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Howe: Speculation of move away from Bournemouth ‘nonsense’

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Eddie Howe issued a stinging rebuke of reports linking him to a move away from Bournemouth, moments after his Cherries were beaten by 10-man Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

“This speculation is nonsense and I’m standing here as Bournemouth manager,” Howe said. “I live my days for the club and I always have been, and that will never change.”

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Howe led Bournemouth to promotion from League One to the Premier League, and has kept the club in the top flight since its debut in 2015/16. His name is attached to all kinds of managerial jobs, from open gigs like Arsenal to currently held jobs like Everton.

The Cherries have finished 16th, 9th, 12th, and 14th, impressive feats, and again sit 12th after Tuesday’s loss.

Howe took responsibility for the loss, which came despite Palace playing 70-plus minutes with 10 men after a red card was given to Mamadou Sakho for a wild slide tackle.

“The sending off seemed to harm us mentally and we never stamped our authority on the game,” he said. “We needed a little bit more guile and creativity but it was lacking today. I’m not going to criticize the players and I’m going to take responsibility. It’s not good enough and I have to go away and think about what I do.”

10-man Palace tops Bournemouth, moves fifth

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Crystal Palace played down a man for more than 70 minutes but was still the more dangerous team in a 1-0 defeat of disappointing Bournemouth on Tuesday at Selhurst Park.

Palace moves into the Premier League’s fifth place despite Mamadou Sakho‘s early red card, using a Jeffrey Schlupp goal to collect the points.

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The Cherries were very poor, out-shot by the Eagles despite their numerical advantage. Bournemouth has now lost four-straight league matches and sits 12th with 16 points.


Three things we learned

1. Super sub Schlupp piles woe on Cherries: Ghanaian international Schlupp was only brought into the match when Patrick Van Aanholt suffered a first half injury, but his pace and power proved the difference with just under a quarter-hour to play in South London.

2. Billing living up to his, well, billing: The Dane took a season to adapt to the Premier League but his sophomore season at Huddersfield Town was one of the lone reasons not to write off the Terriers until they were condemned to the Championship. He’s been just as good in his first year with the Vitality Stadium set, as the Danish international had won seven aerials and four tackles¬†by halftime.

3. Sour Cherries in dreadful slump:¬†Tuesday’s defeat marked the fourth-straight loss since a defeat of Manchester United, and Eddie Howe‘s men have just six points since Sept. 28. That was their first match since an embarrassing first half loss to Burton Albion in the League Cup. Next up: Liverpool and Chelsea. Yeesh. At some point, should Eddie Howe look for a new home? Might he not have a choice?

Man of the Match: One of three players who were influential on the left, as Schlupp joining Wilfried Zaha and assist man James McArthur in having fine days. Honors to the scorer.


There wasn’t much in the first 20 minutes, but Sakho made sure that opening sequence ended with vigor.

The Palace center back, making his first start of the season, earned a red card after he slid studs-up into the knee of Adam Smith.

The hits kept coming Palace’s way, as the hosts had to use a sub when Patrick van Aanholt pulled up with an injury.

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Schlupp was the man who entered the match, and he provided the winner in the second half when he dribbled between Dominic Solanke and Jefferson Lerma to use Chris Mepham as a screen. Cherries goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale will still want it back.

Vicente Guaita was only asked to make three saves despite Palace’s 70-plus minutes down a man.

Watch Live: Burnley v. Man City, Palace v. Bournemouth

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The midweek slate of Premier League games kick off on Tuesday.

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Crystal Palace host Bournemouth while Man City head to Burnley for two intriguing clashes.

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You can access additional games by purchasing the new¬†‚ÄúPremier League Pass‚ÄĚ via NBC Sports Gold¬†which also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

[¬†STREAM:¬†‚ÄúGoal Rush‚ÄĚ here¬†]

For those of you familiar with the Premier League Breakaway Show during busy days (Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Championship Sunday etc.) in the PL, this will follow that model of being similar to the NFL RedZone with action shown from all of the games in the 10 a.m. ET window. More info is available here.

The schedule for the two games on Tuesday is below and you can stream both games live by clicking on the links.


3:15 p.m. ET: Burnley v. Man City¬† ‚Äď NBCSN [STREAM]
2:30 p.m. ET: Crystal Palace v. Bournemouth ‚Äď NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]

Dele drives Mourinho’s Spurs past Bournemouth

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Dele Alli‘s double drove Tottenham Hotspur to a third-straight win under new boss Jose Mourinho, a 3-2 defeat of Bournemouth at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Spurs led 3-0 on the day as Moussa Sissoko also scored in leading the hosts into fifth with 20 points. Bournemouth drops into 12th with 16 points.

Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson scored twice for Bournemouth, the second coming deep in stoppage time, as the Cherries conceded multiple goals and lost for the third-straight match.


Three things we learned

1. Dele’s resurgence continues:¬†Dele’s star status has not been in question, in terms of talent and resume, but the English attacker had been anything but brilliant over the past year. Jose Mourinho publicly mentioned his desire to get Dele back in a groove, detailing his conversations with the winger. The pressure and support were both on the player, who has delivered in a big way for his new boss. It’s worth noting that he had scored twice in the weeks leading up to Mauricio Pochettino‘s exit, but his total performances are now worth more than goal or two.

2. Loanee the lone bright spot for struggling Cherries: It’s not cruel to say that Bournemouth had one strong player on Saturday and 10 guys just kinda out there. Liverpool loanee Wilson scored his free kick and added another from the heart of the box in stoppage time as Eddie Howe

3. Tempers boil over:¬†Jefferson Lerma is no shrinking violet, and saw a yellow card and inspired one from Moussa Sissoko after stepping on Dele’s foot on the edge of stoppage time. There hadn’t been a lot of animosity in the match, but Spurs showed quick reaction to defend their teammate.

Man of the Match: Heung-Min Son. Two assists for the South Korean, who is delivering the goods when Harry Kane struggles to find his best self.


Kane cued up Heung-min Son for a 19th minute chance, but the South Korean bounded his shot just wide of Aaron Ramsdale‘s far post.

Spurs went ahead moments later, with Son taking a Toby Alderweireld long ball out of the air and laying off for Dele. There was no mistake from the rejuvenated attacker as the score line moved to 1-0.

It was nearly 2-0 when Son layed off for Moussa Sissoko’s shot, which ricocheted off defenders and Davinson Sanchez’s arm before he finished. VAR, though.

Dele got his second in the 50th minute, a sensational play as he got behind the Cherries back line to chest down the ball before dribbling through the 18 to smash past Ramsdale.

Sissoko made it 3-0 with a sexy leaping back post volley of Son’s cross in the 69th minute.

Harry Wilson pulled one back for Bournemouth off a sweet free kick that Paulo Gazzaniga couldn’t quite sort in the 73rd, and then prodded home a stoppage time winner to give the Cherries an unlikely look at a point.

Back to Sissoko’s goal. How about this technique?

Watch Live: Liverpool v. Brighton, Chelsea v. West Ham headline 10am ET games

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Four Premier League games take place at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday with three of the top six in action.

[ STREAM: Every PL game live here ] 

Liverpool host Brighton, Crystal Palace travel to Burnley, Tottenham host Bournemouth and Chelsea and West Ham do battle in a London derby.

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You can access additional games by purchasing the new¬†‚ÄúPremier League Pass‚ÄĚ via NBC Sports Gold¬†which also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

[¬†STREAM:¬†‚ÄúGoal Rush‚ÄĚ here¬†]

For those of you familiar with the Premier League Breakaway Show during busy days (Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Championship Sunday etc.) in the PL, this will follow that model of being similar to the NFL RedZone with action shown from all of the games in the 10 a.m. ET window. More info is available here.

The schedule for the four games at 10 a.m. ET is below and you can stream each game live by clicking on the links.


10 a.m. ET: Tottenham v. Bournemouth ‚Äď NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Burnley v. Crystal Palace ‚Äď NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Chelsea v. West Ham ‚Äď NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Liverpool v. Brighton  РNBC Sports Gold [STREAM]