Date: 19th April 2018 at 5:17pm
Written by:
Bournemouth
0 – 2
Manchester United

Vitality Stadium

Premier League

19/04/2018 6:45 pm

Attendance: 10952

Referee: Graham Scott

BournemouthManchester United
Smalling (28), Lukaku (70)
BegovicDe Gea
FrancisDarmian
Cook S
 
Smalling
 
AkeJones
DanielsShaw
Ibe56Fellaini
Cook L
 
Herrera72
Surman
 
75Pogba80
FraserLingard62
King82Rashford
WilsonMartial

Substitutes

BorucCastro Pereira
Gosling75Bailly
PughSanchez
ArterLukaku62
Defoe82Blind80
Mousset56Young
SimpsonMatic72

Game Statistics

1Goal attempts13
2On Target4
8Corners5
9Fouls8
3Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
44%56

After, surprisingly losing at home to West Bromwich Albion last time out, a result that handed Manchester City the 2017 / 2018 Premier League title on a plate, Jose Mourinho threatened to make changes for this fixture and that is exactly what he did.

Mourinho chose to axe seven players with just four who played in the defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the starting eleven.

However, we can’t help feeling that, with an FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur looming, Jose may have been playing the perfect poker hand.

Whatever the case, Manchester United eased past the challenge Bournemouth presented, winning 2-0, with a goal in both halves.

Chris Smalling opened the scoring in the 28th minute whilst Romelu Lukaku, on as a second-half substitute wrapped matters up in the 70th minute.

The victory sees Manchester United remain in second place whilst also giving Jose Mourinho something of a selection headache ahead of the aforementioned semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur, this Saturday.

 

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