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Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth

Nathan Ake scores for Bournemouth
Bournemouth ended a run of three league games without a victory

Bournemouth earned their first Premier League away win of the season as Nathan Ake's header ended Stoke's six-game unbeaten run in an ill-tempered game.

Centre-back Ake, on loan from Chelsea, met Junior Stanislas' cross to give the Cherries the lead midway through the first half at the Bet365 Stadium.

The hosts had the chance to equalise when Simon Francis was deemed to have fouled Bojan Krkic just inside the area, but Bojan smashed the resulting penalty against the bar.

That miss - and wasted chances late on from Xherdan Shaqiri, Jon Walters and Bruno Martins Indi - proved costly as Stoke were unable to make the breakthrough despite heavy pressure.

The result condemned the Potters to a first league defeat in more than two months and ensured Bournemouth - who were also denied what looked a clear penalty in the first half when Ryan Shawcross brought down Callum Wilson - moved into the top half of the table.

Hughes frustrated by 'cynical' Cherries

Mark Hughes' side looked surprised, and a little rattled, by Bournemouth's intensity from the opening moments and they often they let it show in a game that saw six bookings - three to each side.

"They are a counter-attacking team and we should have done better to recognise that. They sat deep and that frustrated us for the majority of the game," he said.

"We didn't deserve to get beaten but didn't do enough to win."

The Stoke manager also accused Bournemouth of excessive time wasting, saying that the six minutes added time "could have been 16".

"It was cynical and blatant. We all do it every now and again but never to the extent Bournemouth did today.

"It's hard for the refereeing team but I feel they could have been on top of it a lot better."

Wrong calls?

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Bournemouth were denied what appeared to be a clear penalty in the first half as Shawcross slid in on Wilson inside the area and seemed to bring him down without making any contact with the ball.

Referee Roger East confidently indicated play on - to the amazement of Cherries players and boss Eddie Howe alike, and the visiting manager had his say after the game.

"I'm a big fan of Roger East. I think he's one of the best referees around but he got two big calls wrong today," said Howe.

"It was definitely a penalty. You are effectively accusing Callum of diving if you don't award it. Shawcross was lucky to still be on the field."

The other call in question was the penalty awarded for Francis' touch on Bojan at the edge of the area - the missed spot-kick feeling like an injustice avoided for the visitors.

"Those two calls from the ref were game changers," added Howe. "It could have been the difference of two goals for us."

Man of the match - Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake scores for Bournemouth
Nathan Ake was making his first Premier League start for Bournemouth. Adam Smith's suspension meant a defensive reshuffle, with skipper Simon Francis moving to right-back, but Ake gave an assured performance alongside Steve Cook in the centre and, according to his manager, did not put a foot wrong

November no longer a bogey month for Bournemouth

  • Four Bournemouth goals in the top flight this season have come from free-kick situations (including direct free-kicks), more than any other side
  • On the other hand, Stoke have shipped a league-high five goals from free-kicks in the Premier League this season
  • Nathan Ake scored for the first time in his last 15 Premier League games (he has only two in total in 32 appearances)
  • Junior Stanislas has been involved in 11 Premier League goals for the Cherries (six goals, five assists), a joint-high tally along with Joshua King (eight goals, three assists)
  • Bojan's penalty miss was Stoke's first failure in their last 14 Premier League spot-kicks, last fluffing their lines from 12 yards via Jonathan Walters v Liverpool in August 2013
  • Bournemouth enjoyed their first win in a Premier League game in November, their first away league win for eight games, and their first away clean sheet since February
  • The Potters failed to score for the first time in eight top-flight games

What next?

Both teams are heading to London for their next Premier League matches.

Stoke are in action at Watford on Sunday, 27 November, and will be without suspended midfielder Joe Allen. Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere will not be eligible to face his parent club as Bournemouth visit Emirates Stadium on the same day.

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 33Grant
  • 2BardsleySubstituted forJohnsonat 57'minutes
  • 17Shawcross
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 3Pieters
  • 16AdamBooked at 90mins
  • 4AllenBooked at 16mins
  • 22Shaqiri
  • 27BojanSubstituted forWaltersat 73'minutes
  • 10Arnautovic
  • 12BonyBooked at 22minsSubstituted forCrouchat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Muniesa
  • 8Johnson
  • 19Walters
  • 21Imbula
  • 24Given
  • 25Crouch
  • 32Sobhi

Bournemouth

  • 23FedericiBooked at 49mins
  • 2Francis
  • 3S Cook
  • 5Aké
  • 11Daniels
  • 4GoslingBooked at 44mins
  • 8ArterBooked at 34mins
  • 17KingSubstituted forPughat 81'minutes
  • 32Wilshere
  • 19Stanislas
  • 13WilsonSubstituted forAfobeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Pugh
  • 9Afobe
  • 14B Smith
  • 21Allsop
  • 24Fraser
  • 26Mings
  • 31Mousset
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
27,815

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 0, Bournemouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 0, Bournemouth 1.

Booking

Charlie Adam (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).

Attempt saved. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Crouch with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Crouch.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a cross.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Simon Francis.

Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Erik Pieters.

Jack Wilshere (Bournemouth) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Benik Afobe.

Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke City).

Attempt blocked. Peter Crouch (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a cross.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Marc Pugh.

Offside, Bournemouth. Simon Francis tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside.

Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).

Attempt saved. Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Adam.

Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri.

Foul by Benik Afobe (Bournemouth).

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh replaces Joshua King because of an injury.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Jonathan Walters replaces Bojan.

Foul by Jack Wilshere (Bournemouth).

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Bojan (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Charlie Adam.

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Wilshere with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Benik Afobe replaces Callum Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Peter Crouch replaces Wilfried Bony.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Attempt missed. Joshua King (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Wilshere.

Foul by Jack Wilshere (Bournemouth).

Charlie Adam (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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