English Premier League match report Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur 04 May 2019


Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to secure their top four finish following a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino named a strong side to face the Cherries, despite the side facing Ajax Amsterdam in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening.

There was a lively start to the encounter, with both sides signalling their intent to get the early goal as Spurs' Lucas Moura went close with a speculative effort from the halfway line.

Bournemouth handed a debut to 19-year-old goalkeeper Mark Travers and the youngster did not look overcome by the ocassions as he produced some superb saves to deny Lucas and Hueng-min Son.

Spurs were then reduced to 10 men just before the halftime break when Son was shown a straight red card for lashing out at Jefferson Lerma.

It got worse for the visitors shortly after the break when substitute Juan Foyth was shown a straight red card for dangerous callenge.

Despite the numerical advantage, Bournemouth had to wait until the 71st minute for clear-cut opening but Nathaniel Clyne failed ot hit the target from close-range.

The home side threw bodies forward and they went close in the final 10 minutes as Mousset was denied by a fine save from Hugo Lloris.

Spurs did venture forward late in the game, but it was Bournemouth who got the late goal as Nathan Ake nodded home a cross from Ryan Fraser to snatch all three points.