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Bournemouth: Late Murray 99th Minute Goal Stuns Blues

Bourne Mouth Player, Glen Murray Celebrating After Scoring A Goal Against Chelsea

The substitute had been on the
pitch for just 99 seconds
before he bundled home a
dramatic deciding goal in one
of the most famous victories in
the Cherries’ history Glenn
Murray scored a dramatic late
winning goal as Bournemouth
recorded one of the most
famous wins in their history
against Chelsea at Stamford
Bridge.

Jose Mourinho’s side, who sit
14th in the table, have now
suffered eight defeats in 15
league games after failing to
break down the newly
promoted visitors, with Diego
Costa again omitted from his
starting XI and Eden Hazard’s
goalless streak stretching to 25
games in all competitions.

Nemanja Matic missed Chelsea’s
best opportunity, heading over
the crossbar from inside the
six-yard box in the second half,
before substitute Murray
pounced with eight minutes
remaining to secure a famous
victory.

Murray had been on the pitch
for just 99 seconds when he
struck the decisive blow – and
he appeared to be marginally
offside as he bundled the ball
over the line.

Eddie Howe’s men are now
unbeaten in three games and
move out of the relegation
zone after defeating the
defending champions.

Both sides made two changes,
with Thibaut Courtois – back
after three months out due to
knee surgery – and Baba
Rahman coming in for Chelsea
as Bournemouth recalled Artur
Boruc and Adam Smith.

Chelsea threatened first when
Hazard shot straight at Boruc
after linking up nicely with
Willian.

Courtois was also called into
action early, producing a two-
handed save to deny Junior
Stanislas after a counter-attack
led by Joshua King, who
brought the Belgium
goalkeeper into another stop at
his near post after a neat
passing move.

Hazard was bidding to score
his 50th Chelsea goal after a
long wait and a powerful long-
range left-footed effort had to
be pushed away by Boruc.

Pedro was next to test the
away goalkeeper, who tipped
the former Barcelona forward’s
curling attempt round the post
before also denying Oscar as
the home side finished a
goalless first half strongly.

Mourinho brought on Costa at
half-time, but Bournemouth
threatened first when a
thumping shot from Matt
Ritchie was just off target.

Costa had a header hacked
away from close to the goalline
and Matic missed an excellent
chance to give Chelsea the lead,
somehow heading over after
Willian had whipped in a
threatening cross from the
right.

Chelsea continued to press and
Costa saw a cross blocked by
the arm of a sliding Simon
Francis, but referee Mike Jones
was unmoved.

After a strong finish to the first
half and a bright start to the
second, the hosts’ threat
diminished in the closing
stages. Costa’s stab at goal,
comfortably saved by Boruc,
was their final chance of note.

They were punished when
Courtois could only punch a
corner clear as far as Steve
Cook, whose bouncing effort
looped towards goal, allowing
Murray – who appeared to be
millimetres offside – to head in
from three yards out.

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