AFCB 2-1 WBA 2018- Baggies pushed closer towards relegation

West Brom suffered their eight straight defeat across all competitions as late goals from Jordon Ibe and Junior Stanislas saw Alan Pardew’s side go down 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium to Bournemouth.

Albion were hurt by Jonny Evans having to go off towards the end of the game, and Bournemouth came from 1-0 behind to triumph 2-1- their first win in five. The result saw the Cherries move to 10th in the table and pushed Albion closer to the drop- the Baggies are now 10 points adrift of safety with seven to play.

After first half claims for penalties at both ends were dismissed by referee Graham Scott, it was Albion who took the lead. Kieran Gibbs’ cross from the left was headed down in the box by Salomon Rondon into the path of Jay Rodriguez, who produced a cool finish from close range.

The visitors clung on to their lead for nearly half an hour before Ibe’s long range strike caught Ben Foster unawares and saw Bournemouth equaliser. Twelve minutes later, Foster was again beaten from a near identical position, this time at the near post, by Junior Stanislas’ superb free kick.

Albion could’ve taken a point but for the brilliance of Charlie Daniels, who produced a superb goalline clearance to deny Matt Phillips deep into second half stoppage time.

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Oumar Niasse goals vs Bournemouth give Koeman some much needed respite

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth (King 49, Niasse 77, 82)

Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse gave under fire manager Ronald Koeman some much needed respite after his double gave Everton a come from behind win at Goodison Park against AFC Bournemouth.

Everton hadn’t won since the opening day of the season and given the investment that Everton had made in the beginning of the season on new players, it was heavily feared that Koeman would follow Frank de Boer out of the league should the Toffees have not beaten the Cherries.

But Niasse scored in the 78th and 82nd minutes against Eddie Howe’s side to give Everton three points, and more importantly, their first goals in the league since that 1-1 draw against Man City last month. Continue reading