Bournemouth’s win leaves them out of Relegation zone
Watch Bournemouth VS Fulham Highlights, as Fulham failed to stop the goals of Tavernier and Solanke which caused the defeat for their team in the Vitality stadium on Saturday meetings.
Bournemouth double scores against Fulham to get out of Relegation zone, leaving Andreas goal to be useless for Fulham on Saturday clash.
Bournemouth vs Fulham Highlights
Andreas Pereira was the first one to open the score including both sides in the 16th minute of the game start, he was able to pull out a fresh start for Fulham to gain Positive impact. But Bournemouth was able to hit back with Substitute Marcus Tavernier found an opening in the top corner before five minutes of second half.
It was an interesting match between these teams, both teams played well in the meetings, but it was the hosts side gained, but Dominic Solanke had the ball across the Line, after Antonee Robinson deflected ball before full time.
By this victory of the Bournemouth moves to 15th and move two points above the relegation zone with 10 more games to play. Currently Fulham is on the 10th position, who are four points behind seventh place Brentford and Sixth Placed Brighton.
Fulham were without suspended duo Willian and Aleksandar Mitrovic following their red cards in the ill-tempered FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Manchester United, but the visitors were still comfortably the better team in the first half and took just 16 minutes to take the lead.
Willian’s replacement Manor Solomon broke free down the left before cutting the ball back for Harrison Reed to tee up Pereira, who fired home his first Premier League goal since November. The lead could have been doubled seven minutes later when Antonee Robinson rattled the crossbar from 22 yards out.
Bournemouth Manager summoned Tavernier to be fit again as he was sidelined from match due to his injury from February, who took the chance for the play and showed is worth in five minutes after being in the match. Tavernier was close claiming his and club’s moments later when he overworked Leno to block the midfielder’s near post effort.
Fulham used all five of their available substitutes but never threatened to deny Bournemouth their victory and the defeat is a significant dent to their hopes of European qualification.
Gary O’Neil on Post match interview
“I felt that energy in the dressing room that even if we went 1-0 down today there would be a refusal to lose that football match.
“We’re so determined to get to where we want to get to. It was impressive from my players.”
On Tavernier’s stunning strike, O’Neil said: “I don’t want to big him up too much because I don’t want anyone to come and take him but he’s a good footballer.
“At top clubs you have players who are gifted technically and players that are gifted physically. Marcus Tavernier has both.
“It was an incredible goal. I can’t believe we needed a strike that good to score. It was a big goal.”
Marco Silva On postmatch interview
Fulham head coach Marco Silva: “It was so good how we started the game and how we controlled the first half.
“We had a clear plan and the players took this plan, but we just had a lack of killer instinct to score the second goal.
“The second half was completely different and difficult to understand.
“We prepared the players for what was coming and we knew that we had to start really strong in the second half and we didn’t do it.
“We have to analyse why this happens because we can’t show two faces like we did today.”