It was an evening of suprises and shocks in the Premier League as Nigeria international, Victor Moses, watched helplessly as Bournemouth thrash Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
We’ve now beaten the reigning @premierleague champions in each of our three top flight seasons… ?#CHEBOU | #afcb ? pic.twitter.com/YhEafDeQL6
— AFC Bournemouth ? (@afcbournemouth) January 31, 2018
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Three second-half goals in the space of 16minutes saw the Cherries secure an unlikely but impressive victory over the champions, their second win against the Blues in their last 11 meetings in all competitions.
Callum Wilson opened the floodgates six minutes after the break, latching on to a loose throw in, before a quick interchange of passes between him and Jordon Ibe, who releases the forward with a through ball and he made no mistakes to calmly slot past Thibaut Courtois.
The Cherries doubled their advantage moments after the hour mark, Junior Stanislas making it 2-0 following another brilliant piece of play by the away side on the edge of the Chelsea box.
It went from bad to worse for the Blues three minutes later, when Eddie Howe’s side added a third, ending any likely hope of a comeback from Chelsea.
A former Chelsea player, Nathan Ake, it was, who scored the decisive third goal to seal a deserved win for Bournemouth, who had failed to score a goal in three of their previous five visits to the Bridge.
The win also sees the Cherries extend their unbeaten run to six games, and moves them up to 10th on the log, seven points clear of safety.
For the Blues, they will be wondering how they have lost that game, having dominated and created the better chances.
That result means the defending champions drop to fourth, level on point with Liverpool, who leapfrog them to third due to their superior goal advantage.
Elsewhere, it was a bad day at the office as second placed Manchester United saw their unbeaten run come to a frustrating end at Wembley, after a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham.
Christian Eriksen’s first minute goal, and an own goal from Phil Jones handed Spurs a deserved win and three points.
FULL-TIME Spurs 2-0 Man Utd
Christian Eriksen’s 11-second strike & a Phil Jones own goal earns maximum points in front of a record #PL crowd#TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/aoS28eZtSn
— Premier League (@premierleague) January 31, 2018
The win sees Mauricio Pochettino win just his third game in eight meetings against Manchester United, having won just two in seven prior to kickoff.
For the Red Devils, the result means they have now fallen further behind their neighbors, City, who put three goals past West Brom Albion at the Etihad.
Fernandinho, Kevin de Bruyne, and Sergio Aguero were the scorers for the Cityzens, who have now extended their lead at the top to 15points.
It was the 22nd win of the PL season for Pep Guardiola’s side.
In the other games played across the league, Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City fell 2-1 at Goodison Park thanks to a brace from new signing, Theo Walcott, while Burnley were held to a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United.
- Chelsea 0-3 Bournemouth
- Everton 2-1 Leicester
- Newcastle 1-1 Burnley
- Soton 1-1 Brighton
- Man City 3-0 WBA
- Spurs 2-0 Man United
- Stoke 0-0 Watford