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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 17:08 BST
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.


AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United

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.

20 May 2023 14:33

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United

20 May 2023 14:32

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League fixture between Bournemouth and Manchester United.

20 May 2023 14:30

Team news

Bournemouth Starting XI: Neto, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Lerma, Christie, Solanke, Cook, Brookes, Smith, Senesi, Anthony

Subs: Travers, Mepham, Stephens, Ouattara, Stacey, Vina, Moore, Sadi, Adu-Adjei

Manchester United Starting XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, Fernandes, Sancho, Martial

Subs: Butland, Maguire, Malacia, Fred, Dalot, Weghorst, Pellistri, McTominay, Garnacho

Sonia Twigg20 May 2023 14:21

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United

20 May 2023 14:21

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United

20 May 2023 14:21

Manchester United head into the game with the same line up as their 2-0 win over Wolves.

Casemiro and Christian Eriksen form the heard of the midfield, with Anthony Martial up front.

Marcus Rashford did not recover in time after missing training on Friday with an illness.

Scott McTominay returned to the bench, alongside Harry Maguire, Wout Weghorst and Alejandro Garnacho.

Sonia Twigg20 May 2023 14:20

Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neill has made five changes after his side’s defeat at Crystal Palace last week.

David Brooks was handed his first start of the season, with Lewis Cook, Jaidon Anthony and Marcos Senesi also coming into the starting XI.

Philip Billing misses out as Chris Mepham and Dango Ouattara were dropped to the bench.

Sonia Twigg20 May 2023 14:18

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United

20 May 2023 14:13

AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester United

20 May 2023 14:11

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