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Caroline Chapman

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  1. Over and out

    Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    On paper it wasn't meant to be the best, but that was a cracking game. 

    Make sure you catch it on Match of the Day later.

    In the meantime, you can read all about it here, and follow reaction to the rest of Saturday's drama via this link


    Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Referee Graham Scott blows the whistle and Stoke earn an impressive victory at the Vitality Stadium.

  3. CLOSE!

    Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Jon Walters has had a brilliant game for Stoke and he almost makes it four. 

    The Republic of Ireland international smacks his shot straight at Artur Boruc and Bournemouth scramble clear. 

  4. Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Five minutes of injury time and Bournemouth are on the attack.

    The deliveries are coming in from all angles, but Stoke's defence stand tall and clear their lines, despite the ball ping-ponging around. 

    Cherries midfielder Harry Arter is booked for a rather cynical foul on Xherdan Shaqiri. 

  5. Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Josh King has made a huge difference for Bournemouth on the wing with his speed and precision.

    But the Cherries haven't quite had the killer instinct in the box. They retain possession but it looks like the comeback isn't on after all. 


    Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    It's getting a bit fruity between Jon Walters and Simon Francis. 

    The two face-off after Francis's late tackle and the Bournemouth defender earns a yellow card. 

    Stoke make their final substitution, as Stephen Ireland replaces Ibrahim Afellay. 

    Jonathan Walters
  7. Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Juan Iturbe springs into action immediately for Bournemouth, but his speculative effort is blocked by the body of Stoke defender Philipp Wollschied. 

    Harry Arter tries to follow it up but his strike goes well over.

  8. Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Andy Surman is booked for a rash challenge, and Bournemouth opt to make their third substitution.

    Junior Stanislas is off, replaced by on-loan Roma forward Juan Iturbe. 

  9. CLOSE!

    Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Bournemouth are really up for this. A flashing cross from Josh King reaches Junior Stanislas but the winger can't quite get it under control.

  10. Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Mame Diouf's snazzy green and purple boots are causing him some problems. The Stoke striker's lost one of them and he can't redo his laces because he's got gloves on. 

    Instead, Glenn Whelan has to bend down to do the honours. That's team-work. 

  11. CLOSE!

    Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Bournemouth's Josh King rushes forward on the left but his ball in can't quite reach Matt Ritchie in the centre of the box.

    Ritchie is inches away from latching onto the end of it. Very close.

  12. Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    We've finally had a second to breathe here. What a five minutes that was!

    Stoke have lost two defenders to injury and Bournemouth are looking to make the most of it.

    Benik Afobe hits over from close range, and it spooks an unsettled Stoke. 

  13. Goal - Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke

    Matt Ritchie

    Hang on, we have a game here.

    Scotland international Matt Ritchie came on at half-time for Bournemouth and has made an impact already.

    He smacks a left-footed shot past Jack Butland. Lovely stuff. 

  14. Goal - Bournemouth 0-3 Stoke


    Another beauty from Stoke!

    Joselu had only been on the field for a second, replacing the injured Glen Johnson, but he leaps high over the Bournemouth defence and heads home, after a succulent ball in from Xherdan Shaqiri.

  15. GOAL - Bournemouth 0-2 Stoke

    Ibrahim Afellay

    A beautiful finish from Ibrahim Afellay, set up very well by Jon Walters.

    Stoke hit on the break and Walters has time to hold the ball up before feeding to Afellay, who sweeps home with ease.

    Bournemouth brought on two attackers at half-time. Looks like it's cost them. 

    Ibrahim Afellay
  16. Bournemouth 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke defender Glen Johnson heads away danger in the box, lands heavily and stays down. 

    The referee fails to blow the whistle and Bournemouth substitute Josh King tries to poke home past Jack Butland, but is eventually denied.

    Johnson needs treatment and is trying to walk off the injury.

    Glen Johnson
  17. KICK-OFF

    Bournemouth 0-1 Stoke

    We're back under way!

    Two tactical changes for Bournemouth - Marc Pugh and Dan Gosling are off and Josh King and Matt Ritchie are on. 

    Stoke also made a chance at the break with Dionatan Teixeira on for Marc Muniesa.  

  18. Imbula arrives

    Bournemouth 0-1 Stoke

    Giannelli Imbula

    Giannelli Imbula arrived at Stoke from Porto on transfer deadline day in January.

    The 23-year-old cost the club a record £18.3m, and he's managed to grab his first ever Premier League goal in only his second game for the Potters.

    Worth a watch on Match of the Day later. Proper thunderbolt.

  19. Bournemouth on the back-foot

    Bournemouth 0-1 Stoke

    Bournemouth have enjoyed 62% possession in this game but have only forced Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland into one save all game - that was from Charlie Daniels. 

    Striker Benik Afobe has netted three in five for the Cherries, but as this map shows, he's only had two touches in the box in the first 45 minutes at the Vitality Stadium. 

    Benik Afobe touch map

    Bournemouth 0-1 Stoke

    Marc Muniesa is receiving some treatment on a leg injury, and it looks like Stoke are going to be forced into a change.

    But the half-time whistle goes before it can be made.

    It's Stoke who have the advantage at Bournemouth.