Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Wilson's late winner beats Blackburn Rovers 3-2

AFCB v Blackburn Rovers

25 September 2018

Carabao Cup 3rd round

AFCB official image: AFCB win through to fourth round.
A Callum Wilson stoppage time header put the Cherries through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup in a five goal thriller at Dean Court. Junior Stanislas got Bournemouth off to a great start in the Carabao Cup with his first goal of the season after 14 minutes when he converted a cross from Simon Francis. Jordan Ibe then made it 2-0 early in the second half from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Darragh Lenihan, but Blackburn fought back with Craig Conway unleashing a powerful shot from distance that beat Artur Boruc and Ming's foul on Brereton in the box gave a penalty to Blackburn which Adam Armstrong scored from to make it 2-2 with 19 minutes to go. Everything looked set for penalties until added time when Williams received a straight red for a fouling Callum Wilson and for handball. Wilson then scored from the corner heading in to make it 3-2 in stoppage time.

Bournemouth put out a strong team to play Blackburn with Adam Smith and Jefferson Lerma keeping their places from the weekend's game against Burnley. Junior Stanislas was given his first start to the season.
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Live match texts

1 | Here we go... We're off and underway in round three of the Carabao Cup

8 | Great play on the right. Francis puts a low ball into the box, it hits a Rovers defender, and almost deflects in, but Raya does well to claw over.

14 | He's back!! Francis does well to get down on the right and pulls one back for Stanislas, who hits it on the volley and fires home! 1-0

29 | Good block by Mings. The defender throws himself in front of an Armstrong corner to avert the danger for now.

32 | So close to a second! Francis again bursts down the right and swings one in for Defoe, but it takes an excellent save from Raya to keep the shot out.

35 | Brilliant through ball by Stanislas. Defoe races forward to latch onto the winger's ball, but the Rovers 'keeper gets there first.

37 | Raya to the rescue for Rovers again. Defoe is found in space in the box, but the 'keeper makes himself big and saves well.
AFCB official image: half-time - Junior celebrates his goal
46 | We're back underway here at Vitality Stadium.

53 | Dangerous ball by Mousset. The Frenchman puts a low ball into the box and the Rovers defender is forced to clear for a corner.

56 | Penalty for the Cherries! Ibe is fouled on the by-line and the referee points straight to the spot. 1-0

58 | Ibe steps up and sends the 'keeper the wrong way to give his side a two-goal cushion.

61 | Really good build-up play for the Cherries. Stanislas finds Ibe who squares for Defoe, but the striker's curling effort is just over.

62 | Goal for Blackburn. Conway shoots from range and finds the back of the net to reduce the deficit.

64' - Substitution for #Rovers, with Butterworth replacing Palmer. 2-1.

69 | A double change for the Cherries.off go Mousset and Stanislas on come Pugh, King

70 | Penalty for Blackburn. Mings brings down Brereton and the referee points to the spot.

71 | Boruc goes the right way, but Armstrong's shot goes in off the post.

73 | A final change for the Cherries... Defoe off and Wilson on

82' - Substitution for #Rovers, with Travis on in place of Brereton. 2-2.

83 | The Cherries work it forward and it falls to Ibe, who's eventual shot is saved by Raya.

90+2 | Red card for Blackburn!Williams is shown a straight red for handling the ball under pressure from Wilson.

90+4 | Super Cal!! The forward jumps highest from a corner to head in past Raya!

What a finish. A last-minute winner from Wilson sees us progress to round four

AFCB Line-up
AFCB Subs: AkΓ©, Pugh, Wilson, King, Travers, Dobre, Ofoborh


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