How Bournemouth stunned Liverpool

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Bournemouth boys celebrate a famous victory
Bournemouth boys celebrate a famous victory

English Premier League middle ranker, AFC Bournemouth gave Liverpool an unforgettable shock when they came from 3-1 down to stage a stunning victory on Sunday.

It was certainly one of the remarkable comebacks of the season, beating Liverpool 4-3 and denying the Reds ascent to the league second spot.

The Cherries battled back from 2-0 down at half-time and 3-1 behind with 15 minutes to go, with Nathan Ake’s 93rd-minute winner sealing a famous win.

Sadio Mane scored the Reds’ opener when he controlled Emre Can’s ball over the top, held off Ake and poked home.

The visitors looked in control when Divock Origi went past Artur Boruc and curled home their second from a narrow angle.

Klopp of Liverpool: Could not believe team would squander the lead
Klopp of Liverpool: Could not believe team would squander the lead

Bournemouth brought on Ryan Fraser in the 55th minute and that proved to be the turning point of the game. Seconds later James Milner brought him down in the area and Callum Wilson scored the penalty.

Can put the Reds 3-1 up with a 20-yard curling effort but Fraser scored his first Premier League goal when he tucked home after Wilson’s cross had hit the heels of Benik Afobe.

Centre-back Steve Cook got Bournemouth level when he controlled Fraser’s cross, swivelled and volleyed home.

It looked like the drama was over until the third minute of injury time when Loris Karius spilled Cook’s shot and Ake tapped home into an empty net.

In the second match of the day, a late penalty by Leighton Baines with only two minutes left enabled Everton seal a dramatic draw against Manchester United.

United looked like they were heading for their second win in eight Premier League matches after Zlatan Ibrahimovic lobbed Maarten Stekelenburg, the ball only just crossing the line, on 42 minutes.

United remain in sixth place after their fourth draw in five matches, one point and two places ahead of Everton, who are without a victory in four fixtures.

*With reports from BBC and www.premierleague.com


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