REPORT: Bournemouth 1 Swansea 0

A deflected shot from Ryan Fraser ensured Bournemouth’s safety in an end-to-end match against Swansea.

The result puts Swansea further into the mire ahead of a crunch game with Southampton on Tuesday night.

Both teams started the game well but it was Swansea that looked like they were going to break the deadlock when Ki Sung-Yeung’s free-kick was headed back across goal by Alfie Mawson to Mike van Der Hoorn, whose close-range strike was spectacularly saved by Asmir Begovic.

Andre Ayew had the next chance on goal when he cut inside onto his right foot before whipping in a cross to the far post, but Martin Olsson’s header sailed over the bar.

Eddie Howe’s men were perhaps unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty just after the half an hour mark for a foul that was arguably inside the box. However, all complaints were quickly brought to a stop as Andrew Surman rolled the resulting free-kick into the path of Ryan Fraser, whose shot from the edge of the box was deflected into the net off Mawson.

The Ayew brothers combined five minutes later when the duo’s quick passing resulted in Jordan Ayew being through on goal, but the forward placed his finish high and wide.

Bournemouth looked as if they were going to double their lead when King whipped a beautiful ball through the box to Wilson who’s close range shot was magnificently saved by the body of Lukasz Fabianski as the game ended 1-0.

 

Sub-edited by: Matthew Watkinson

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