Bournemouth strike late to pip 9-man Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium
– AFC Bournemouth vs Tottenham saw Nathan Ake nod home the only goal of the match in stoppage-time as Cherries 19-year-old goalie Mark Travers make debut
– Son Heung-min was handed a red card on the dot of 45 minutes for shoving Jefferson Lerma
– Spurs substitute Juan Foyth was also sent off just two minutes after coming on at half time for a wild tackle on Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson
Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League qualification hopes for next season have been dealt a massive dent after Bournemouth’s 1-0 win over over the North Londoners on Saturday, May 4, at the Vitality Stadium.
The Premier League tie was packed with drama as Spurs were reduced to nine men after Juan Foyth and Heung-Min Son saw red in the fiery encounter at Vitality Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino’s squad will now have to limp through the final turn of the Premier League race after losing three more points, coupled with more suspensions and injuries.
Following the two red cards, Spurs sent on Kenya’s Victor Wanyama to try steady the ship and hope to mitigate the situation and settle for a 0-0 draw.
However the Cherries had other plans for the day and continued piling pressure on the White Lilies until they finally found the back of the net.
It was Nathan Ake who rose up and put the ball behind Hugo lloris with a timely header to give Bournemouth the lead at stoppage time.
The result leaves Tottenham in third place with 70 points and provided Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United with a good chance to secure a top four spot.