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BOURNEMOUTH v MAN UTD RECAP: Cherries claim scalp of Red Devils

Bournemouth made it two big wins in a row when beating Manchester United 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium on the weekend.

Eddie Howe's Cherries backed up last week's surprise victory over Chelsea by getting the better of Louis van Gaal's Red Devils at home.

The opening goal came inside two minutes when Junior Stanislas' wind-affected corner evaded a despairing David De Gea and nestled itself in the back of the net.

United answered in the 24th minute when Marouane Fellaini scrambled the ball beyond the Cherries defence from on one knee before Bournemouth edged ahead 30 minutes later when former Red Devils striker Joshua King side-footed home Matt Ritchie's low corner.

The victory sees Bournemouth move up to 14th on the table as United dropped to fourth on the back of a three-game winless run.


MATCH OVERVIEW

AFC Bournemouth: 2 (Junior Stanislas 2', Joshua King 54')
Manchester United: 1 (Marouane Fellaini 24')
Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth - 11,334


TALKING POINTS

- Bournemouth fast-becoming the Premier League's giant killers. Can they continue on this meteoric rise under the impressive Eddie Howe?

- Man United continuing to attract plenty of negative press under LVG. Does the Dutchman have a future at Old Trafford or should the famous club begin making places beyond his stay?



WHAT'S NEXT?

Bournemouth will go for three in a row when they head to West Bromwich Albion next weekend as Man Utd look to return to winning ways when they host Norwich City.



TWITTER INSIGHT


QUOTES CORNER

Bournemouth's Howe on midfielder Harry After following the tragic loss of his newly-born child:

"It's been a really tough week for Harry and his family, naturally.

"Life has a way of throwing these things at people and families, and it's been a hugely emotional week for him.

"I think he's handled himself with real dignity throughout the process, and to play the way he did today, with the emotions running through his body, I can't credit him enough for that."


Man Utd boss van Gaal on his side's title hopes:

"I think that we have the selection to do that (win the league), but we are now in a very difficult position.

"We have to make a revival this week, and that's always very difficult because you have lost two in a row, and that doesn't happen often for Manchester United."


STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta




TEAM LEADERS

Bournemouth

Goals - Callum Wilson 5
Assists - Max Gradel, Matt Ritchie 3
Clean sheets - Artur Boruc 2
Yellow cards - Dan Gosling, Matt Ritchie 4


Man Utd

Goals - Juan Mata 4
Assists - Juan Mata 3
Clean sheets - David De Gea 6
Yellow cards - Matteo Darmian 5

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