B’mouth vs Everton
2:00pm Sunday 15th September
Callum Wilson took advantage of the defensive performance by Everton on Sunday to score twice in a 3-1 Premier League home triumph for Bournemouth.
In a tight affair involving two equally matched teams it had been the Toffees sticky defending that cost themfirstly allowing Wilson to web (23) after failing to take care of a set-piece. Dominic Calvert-Lewin notched his first goal for 13 games to level it up (44) however also a Ryan Fraser free-kick from the left was deflected past Jordan Pickford from Fabian Delph to hand the Cherries the direct (66).
Wilson subsequently caught upon a few additional disorganisation from the Everton backline with a lobbed complete over Pickford (73) to fasten Bournemouth’s first home win of the year.
For Everton expects of a top-six finish look streets away with this showing as they stay without an away win since March.
Bournemouth had the better of the opening exchanges with Lewis Cook looking in good fettle despite nine months out with a knee injury.
But, the first important blow was landed by Everton but Richarlison’s dipping shot from 25 yards smacked against the crossbar.
It had been the Cherries that struck initially on 23 minutes. The corner of diego Rico dropped to Josh King in acres of space. King probably should’ve scored himself but Wilson headed his first ball throughout the face.
Until he turned provider just prior to the 21, richarlison nearly glamorized on 37 minutes however nodded wide from a left-wing cross.
There was still plenty for Calvert-Lewin to perform as he headed home with power and powered above Steve Cook although the Brazilian delivered from the right.
Everton needed the ascendancy following half-time with Aaron Ramsdale thwarting Gylfi Sigurdsson with a tidy save – one of four stops over the course of the 90 minutes.
Ryan Fraser was called in the bench by Eddie Howe and that he made an impact on 67 minutes to flip the match in Bournemouth’s favour.
In the free-kick down the abandoned, Delph miscued the embarrassing delivery of Fraser with his right foot that required the ball.
Things would be worse for the Everton backline as Wilson grabbed his second when Bournemouth wrapped up the things.
Rico knocked on a ball through the Center of this Toffees defence and Wilson was given the Vitality Stadium’s freedom curl the ball Pickford from the Border of the Region and into saunter through.
Graeme Souness said:”He played really well now. Players don’t enjoy playing against him. You can be taken by him and he’s quick. He’s the real thing.”
The England striker had two opportunities in the game and he took them both, showing brilliantly scripted instincts for the very first and huge levels of ability for the second. Both Michael Keane and Yerry Mina had to overlook while Fabian Delph didn’t offer much protection before – Wilson punished their lacklustre levels. Since the start of last year, only Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (32) was directly involved in much more Premier League goals amongst Englishmen compared to Wilson (26 – 17 goals, 9 assists).
“I think Everton will appear to their own defending and say that’s what cost them this match. We speak about Premier League games being determined by margins and that is what it was today. Poor. Because he has not got a foot he decides to go with his foot – bad. Place your foot you are a Premier League player you should have practised with that. It is not good, if you end up in that situation. Whichever way you dress it up it is bad, really poor.
“A simple bit of defending, it is bread and butter things. Do not take your eye on the ball. Just put it back into Ryan Fraser, kick it out the stadium but just make some sort of contact so it does not end up in the back of your web.”
“It was hard work – a challenging day, a sexy day. We asked our guys today, to put in a physical effort and they did it. It ended up being a day where work brings you the win.
“It’s a big win for us emotionally for us – we will need to win matches in the home. Winning is only improved by by the atmosphere around the earth. We knew today was a enormous moment in our own entire year. Hopefully we could use now as a launchpad for the rest of the season.”
“It wasn’t a good evening for us, maybe not a fantastic result. It’s one we can learn .
“When you make mistakes as we did now from the Premier League from home, it’s difficult to win. We controlled the match in certain phases, made some chances but we gave so many things which were easy for them.
“We have to learn fast as we will have to win soccer matches away from home.”
The Cherries have a south-coast derby to look forward to next Friday from Southampton, live on Sky Sports, although Everton sponsor Sheffield United on Saturday.
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