Glenn Murray scored 99 seconds after entering the game to lead Bournemouth to a surprising 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.
It was the first meeting between the clubs in more than 21 years, and Murray’s conversion was ruled just-onside to hand the Blues their eighth loss of the season.
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Chelsea was dominant, but is in 14th place with 15 points. Bournemouth leaps out of the relegation zone with 13 points, pushing Sunderland back into 18th. What a win for Eddie Howe‘s bunch.
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Yet a poor bit of passing and a hesitant track back from Hazard almost allowed Junior Stanislas to score, and Joshua King had a solid chance moments later. The difference was Thibaut Courtois, strong early in his return.
Hazard was lively for the second-straight week, his hard strike denied by Boruc in the 35th minute. And the Cherries’ keeper then got horizontal to stop a curling Pedro shot in the 41st minute.
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43 – Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 43 home league games against newly-promoted teams (W37 D6). Powerhouse.
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The introduction of Diego Costa at halftime took something away from Chelsea’s attack for a brief period of time, but the Blues again found their flow for the final half-hour.
Jose Mourinho’s charges had plenty of chances. A wayward cross from Branislav Ivanovic wasted a good run from Costa. Then a gorgeous low cross from Ivanovic was missed by a trio of onrushing Blues. Chances!
The Cherries arguably had just once chance in the game’s final half hour, but newly-entered sub Murray made it count. The 32-year-old nodded in a questionably-onside chance to give Bournemouth a chance at its biggest Premier League result.
And Matt Ritchie almost belted the Cherries into a 2-0 moments later.