Bournemouth had another memorable result yesterday when they beat a weakened Manchester United side 2-1 at home to make it two wins in a row after they had surprisingly beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week 1-0.
And that has come after they have suffered a number of long term injures to their best players earlier in the season.
Eddie Howe – Bournemouth’s young manager
Striker Callum Wilson and winger Max Gradel are out with ACL injuries and new signing Tyrone Mings is out with an ankle injury but that hasn’t stopped Eddie Howe’s team from getting two of the best results in Bournemouth’s 125 year history – it’s quite a story.
Since losing at home to Newcastle 1-0 on 7th November they are unbeaten and have two wins and two draws in their last four league games – 8 points – and are now in 14th place.
The Bournemouth players outfought and outrun the Manchester team that has also been weakened by a number of injuries and suspensions.
The win takes the south coast side to 17 points from 16 games – 4 points more than Newcastle who have a tough test at Tottenham today.
Sunderland lost 1-0 at home to a surging Watford side who are now in 7th pl;ace and Swansea lost again – this time 2-1 at Manchester City after sacking their manager Garry Monk on Wednesday.
Norwich City moved one point ahead of Newcastle on 14 points with a good draw at home to Everton .
Newcastle must try to continue picking up the points at White Hart Lane today if we are to get away from the relegation zone by January – although that looks unlikely.
Aston Villa are bottom of the league with 6 points and are at home today to Arsenal in the early kick-off game.