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Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City

Lys Mousset (centre right, number 31)
Lys Mousset (centre right, number 31) inadvertently headed past his own keeper Artur Boruc

Bournemouth and Stoke both secured their Premier League status following a well-fought game at Vitality Stadium.

The draw, coupled with Hull's 2-0 defeat at Sunderland, ensured both sides will remain in the top flight.

Stoke took the lead in the 33rd minute when Lys Mousset inadvertently headed into his own net, before Junior Stanislas equalised when he swept home.

Mame Biram Diouf poked in to make it 2-1 but Ryan Shawcross' own goal from close range earned a precious point for the hosts.

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Harry Arter (right) and Joe Allen
Harry Arter (right) brought down Joe Allen with a strong challenge - was it too strong?

A match that began sluggishly came to life in the second half, with both teams coming away with a deserved point.

However, it could have been a very different outcome for Cherries fans had Harry Arter received a straight red card for a two-footed tackle on Joe Allen in the 27th minute.

The battling midfielder had already picked up 10 yellow cards this season, and collected another for the tackle. But some might question whether referee Paul Tierney was lenient with his punishment.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes said: "A terrible challenge, the lad was out of control."

Six minutes after the incident, Stoke took the lead. French forward Mousset was the unfortunate culprit when he headed past team-mate Artur Boruc from a Potters corner. It was the 21-year-old's first Premier League start.

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'Out of control' Arter should have been sent off - Hughes

Birthday boy Smith integral for Cherries

The Cherries responded well after the break when the move of the match resulted in the equaliser. The exceptional Adam Smith - on his 26th birthday - delivered a low square ball which Joshua King allowed to go under his legs for Stanislas to fire home.

But back came Stoke. Diouf, who replaced the ill Saido Berahino in the starting XI, delayed his substitution by converting from five yards from Geoff Cameron's cross.

However, with nine minutes of the 90 remaining, the Cherries equalised for a second time.

Right-back Smith, signed from Tottenham in 2014, again delivered a great ball into the area which substitute Max Gradel nodded towards goal. His effort came off the boot of King, and then the unfortunate Shawcross, past Jack Butland in goal.

Man of the match - Adam Smith (Bournemouth)

Adam Smith
The right-back engine was super-charged against Stoke - he provided two key crosses for the goals and made 73 sprints, far more than any of his team-mates

'We are looking to beat last season's points total'

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "It means everything to the club to establish ourselves in the Premier League. It is an incredibly tough league as we found this year.

"It was a real challenge to break down Stoke but we made it harder for ourselves by twice having to come from behind.

"We have the same points total as last year so now we are looking to beat that and try and finish in the top 10."

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "Disappointed not to win but I thought it was a good performance. We had a game plan to frustrate them and it worked. I think their first goal was offside, and we are disappointed the referee did not see fit to send one of their players early off in the game.

"You saw the result for West Ham last night. By getting the three points they went up six places, it shows how close the middle group is. I felt we were the better side today."

Shawcross catching Dunne - the stats

  • Both sides have scored an own goal in a Premier League game for the first time since QPR v Liverpool in October 2014.
  • Stoke scored their first goal away from home in the Premier League in 629 minutes of action.
  • Bournemouth scored their fifth own goal of the season in the top flight (a joint-high along with Hull and Swansea) after scoring none last season.
  • The Cherries have scored four Premier League own goals in 2017 after only one in their previous 57 games in the competition.
  • No defender has registered more Premier League assists this season than Adam Smith (five, level with Kyle Walker).
  • Since his Premier League debut in August 2008, Ryan Shawcross has scored five own goals. Only Martin Skrtel (seven) and Richard Dunne (six) have scored more in that time.

What's next?

The Cherries face Burnley at home next Saturday (15:00 BST), while Stoke host Arsenal on the same day (17:30 BST).

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 1Boruc
  • 15Smith
  • 2Francis
  • 3Cook
  • 11Daniels
  • 18Cook
  • 8ArterBooked at 26mins
  • 19StanislasSubstituted forGradelat 72'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 17King
  • 7PughSubstituted forIbeat 79'minutes
  • 31MoussetSubstituted forFraserat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Gradel
  • 14Smith
  • 21Allsop
  • 24Fraser
  • 26Mings
  • 33Ibe
  • 38Cargill

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 8Johnson
  • 17Shawcross
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 5Muniesa
  • 20Cameron
  • 6Whelan
  • 22Shaqiri
  • 4Allen
  • 10ArnautovicSubstituted forPietersat 90'minutes
  • 18DioufSubstituted forWaltersat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pieters
  • 9Berahino
  • 16Adam
  • 19Walters
  • 25Crouch
  • 32Sobhi
  • 33Grant
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
11,046

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Stoke City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Stoke City 2.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Steve Cook.

Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).

Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Max Gradel (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Artur Boruc.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Erik Pieters replaces Marko Arnautovic.

Booking

Max Gradel (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Marc Muniesa (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth).

Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).

Attempt missed. Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Allen.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ryan Shawcross, Stoke City. Bournemouth 2, Stoke City 2.

Attempt missed. Joshua King (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Max Gradel.

Attempt missed. Max Gradel (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

Offside, Stoke City. Joe Allen tries a through ball, but Jonathan Walters is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Jordon Ibe replaces Marc Pugh.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Glen Johnson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Jonathan Walters replaces Mame Biram Diouf.

Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joshua King.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 1, Stoke City 2. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Max Gradel replaces Junior Stanislas.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Lewis Cook.

Attempt blocked. Joe Allen (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 1, Stoke City 1. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Smith.

Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Joe Allen with a cross.

Attempt missed. Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Lys Mousset.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Simon Francis.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Charlie Daniels.

Attempt blocked. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea34263572294381
2Tottenham35238471234877
3Man City35209670373369
4Liverpool35209671422969
5Man Utd341714351252665
6Arsenal33186964422260
7Everton3616101060411958
8West Brom35129144145-445
9Leicester35127164554-943
10Bournemouth36119165265-1342
11West Ham36119164559-1442
12Southampton33118143944-541
13Stoke361011153952-1341
14Burnley36117183751-1440
15Watford35117173758-2140
16Crystal Palace36115204661-1538
17Swansea36105214169-2835
18Hull3697203669-3334
19Middlesbrough35513172645-1928
20Sunderland3566232860-3224
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