Bournemout­h bounce back

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Soccer -

Stanis­las 66 pen, Solanke 67, 87, Evans 83 og

Ju­nior Stanis­las’ 66th-minute penalty started the un­likely fight­back, can­celling out Jamie Vardy’s first-half opener, with the hosts also ben­e­fit­ing from a Jonny Evans own goal.

A re­mark­able south-coast con­test flipped on its head dur­ing a crazy two-minute spell in which the Cher­ries scored twice to go ahead and Le­ices­ter de­fender Caglar Soyuncu was sent off.

The vic­tory leaves them just three points adrift of safety, while giv­ing their goal dif­fer­ence a sig­nif­i­cant boost. Mean­while, the Foxes’ Euro­pean fate is now out of their hands af­ter their amaz­ing ca­pit­u­la­tion.

Le­ices­ter edged ahead in the 24th minute as Premier League lead­ing scorer Vardy slid in to scram­ble home his 23rd goal of the sea­son.

The game was trans­formed in the 66th minute af­ter a dread­ful goal-kick from Kasper Sch­me­ichel to Wil­fred Ndidi who, in his haste to rush back, hauled down Cal­lum Wil­son, al­low­ing sub­sti­tute Stanis­las to score from the spot.

Solanke then broke clear to roll the ball un­der­neath Sch­me­ichel, with Soyuncu shown a straight red card in the af­ter­math for kick­ing out as Wil­son at­tempted to re­trieve the ball.

With Le­ices­ter still reel­ing, Bournemout­h put the re­sult be­yond doubt in the fi­nal 10 min­utes. Evans de­flected a low Stanisals ef­fort into his own net be­fore Solanke de­liv­ered an­other com­posed fin­ish.


Le­ices­ter City



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