Inspired Man Utd outclasses Bournemouth

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Paul Pogba scored twice and assisted a Romelu Lukaku effort as Manchester United hammered Bournemouth 4-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford had a goal and an assist for the Red Devils, who saw Eric Bailly sent off late.

United finishes the day three points back of fifth place Arsenal.

Bournemouth’s goal came courtesy Nathan Ake, and the Cherries are 12th with 26 points.

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Marcus Rashford was sensational in setting up the opener, working Nathan Ake and Diego Rico before feeding Pogba, who slid into the box to stab it home.

Pogba scored his second in the 34th, nodding an Ander Herrera cross past Begovic.

Rashford got one of his own just before halftime, lunging to get on the end of an outside-of-the-boot pass from Anthony Martial.

But hold on, as there was more time in the half and Ake nodded a David Brooks flick beyond the reach of David De Gea to make it 3-1.

Lukaku came into the match following a two-match absence on compassionate leave, and let the ball take a bounce before poking past Begovic.

Bailly saw red for his 79th minute scissor tackle of Ryan Fraser.

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Bournemouth holds on to top Huddersfield Town

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  • Terriers outshoot Cherries 23-6
  • Cherries score with both shots on target
  • Huddersfield sits 17th

Bournemouth curbed a four-match losing streak with a 2-1 defeat of Huddersfield Town at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday.

The Cherries got goals from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser, who improved his league-leading assist total to seven on Wilson’s goal. They have 23 points, good for sixth.

Huddersfield Town lost its second straight league match and remains 17th with 10 points.

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The Terriers had the first shot on target through Florent Hadergjonaj, but Bournemouth got on the board moments later through Wilson.

The 26-year-old headed home a Ryan Fraser corner kick and Bournemouth was ahead in the fifth minute.

Wilson returned the favor when Joshua King slipped him the ball, turning to find Fraser for 2-0.

Town got a goal back when Kongolo met a headed clearance with his noggin, sending it over Asmir Begovic to make it 2-1 before halftime.

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AT HALF: Chelsea, Man City, Bournemouth pour it on

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Eden Hazard and Ryan Fraser both have first half braces, sealing places on the Premier League Team of the Week before the clock reads 11 a.m. ET on Saturday.

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Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff City

Sol Bamba gave the visitors a shock lead in the sixth minute, but Eden Hazard finished a 1-2 with Olivier Giroud by tearing into a low shot that met the inside netting of the far post in the 37th minute. Then pair then teamed up again before halftime, with Hazard completing his brace.

Manchester City 2-0 Fulham

David Silva and Leroy Sane have City cruising at the Etihad Stadium, with Slavisa Jokanovic needing to summon a miracle for the visitors.

Newcastle United 0-0 Arsenal

The Gunners have been second-best at St. James’ Park, but Newcastle may rue not finishing a chance in the first 45.

Bournemouth 3-0 Leicester City

Ryan Fraser’s excellent first part of the season continues against the Foxes, with a pair of goals. The Cherries then got a penalty, but no hat trick: it was Joshua King who attempted and converted the effort.

Huddersfield Town 0-1 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha returns to the Starting XI.

Wilfried Zaha scores.

Bournemouth wins behind Wilson goal, assist

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  • Fraser scores from Wilson
  • Wilson misses PK, but scores late
  • Bluebirds fall in PL return

Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson scored early and late as Bournemouth welcomed Cardiff City to the Premier League with a 2-0 win at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Wilson also had an assist and missed a penalty as the Cherries survived a second half battle from Cardiff City under boss Neil Warnock.

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Cardiff gave a proper welcome to fans experiencing Neil Warnock football for the first time, with a few tough tackles and a professional foul/yellow card for Lee Peltier.

The new boys were behind when Callum Wilson’s cross was knocked into the goal by Fraser.

It was so close to being 2-0 when Wilson was taken down in the box by Manga, but Cardiff backstop Neil Etheridge saved Wilson’s spot kick.

Bournemouth held the match in its hands for most of the second half, but Cardiff won a corner when Nathan Ake blocked a promising Bluebirds chance.

And Cardiff threatened for plenty of the second half, only to see the game put to bed by Wilson, who atoned for his PK miss with a stoppage time insurance goal that rolled just inside the far post.

That gave Eddie Howe‘s men the firmest of grips on all three points.

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Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal: Cherries keep Gunners down

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Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe scored second half goals as Bournemouth came back to beat Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday at the Vitality Stadium, securing its first ever win over the Gunners.

Hector Bellerin scored Arsenal’s lone goal in a match played without injured Mesut Ozil and “vague” Alexis Sanchez.

It’s Arsenal’s first league loss since Dec. 2, but that eight-match stretch includes just two wins to go with Sunday’s loss and five draws.

The Gunners are now five points back of the Top Four before fourth-place Liverpool hosts Man City at 11 a.m. ET.

Bournemouth rises to 13 with 24 points, four points clear of the drop zone.

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An active first 20 minutes showed both Arsene Wenger and Eddie Howe remained aligned in spirit, pushing tempo (albeit at the expense of precision on this particular Sunday).

Perhaps the best chance of the half was blocked by Arsenal’s Callum Chambers, as in-form Ryan Fraser was alone at the back post following a seeing-eye cross from the right.

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Bellerin put Arsenal ahead in the 52nd minute, racing down the right and watching as Asmir Begovic could only get most of his hard shot.

Bournemouth, spurred by lively Ibe and Nathan Ake, produced some promising moves over the next quarter hour.

The Cherries went level in the 70th minute through Wilson, who beat a sliding Petr Cech to a Fraser cross.

Ibe then broke his Cherries duck, belting a low shot through traffic after Wilson’s trap spun onto his path.