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May 4, 2019 at 12.30pm UK at ​Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth, Dorset)
Attendance: 10,630
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Ake (91')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Heung-min (43'), Foyth (48')

Live Commentary: Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - as it happened

Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Bournemouth strike late to beat nine-man Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's Premier League game at the Vitality Stadium.
Live Commentary: Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham - as it happened
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Bournemouth have registered a dramatic 1-0 win over nine-man Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's Premier League fixture at the Vitality Stadium.

Spurs peppered the Bournemouth goal during the first half only for young goalkeeper Mark Travers to make a number of fine saves, and the pattern of the game changed when Son Heung-min was dismissed before half time.

Juan Foyth was also sent off shortly after the break, and Bournemouth finally broke Spurs down when Nathan Ake netted a late header from a corner.

Find out how all of the action unfolded on the South coast courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates below.

Hello and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of the match in the Premier League between Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur. The visitors will have one eye on the second leg of their Champions League semi-final with Ajax on Wednesday night, but Mauricio Pochettino has named a strong team for the game on the South coast. The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch at the Vitality Stadium, so let's see who features in each starting lineup...

BOURNEMOUTH XI: Travers; Clyne, S.Cook, Simpson, A.Smith; Ibe, Lerma, Ake, Fraser; King; Wilson

BOURNEMOUTH SUBSTITUTES: Boruc, Mousset, Hyndman, Taylor, Mepham, Surridge, Ofoborh

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR XI: Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Dier, Sissoko; Alli, Eriksen, Son; Moura

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR SUBSTITUTES: Gazzaniga, Davies, Foyth, Wanyama, Skipp, Janssen, Llorente

KICKOFF:  Spurs get us underway!

Both teams have put together a fast start. The nearest that we have come to an opening is a through-ball being played towards Son, but Cook got across to clear for a throw-in.

Spurs have taken hold of possession over the past couple of minutes. That will be to Pochettino's liking with his side undoubtedly suffering from a bit of tiredness this afternoon after such a busy schedule.

Bournemouth are spending much of these early stages in their own half. Cook has just had to make another last-ditch challenge to deny Son on the edge of the area.

SHOT!  Goalkeeper Mark Travers is making his Premier League debut for Bournemouth this afternoon, and the youngster has almost been left embarrassed. Moura successfully sent the ball over Travers from the halfway line, but the ball went inches wide of the post!

Bournemouth just don't look at the races so far. I suppose that is understandable given that they are already safe, but they are struggling to keep up with the intensity being set by Spurs.

YELLOW CARD!  The first yellow card of the contest goes to Dier, who lunges in wildly on Fraser around 30 yards from goal.

SHOT!  Fraser sends the resulting free kick wide of the post. It wasn't too far away from the bottom corner, but it was lacking in pace.

SHOT!  This will make the young Bournemouth goalkeeper feel a lot better. Alli turns sharply on the edge of the area before firing a shot towards the bottom corner, but Travers is able to palm the ball away.

Cook and Fraser have both picked up knocks over the last few minutes. Cook is struggling more than his teammate, but he looks keen to continue at this stage.

CHANCE!  Travers makes his second fine save in the space of a few minutes! Moura is played in on the edge of the area and is able to fire a powerful strike towards the roof of the net. However, Travers acrobatically tips the ball over the crossbar.

Spurs may feel that they should be ahead in this game. They have started much better than they did in midweek. Bournemouth have improved, but they are still second best.

YELLOW CARD!  Alderweireld is the second Spurs man to receive a caution for a late challenge on King by the touchline.

CHANCE!  Save number three for Travers. Moura beats the offside and has the chance to beat the young goalkeeper from an acute angle. However, the stopper stays big to block the effort with his feet.

Spurs are continuing to knock at the door. Cook seems to be a yard or two deeper than the rest of the Bournemouth backline, and it isn't helping their cause.

The home supporters are doing what they can to lift their side here. They know that they are fortunate to still be on level terms.

CHANCE!  Son jumps at the chance to run towards goal from the halfway line, and the South Korean only has one thought in his mind. However, the attacker can only send a shot high over the crossbar after advancing into the penalty area.

CHANCE!  Yet ANOTHER save from Travers! Rose's cross from the left finds Alli in space, and the Englishman sends a header towards the top corner. However, Travers again reacts quickly to divert the ball over the crossbar.

Bournemouth are furious. They feel that Dier should have been handed a second yellow card for a foul in the middle of the pitch, but the referee didn't even give a free kick! It's a difficult one for the official. He was about to blow his whistle, but then changed his mind.

We are currently having a break in play while Son undergoes some treatment for a leg injury. It is giving everyone a chance to catch their breath!

CHANCE!  Bournemouth play a long ball towards King, and a mistake from Alderweireld allows the Norway international to move in on goal. However, Lloris comes out to make a timely block.

YELLOW CARD!  Another booking for Spurs, this time for Sissoko. The midfielder pulled down Ake when the Bournemouth man attempted to move forward from midfield.

PENALTY APPEAL!  Bournemouth are unfortunate not to win a penalty. Dier appears to trip Wilson on the byline, but the referee deems that there was nothing in it.

RED CARD!  Son has been sent off for Spurs! The forward reacted angrily to Lerma attempting to kick the ball as he went to pick it up to take a free kick. Lerma was pushed to the floor, and it has resulted in the referee dismissing the South Korean.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min pushes Bournemouth's Jefferson Lerma in the Premier League on May 4, 2019.© Reuters

There will be two minutes of added-on time.

HALF TIME:  Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

The half-time whistle goes at the Vitality Stadium and we somehow remain on level terms. Spurs have bossed the action and squandered several opportunities, but they are down to 10 men after the sending off of Son. Bournemouth will fancy their chances after the break.

A quick reminder of the two benches...

BOURNEMOUTH SUBSTITUTES: Boruc, Mousset, Hyndman, Taylor, Mepham, Surridge, Ofoborh

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR SUBSTITUTES: Gazzaniga, Davies, Foyth, Wanyama, Skipp, Janssen, Llorente

Pochetino must decide how to handle this second half. The easy decision would be to introduce Llorente or Janssen, but the Argentine also has to consider the work which his midfield are going to have to put in during the next 45 minutes. Dier is also only one foul away from a second booking.

KICKOFF:  Bournemouth get us back underway. Pochettino has made two changes - Foyth and Wanyama are on for Alderweireld and Dier.

RED CARD!  Oh my word. Spurs are down to nine men! Foyth has dived into a challenge with his studs-up after over-running the ball, and the defender is deservedly dismissed.

I have no idea how Spurs are going to react here. The plan today would have been to get more points on the board with minimal fuss, but it will take a near-miracle to earn a share of the spoils from this game.

As you would expect, Bournemouth are bossing possession now. They are in a position where they can make Spurs do some chasing. The Sun is out on the South coast, but it is not exactly warm.

Moura is doing well in attack given that he is on his own, but there is going to be a point when he runs out of steam. Pochettino only has one alteration up his sleeve.

SHOT!  Ake tees up Fraser on the left-hand side of the penalty area, but the Scotland international's first-time effort is weak and too close to Lloris.

Spurs have lost their last five away games in the Premier League, but Bournemouth have failed to win any of their last five home fixtures. Something has got to give here, surely.

Bournemouth goalkeeper Travers remain the man of the match so far, but I don't think he has touched the ball since the restart! It has turned into that kind of match.

This is good from Spurs as Alli and Eriksen work the ball around five or six Bournemouth defenders. Alli eventually gets a shot away inside the area, but his effort is blocked.

Simpson fouls Lloris when attempting to win a header from a corner, and it leads to a free kick for Spurs. Don't expect the goalkeeper to rush to his feet. His teammates need this breather.

Spurs are doing their best to string a few passes together, but they are inevitably being closed down. Still, it is making Bournemouth do more running than they have had to do for much of the past 18 minutes.

SHOT!  A Bournemouth corner is only cleared to the edge of the area. Smith takes the chance to send a volley towards goal from 30 yards, but the defender's strike goes well off target.

SHOT!  Bournemouth are stepping it up. A cross from the right is met by Wilson, but the forward's header goes harmlessly wide of the far post.

Spurs have done brilliantly to reach the final 20 minutes without conceding a goal. However, some of their players are now beginning to tire. Alli looks exhausted, and it would not be a surprise if he is withdrawn sooner rather than later.

SHOT!  Ibe tries his luck from 20 yards after cutting inside onto his right foot, but Lloris is able to punch the ball away from goal.

Bournemouth are readying their first change. Howe isn't exactly blessed with options from the bench, but the fresh legs may have an impact.

SUBSTITUTION! Here comes Mousset, who takes the place of Ibe.

CHANCE!  Mousset almost makes the perfect impact. A cross from the right finds the substitute by the penalty spot, but the attacker can only head the ball straight at Lloris.

SUBSTITUTION! Spurs make their final switch as Davies comes on for Sissoko.

Spurs launch a counter forward and a number of players make the effort to try to support Moura. Wanyama eventually makes a run into the penalty area, but the Kenyan can't be picked out.

Davies is being used at centre-back, and it has resulted in Wanyama pushing up the pitch. I'm not sure if Bournemouth were expecting that, but they need to adjust to it because he is causing problems.

Just the two minutes plus added-on time for Bournemouth now. They have lost all of their previous momentum. Spurs have now reached 40 minutes with just the nine men. It's been a phenomenal effort.

Back come Bournemouth. Mousset sees a header prevented from finding the far corner, and Ake sees a close-range effort blocked.

There will be four minutes of added-on time. Bournemouth have another corner.


Bournemouth's Nathan Ake scores against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on May 4, 2019.© Reuters

GOAL!  Ouch. This is so harsh on Spurs. An inswinging corner from the left finds the run of Ake, who is able to send a header into the bottom corner from six yards out. Wanyama let the Dutchman go free.

YELLOW CARD!  There has been a bad tackle from Wanyama, and a bit of a scuffle between Lerma and Alli. They have all been booked.

Spurs win a corner. They couldn't, could they...

SHOT!  Nope. They couldn't. Moura attempts a scissor kick at the back post, but the Brazilian miscues his shot.

FULL TIME:  Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

The full-time whistle goes at the Vitality Stadium and Bournemouth have struck late to secure a 1-0 win over a dejected Spurs side, who played most of the second half with nine men. It's harsh on the visitors, who may have to gain a result against Everton on the final day of the season to secure Champions League football next season.

That will be all from Sports Mole for this match. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again soon.

If you would like to read our on-the-whistle match report, you can do so by clicking here. Goodbye for now.

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