AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

Tottenham still have work to do in the race to finish in the Premier League's top four after their nine men lost 1-0 late on at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Bournemouth failed to create an openings for the majority of the game, before Ake scored a free header from a corner in stoppage time to secure all three points.

Heung-Min Son and Juan Foyth were both sent off in a five-minute spell either side of half time as Spurs totally lost their heads, but nearly held on for a crucial point in the top four battle.

They had their chances in the first half at the Vitality Stadium, but found debutant goalkeeper Mark Travers in inspired form.

Son was the star for Tottenham in their Champions League quarter final against Premier League leaders Manchester City, scoring the only goal of the first leg in London and then bagging a brace in the return fixture as Spurs progressed 4-4 on away goals.

Things went from bad to nightmare territory for Spurs two minutes after the break, when Foyth - who had just entered at the start of the second half - cut down home defender Jack Simpson with a high boot.

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Mauricio Pochettino and co. should finish the season in the top four but a slip up against the Cherries and in their last game against Everton would welcome some unwated nerves.

In truth, they should have been winning going into the second half.

On Foyth's red card, Pochettino added: "Again, I didn't see but I have to respect the decision of the referee".

Bournemouth had plenty of the ball but they struggled to make their two-man advantage count as they rarely troubled Hugo Lloris.

Son will return to the side to face Ajax in the Champions League, though.

The South Korean reacted angrily to an inital tussle with Ryan Fraser and when Lerma tried to pick up the ball once Son had won a free-kick, the forward couldn't help himself.

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