Sunday, 23 September 2018

Bournemouth stumble to 4-0 defeat at Turf Moor

Burnley 4 v 0 AFCB
22 September 2018
Attendance: 18,636

Turf Moor fills up - picture taken by Michael Dunne (All Departments)
Bournemouth were brought back down to earth by a three-minute first half blitz of Burnley goals that knocked the Cherries back. While Aké came close to getting one goal as his shot deflected off the bar. Burnley were great in front of goal with Vydra and Lennon finishing with ease in the first 45 minutes. A change of shape did see some improvement from Bournemouth, but Brooks missed the Cherries best chance to score and even with Stanislas and Defoe trying to rescue the scoreline, Ashley Barnes added further punishment with two late goals to give the former Burnley manager, Eddie Howe, plenty to think about as Burnley get their first win of the season.
Bournemouth come away with a heavy second away defeat.
Eddie Howe made a change to the Bournemouth starting 11 with Dan Gosling not travelling and Andrew Surman making his fourth start of the season and captaining the side. Tyrone Mings and Junior Stanislas also made it on to Bournemouth's bench. It was questionable what Lewis Cook had to do to get back into the side, while there was no Lys Mousset.

Match description
Burnley make a quick start up the right with Gudmundsson, but Lennon's shot is blocked. Gudmundsson runs into Fraser but no foul is given. Mee and Wilson are having a wrestling match.

Burnley are controlling the game.  Fraser makes a good run and finds Wilson, but Surman's shot is blocked.King and Wilson keep the ball well but Burnley smother Bournemouth in the end.

Brooks gets on the ball. Fraser has a shot blocked. A good three minutes fro Bournemouth, eight minutes gone.Rico puts a good early cross in. King crosses but Wilson can't quite get to it in the air.

Lerma fouls Westwood but isn't booked. Adam Smith makes a good clearance. Josh King fouls Taylor with his elbow. Adam Smith is now fouled by Lennon.

Surman plays a good ball out to Rico, Fraser has a shot deflected for a Bournemouth corner on 17 minutes. Brooks gets the ball in eventually and Aké's shot is deflected off Mee and goes up high and off the bar! 17 minutes gone.

The Cherries are starting to apply pressure. Brooks has a shot from distance but it's straight at Joe Hart. Gudmundsson now has a corner off of Adam Smith on 20 minutes.

Jack Cork over to Taylor, and it's out for another corner. Vokes misses a good opportunity, Steve Cook got in there just in time. King into Brooks and Hart gets to the ball. 

Tarkowski heads away. Cork away and Gudmundsson and Burnley have another corner off Aké on 25 minutes. Wilson heads away and Taylor's volley is wide. Begovoc came for the ball but didn't get there.

Lerma is caught in possession. Lowton to Vokes and Steve Cook gets a header in. Westwood looking for Vokes, goal kick. Half hour gone.

Rico is taken out by Lowton and gets a yellow card. Aké and Vokes having a tussle. the offside flag is up. Wilson gets behind Tarkowski, but it's a foul.

Adam Smith and King towards Wilson and he slides in but can't get there. It's a corner to Bournemouth. Rico and Aké tries to gets  header. Lerma shoots well wide. 

Lerma and Cork clash heads. Cork puts in a cross from the left. Vokes has a shot, Westwood hits his own man. Westwood again, Aké' blocks and it's come out to Vydra, who has scored. 1-0 to Burnley. Vydra was five yards out on 39 minutes.

Ball to the back post from Gudmundsson and it's 2-0! Lennon has slid in and scored to put Burnley well in control. Steve Cook couldn't make the header. Burnley have scored twice in two minutes. Adam Smith lost his man and the ball went passed everyone to land with Lennon.

Aké wins a free kick. Lerma and Surman to Rico. Gudmundsson gets a tackle in. Aké mis-controls the ball. Burnley up to Lenon again. King now and Fraser is fouled. That's half-time with Bournemouth 2-0 down.

Second half
Bournemouth have gone three at the back and have subbed Rico for Francis. Francis on the wing. Surman and Lerma. The pass is too strong for Fraser.

Lerma 30 yards out has a go and just sees it skim over the goal. Vokes to Vydra and Francis gets a toe in. Burnley down the left. Aké clears.

Lowton and Vokes with a shot just past the post. Begovic was worried and was down to his left. Lennon for Taylor and Francis tries to block. Adam Smith and King. Surman and Lerma into Fraser drives at goal and Taylor blocks for a throw in. Steve Cook  takes the long throw.

Surman and Fraser, over to Francis but Joe Hart catches the cross. Gudmundsson looks for a shot but Begovic saves well in front of Vydra.

Brooks away from Westwood and Westwood is carded. Free-kick to Bournemouth 25-yards out. Fraser and Francis are standing over the ball. It's a four-man wall. Fraser hits it past the left post.

Lennon attacks Francis and Steve Cook clears. Brooks down the middle. Fraser to King Fraser to Lerma who didn't hit the shot at all well - easy for Hart. Burnley sub Vydra with Chris Woods on 58 minutes.

Gudmundsson ball into Woods but the header is off target. King ball onto Brooks in the penalty area and a great save from Brooks left foot. Best chance for Bournemouth.

Adam Smith to King who fires over. Francis puts Lerma in a spot. Lennon in the box to Lowton and Begovic has to clear. King and Lerma come forward. Fraser on the right. Brooks gets the corner off Westwood.

Junior Stanislas is warming up. Bournemouth need something. Adam Smith and Brooks, King hist the side netting. Stanislas comes on for Wilson on 68 minutes. Barnes also replaces Vokes on 69 minutes.

Stanislas gets his first touch. Brooks and Francis in for King. Mee clears. Fraser ball in and Bournemouth have a corner. 

Bournemouth are not getting enough pressure on the Burnley goal. Hart has not been tested. Stanislas gets a free-kick off Cork. Last 15 minutes. Adam Smith and Stanislas, Francis might shoot, Fraser to Stanislas and he misses the ball on the far post.

Defoe is coming on. Adam Smith comes off on 78 minutes. Brooks to Defoe to King, Defoe again and Taylor heads clear. Francis' cross, it's cleared. 

Lennon beats Francis and the ball comes off the post by Gudmundsson and Ashley Barnes is there to make it 3-0. 

King is brought down, but the whistle goes for an earlier offence with Brooks being pulled down. Tarkowski on King was surely a penalty otherwise.

Stanislas hits the free-kick well but Hart saves. Stanislas turns well in the penalty area and pulls it back for Brooks, but Hart saves with his legs. Bournemouth just have no power in their final shots.

Burnley break. Westwood to Lennon. Barnes has made it 4-0 on the break! That's it Bournemouth aren't coming back from this. "A rude awakening for Bournemouth,'' says Chris Temple.

Three minutes of added time. Bournemouth are well beaten here. 
A bad day at the office for AFCB.
Bournemouth frankly didn't deserve the 4-0 beating, but they didn't do well at shutting the back door in the second half when the game was running away from them. The only player that will come out well from this is Dan Gosling who didn't play. Joe Hart was never tested enough to give Burnley many problems and there were no heroics this time from Begovic at the other end. Perhaps Tyrone Mings will now get a chance in mid-week along with Lewis Cook and Howe will tell a few players that this simply was far below the standard that his team should be producing away from home. While Burnley were desperate for the points, Bournemouth just wanted to get out of the ground. Gudmundsson and Lennon were just able to cross at will and Bournemouth didn't cope with the ball into the box. The scoreline was embarrassing for the Cherries, but they would have scored two or three goals with a bit better finishing.
Not much fun for the away fans that travelled up to Turf Moor.
AFCB Subs: Boruc, Francis, Mings, L Cook, Stanislas, Ibe, Defoe.
AFCB Ratings
Begovic 5, A Smith 5 , S Cook 6, Aké 5, Rico 6, Brooks 7, Lerma 5, Surman 5, Fraser 6, King 5, Wilson 5

MoM: David Brooks

Referee Watch: Anthony Taylor - 3/10 he wasn't the cause for Bournemouth's poor play but it was more or less a toss of a coin to who he was going to give free-kicks to at times and he chose to pull play back to an earlier offence when King was taken down in the box.

Hart, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Lennon, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Vydra (Wood 60), Vokes (Barnes 69)

Burnley Subs
Heaton, Bardsley, Long, McNeil, Hendrick, Woods, Barnes

1 comment:

  1. With luck we could have scored a couple, but really a poor overall game plan plus wrong team selection also played a part in our lack of goals. Burnley NEVER play with the high line that our usual pacy attackers can exploit.

    Burnley keep it ultra tight at the back and both Lewis Cook and Defoe who are better suited to playing and constantly recycling the ball in tight areas should have started... the game plan should have been varied on this occasion to the unlocking Burnley's defence through the middle, not from playing in our usual style of wingers trying to counter attack into none existent space.

    It works against the likes of Leicester and other teams who play with a high line, but it will always struggle against the likes of Burnley.

    We need to learn quickly because there are others in this division who will employ these 'sit deep' tactics against our pace and it's us who will suffer from the counters.

    With Gosling out, it's very concerning indeed that Lewis wasn't given the chance to fill the 'vacancy'.