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Bournemouth vs Man Utd LIVE: Premier League result and reaction as controversial penalty earns visitors a draw

Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United: Erik ten Hag’s drop further away from the Champions League spot

Chris Wilson
Saturday 13 April 2024 20:14 BST
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Bournemouth had to settle for a point against Manchester United after a controversial penalty decision allowed the lacklustre visitors to draw level in the second half.

Dominic Solanke’s fizzing effort gave the Cherries the lead before Bruno Fernandes turned a loose ball into the back of the net from close range. The hosts took advantage of some slack defending as Justin Kluivert weaved into the box and slotted the ball past Andre Onana to restore the lead.

With United bereft of creativity and pass bounced up to strike Adam Smith on the arm inside his own box with referee Tony Harrington pointing to the spot and VAR deciding not to overturn. Fernandes scored the penalty and salvaged a draw for Erik ten Hag’s men.

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Bournemouth denied late penalty by VAR as Manchester United escape with draw

Bournemouth had an added-time penalty award overturned by VAR as disjointed Manchester United escaped Vitality Stadium with a scarcely-deserved 2-2 draw thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ brace.

Referee Tony Harrington pointed to the spot five minutes beyond the 90 when Ryan Christie went down under a challenge from Willy Kambwala before changing his decision to a free-kick on review.

Erik ten Hag’s men were tormented for much of an uninspiring performance in Dorset and twice trailed in the first half following goals from Cherries pair Dominic Solanke and Justin Kluivert.

Bournemouth denied late penalty by VAR as Manchester United escape with draw

Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United: The Cherries impressed against the Red Devils who needed a spot kick of their own to claim a point.

Mike Jones13 April 2024 20:06

Solanke speaks to Sky

Solanke is the first player in front of the cameras. He says that Bournemouth “were confident” going into the game.

“We told ourselves we had beat them once this season so knew we could do it again. We created a lot of chances and should’ve been two or three up but we didn’t take the chances and the second half was a tight game.

“To beat United is something we’d love to do, it would’ve been a good chance to win it at the end so the boys are obviously a bit gutted about that.”

On his goal, he says that he “just had one thing on my mind and it was a good finish”.

“Football is crazy sometimes, I wouldn’t have thought I would score this many this season. We’ve been great this season and the manager has been great since he came in.”

On a potential place on the plane to the Euros, he adds that he “would love to be there”.

“I just need to keep scoring and try and get as many as I can and I can be in with a shout.”

Chris Wilson13 April 2024 20:02

FULL-TIME! Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United

For Manchester United, their next game is a potential banana skin as they play Coventry City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

After that, Erik ten Hag’s men welcome Sheffield United and Burnley to Old Trafford, before travelling to Crystal Palace on 6 May.

Their last three games see them host Arsenal and Newcastle before travelling to Brighton on the final day of the season on 19 May.

Chris Wilson13 April 2024 19:57

FULL-TIME! Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United

The Cherries’ next game is away to Aston Villa, and they travel to Wolves three days later before hosting Brighton on 28 April. Interestingly, Bournemouth sit in 12th in the table, one point below Wolves and two below Brighton.

Their last three games of the season include trips to Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as a match against Brentford in their last home game of the season.

Chris Wilson13 April 2024 19:53

FULL-TIME! Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United

That result means Bournemouth stay in 12th in the table, on 42 points – just eight off Manchester United, who’ve dropped to seventh after Newcastle’s thumping win over Spurs earlier today.

Andoni Iraola’s side can continue hunting that European place, while United can say goodbye to any hopes of being in next season’s Champions League. Even qualifying for the Europa League would be difficult if they keep this form up.

Chris Wilson13 April 2024 19:48

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Chris Wilson13 April 2024 19:42

FULL-TIME! Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United

The referee brings the game to an end after some late penalty-related drama.

Another good result for Bournemouth in a season full of them. They’ll probably feel like it’s two pints dropped though, after outclassing their opponents for much of the game.

For Manchester United, a result that characterises a poor season and further illustrates how much needs to change, from the manager to a selection of certain players.

Chris Wilson13 April 2024 19:37

Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United

99 mins: United have a chance to counter-attack but it’s too slow and Bournemouth regroup, and eventually clear.

Chris Wilson13 April 2024 19:35

Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United

97 mins: Unal’s free-kick hits the wall and goes behind for a corner.

Onana collects Cook’s corner.

Chris Wilson13 April 2024 19:34

Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United

96 mins: NO penalty. It’s overturned by VAR, as the original contact was outside the box.

Chris Wilson13 April 2024 19:32

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