Bournemouth 2-4 Burnley: The Championship leaders achieved fourth place in the fourth round of the FA Cup
Bournemouth 2-4 Burnley: Manuel Benson and Anass Zaroury score twice for the Clarets as Championship leaders stun the Cherries to secure fourth in the FA Cup
- Manuel Benson gave the visitors an early advantage with a first finish
- Ryan Christie equalized for Bournemouth after catching a loose pass in the box
- Two quick goals from Anass Zaroury gave the Clarets a half-time advantage
- Dominic Solanke reduced the gap in the opening minutes of the second half
- Manuel restored Burnley’s two-goal cushion as the hour approached
Anass Zaroury may have learned a thing or two about what it takes to compete in knockout competitions at the World Cup.
The winger was involved in one of the tournament’s stories as a member of the Moroccan squad that became the first African country to reach the semi-finals and eventually finished fourth.
The 22-year-old, now back on home duty, brought some of that magic touch to Vitality Stadium, scoring twice – like team-mate Manuel Benson – to help send in-form Championship leaders Burnley into the fourth round. Premier League Bournemouth Costs.
Manuel Benson scored a goal in each half as Burnley secured their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup
Manuel’s second goal seals the leaders’ win against Bournemouth
Zaroury’s second goal, the highlight of the game, was certainly worthy of the greatest stage, a well-crafted team effort rounded off as he cheekily chipped the ball between two Bournemouth players, recovering it from Josh Brownhill and busting two other opponents before he fired to give Burnley a 3-1 lead. The same could not be said of the four other goals of the games.
The top three in particular were simply more ammunition for critics of teams playing too close to their own goal.
Bournemouth gave Burnley the opener and the visitors retaliated before the Cherries played generous hosts again.
Manuel opened the scoring with a strong first time finish in the sixth minute of the contest
Ryan Christie used a loose pass to equalize for the hosts in a dramatic opening to the tie
Burnley’s unwavering loyalty to her methods is understandable. Manager and two-time FA Cup winners Vincent Kompany’s passing approach has helped his side emerge top of the table and break away from the chasing pack.
Bournemouth’s reasoning about putting pressure on himself was a little harder to understand.
They were already struggling to keep the ball out of the net before this clash and have now conceded 12 times since the season resumed after the World Cup, losing all five games.
They started well but fell back by one goal after a self-inflicted opener.
Anass Zaroury capitalized on his poor defense and scored twice before half-time
Zaroury’s second goal just before the break gave the Clarets a two-goal cushion
Zaroury’s second goal resulted in Bournemouth being booed by their home fans
Under minimal pressure, Marcos Senesi passed straight to Johann Gudmundsson, who slotted in Manuel Benson to score.
Burnley’s confidence, boosted by the early goal, was evident as they retained the ball with ease.
But it briefly seemed overconfidence when Josh Cullen made a rare passing error and played the ball over his own goal straight to Ryan Christie, who got past Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who was out of position, for the first time.
Dominic Solanke reduced the gap at the beginning of the second half with a header from close range
BOURNEMUND (4-3-3): trusses 6; Smith 6, Stephens 6, Senesi 4 (Kelly 46, 6), Zemura 5 (Stacey 46, 6); Rothwell 5 (Moore 46, 6.5), Cook 7, Reckoning 6; Christie 7 (Dembele 69, 6), Solanke 6,5, Anthony 6,5.
Unused Subs: Plain, Mepham, Marcondes, Lowe, Pearson.
Scorers: Christie (12′), Solanke (48′)
Manager: Gary O’Neill 6
BURNLEY (4-3-3): Peacock-Farrell 6.5; Roberts 7, Harwood-Bellis 6 (McNally 27, 7.5), Beyer 6.5, Taylor 7; Brownhill 7.5, Cullen 7.5; Manuel 8.5 (Tella 70, 6), Gudmundsson 7.5 (Cork 70, 6), Zaroury 9 (Churlinov 81); Barnes 7.5.
Unused substitutes: Muric, Egan-Riley, Twine, Bastien, Dervisoglu
Goalscorers: Manuel (6′, 57′), Zaroury (39′, 43′)
Booked: Churlinov, Cullen
Manager: Vincent Company 8.5
Referee: Tim Robinson 6
Number of visitors: 10,116
However, Bournemouth have not learned their lesson.
Lewis Cook gave the ball to Ashley Barnes and he slipped into Ashley Westwood to meet Zaroury for his first goal.
The Moroccan had his second solo four minutes later, ensuring Bournemouth were whistled at half-time and Gary O’Neil’s treble substitution at half-time, which also included captain Lloyd Kelly, came as no surprise.
It paid off immediately as Moore connected with Christie, who defeated Dom Solanke on the second try to beat Peacock-Farrell.
But after Zaroury threatened again with the sparkling toe, Bournemouth presented Burnley with their fourth goal.
Vincent Kompany’s side will take their place in the FA Cup fourth round draw
Barnes collected Christie’s misplaced header and played through Benson to bend his second of the game past Mark Travers.
Bournemouth’s header threat meant they stayed in the game despite being two goals down and from a corner Christie had a Barnes header knocked down off the line before Kelly flicked another against the post.
But Burnley showed some of the defensive qualities they were previously more known for to stay and produce a result that might come as a shock on paper but was not much of a surprise in reality.
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