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Tottenham held to draw at Bournemouth

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Tottenham missed the chance to move top of the Premier League – at least for a few hours – as they were held to a goalless draw at Bournemouth.

Bournemouth nearly took a shock early lead when Charlie Daniels’ close-range effort following a corner was brilliantly saved by Hugo Lloris, the Spurs keeper reacting to deflect the ball onto the bar with his legs.

Spurs’ Erik Lamela then hit the crossbar at the other end, but while the visitors raised their game after the break, the Cherries held firm, with keeper Artur Boruc keeping out Dele Alli and Danny Rose, while Bournemouth substitute Benik Afobe headed just over at the death.

Meanwhile, referee Craig Pawson upset the home fans who felt Lamela should have been shown a second yellow card, while substitute Moussa Sissoko was not punished for an apparent elbow into Harry Arter’s face.

Pawson then waved away late Bournemouth appeals for a penalty when Jack Wilshere went down after a challenge by Jan Vertonghen.

Press for success – but give no quarter

Both managers had praised their opponent’s style of play in the build-up and it was no surprise when the game began at a high tempo with both sides attacking freely.

But Bournemouth showed more steel than the side who lost 5-1 to a Harry Kane-inspired Spurs this time last year, with Arter particularly relishing the physical battle, epitomised by a perfectly timed tackle – hard but fair – on Victor Wanyama.

While Tottenham shaded possession, the frenzied nature of the game and the visitors’ determination to stop Bournemouth counter-attacking at pace saw Lamela, Vertonghen, Alli and Rose all enter Pawson’s notebook before half-time for fouls.

Lamela was perhaps fortunate not to receive a second caution before the break for a challenge no better than those that had earned earlier bookings – minutes after he had struck the bar with a curling shot.

Meanwhile, television replays did not show Spurs’ Sissoko in a good light as he clashed with an incensed Arter on the touchline and appeared to throw an elbow.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 1Boruc
  • 15Smith
  • 2Francis
  • 3Cook
  • 11Daniels
  • 4GoslingBooked at 39mins
  • 8Arter
  • 17KingSubstituted forFraserat 88′minutes
  • 32Wilshere
  • 33IbeSubstituted forGradelat 60′minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 13WilsonSubstituted forAfobeat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Aké
  • 9Afobe
  • 10Gradel
  • 23Federici
  • 24Fraser
  • 26Mings
  • 31Mousset

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Walker
  • 15Dier
  • 5VertonghenBooked at 35mins
  • 3RoseBooked at 43mins
  • 12Wanyama
  • 19Dembélé
  • 23Eriksen
  • 20AlliBooked at 37minsSubstituted forSissokoat 72′minutes
  • 11LamelaBooked at 18mins
  • 7Son Heung-minSubstituted forJanssenat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Janssen
  • 13Vorm
  • 16Trippier
  • 17Sissoko
  • 27Wimmer
  • 29Winks
  • 33Davies
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
11,201

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 0, Tottenham Hotspur 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Tottenham Hotspur 0.

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Mousa Dembélé.

Attempt blocked. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Joshua King.

Delay in match Joshua King (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

Attempt blocked. Max Gradel (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Benik Afobe replaces Callum Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Charlie Daniels.

Foul by Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Jack Wilshere (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Gradel (Bournemouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Moussa Sissoko replaces Dele Alli.

Booking

Max Gradel (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Gradel (Bournemouth).

Attempt blocked. Max Gradel (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a headed pass.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Joshua King (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Gradel (Bournemouth).

Attempt missed. Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Erik Lamela with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Vincent Janssen replaces Son Heung-Min.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Harry Arter.

Attempt blocked. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dele Alli.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Max Gradel replaces Jordon Ibe.

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Tottenham held to draw at Bournemouth

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