Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland (19.09.2015) Live Commentary

Today’s game has been rather average in terms of attractiveness. We have been missing more thrilling moments. The hosts were superior today. The tactics of the home players were to keep the ball on their feet as much as possible, while the away players tried to attack as quickly and accurately as possible.
There will be no more action today because the referee signals for the end of the match.
Kevin Friend shows the yellow card to Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) for a heavy challenge.
The assistant referee signals offside, and the main referee confirms his decision. Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) is the one who was caught offside.
This corner is not going into the box. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) decides to take it with a short pass.
Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) receives a low pass just outside the box and unleashes a fine strike towards the left post. Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland) pulls off a reflexive save to block his effort. Nice piece of goalkeeping skill, indeed. The assistant referee makes a right call and Bournemouth will have a corner.
What a goal-scoring opportunity! Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) makes a good run into the box to meet a cross and fires the ball on goal, but the shot is blocked by a defender with an amazing slide tackle.
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
We are about to witness a subsitution. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) for Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
OFF THE BAR! Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) receives a lofted pass from the side and shoots from around the penalty spot, but the ball crashes against the crossbar.
Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) decides to have a shot at goal from the free kick, but it hits the defensive wall.
Kevin Friend pulls out a yellow card to show it to Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) for a tough tackle. That’s a free kick to Bournemouth.
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down.
Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) can’t expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Kevin Friend doesn’t think twice to pull it out of his pocket.
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Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) stands over the free kick and it is him who takes it, sending it towards the top of net only for Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland) to dive and make a save.
Eddie Howe has decided to make a change. Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) replaces Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) should have been more careful. He makes a bad foul and receives his second yellow card and is sent-off!
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) produces the direct free kick from far out, but his shot goes somewhere into the stands.
Substitution. Fabio Borini (Sunderland) walks off the pitch and Adam Johnson (Sunderland) comes on as a substitute.
An opponent rises to his feet after being downed by Billy Jones (Sunderland). Kevin Friend saw his sliding tackle and calls for a foul.
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) works the corner short.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) came with a sweet piledriver. He controlled a pass, glanced at the goal and fired from the edge of the box. It could have been a difficult one for the keeper, but he only hit one of the defenders off whom the ball bounced away. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Bournemouth are going to take it.
Dick Advocaat prepares a substitution. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) is replaced by Steven Fletcher (Sunderland).
Corner kick, taken by Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
Manager makes a subsitution with Eunan O’Kane (Bournemouth) coming on for Lee Tomlin (Bournemouth).
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) releases a low pass from just outside the box in an attempt to find his teammate, but one of the defenders calmly averts the threat. The ball is out-of-play. Bournemouth win a corner kick.
Today’s referee Kevin Friend rightly decides to book Fabio Borini (Sunderland) for his harsh tackle.
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) struck the ball which rebounded on the edge of the box. His attempt goes narrowly over the crossbar.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
The game is interrupted, a clear handball by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
Sunderland has a chance to score from a corner kick, but it’s averted by a defender, who manages to clear the ball away.
Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) attempts to send a cross in order to find one of his teammates. The opposition’s defence averts the danger by intercepting the effort. Sunderland force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
GOAL DISALLOWED! Controversy and anger as Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) has a goal ruled out, incredibly, for offside.
Yann M’Vila (Sunderland) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) produces a dangerous low pass into the penalty area, but the defence manage to cut it out. It will be a corner kick for Sunderland.
Billy Jones (Sunderland) acted too fiercely in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Kevin Friend calls for a foul.
The players claim that Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) handled the ball inside the box and it seems they are right.
The whistle is blown for infringement and Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) receives a yellow card!
There will be a change on the pitch for the second half. Dick Advocaat probably wasn’t satisfied enough with the performance of Jordi Gomez (Sunderland). He is replaced by Jack Rodwell (Sunderland).
Everything is ready for the beginning of the second half, so the match is about to get going again.
Although it was not the most inspiring of performances so far, both teams have had their moments, and we might very well witness some thrilling football in the second half. The hosts dominated much of the first period. The home side attempts to hold onto the ball for as long as possible. The away team’s main weapon are fast counter-attacks.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) steps up to take the corner, but the ball sails only among the defenders.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. The ball goes out-of-play. Bournemouth have been awarded a corner kick.
There will be a minimum of 3 min. of added time.
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) unleashes a shot from a mid-range free kick that crashes into the defensive wall. The opposition’s goalkeeper set it up perfectly.
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) was quite harsh and Kevin Friend didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
Lee Tomlin (Bournemouth) jinks his way through multiple challenges and fires a low shot from the edge of the box to the middle of the goal, but Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland) is equal to it.
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) goes on a weaving run through the defence and gets within shooting range inside the box, but his low effort to the middle of the target is thwarted by Artur Boruc (Bournemouth).
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
The free kick is taken by Younes Kaboul (Sunderland), but the delivery it’s cleared.
Steve Cook (Bournemouth) brings an opponent down and Kevin Friend interrupts the game. Sunderland win a free kick. A promising situation for a direct shot.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) is quickest inside the box and jumps to connect with the resulting set piece. He produces a fine header, but it flows just wide of the right post.
Corner kick. It will be taken by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence. The referee signals for a corner kick, Bournemouth are awarded.
Sunderland are showcasing great team work as they are exchanging one-two passes, but one inaccuracy caused the loss of possession. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Bournemouth.
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) tries his luck with a shot from long range, but his effort is well blocked by one of the defending players.
The current number of shots on goal is 5:2.
Billy Jones (Sunderland) commits a foul and is shown a yellow card without any hesitation from the referee.
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) with a teasing cross into the area, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) intercepts the ball.
Kevin Friend calls for a foul. Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball. A free kick to Bournemouth.
Bournemouth slow the tempo of the game down by exchanging a combination of one to two touch passes. For the opposition’s players it’s very difficult at the moment, very physically demanding to run without the ball.
Jordi Gomez (Sunderland) almost scores with a cheeky low shot towards goal that goes under the defensive wall, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) is alert and and makes a good save.
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) commits a sliding tackle while hitting his opponent’s legs. The referee blows his whistle for infringement. Sunderland are awarded a free kick.
Sebastian Coates (Sunderland) is given a yellow card for his challenge, and he looks a bit angry with the referee’s decision. A tough call for him.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) was too harsh with his tackle which made Kevin Friend interrupt the game and signal for a set piece.
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Jordi Gomez (Sunderland), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence. The referee points to the corner flag. Sunderland are given a corner.
The ball rebounds and arrives at the feet of Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) just outside the box. He doesn’t think twice and fires a magnificent shot into the top left corner. His attempt was beyond the reach of Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland), so the score changes to 2:0.
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) takes the corner kick but the ball finds only the head of an opponent.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball. The ball goes out-of-play. Bournemouth are awarded a corner kick.
Yann M’Vila (Sunderland) comes up with a challenge to deprive his opponent of the ball. However, the referee calls for a foul and blows his whistle. He’s not happy with the decision. Bournemouth have a free kick.
Dangerous play by Yann M’Vila (Sunderland). Kevin Friend blows his whistle for a foul.
The horde of the players waited inside the penalty area for a cross from the corner, but Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) takes it with a short pass.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) comes up with a dangerous chip pass into the box and attempts to set up an ideal shooting position for his teammates, but the effort is intercepted by one of the defenders. Bournemouth force a corner. They send men into the box.
The game is interrupted as Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) is flagged for offside.
Goal! Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) produces a great pass which finds Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) inside the penalty area, who takes advantage of the situation to fire a low shot into the back of the net. 1:0.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) sends a cross into the box, but Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland) comes off his line to gather the ball.
Bournemouth now just happy to keep the ball, they are waiting for gaps in defence to open up but an opposing player clears.
The players are out at last! Sunderland will take the kick-off.
The first half has started.
The starting lineups of today’s clash are already revealed.
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Kevin Friend is introduced as the main referee for today’s match.
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Sunderland’s latest transfer: Dame N’Doye (Trabzonspor), Jan Kirchhoff (Bayern Munich).
5x – that’s the number of matches that Sunderland have lost at home so far this season, while they have lost 9x away.
0:1 – That’s the most common Bournemouth’s result of the season. Already 3 times their match ended with that score.