Date: 19th April 2018 at 5:17pm
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Manchester United

Vitality Stadium

Premier League

19/04/2018 6:45 pm

Attendance: 10952

Referee: Graham Scott

Bournemouth Manchester United
Smalling (28), Lukaku (70)
Begovic De Gea
Francis Darmian
Cook S
Ake Jones
Daniels Shaw
Ibe 56 Fellaini
Cook L
Herrera 72
75 Pogba 80
Fraser Lingard 62
King 82 Rashford
Wilson Martial


Boruc Castro Pereira
Gosling 75 Bailly
Pugh Sanchez
Arter Lukaku 62
Defoe 82 Blind 80
Mousset 56 Young
Simpson Matic 72

Game Statistics

1 Goal attempts 13
2 On Target 4
8 Corners 5
9 Fouls 8
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
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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