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Bournemouth suffer 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa, putting Premier League survival hopes in jeopardy



Cherries fall short after recent victory over Liverpool

Bournemouth’s Premier League survival hopes were dealt a blow after a 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa. Cherries were unable to pick up another much-needed victory despite downing Liverpool just a matter of days ago, with Unai Emery’s side taking the lead early on and sealing all three points with two second-half goals.

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Villa dominate with goals by Luiz, Ramsey and Buendia

Leon Bailey was able to surge to the byline and cut back for Douglas Luiz to open the scoring, before Jacob Ramsey left the visitors with a mountain to climb after jinking beyond Jack Stephens and finishing through Neto. Villa were able to score a third in the closing stages, Emi Buendia heading home from a matter of yards after Tyrone Mings’ flick-on.

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Wasteful Solanke sets the tone for lackluster performance

Dominic Solanke was particularly wasteful, setting the tone for a below-par afternoon for Gary O’Neil’s charges, having squandered a one-on-one and been guilty of making poor decisions after being released beyond Villa’s high backline. The result keeps Bournemouth inside the relegation zone, one point from safety.

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A disappointing loss for Bournemouth

All over at Villa Park. We’re into four added minutes. Villa have a third. Yes, it’s come from a set piece. Villa had the ball in the net again but it had gone beyond the byline in the build-up. VAR took an age to rule the goal out but it rightly did not stand. He tipped over Ollie Watkins’ venomous strike. That might be that. Jacob Ramsey picked up a loose ball, jinked inside a shooting position and then fired under Neto. Long way back now. David Brooks has indeed come on. He’s replaced Adam Smith. David Brooks is about to come on. What a moment.

Solanke’s missed chance

He had to do better. Dominic Solanke was released through but took the ball to a tight angle with his first touch. A moment’s hesitancy then allowed Tyrone Mings to slid in and make a crucial block. Dominic Solanke is beginning to get on the ball a lot more now. He looked to weave his way into the box on the left but instead pulled the trigger. His effort whistled into the side netting.

Bookings and substitutions

Marcos Senesi has now gone into the book. He lunged in a little on John McGinn after looking to win the ball back high. Cherries won a free-kick right on the edge of the area, in a dangerous position. Philip Billing looked for the top-right corner, but Emi Martinez tipped over the top acrobatically. Substitute Hamed Traore wasted no time in introducing himself. He picked up the ball from Dominic Solanke, who had surged in behind, and saw a strike blocked by Tyrone Mings. It’s crucial he combines off the striker as much as he can. It’s a double change. Joe Rothwell and Jaidon Anthony have made way. Hamed Traore and Antoine Semenyo have replaced them. Jefferson Lerma has been carded after bringing down Jacob Ramsey. Hamed Traore has been called back to the bench.

Neto stays busy as Bournemouth fights back

Neto has certainly been the busier of the two goalkeepers in this second half. Ollie Watkins twisted and turned Jack Stephens at the near post and then let fly. Again, however, Bournemouth’s captain managed to beat away. Villa were patient in working the ball from channel to channel and eventually rolled play across to Alex Moreno. He tried to catch Neto out at his near post, but could only guide a weak side-footed effort toward goal. Neto saved with ease.

Slow-paced and tense first half

The second half has begun! No changes for Bournemouth during the break. That was a weird half, one largely played at a slow pace with moments of real danger on transition. Bournemouth started poorly but did warm to the contest. They’ve created a couple of chances, too. I do think a change at the break would be good. Perhaps we could see Hamed Traore brought on. Villa lead through Douglas Luiz. There goes the whistle for the break. We’re into two added minutes. It’s just started raining.

Bournemouth’s aggressive defense pays off

Dango Ouattara is Bournemouth’s main danger man once again. He took on the full-back down the right before jinking back and whipping a fine cross in. If not for Matty Cash, Phil Billing would have tapped in. Jack Stephens looked to be in a spot of bother after heroically blocking Jacob Ramsey’s powerful drive. VAR took a look at the strike but ruled for play to carry on. I’ve seen those given. Jefferson Lerma hared beyond Jaidon Anthony on the overlap down the left and looked to deliver. The cross was… not good. Cherries are certainly looking to be aggressive when defending. They are pressing high, forcing Villa to go long, and then engaging, almost 3 v 3 with the last line. All it takes, as we saw earlier from Lloyd Kelly, is one quick turn to release the hosts on goal. Villa went direct from an Emi Martinez take and their incisiveness almost paid off. Emi Buendia got away from Lloyd Kelly and prodded a ball through for Ollie Watkins to meet. The in-form striker then tried to lob the onrushing Neto, but the captain stood firm to deny him. This is better from Bournemouth. A cute little ball was clipped over the top for Dom Solanke, and he forced Emi Martinez to beat away at his near post. Villa are a little slow in possession, so the chance is there to force high turnovers. The visitors have looked to shift play back and forth a few times, with Villa happy to sit deep and let them. A couple of good chances for Cherries so far, but they’ve been slow to warm to this one. Frustration is building a little around the home crowd, though. That was likely a goal-saving tackle. Villa weaved their way through and again shifted play to this near side, with Adam Smith the last man. Fortunately, he was able to step out and nick the ball away before a shot could come in.



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