AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace, 20 June 2020

Score2-0 to Crystal Palace
RefereeStuart Attwell
CompetitionPremier League
VenueVitality Stadium
Kick-off: 7.45pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 10 AFC Bournemouth won: 2 Drawn: 4 Crystal Palace won: 4 AFC Bournemouth scored: 12 Crystal Palace scored: 17 This game was due to be played on 14 March 2020 but was postponed on 13 March 2020 due to the Premier League’s decision to suspend all games following the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This was the first-ever game in the Premier League to be televised live by the BBC. The last top division game to be screened live by the corporation was Arsenal versus Tottenham Hotspur at Highbury in League Division One on 6 March 1988. The peak audience on BBC One was announced as 3.90million while the highest-ever figure so far for a Premier League game shown on satelitte tv in the UK is thought to be 4.04million for the Manchester deby on 30 April 2012. Crystal Palace completed a league double over AFC Bournemouth for the first time since 1987-88.

0 AFC Bournemouth

Manager: Eddie Howe

2 Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Goals:

Goals:

Luka Milivojević 12 G
Jordan Ayew 23 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale
Defender Nathan Aké
Defender Steve Cook
Defender Adam Smith
Defender/Midfielder Jack Stacey
Midfielder David Brooks
Midfielder Lewis Cook
Midfielder Jefferson Lerma
Midfielder Harry Wilson
Forward Josh King
Forward Callum Wilson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Centre back Scott Dann
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha
Forward Jordan Ayew

Substitutions:

Arnaut Danjuma for Harry Wilson 46
Dominic Solanke for Josh King 49
Junior Stanislas for David Brooks 61

Substitutions:

James McCarthy for Luka Milivojević 65
Andros Townsend for Christian Benteke 76
Jaïro Riedewald for James McArthur 89

Cards:

Adam Smith 45 Y
Lewis Cook 67 Y
Steve Cook 86 Y

Cards:

Jordan Ayew 45 Y
Joel Ward 71 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc
Defender Lloyd Kelly
Defender Chris Mepham
Defender Diego Rico
Defender/Midfielder Dan Gosling
Midfielder Arnaut Danjuma
Midfielder Junior Stanislas
Midfielder Drew Surman
Forward Dominic Solanke

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Tyrick Mitchell
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender Nikola Tavares
Midfielder James McCarthy
Midfielder Max Meyer
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Brandon Pierrick

Comments:

League position: 18th AFC Bournemouth had now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 games in the Premier League; the longest current such run in the division. The Cherries had now kept a divisional low of four clean sheets so far in this Premier League season. They had now lost seven of their last ten games in all competitions (won two). AFC Bournemouth had now lost seven games in the Premier League in 2020; a divisional high along with West Ham United.

Comments:

League position: 9th Crystal Palace equalled their club record of four consecutive clean sheets in games in the top division set in September 1970 in League Division One. They had now won four consecutive games in the Premier League. The club's competition record is five wins in a row in December 1992 and April 2014. Palace scored in the first 15 minutes of a game in the Premier League for the first time since 2 March 2019 at Burnley when Phil Bardsley conceded an own goal. They had now failed to score more than two goals in a game in the Premier League since the final game of the previous season in a 5-3 win against AFC Bournemouth. With his 25th goal in the competition, Jordan Ayew surpassed Tony Yeboah (24) to become Ghana's leading scorer in the Premier League.