Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United: Red Devils recent fine form suppressed by King

Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United: Red Devils recent fine form suppressed by King

Manchester United suffered a 1-0 shock in the hands of AFC Bournemouth on Saturday evening in a match staged at Vitality Stadium.  

Joshua King scored the only goal which was the difference in the end just before half time. It was a big win for Bournemouth and a big disappointment for United as their recent fine form was brought to a sudden halt on the south coast.

King's goal

Seconds to half time, Bournemouth took the lead through Joshua King. It was a miracle, 358 minutes since their last goal, Smith's cross from the right was taken by King brilliantly with his back to goa. He flicked over Wan-Bissaka's head and volleyed past De Gea with a great finish. 

In the second half, Manchester United saw much of the possession but could not break Bournemouth's defense. 

Off the post 

In the 81st minute, the Red Devils came close to leveling the scores as substitute Mason Greenwood rattled the woodwork from the close range. Ole Solskajer's men were cranking up the pressure, it was a lovely diagonal ball over the top from Fred. Greenwood saw it late but should perhaps have done better.

The loss sees United drop to eighth with 13 points with Bournemouth going above the Red Devils (6th) by three points. 

Match stats

Manchester United's haul of 13 points from 11 Premier League games this season is their lowest at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1986-87 (11).

11 - Manchester United have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 Premier League away games, their joint-longest run without one on the road in the competition (also 11 between Aug 2002-Jan 2003).