English Premiership

United's woes continue with Bournemouth loss

Marouane Fellaini (Getty Images)
Marouane Fellaini (Getty Images)

Bournemouth - Manchester United conceded directly from a second-minute corner on its way to a humbling 2-1 loss at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, capping a humiliating week for England's biggest club that began with a Champions League group-stage exit.

In front of 11,500 fans in its cramped and atmospheric Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth — a tiny coastal club that almost fell from England's professional leagues six years ago — completed a remarkable double following a 1-0 win at reigning Premier League champion Chelsea last week.

Josh King was the match-winner for Bournemouth in the 54th minute, finding himself in lots of space to turn in a finish from a pre-planned corner routine. There had been more embarrassment earlier for United, when Junior Stanislas' corner kick sailed directly into the far corner to give the hosts the lead.

Marouane Fellaini equalized for United in the 24th.

The defeat piles more pressure on United manager Louis van Gaal.

Fixtures
Thu 02 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Sheffield United
Tottenham Hotspur
Bramall Lane
Thu 02 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
Liverpool
Etihad Stadium
Sat 04 Jul 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Norwich City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Carrow Road
Results
Wed 01 Jul 20
West Ham United 3
Chelsea 2
Wed 01 Jul 20
AFC Bournemouth 1
Newcastle United 4
Wed 01 Jul 20
Arsenal 4
Norwich City 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
31
28
86
2. Manchester City
31
20
63
3. Leicester City
32
16
55
4. Chelsea
32
16
54