AFC Bournemouth pulled off a dramatic 3-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspur, with substitute Dango Ouattara’s late goal securing their second win in 12 Premier League head-to-heads against the North London club.
After a 15-minute delay due to a traffic incident, Tottenham wasted no time in taking the lead, with Son Heung-min scoring his second consecutive Premier League goal after a clever assist from Ivan Perišić. Bournemouth, however, refused to back down, and Marcus Tavernier’s curling strike was narrowly saved by Hugo Lloris.
Following an injury to Clément Lenglet, Bournemouth equalized through Matías Viña, who marked his debut with a delightful dinked finish. The Cherries’ momentum continued, and they took the lead after Davinson Sánchez’s tackle inadvertently set up Dominic Solanke for another dinked finish past Lloris.
Despite Tottenham’s efforts to find an equalizer, with Perišić and Oliver Skipp attempting long-range shots, it was former Bournemouth player Arnaut Danjuma who finally broke through, scoring his first Premier League goal for Spurs with a clinical finish. However, Ouattara would steal the show, cutting across Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and calmly slotting home the winner, giving Bournemouth their first back-to-back victories since October 2018 and extending their lead from the relegation zone to six points.
Tottenham’s five-game unbeaten run across all competitions came to an end, and they missed the chance to move into the top four. Bournemouth’s dramatic win highlights their determination to avoid relegation and keep their Premier League status intact.
Man of the Match: Dominic Solanke (AFC Bournemouth)
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