AFC Bournemouth handed Tottenham their sixth consecutive away defeat following a hard-fought 1-0 win in a Premier League match on Saturday 4th.
Coming from a back to back defeats from West Ham United and Ajax, Tottenham needed to make a statement ahead of next weeks Champions League return leg. However, their start at Dean Court wasn’t the best at all as Bournemouth controlled much of the game.
Dier Red card escape
Eric Dier escaped a second booking. King charged through the middle and Dier tackled him from the behind. King went flying but Dier claimed he go the ball. Center referee Craig Pawson seemed to stop but the told everyone to play on as he said the Spurs defender got the ball.
Son red card
Fraser won a foul off Son and the Lerma came in. He brushed Son’s leg, who wasn’t happy. He reacted showing Lerma and Bournemouth ace threw himself to the floor. There was little malice but it was an aggressive act and Pawson was on the scene to issue the red card.
Second red card
After the start of the second half, Spurs were reduced to 9 men as Foyth was sent off. Foyth had just come in for Vertonghen but it took him only three minutes and he went for an early bath. He overran the ball after a heavy touch and went high with his right-foot on Simpson and he was off.
Spurs were composed at the back defending so well but Nathan Ake broke their resistance. A corner was beautifully delivered and Ake powered in a header.
The north London side could have had even more players sent off in a feisty encounter, which leaves them four points clear of Arsenal in fifth with a game to play.
Spurs will play their final Premier League game at home against Everton on Sunday 12th.