Late own goal gives Bournemouth crucial win against the Toffees!

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Bournemouth all but secured Premier League safety after a late 2-1 win over Everton. 


Seamus Coleman gifted the home side the victory at the death, as he scored an own goal in added time, which pushed the Toffees to just three points above the relegation zone.  


Following a lacklustre first half, the deadlock was finally broken 64 minutes in by Dominic Solanke, who headed home his 16th Premier League goal of the season.  


Beto equalised with three minutes to go, and thought he earned his side a valuable point, but miscommunication at the back resulted in Coleman putting the ball into his own net, ensuring Everton matched their club record of 12 games without a win.  


Sean Dyche said: “I believe in the players, I believe in myself, but we can’t give away goals like that if we are going to end this run.” 


Bournemouth made four changes from their incredible 4-3 comeback win over Luton just before the international break, with Milos Kerkez, Justin Kluivert, Tyler Adams and Marcus Tavernier all coming into the side. 


Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Seamus Coleman were in the starting 11 for Everton, the only changes from their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United. 


The home side started the game on the front foot, with the in-form Antoine Semenyo and Justin Kluivert forcing Jordan Pickford into some early saves. 


Everton eventually settled into the game after ten minutes, enjoying good possession, which culminated in the Toffees earning multiple corners. 


Neto was finally forced into a save in the 32nd minute, with Tarkowski laying the ball off to Calvert-Lewin, who wasted a huge chance, striking a tame effort straight at the Cherries keeper from just 12 yards out. 


Both sides are near the bottom end of the Premier League, and it was showing on the pitch, with no real quality on display. 


However, just before halftime, Tyler Adams did well inside the box and went down under pressure from Jarrad Branthwaite, with the Bournemouth players and fans crying out for a penalty. 


The referee decided to play on, and whilst everyone concentrated on the penalty claims, Semenyo hit a right-footed shot towards goal, which struck the base of the post with Pickford rooted to the spot. 


Everton scrambled it to safety for a corner, which was the first of three in a row before the halftime whistle for the home side, but Everton survived the onslaught and made it in level at the interval. 


Half time 0-0. 


The Cherries started the second half exactly how they did in the first, all over Everton. Tavernier found space for a shot on the edge of the box, but England’s number one was there again to push it away to safety. 


The deadlock was finally broken 64 minutes in. Semenyo burst forward on the counterattack, supported by Lloyd Kelly who had just come on for the Cherries. 


Kelly crossed in a beautiful left-footed delivery, which left Solanke no choice but to head home from five yards out and put the home side in front. 


The away side created next to nothing in the second half until Neto gifted the Toffees an equaliser in the 87th minute.  


A poor cross from Dwight McNeil should have been easily claimed by the Bournemouth keeper, but he fumbled under pressure from substitute Beto, dropping the ball on the striker’s foot, who put the ball into an empty net.  


The away side may have thought they could go on and get three points, with the fans pushing them forward to find a winner.  


Before they had the chance to mount an attack, a cross that should’ve been dealt with by was let go across the box, and Coleman couldn’t get out of the way in time as the ball bounced off his chest and into his own goal. 


The hosts closed the game out and all but confirmed Premier League safety. 


Cherries boss Andoni Iraola was pleased with this but didn’t want his side to settle at this achievement: 


“It’s a very good amount of points, but we want more, we have nine games left and we will try and finish as high as possible. 


“We will take each game one by one and come the end of the season, see how well we’ve placed amongst the other teams.” 


Bournemouth will look to make it three home wins in a row in a few days’ time, as they host Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. 


Everton have another tough away game, facing Newcastle in their next fixture.