Fighting against relegation, Bournemouth welcomed Leicester for matchday 35 of the Premier League. At the Vitality Stadium, the visitors started ahead, with a goal in the first half, but the hosts scored four times during the second half to guarantee the three points and leave with a good 4-1 victory. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for the away team. Junior Stanislas, Dominic Solanke, twice, and an own goal from Jonny Evans guarantee the victory of the home side.
The Foxes were the brighter side during the first half, even though there weren’t many chances during the first 45 minutes. The visitors managed to get a couple of opportunities and in one of them, they broke the deadlock. At the 23rd minute, Youri Tielemans crossed to the 6-yard-box and defender Lloyd Kelly wasn’t able to clear. With that, Vardy was faster than the rest of the defense to put the ball into the back of the net.
With a small advantage on the scoring, Leicester relaxed in the second half. With that, the errors started to appear and so the hosts were able to get an equalizer. At the 66th minute, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel hit a bad goal kick, and, trying to avoid the goal, Ndidi made a penalty. Stanislas stepped up and converted from the spot.
One minute later, the Cherries were getting their comeback. After a long ball, Solanke received on the left, went forward, and sent a strong shot into the goal. Schmeichel even touched the ball but wasn’t able to avoid the goal.
Things got worse to the Foxes when, at the 67t minute, Caglar Soyuncu saw a red card and let his team with only 10 players. And if that wasn’t enough, at the 83rd minute, Jonny Evans scored against his own nets, making it 3-1 to the home team.
4 minutes later, Solanke appeared again to complete the scoring, after another mistake from the visitors’ defensive line.
With the 4-1 victory, Bournemouth reached 31 points and is just 3 points away from leaving the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Leicester remained in 4th place, with the same 59 points as the 5th place, United.