Turf Moor plays host to this evening’s FA Cup fifth-round meeting between Premier League side Burnley and, Championship promotion hopefuls, Bournemouth.
A win for the home side will make it their best FA Cup run since 2003, with Burnley losing the last five times they have appeared in the fifth round. With eyes on promotion, tonight’s game may not be the first thing on Bournemouth’s mind. Losing four of their last five home games in the league see’s them coming into this tie in poor form.
Harry Buckett will be taking you through the action.
KICK OFF Bournemouth get us going in the FA Cup.
6′ Both sides feeling each other out in the early moments of this match. With rare starters on either side, the slow build-up is understandable.
10′ The ball falls nicely for Junior Stanislas to have a low-volleyed effort on goal but it fizzes past the wrong side of the post.
13′ James Dunne breaks into the box and cuts the ball back to Dale Stephens in space. His first-time strike goes sailing over the bar. A good opportunity which Stephens should have at least got on target.
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16′ CHANCE A great passing move from The Cherries. Sam Surridge escapes his man to receive the ball down the left-hand side. He does well to pick out Philip Billing in the box, who powerfully strikes into the side netting.
21′ GOAL (BUR 0-1 BOU) Surridge taps home for The Cherries. A good bit of build-up play finishes with Jack Stacey squaring it to Surridge who is left with an easy finish into an empty net. Bournemouth have looked dangerous when pushing forward, however it is by no means over for the home side with plenty left in this one.
27′ Billing and Surridge get in each others way in the box to break down an attack that was looking promising. Bournemouth still looking the more threatening side, with their quick passing exploiting the Burnley defence at times.
37′ Ben Pearson keeps an overhit corner alive and almost finds a teammate in the box but it deflects wide. Pearson looking bright in this first half, looking to find that final pass
40′ SAVE A corner is directed goalwards of the shoulder of Stephens forcing a diving reaction save from Bailey Peacock-Farrel to prevent the own goal. There isn’t much time to admire the excellent stop as Bournemouth appeal for a penalty after Billing is tripped when collecting the rebound.
The referee waves it away, but on second look the official has probably made the wrong call. There certainly looks to have been clear contact from a dangling leg.
HALF TIME Burnley 0-1 Bournemouth
The visitors lead at the break and you have to say they deserve to. Burnley have struggled to break down The Cherries defence and haven’t really had a clear cut opportunity.
Burnley aren’t famous for always playing the most attractive football, but if they can capitalise on set pieces, a strength of theirs, they could certainly pull the game level. Bournemouth’s passing movements have unlocked Burnley’s backline a number of times, with a second goal looking a strong possibility as we go into the second half.
46′ We are underway for the second half.
48′ CLOSE Josh Benson rises highest following a corner and his headed attempt flies just over the bar. A good chance from a set piece for the home side.
54′ Dwight McNeil’s long-range shot moves in the air causing Asmir Begovic some problems. He does get a hand to push it wide, but not the most comfortable of saves for Bournemouth’s number one.
56′ CHANCE What a miss from Jay Rodriguez. Dunne shows great determination down the left-hand side and manages to get a ball into the box. The ball falls in the six-yard box for Rodriguez who somehow manages to miss the open target. By far Burnley’s best chance, they can be encouraged by the attacking play.
71′ Burnley starting to play with more urgency now, really trying to get at the opposition’s defence. This would be a very different game if Rodriguez had put that earlier chance away, but instead it’s the home side chasing an equaliser.
80′ It’s starting to become now or never for Burnley. They have lost their momentum a bit in the last 10 minutes, with Bournemouth having a couple of half chances. It’s not impossible for Burnley, but it’s looking more and more unlikely.
85′ YELLOW McNeil is booked after a frustrated retaliation following being fouled
87′ PENALTY The referee points to the spot after Kevin Long clatters through the back of Surridge.
88′ GOAL (BUR 0-2 BOU) Never in any doubt. Stanislas fires home from the spot, right into the far right corner giving the keeper no chance. The goal probably sealing the fate of both sides.
90′ YELLOW Phil Bardsley is shown the yellow card after a late challenge. There will also be three minutes of added time.
90+3′ YELLOW Jefferson Lerma is booked following a poor challenge.
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A late penalty sends Bournemouth through to the quarter-finals for only the second time in their history, knocking Premier League Burnley out of the competition.
It was a strong showing from The Cherries, playing the better football for the majority of the game. Rodriguez’s miss will definitely be a big talking point because if he had put the chance away they would have been level with time to play.
But ultimately it is Bournemouth’s name in the hat, as they watch on to see who they may meet in the next round.
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