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S. McTominay
C. Eriksen
A. Garnacho
J. Sancho
L. Cook
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Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 453 655
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That's all for today, goodbye!
The win for United puts them on the brink of securing a Champions League place as one more point in their final two games will be enough. Bournemouth can no longer finish higher than 14th, but their main goal of survival will keep fans happy. Ten Hag's side host Chelsea in their next game while the Cherries travel to Everton.
United started the game on the front foot and took the lead after just nine minutes as Casemiro scored a bicycle kick from close range. The visitors dominated for the majority of the first half, but Solanke did force a good save from De Gea late on. The United goalkeeper proved to be even more vital in the second half as he kept out good chances from both Moore and Brooks. The Cherries threw everything they had at an equaliser, but the Red Devils held on for a 1-0 win.
90' + 3' CLOSE! Senesi almost scores a contender for goal of the season as he shoots on the volley with the outside of his boot from 25 yards out, but the ball lands on the roof of the net!
90' + 3' McTominay opts to shoot from the edge of the box instead of passing to Fernandes, and it is the wrong option. His effort goes straight at Neto.
90' + 2' United are doing well to keep possession and frustrate the Bournemouth players. Time is running out for the Cherries to score a goal.
90' There will be a minimum of four additional minutes.
88' Cook sends a poor cross into the box, and Garnacho clears it away. The hosts are trying to send more players forward to try and find a late equaliser.
86' Fred replaces Antony as United's final change of the game.
S. McTominay
C. Eriksen
86' McTominay comes on for Eriksen in the United midfield.
84' HUGE SAVE! De Gea makes another clutch save for United! Ouattara slips Moore through on goal, but the goalkeeper closes the angle down before stopping the effort with his foot.
82' The home fans are spurring their side on in the closing minutes of the match, but the Bournemouth players are struggling to build an attack at the moment.
80' Garnacho isolates Zabarnyi on the left side of the box, but the Bournemouth defender manages to stop the attack.
78' United are trying to slow the game down as much as possible as they look to stop any threat of a Bournemouth equaliser.
76' SAVE! Neto makes a brilliant stop to keep out Fernandes' shot! The United midfielder shoots on the half-volley with power, forcing the goalkeeper into a quick reflex save.
74' Ouattara produces a brilliant piece of skill to beat Shaw, but he fails to find Solanke in the box with his low cross.
A. Garnacho
J. Sancho
72' Garnacho replaces Sancho as United look to secure three points with another goal.
L. Cook
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70' Cook receives the first booking of the game after a reckless challenge on Eriksen. The United midfielder is not happy at all.
68' Bournemouth are pressing higher up the pitch now as they look to mount a comeback and perhaps go for a win. The United players look quite tired, especially in the midfield.
M. Viña
A. Smith
66' Smith makes way for Vina in the Bournemouth defence.
D. Ouattara
R. Christie
66' Ouattara comes on for Christie to add more pace to the Bournemouth attack.
65' Man United are unbeaten in their last 134 Premier League matches when leading at half-time (W115, D19) dating back to 21st September 2014 against Leicester City (L3-5).
63' CHANCE! Weghorst drills the ball at goal following a poor touch from Kelly, but Neto is able to punch the effort away.
61' Fernandes slips and loses the ball to Anthony, who plays Solanke down the left wing. The striker tries to take on too many players and loses possession in the box.
59' Antony tries a shot with his weaker right foot, much to the disappointment of his team-mates is the middle, as his effort goes wide of the left post.
W. Weghorst
A. Martial
57' United respond with a substitution of their own as Weghorst replaces Martial.
K. Moore
D. Brooks
55' Bournemouth make the first change of the game as Moore comes on for Brooks.
54' Solanke gets into the box and squares the ball across the face of goal, but no Bournemouth team-mates are at the far post to tap the ball home.
52' Martial gets into a good position in the box after a pass from Wan-Bissaka, however he fails to test Neto with an attempt on goal.
50' Eriksen sends in a cross from the free-kick, but Solanke does well to head the ball away from danger for Bournemouth.
49' United are trying to put pressure back on the hosts and Antony does well to win a free-kick on the right wing against Kelly.
47' SAVE! De Gea is forced into an early save as Brooks comes close to scoring. The Bournemouth player shoots toward the underside of the crossbar, but the goalkeeper tips the ball over the goal.
46' Solanke gets the second half underway for Bournemouth!
Ten Hag will be pleased with the lead, but will be urging his players to not lose concentration. Bournemouth will want a better start to the second period as they have shown they are capable of causing problems.
United were off to a quick start at Vitality Stadium and reaped their rewards in the ninth minute as Casemiro scored a bicycle to give the visitors the lead. Ten Hag's side were in control for the first 30 minutes of the match, but Bournemouth started to threaten to for the next 15. Solanke had their best chance of the half as he shot low from inside the box, but De Gea pulled off a good save as the match is level at the break.
45' + 1' CHANCE! Solanke has a decent opportunity to score just before the break, but his header from Smith's cross lands on the roof of the net!
45' There will be a minimum of one additional minute.
43' Christie's unorthodox effort from Smith's cross falls into the hands of De Gea. The home side are pushing hard for a goal before half-time.
41' The ball breaks kindly for Casemiro and he shoots first-time from outside the box. Neto gets down quickly and catches the strike with ease.
39' United are just trying to see this half through and go into the break with their lead intact after a flurry of chances for Bournemouth.
37' Sancho passes to Martial on the edge of the box, and the France international tries to bend the curl into the top right corner. He gets a lot of bend on his shot, but not enough to hit the target.
35' United are on the back foot at the moment as Bournemouth attack with a lot of bodies. Cook sends in a cross from the left side, however Lindelof manages to head it away.
33' Brooks shoots from a free-kick close to 25 yards out, but his attempt strikes the top of the United wall.
31' Senesi finds Anthony with a fantastic pass to get Bournemouth into the opposition half. They look far more comfortable on the ball now, compared to earlier in the game.
29' United are patiently moving the ball around and keeping possession in order to stop Bournemouth from growing in confidence after a good spell for the hosts.
27' WHAT A SAVE! De Gea makes a good diving save to stop Solanke from scoring! Smith plays the ball into the striker, who takes a few touches before shooting. He keeps his effort low, but the goalkeeper is equal to it.
25' Bournemouth are starting to take more initiative with the ball now as they try to take the game to United.
23' Antony is back on his feet and able to continue for United as play resumes.
22' Antony is down and receiving treatment from the physios after a collision with Anthony.
21' United sweep through the Bournemouth half as Antony picks the ball up on the right wing. He cuts it back to Eriksen, whose first-time strike flies over the bar.
19' Bournemouth are causing their own problems at the moment as they are struggling to play out from the back when regaining possession.
17' Martial comes in off the left wing and tries to curl the ball beyond Neto, but Cook gets in a good block. Bournemouth are not offering a lot in terms of a counter-attack at the moment.
15' United look very comfortable in possession despite Bournemouth pressing high up the pitch now. The away side will want another goal sooner rather than later.
13' Bournemouth are trying to slow the game down and find some control in an attempt to dampen United's early confidence.
11' United have avoided defeat in their last nine matches when scoring the opening goal in the Premier League dating back to 22nd January 2023 against Arsenal (L2-3).
9' WHAT A GOAL!!! 1-0 UNITED!!! CASEMIRO!!! The visitors take the lead after Casemiro scores a bicycle kick! Eriksen plays a lofted pass over the top of the Bournemouth backline, which the defenders fail to clear. The Brazilian international keeps his eyes on the ball and his acrobatic effort goes in off the crossbar.
7' United are starting to put Bournemouth under a bit of pressure now as they pin the hosts inside their own half.
5' Casemiro tries his luck with a powerful strike from distance, but his effort is well wide of the Bournemouth goal.
3' The atmosphere inside the stadium is brilliant as the Bournemouth players look to get off to a quick start in their final home fixture of the season.
1' United get the game underway at Vitality Stadium!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Bournemouth are the only side yet to score a single Premier League goal from either a penalty or a direct free-kick this season. The last team to go through a whole campaign without scoring such a goal were Derby County in 2007-08.
O’Neil makes five changes to his Bournemouth side as they switch to a back three defensively. Senesi, Smith, Cook, Anthony, and Brooks all start for the hosts. Ten Hag sticks with the same starting 11 that beat Wolves 2-0 last weekend.
SUBS: Jack Butland, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Fred, Diogo Dalot, Wout Weghorst, Facundo Pellistri, Scott McTominay, Alejandro Garnacho.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Anthony Martial.
SUBS: Mark Travers, Jack Stephens, Chris Mepham, Dango Ouattara, Jack Stacey, Matias Vina, Kieffer Moore, Dominic Sadi, Daniel Adu-Adjei.
BOURNEMOUTH (3-4-3): Neto; Illia Zabarnyi, Marcos Senesi, Lloyd Kelly; Adam Smith, Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma, Jaidon Anthony; Ryan Christie, Dominic Solanke, David Brooks.
This is a crucial match for United. Erik ten Hag’s team are looking to return to the Champions League next season, but are facing a lot of late pressure from Liverpool. Three points in this fixture can take the Red Devils four points clear of their rivals with two games to go. This is Man United’s final away game of the season.
Although Bournemouth have already secured their Premier League status for another season, they will want to end their campaign in good form. Gary O’Neil’s side have lost their last two games, leaving them 14th in the league table. The Cherries can still finish as high as 11th if they win their remaining matches.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League fixture between Bournemouth and Manchester United.