Surprise wins at the Premier League


Bournemouth players celebrate as Junior Stanislas scores 2 minutes into the game.

Bournemouth repeated a rare feat as they defeated Manchester United 2-1 this week.

The club, which was promoted to the Premier League this season for the first time had just beaten Chelsea by 1-0 last week.

United keeper David de Gea was beaten by Junior Stanislas in just within two minutes of kick-off with a rare direct corner goal.

However, just as United equalised from a Marouane Fellaini goal the club appeared to lose their spirit after half-time.

The visitors could not fight back after Joshua King fired in from Matt Ritchie’s set-piece.

Coach Eddie Howe has much reason to be jubilant, but also remembers a devastating defeat of 5-0 by second division Morecambe exactly six years ago.

‘Someone reminded me of that (the anniversary) earlier,’ Howe said.

‘I didn’t know that, and all the emotions of that game came flooding back. That was a terrible game.’

‘It does show how far the club’s come. Not in your wildest dreams could you have ever imagined when I was standing there watching that Morecambe game that we would be beating Manchester United in the Premier League.’

‘It’s not possible. So it really does prove what can happen in football. It’s an unbelievable game.’

Newcastle players celebrate their winner against Tottenham

Newcastle players celebrate their winner against Tottenham.

Meanwhile, Newcastle celebrates a second upset win in eight days as they beat Tottenham 2-1.

In a surprising move, manager Steve Mcclaren introduced both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez late on and both scored as the club moves out the relegation zone to 15th in the Premier League.

Magpies keeper Rob Elliot also frustrated Spurs with two fine saves to deny Erik Lamela before Eric Dier struck in from the corner at 39 minutes.

Newcastle levelled when substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic tapped home after a scramble inside the six-yard box before Perez struck deep into stoppage time.

Tottenham, who would have climbed above Manchester United into fourth spot with victory, are now without a league win in three games.

Mcclaren believes the win had answered critics, but that the club has not turned a corner yet because they were “inconsistent” in the past.

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