2022-23 English Premier League
  • Philip Billing (68')
  • Ryan Christie (71')
  • Patson Daka (10')

Bournemouth heap more misery on Leicester with comeback win

Bournemouth denied Leicester City their first points away from home in the Premier League this season after the promoted side came from behind to win 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

The result leaves Leicester -- who have lost all five of their away games -- in the relegation zone in 19th after their seventh loss of the season while Bournemouth moved provisionally up to eighth.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, responding to the latest round of speculation over his future, said: "It's not about pressure. I know if you're in the bottom three, there will always be pressure -- I understand that.

"For me though, it's about focusing on process of getting the results. Ultimately we lost this game but we've got two home games and we really need to focus on them."

Leicester started the game well and took the lead inside 10 minutes when Harvey Barnes' blocked shot pinballed in the box before it fell to Patson Daka, who swivelled expertly on the spot to score his third goal in four games.

Bournemouth have yet to lose since Gary O'Neil took interim charge but the home side lacked quality in the final third and failed to find a way around Leicester's press in the first half. But they improved in the second, levelling in the 68th minute.

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Just as they were staring at a fourth consecutive home game without scoring, Dominic Solanke made a run to find space in the box and though he had his shot blocked, Philip Billing was on hand to volley the ball into the back of the net.

The comeback was complete less than four minutes later when Leicester failed to deal with a cross and Solanke's cushioned header found Ryan Christie, who beat Danny Ward as Leicester dropped points from a winning position yet again this year.

Bournemouth caretaker boss Gary O'Neil told the BBC: "The boys put in another top effort. It was harsh at half-time to be 1-0 down as we'd played well and had big chances but got punished from the only real one Leicester had.

"I told them we needed to believe and keep going. We tweaked a couple of things at half-time to be slightly more aggressive. It went our way in the end and I am really pleased."

English Premier League Standings

1 Arsenal 28 +40 69
2 Manchester City 27 +42 61
3 Manchester United 26 +6 50
4 Tottenham Hotspur 28 +12 49
5 Newcastle United 26 +20 47
6 Liverpool 26 +18 42
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 +15 42
8 Brentford 27 +9 42
9 Fulham 27 +1 39
10 Chelsea 27 +1 38
11 Aston Villa 27 -4 38
12 Crystal Palace 28 -16 27
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 -19 27
14 Leeds United 27 -9 26
15 Everton 28 -18 26
16 Nottingham Forest 27 -27 26
17 Leicester City 27 -9 25
18 West Ham United 26 -10 24
19 AFC Bournemouth 27 -29 24
20 Southampton 28 -23 23