Bournemouth earn hard-fought victory over Foxes

Bournemouth brought defending champions Leicester down back to earth with an impressive 1-0 win at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday.

  • Bournemouth 1 Leicester City 0
  • Pugh opens the scoring
  • Cherries hold on at the break
  • Boruc denies Ulloa equaliser

Match Summary

Marc Pugh scored the only goal of the game when he steered home a powerful shot beyond goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, after the German had saved Benik Afobe’s effort.

Full Report

The Cherries moved up to eighth position in the Premier League with a well-earned victory but it wasn't made easy by the Foxes, whose terrible away record continued.

Claudio Ranieri's side only had 30 percent of possession when they fell behind to Pugh's first goal of the season.

The tireless winger took the goal with supreme confidence, running onto a rebound after Zieler had pushed away Afobe's initial shot at goal.

The hosts' dominance on the ball starved the Foxes of any clear-cut chances but Leonardo Ulloa had the best chance to equalise, but Cherries’ keeper Artur Boruc pulled off a fine save at point-blank range.

Eddie Howe's men did well to shackle Jamie Vardy, who scored a hat-trick in the Foxes’ 4-2 win over Manchester City on Saturday.