Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace (26.12.2015) Live Commentary

90+4′
We have been watching a regular game with only a few moments to stir the crowds. The players surely have higher capabilities, they just needed to motivate themselves to a better performance. There wasn’t any evident superiority on either side today. Long balls and crosses were the strongest weapons of both teams.
90+4′
 
The referee blows his whistle for the final time to end this match.
90+3′
Rough tackle by Pape Souare (Crystal Palace). The referee blows his whistle for a foul.
90+2′
 
Substitution. Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) walks off the pitch and Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) comes on as a substitute.
90+1′
Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) wastes a huge opportunity! He receives a precise cross inside the penalty area and produces a low shot that sails to the middle of a goal. His effort, however, lacks power and the goalkeeper makes a comfortable save.
90′
 
3 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
90′
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
90′
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
89′
A player from Crystal Palace commits an attacking foul. The referee blows his whistle.
89′
 
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) takes the corner.
89′
The ball is cleared after James McArthur (Crystal Palace) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. Crystal Palace win a corner.
87′
Crystal Palace are bossing possession at the moment by exchanging some precise passes from player to player.
86′
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out.
85′
Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) does well to dispossess the attacking effort with a slide tackle, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
84′
Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
83′
 
A break in play now as Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) needs to receive treatment.
81′
 
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) sends a poor cross from the corner and Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) has no trouble to gather it.
81′
Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. Bournemouth have been awarded a corner kick. The main referee and one of the assistants point at the corner flag.
80′
Eunan O’Kane (Bournemouth) received a pass inside the box, sent a dangerous shot on goal, but celebration has been thwarted by one of the defenders who stepped in and blocked his effort. It’s hard to say whether the keeper would have been there.
79′
 
The resulting corner from Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) is cleared by the defence.
79′
 
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man. The ball goes out-of-play. Bournemouth have been awarded a corner kick.
78′
A lofted cross from Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
77′
 
The attendance is 11218.
76′
 
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
76′
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) sends a cross into the box that is cleared. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Crystal Palace.
75′
Eunan O’Kane (Bournemouth) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
74′
 
Alan Pardew has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) replacing Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace).
74′
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance.
72′
Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) is flagged for offside.
71′
 
Here comes a substitution. Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) is given a rest as he is replaced by Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth).
71′
 
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) takes the corner but only sends it into the huddle of the defenders as one of them makes a good clearance.
71′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety. Bournemouth get a chance to score from a corner kick.
69′
 
Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) leaps up to intercept the corner kick from Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).
69′
A pass into the penalty area from Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) is intercepted by the defence. Corner kick. Bournemouth will have an opportunity.
68′
 
Substitution. Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) leaves the pitch to be replaced by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).
67′
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) breaks past challenges, but puts too much pace on his pass to Glenn Murray (Bournemouth). The ball goes out-of-play and Crystal Palace will have a goal kick.
66′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) was too harsh with his tackle which made Michael Oliver interrupt the game and signal for a set piece.
65′
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger.
64′
That was a poorly executed free kick from long distance. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) was trying to produce a cross into the penalty area, but his effort sailed off the pitch.
64′
A player from Crystal Palace commits a foul, bringing down an opponent.
61′
Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) goes on a mazy run and tries his luck with a mid-range strike, but one of the defending players steps in and makes a block.
60′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) clips an invinting cross into the box, but there’s no one in a position to get on the end of it.
60′
 
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) takes the corner kick and sends the ball among the huddle of players inside the penalty area, but one of the defenders clears it to safety.
59′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety. The ball goes out-of-play. Crystal Palace are awarded a corner kick.
59′
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) gets to the rebound just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by one of the defending players.
59′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) whips in the free kick, but one of the defenders comfortably clears the ball away.
59′
Dangerous play by Adam Smith (Bournemouth). Michael Oliver blows his whistle for a foul. Crystal Palace win a free kick and they are able to continue with another attacking move.
56′
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent’s defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it.
55′
 
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.
55′
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears. Bournemouth force a corner. They send men into the box.
55′
Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) latches on to a precise pass and one-on-one with the keeper drills the ball towards the middle of the goal. Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) is alert, though, and makes an easy save to deny his attempt.
53′
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) makes a driving run into the box but he cannot work any space for a shot. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Bournemouth.
51′
 
Corner kick, taken by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
51′
Eunan O’Kane (Bournemouth) latched on to an accurate pass on the edge of the box and immediately released a cannonball towards the roof of the net. His effort has been denied by the well prepared keeper who pulled off a stunning save. The ball is out-of-play, and the assistant referee points at the corner flag. Bournemouth will take it.
50′
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) sends a sweet pass into the penalty area, but one of the defenders averts the danger.
49′
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) brings an opponent down and Michael Oliver interrupts the game.
47′
 
The corner from Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) is intercepted by the defence.
47′
Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. The referee signals for a corner kick, Bournemouth are awarded.
46′
 
Here is a change after the half-time break. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) is replaced by Eunan O’Kane (Bournemouth).
46′
 
There will be a change on the pitch for the second half. Alan Pardew probably wasn’t satisfied enough with the performance of Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace). He is replaced by Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace).
46′
 
The referee blows his whistle to signal the start of the second half.
45+3′
Most of the fans who found their way on the stadium must now regret their decision. It’s a waste of money to behold such a boring game. Hopefully, it will get better in the second half. The first half performances were not very balanced but rather in the visiting team’s favour. It’s obvious that defence has the highest priority for the home side. The away side’s tactic is what is called kick and rush football.
45+3′
 
The end of the first half.
45+1′
Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace) did his best to latch on to a crossfield pass, but it was too long and it goes out-of-play.
45′
 
Fourth official shows 2 min. of added time.
45′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) sends a crossfield pass, but there is nobody to take up the ball and finish.
43′
Bournemouth seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. They are waiting for the right moment to create new attacking opportunities.
42′
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) sends a terrific cross into the box. Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace) gets on the end of it but his header from the centre of the box goes just over the bar.
41′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) holds his head in his hands after wasting a promising chance. He creates himself some space to latch on to the rebound and from the edge of the box, he fires the ball into the stands.
39′
 
Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) goes off his line to intercept the corner from Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).
39′
The ball is cleared after James McArthur (Crystal Palace) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball is out-of-play. Crystal Palace have been awarded a corner kick.
38′
 
Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace) takes the corner, but he overhits it and none of his teammates are able to reach the ball.
38′
Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat. Crystal Palace force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
36′
 
Michael Oliver shows a yellow card to Harry Arter (Bournemouth) for his blatant foul.
34′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins the ball from the corner kick and strikes. The effort lacks accuracy and flies wide of the target.
34′
 
Corner kick. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) steps up and is ready to swing it into the box.
33′
Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) connected with a pass around the edge of the box, aimed and struck. His attempt went in the direction of the top left corner, but Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) was alert and didn’t let the score change. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Bournemouth will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
32′
Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) and one of his opponents battle for the ball and Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) commits an attacking foul.
32′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) is going to send the ball from the free kick.
31′
Michael Oliver blows his whistle and signals a foul after Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) brought his opponent down. A free kick has been awarded to Bournemouth.
30′
Bournemouth players perform combination football, attempting to create a goal-scoring opportunity, but they will have to wait for that as they has just lost possession due to an inaccurate pass.
26′
The assistant referee’s flag is up because Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) didn’t find the way to beat the offside trap.
25′
Adam Smith (Bournemouth) clips a neat ball into the box in the direction of Glenn Murray (Bournemouth), but he can’t get on the end of a pass.
24′
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it didn’t find its way to the target.
24′
What a chance that is! Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) displays good awareness near the penalty spot to get on the end of a cross, but he sends his header narrowly wide of the left post.
21′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) was trying to get to the ball but hit the legs of the opponent as well. Michael Oliver blows the whistle for infingement.
20′
A crossfield pass from Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) failed to find any of his teammates. The ball has crossed the sideline. Crystal Palace are taking a throw-in.
19′
The Crystal Palace players are exchanging some short passes.
17′
Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) latches on to a precise cross on the edge of the box and strikes the ball goalwards. However, it goes just over the crossbar.
15′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) latched on to an accurate lead pass inside the box and immediately released a low shot towards the right post. His effort has been denied by the well prepared keeper who pulled off a stunning save.
14′
Crystal Palace now with a spell of possession, but here comes a mistake and the movement is intercepted.
12′
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) is penalised for tripping, a poor challenge. Michael Oliver, blowing his whistle for a foul, makes it clear he won’t tolerate such behaviour.
9′
Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) misses a big chance from point-blank range as he struck the ball towards the left-hand post. His promising effort following the corner kick was, to his disappointment, thwarted by Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) with a fabulous save.
9′
 
It’s going to be a corner kick. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) will take it.
9′
Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away. Crystal Palace forced their opponent to concede a corner.
6′
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) with a slide tackle, but referee Michael Oliver calls for a foul.
6′
Bournemouth possess the ball and make numerous short passes, but here comes an error and they lose possession.
5′
 
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who averts the danger.
5′
Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. Crystal Palace have been awarded a corner kick.
4′
Crystal Palace hold the ball and display nice passing from player to player.
2′
Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) reacts well near the penalty spot to connect with the resulting corner, but fails to direct his header into the back of the net. The ball floats high over the bar.
2′
 
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) is about to take a corner kick.
2′
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat. The assistant referee makes a right call and Crystal Palace will have a corner.
1′
 
The first half has just begun.
The players are out at last! Crystal Palace will take the kick-off.
Michael Oliver will supervise the game today.
 
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