakos avoid defeat at Group F leaders Bayern Munich then both sides will qualify for the last 16 and Arsenal will be out.However, if Bayern win and Arsenal triumph against Dinamo, then the Gunners could still progress ahead of the Greek side on the final matchday.The good news for the hosts is that Dinamo have lost all three Champions League matches since winning the reverse fixture 2-1 in September and have not won any of their last 11 away games in the competition.However, Arsene Wenger admitted his side are in a “difficult moment” after losing 2-1 to West Brom on Saturday.The Gunners have won just one of their last five games in all competitions and saw Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta join a lengthy injury list at the weekend. Chelsea could secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Tuesday.If the Blues win, and Dynamo Kiev fail to beat Porto, then the Premier League champions will qualify for the knockout stages, while a draw would be enough if Dynamo lose.They start as favourites against struggling Maccabi, who are yet to pick up a point in Group G and lost the reverse fixture 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.Jose Mourinho acknowledged his side will “be in trouble” if they lose but says confidence is improving after the 1-0 win over Norwich at the weekend.The Blues have struggled on the road in the Champions League recently, winning just two of their last 10 away games. Bayern Munich and Olympiakos meet on Tuesday knowing a draw would take both through to the Champions League last 16 and eliminate Arsenal.Hosts Bayern are likely to be without left-back David Alaba, who has an ankle injury, for a game boss Pep Guardiola calls “a bit like a final for us”.”We know how strong Olympiakos are,” said the ex-Barcelona boss. “They play good football.”We can qualify for the next round as the top side in the group [if we win].” Bayern are top of Group F on nine points, level with Olympiakos, after four of the six games, with Arsenal third on three points.Guardiola added: “They will not allow us much space, especially in front of their goal.”Their wingers are very quick and they have some tall players too.”Olympiakos did not play on Saturday after the Athens derby against Panathinaikos was called off following crowd trouble. Other fixtures:BATE Borisov vs LeverkusenFC Porto vs Dynamo KievZenit vs ValenciaLyon vs Gent–These games will be live on SuperSport, your world of champions.last_img read more

President Granger receives courtesy call from outgoing New Zealand Ambassador

first_imgPresident David Granger on Wednesday received a courtesy call from New Zealand’s outgoing Ambassador to Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Jan Henderson at State House.Henderson, who has been based in Barbados, will return to New Zealand next????????????????????????????????????month when her tour of duty comes to an end. During the brief meeting, at which Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who is also performing the functions of Prime Minister, was also present, the Head of State said Guyana is pleased with the level of cooperation between the two countries during the Ambassador’s tenure.“Your tenure wasn’t noisy but it was effective and as you return to your country, we hope that you will be better positioned to do more, particularly for the Small Island States,” he said.Henderson described her tour of duty as successful, noting that she is pleased that she has accomplished most of what she had set out to do when she took up the role.last_img read more


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