Bournemouth scored their first goal since September as they ended Manchester United’s winning run on the road to move above the Red Devils in the Premier League table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team had been fancy by many to come away from the Vitality Stadium with three points on Saturday lunchtime after away wins at Partizan Belgrade (Europa League), Norwich City (Premier League) and Chelsea (EFL Cup) over the past fortnight.
United made a promising start in the opening 15 minutes, particularly with Daniel James finding lots of space down the right wing. However, aside from an air shot from Andreas Pereira 15 yards out, the visitors created very little.
Bournemouth themselves rarely threatened David de Gea’s goal very often themselves but took the lead at the end of the first half when Joshua King received the ball around the six-yard box and was given time by Aaron Wan-Bissaka to juggle it before volleying home from close range.
There was little reaction from United until the final 15 minutes when they raised their tempo and tried taking the game to the Cherries. However, Eddie Howe’s side shut up shop for their third consecutive clean sheet and ended Saturday in 7th place.