Spurs Fight Back For Emphatic Victory
English Premier League Report: Bournemouth vs Tottenham, 11 March 2018
English Premier League
Full Time: Bournemouth 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur
Date: 11 March 2018
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur fought back from a goal down to register a 4-1 win over Bournemouth in an English Premier League match at Vitality Stadium on Sunday evening.
Bournemouth started positively and almost took the lead in the fourth minute when Junior Stanislas broke through on goal and rounded the keeper, but he saw his effort come back off the post.
Three minutes later the home side did take the lead when Junior Stanislas got onto the end of a cross from Adam Smith and produced a clinical finish from 14-yards out, 1-0.
Tottenham tried to find their way back into the match and thought they had did just that on the half hour mark when Harry Kane found the back of the net, but his goal was not given because he was adjudged to have been in an off-side position.
That would prove the forward's last contribution to the game as he needed to come off injured following a nasty collision, raising concerns over his availability for this year's FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
In the 35th minute, Tottenham did manage to level matters when Serge Aurier played Dele Alli in behind the defence and he duly slotted past the keeper, 1-1.
The sides entered the tunnel at half-time all-square.
Ten minutes into the second half, Tottenham almost took the lead when Christian Eriksen unleashed a powerful long-range shot which looked destined for the bottom corner, but Asmir Begovic produced a fantastic fingertip save to deny him.
In the 62nd minute, Tottenham did take the lead when Dele Alli sent a precise lofted cross into the box which Heung-Min Son controlled with superb skill before firing past the keeper from just inside the box, 2-1.
Bournemouth took control of the game after that as they went in search of an equaliser and came close in the 84th minute when Callum Wilson found the back of the net, but his goal was disallowed for a foul.
Tottenham sealed victory with their third goal in the 87th minute when Christian Eriksen played Heung-Min Son through on goal and he made no mistake with just the keeper to beat, 3-1.
The icing on the cake for the away team was their fourth goal when Serge Aurier headed home a right-wing cross, 4-1.