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James Gheerbrant

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    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    All over at the Vitality Stadium. What an astonishing game. 

    For the reaction to this (and there will be plenty!) and all the other 15:00 GMT games, get over to the main Saturday football live text. It's goodbye from me.

  2. GOAL

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton (Stanislas)

    Do not adjust your live text. Bournemouth really have equalised. Bournemouth stream forward from the kick-off, Matt Ritchie clips a cross in from the left, and Junior Stanislas heads home. Mad. This has to be the game of the season. 

  3. GOAL

    Bournemouth 2-3 Everton (Barkley)

    Ross Barkley celebrates

    Where on earth has that come from? An absolute heartbreaker for Bournemouth. Seamus Coleman burrows his way into the penalty, the ball ricochets off his shins into the path of Ross Barkley, and the Everton youngster turns and gets a shot off. Ryan Allsop gets a hand to it, but the ball trickles over the line.

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    Bournemouth 2-2 Everton

    Bournemouth are looking for all three points here! They win a corner and it's headed just over by Sylvain Distin. They couldn't, could they?

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    Bournemouth 2-2 Everton

    Five minutes of added time...

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    Bournemouth 2-2 Everton

    John Motson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Vitality Stadium

    "This is the best value-for-money game that I've seen all season. Storming stuff. This is the type of game that makes the Premier League what it is."

  7. GOAL

    Bournemouth 2-2 Everton (Stanislas)

    Bournemouth's Junior Stanislas celebrates

    And Bournemouth have done it! They've got the equaliser! A quickly taken free kick is rolled to Joshua King, he burns Brendon Galloway down the right wing and fires in a cutback which is rifled home by Junior Stanislas. Brilliant fightback by the Cherries, and the Vitality Stadium is rocking.


    Bournemouth 1-2 Everton

    Bournemouth are on the charge here. Charlie Daniels cracks a volley wide from the edge of the area. Roberto Martinez throws on Aaron Lennon in place of Gerard Deulofeu.

  9. Goal replay

    Bournemouth 1-2 Everton

     Great goal from Adam Smith after Tom Cleverley had cleared Matt Ritchie's corner straight to him.  

    Bournemouth goal

    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    And now Smith wants a penalty! He surges into the area and goes down under the challenge of Brendan Galloway. Referee Kevin Friend has a look and waves play on.

  11. 'Smith hit that so sweetly'

    Bournemouth 1-2 Everton

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on Final Score

    "What a goal! There is no pressure on Smith and that is a criticism of the Everton defence, but Smith still hit that so sweetly."

  12. GOAL

    Bournemouth 1-2 Everton (Smith)

    Tell you who will definitely be getting a start next week - Adam Smith! He's just scored an absolute thronker! The ball is headed out to the substitute right-back about 25 yards out, he takes a couple of touches and dispatches an absolute thunderbolt into the top corner. Cut across it right-footed, hint of curl, kissed the inside of the post and in. Belter!

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Bournemouth injury update: number 4,621 in an ongoing series. Goalkeeper Adam Federici is wearing a protective boot on the sidelines and looking pretty glum. Wonder if Ryan Allsop will get a start this week?

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Joshua King goes wide to allow Murray to play up front and it so nearly pays immediate dividends! The forward skips past the challenge of Brendon Galloway on the right and fires in a teasing cross, but there's no-one there to capitalise. Got to be gambling at the back stick!


    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Dear oh dear, more injury woe for Bournemouth. No Christmas break for the physio this year. This time it's Harry Arter who is injured - it looks like a hamstring pull. Striker Glenn Murray replaces him.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Matthew, Matthew, Matthew. You can't be doing that. Bournemouth win a corner on the right, but Ritchie swings it straight into the side netting. Sighs all round.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Another great chance for Bournemouth! Matt Ritchie meets Junior Stanislas's cut-back absolutely flush on the half-volley, but sends it straight into the breadbasket of Tim Howard. Struck it too well!


    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    In fact McCarthy is not going to be able to continue after all. He trots off, and is replaced by Tom Cleverley.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    McCarthy continues, and so does the Bournemouth fightback. They press forward and win another corner, but it's cleared and Everton break. Arouna Kone has a shot, but it's well blocked.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Although James McCarthy has taken a bit of a knock from that corner. He's having a bit of treatment.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Frenetic stuff at Vitality Stadium now! Junior Stanislas, who has been a real livewire in the second period, cuts in from the left and gets a curling shot away which is deflected behind for a corner. It comes to nothing.

  23. Post update

    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Excellent second-phase play by Everton. They win the ball in Bournemouth's half and work it to Seamus Coleman on the right. His cross is inches away from finding Romelu Lukaku in the six-yard box.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie and Adam Smith compete for the ball with Everton's Brendan Galloway

    Tell you what though, this is a spirited start to the second half by Bournemouth. They work the ball from the right to the left of the penalty area really nicely and Junior Stanislas gets a firm strike away, which is well saved by Tim Howard.

  25. Dangerous Deulofeu

    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Gerard Deulofeu has been excellent for Everton so far, and key to his effectiveness has been his ability to get into advanced positions with the ball.

    A look at his heatmap (right) shows how he's been able to consistent get to the byline to cause havoc in the Everton defence. Contrast that with his opposite number Matt Ritchie (left), who has barely got into the final third.

    Matt Ritchie and Gerard Deulofeu heatmaps
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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    The trouble with going out all guns is that Bournemouth are liable to leave themselves exposed on the break - as they do here. Everton work it beautifully, threading the ball through to James McCarthy down the inside-right, and he calls Allsop into action. 

    This is the keeper's first league appearance for Bournemouth since 26 October 2013 against Leicester in the Championship.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    King goes close again as he surges into the box and has a shot, but John Stones throws himself in the way. Lively start by Bournemouth.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    That was a bit dicey for Everton. Dan Gosling's shot is deflected, and almost falls right into the path of Joshua King - Tim Howard gets there ahead of the striker but almost loses the ball at his feet. 

  29. KICK OFF

    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Here we go again. A couple of changes for Bournemouth - Adam Smith is on for Steve Cook, with Simon Francis going to centre-back, and Adam Federici hasn't shaken off that ankle knock, so he's off and third-choice keeper Ryan Allsop is on.

    Adam Federici comes off injured
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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    And that's the interval. Everton have been excellent, irrepressible on the wings and incisive up front. Bournemouth haven't been bad but, not the first time this season, they find themselves on the receiving end of a harsh lesson in the realities of the Premier League.

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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Another decent cross from the rampaging Simon Francis, who has got forward to good effect in this half, but it's just over the head of Junior Stanislas. Up the other end, Gerard Deulofeu roams clear down the right flank, but his cross is cut out.

  35. Goal replay

    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Great goal by Everton to work their way across the pitch from Brendan Galloway's throw-in. Gerard Deulofeu's cross found Romelu Lukaku, who took a touch and fired home.  

    Everton goal
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    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Dan Gosling clips a free kick into the area, but Harry Arter's volley is off target.

  37. CLOSE!

    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    And Steve Cook so nearly makes immediate amends! He gets his head on a Matt Ritchie cross ahead of Tim Howard, and the ball looks destined to trundle over the line until John Stones intervenes to hook it out from under the bar!

  38. 'Lukaku is playing with a smile on his face'

    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on Final Score

    "A brilliant goal by Lukaku, after an excellent ball received from Deulofeu.

    "Lukaku scored a lot in the Europa League last season, but this season it has been in the league. He is playing with a joy, with a smileon his face, and Lukaku is unstoppable at the moment."

  39. GOAL

    Bournemouth 0-2 Everton (Lukaku)

    Romelu Lukaku celebrates

    This man just cannot stop scoring. Romelu Lukaku nets his fifth goal in four matches. It was lovely play from Gerard Deulofeu, threading an early curling cross through from the right wing, and Lukaku was able to outmuscle Steve Cook and bang the ball past Federici. Cook will think he could have done better there, but it was fine centre-forward play.

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    Bournemouth 0-1 Everton

    Ross Barkley and Simon Francis

    Ross Barkley with some lovely twisting and turning on the edge of the area, but he just overdoes it and one feint too many allows Simon Francis to nip in and steal the ball.

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    Bournemouth 0-1 Everton

    Simon Francis has got forward well from right-back so far today. He manages to win a couple of corners in quick succession, but both are defended stoutly by Everton.

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    Bournemouth 0-1 Everton

    Bournemouth pile forward in search of an equaliser, but they give the ball away cheaply and Everton immediately threaten on the break. A poor touch by Gerard Deulofeu allows the hosts to snuff out the counter.

  43. 'That was coming...'

    Bournemouth 0-1 Everton

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on Final Score

    Everton's Ramiro Funes Mori scores

    "That was coming. It's a poor goal to concede from Bournemouth's perspective, but in the last 10 minutes Everton have been right at it. A simple goal really."

  44. GOAL

    Bournemouth 0-1 Everton (Funes Mori)

    Everton's Ramiro Funes Mori celebrates a goal

    Well, it had been coming. Everton get their fifth corner, it's swung in from the left, and Ramiro Funes Mori rises highest to plant a header into the top-left corner. Joshua King was stationed on the post but couldn't keep it out.

  45. CLOSE!

    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    And from the corner Everton go close again! Lukaku thumps a header goalward and Federici parries to safety at the second attempt.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    A bad error from Simon Francis almost allows Arouna Kone to give Everton the lead. The defender gets his angles all wrong and puts a defensive header right into the strike zone of the Ivorian, whose firmly hit drive from an angle is parried behind by Adam Federici.

  47. Post update

    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Well, Federici is going to try and soldier on for the moment, but I'm not convinced. He's hobbling about pretty gingerly, and you'd imagine Everton won't be shy about testing him out. The substitute keeper, by the way, is Ryan Allsop, who has never played a Premier League game.

  48. Post update

    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Bournemouth goalkeeper Adam Federici

    Looking at the replays, Federici came down awkwardly on his ankle. I'm not sure he's going to be able to continue.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Adam Federici punches the ball away

    Gerard Deulofeu tries to get the better of Charlie Daniels down the right, but the defender sticks to his task well and tackles the ball out for a corner. The ball is swung in and Adam Federici appears to be hurt in the act of punching it away. A brief stoppage here...

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Joshua King has looked lively for Bournemouth in recent weeks, and he's close to opening the scoring here. He does really well to jink inside from the left and find a pocket of space to unleash a shot, which Tim Howard gets down well to parry.

  51. 'Lukaku is still only 22 years old!'

    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on Final Score

    Everton's Romelu Lukaku

    "I think confidence has always been the issue with Romelu Lukaku. 

    "His touch and hold-up play is so improved - in previous seasons we kept seeing ball bouncing off him. 

    "But even with fluctuating confidence he still scored 20 goals last year. He's still only 22 years old!"

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    A lovely ball from Romelu Lukaku releases Gerard Deulofeu down the right, but his attempted pass to Ross Barkley is intercepted.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Matt Ritchie receives the ball on the edge of the area and decides to try his luck, but his well-struck left-footed effort is comfortably held by Tim Howard.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Everton's Brendon Galloway

    That Brendon Galloway's a skinny lad, isn't he? His jersey looks like it's a couple of sizes too big for him, but the Everton left back has done really well since Roberto Martinez gave him his chance in the side. He gets caught out of position though, when Matt Ritchie knocks a channel ball past him, but Ramiro Funes Mori gets across to cover.

  55. 'Everton did so well to keep hold of Stones'

    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on Final Score

    "Everton did so well to keep hold of John Stones in the pre-season. It'll take over £40 million to sign him, but I don't think Everton are in a position where they have to sell. 

    "I think it'll be better for all concerned if Stones can continue to develop over the next couple of seasons at Goodison Park."

  56. CLOSE!

    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    And a decent chance for Bournemouth inside two minutes! Junior Stanislas trundles into the area and cuts the ball across for Dan Gosling arriving on the edge of the area, who scuffs a volley wide.

  57. KICK OFF

    Bournemouth 0-0 Everton

    Everton, kicking from left to right, get us up and running. Both teams in their traditional kit - Bournemouth in red and black stripes, Everton in blue. Excellent.

  58. Post update

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    The players are out on the pitch. The referee, Kevin Friend, exchanges high-fives with the mascots. Lovely stuff.

  59. 'Bournemouth are still playing Championship football'

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on Final Score

    "I saw Bournemouth on the first day of the season, when they created chances and failed to complete them. They are not creating as many chances as they did last year, but they are still playing Championship football and they look wide open."  

  60. Sticking point for Bournemouth?

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Everton graphic
  61. Entertaining Everton

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Roberto Martinez's side have been flying of late. They've banged in 11 goals in their last three matches, with Romelu Lukaku grabbing four of those and Arouna Kone three.

    The Premier League's leakiest defence could have their work cut out this afternoon...

  62. 'Everton can push into the top four'

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Dion Dublin

    Former Aston Villa striker on Football Focus

    Romelu Lukaku, Everton

    "Lukaku is a powerful lad. He needs to be more consistent, but when he's on song he's as good as any forward in the Premier League, of that there's no doubt."

    "Everton can push into the top four - they have a great chance. But at the moment they are inconsistent, hot and cold too often."

  63. Lacking a cherry on top

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

  64. Bournemouth's back-four woes

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    After a bright start to the season, Bournemouth have won only one of their last ten matches, and have lost four of their last five.

    Defending has been the big problem for Eddie Howe's side - they've conceded 27 goals from their 13 matches, more than any other side.

    On the plus side, they are fast starters - they've netted a league-high five goals in the first 15 minutes of games.

  65. MOTD commentator's view

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    John Motson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Vitality Stadium

    "The first ever league meeting between these sides promises much, as both play very entertaining football.

    "I commentated on Bournemouth's 4-3 victory at West Ham in August, but despite several encouraging performances they have only claimed one further victory. The defence has looked vulnerable. 

    "The key will be to contain in-form trio Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu."

    Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku, Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu
  66. LINE-UPS

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc misses out again with a knee injury, so Adam Federici keeps his place while Marc Pugh misses out with a calf problem.  

    Bournemouth XI

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez names an unchanged side for the trip to Bournemouth, after last weekend's 4-0 win against Aston Villa.   

    Everton XI
  67. Lawro's view

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 GMT)

    Our man Mark Lawrenson has had his say on this one in his weekly predictions, and he's going for a Bournemouth win.

    He says: "This is a gut feeling more than anything else. Bournemouth really should have got three points against Swansea last time out.

    "It is certainly not based on their previous form, because they have only won one of their last 10 league games, but they are still creating chances and scoring goals and I think they will get the win they have been waiting for on Saturday."

  68. Predict the score

    Bournemouth might be in the Premier League relegation zone but their fans are faring better in our BBC Sport Predictor Game league table. Everton supporters are mired in the bottom three. Just log in, predict this weekend's games and keep the Cherries and Toffees sweet in mid-table.  

    BBC Sport predictor game
  69. Just desserts

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez arrives at the Vitality Stadium

    There are plenty of tasty clashes in the Premier League, but surely none could be sweeter than this meeting of the Cherries and the Toffees.

    After all, these two teams have a reputation for playing some of the most mouthwatering attacking football in the division, under two of the brightest young coaches in Eddie Howe and Roberto Martinez.

    But while the Toffees are yet to come unstuck, up in 7th place, Bournemouth are poised precariously in 19th, but have arguably been unlucky not to pick up more wins so far. Can they get their just deserts today?

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