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Mancity to take full advantage of Bournemouth’s relegation to sign Aké

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Manchester City are looking to sign a new centre back and are waiting to see if Bournemouth’s valuation of Nathan Ake has changed now they have dropped out of the Premier League, having made an initial approach for the 25-year-old Dutchman.

City will look to offload Nicolas Otamendi amid interest in the Argentine from Real Betis, while John Stones’s future at the Etihad is also in doubt.

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The club held talks with the Cherries last week over Dutch star Ake, who is currently valued at around £40million.

Manager Pep Guardiola has been seeking a new defender for some time after tinkering with his back line this season and Ake is seen as an ideal option as he can also play at left-back and is home grown.

The 25-year-old has plenty of admirers and has excelled in his three and a half seasons with Bournemouth, playing 121 games and scoring 11 times.

Meanwhile, City may arrange a friendly behind closed doors this weekend to prepare for their Champions League tie against Real Madrid a week on Friday.

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Tough struggles for Tottenham, Bournemouth charges hard

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Game is over and the final score is Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham. Here is the match report.

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Events


0′ The match is about to start!

0′ Players go down on their knees to support Black Lives Matter movement

22′ Kane makes an important clearance

31′ Ardent conflict between Sissoko and Lerma

44′ Lamela fires his shot into the stands

45′ Lloris makes a brilliant save

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46′ Half Substitution! SON & Ndombele in,Bergwijn & Lo Celso out

62′ Injured! Smith is stretchered off

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70′ CLOSE! Ake makes an important clearance

75′ Subs! Lucas replace Sissoko

86′ Disallowed! King scores but the goal is offside

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91′ Goooal… No! Callum Wilson goal disallowed after VAR review

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96′ What a save from Lloris

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Line-ups


Bournemouth XI: Gosling, Stanislas, Smith, Callum Wilson, King, Ake, Rico, Lerma, Brooks, Ramsdale, Lloyd Kelly

Subs: Boruc, Surman, Steve Cook, Harry Wilson, Solanke, Lewis Cook, Stacey, Groeneveld, S. Surridge

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Vertonghen, Sissoko, Alderweireld, Lamela, Aurier, Kane, Ben Davies, Winks, Bergwijn, Lo Celso

Subs: Son, Lucas, Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Ndombele, Sessegnon, Skipp, Gedson Fernandes, H. White.

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0-1: Chelsea lost to away Bournemouth. (Twitter users react)

A lacklustre Chelsea slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday, with Dan Gosling scoring a sublime winner six minutes from time.

Both sides began brightly, but it was the hosts who had the first chance. Mason Mount was put through by Jorginho, but he saw his shot well kept out by Aaron Ramsdale. The Cherries began to sit deep and looked to make life difficult for the Blues, which they did.

As the half wore on, frustrations grew as Frank Lampard’s men struggled to create many openings. Josh King wasted an opportunity to give his side the lead early in the second half as he was put through on goal. However, his touch took him wider than he would have hoped and he saw his shot blocked.

Eddie Howe’s men continued to grow into the game, with King wasting two more clear chances. Chelsea should have taken the lead midway through the second period through Emerson, but his header was sensationally kept out once more.

Instead, it was the away side who opened the scoring with just five minutes remaining. Following a corner, the ball came back into the area, which Dan Gosling flicked sublimely over Kepa and into the net. It went to VAR, but the goal stood. The Cherries held on to secure a much-needed win.

Although Chelsea were largely dominant against a much-changed Lille side in the Champions League in midweek, they only scored twice and were made to play out a nervy final 15 minutes after conceding. While it was job done on that occasion, Lampard will have been looking to see his side improve against Bournemouth.

However, they never got going in the first half against the Cherries, making countless sloppy mistakes. It appeared as though fatigue was an issue, with the Bournemouth defence content to watch them pass the ball without any real purpose. It was slow and passive.

The majority of the play came through the middle of the park and although Lampard attempted to change the game with his substitutions, they did not have the desired impact. Ultimately, they were undeserving of the three points and deservedly published by their opponents.

Bournemouth came into the game in poor form, having lost their last five games in a row. This woeful losing streak saw them slip to 14th, just one point above the relegation places. The team were in desperate need of a win – and they got one.

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From the off, Eddie Howe’s men looked to get forward and take the game to Chelsea, creating a number of openings early on. As the first half wore on, they sat in their shape and looked to play on the counter. The Cherries made life difficult for the hosts, who struggled to create many clear openings.

The team continued to create a number of openings going forward and although they wasted some glorious opportunities, they eventually did take the lead late on through Dan Gosling – with VAR playing an important role. And it was fully deserved. It was an exceptional team display.

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