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AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

Casemiro’s strike gave Manchester United the victory

Sports Staff
Saturday 20 May 2023 17:54 BST
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Casemiro scores the opening goal against Bournemouth
Casemiro scores the opening goal against Bournemouth (Getty Images)

Midfielder Casemiro scored a brilliant acrobatic volley to give Manchester United a 1-0 Premier League win at Bournemouth on Saturday that took them closer to Champions League football next season.

United moved to 69 points in fourth place in the table, behind Newcastle United on goal difference.

The visitors dominated the opening exchanges and went ahead in the ninth minute when Cherries defender Marcos Sensesi tried to hook away a Christian Eriksen pass behind the defence, but only succeeded in teeing up Casemiro for a brilliant spinning volley.

The home side found their feet midway through the first half as Dominic Solanke controlled a long ball into the box and unleashed a shot that David De Gea had to dive to his left to save.

That sparked a positive spell for Bournemouth, with Victor Lindelof forced into a number of defensive headers, but they were soon on the back foot again as United took control again in the second half.

The visitors had plenty of chances without adding another goal and were almost made to pay when substitute Kieffer Moore and Senesi both went close late on, but United held on for a win that prompted wild celebrations from the travelling supporters.

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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.

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That's all for today, goodbye!

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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.

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FULL-TIME: BOURNEMOUTH 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED

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