Cherries end Toffees’ unbeaten run

Bournemouth inflicted a first Premier League defeat on Everton this season with a hard fought 1-0 win at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

  • Bournemouth 1 Everton 0
  • Cherries twice denied by the woodwork
  • Stanislas scores first-half stunner
  • First league defeat under Koeman
  • Second win of the season for Cherries

Match summary 

In an evenly matched opening twenty minutes with some end-to-end football, the home side eventually got to grips with the tempo Everton tried to impose on the game.

With a sustained period of possession, the Cherries opened the scoring with a brilliant goal from 20-yards out through winger Junior Stanislas.

Manager Ronald Koeman looked to change the outcome with two second-half changes, but Eddie Howe's men looked very comfortable, with goalkeeper Artur Boruc not required to make any notable saves at all.

Full report

In a frantic opening fifteen minutes, Bournemouth hit the post twice and Everton looked dangerous on the counter – midfielder Harry Arter and Jack Wilshere came the closest to scoring in an end-to-end period of football before the deadlock was eventually broken in emphatic fashion.

Junior Stanislas, who scored two in the same fixture last season, received the ball in plenty of space just outside the area, before smashing a curling effort beyond the outstretched hands of Toffees keeper Maarten Stekelenburg and into the top-left corner.

The ten minute period of sustained possession paid off for Eddie Howe's side as Ronald Koeman looked shell-shocked, left to wonder how the home side carved his experienced defence open with relative ease.

The lack of pace between Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams seemed to be a key factor as striker Callum Wilson ran the channels, but Howe's men failed to capitalise on the great areas the English forward found himself in.

Koeman reacted in the second half with Tom Cleverly and Gerard Deulofeu coming on for the ineffective duo of Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas.

The substitutes added an extra impetus in attack for the away side, but Artur Boruc looked comfortable without having to make a noteworthy save for much of the second stanza – ending the away side's five-match unbeaten run.