EPL: Bournemouth Stun Chelsea At The Bridge, City Extend Lead As Tottenham Humble Mourinho’s United
Lowly rated Bournemouth scored three goals in 16 remarkable second-half minutes to record a sensational 3-0 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
Callum Wilson opened the scoring for the visitors shortly after the interval before Junior Stanislas doubled their lead with 64 minutes on the clock.
Former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake then netted a third moments later to stun Antonio Conte’s toothless side on a night to forget for the Premier League champions.
With Alvaro Morata injured, Michy Batshuayi moving on loan to Borussia Dortmund and new signing Olivier Giroud here in west London but unavailable, Eden Hazard was tasked with leading the Chelsea line as Ross Barkley, making his first start for the club, slotted in behind.
Tottenham Hotspur solidified their top-four credentials with a dominant 2-0 win over Manchester United in front of a record Premier League crowd at Wembley on Wednesday. Christian Eriksen gave the hosts the lead after 11 seconds, the third fastest goal in Premier League history.
United’s woeful defending was exposed again for Tottenham’s second, Phil Jones turning the ball into his own net after 27 minutes. The win lifted Tottenham two points behind third-placed Liverpool and Chelsea in fourth. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino told BT Sport: “I’m very happy. Congratulations to the players.
“It was a great performance. Three more points puts us in a very good position to fight for the top four. I’m sure new signing Lucas Moura enjoyed that a lot.” On his side’s opener, he added: “We always try to be aggressive from the beginning. You can win a game if you’re ready to fight.”
His counterpart Jose Mourinho wasn’t so pleased. “It’s a performance that starts with a ridiculous goal,” Mourinho told the BBC. “That goal after a few seconds has a big influence in the game because Tottenham can play the way they like to play. In the end, we played against a very good team. Both goals were ridiculous goals.”
Pep Guardiola’s rampant City took care of relegation-threatened West Brom in a 3-0 win at the Etihad Stadium. Goals from Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero wrapped up the win which saw them open a 15-point gap over second-placed United.