LEICESTER, England (AP) — Brendan Rodgers celebrated a third victory in four games at the start of his managerial reign as Leicester beat Bournemouth 2-0 in the English Premier League on a day of...
LONDON (AP) — Surging Tottenham reeled off an eighth victory in nine English Premier League games by routing Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Two goals by Son Heung-min and one apiece from Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, and Harry Kane took the London club up to second place in the standings, five points behind leader Liverpool.
Tottenham went into the game on the back of a 6-2 mauling of Everton on Sunday and its players again brought their shooting boots.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah scored his first hat trick of the season as Liverpool went top of the Premier League with a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Liverpool moved a point ahead of Manchester City after the champions lost 2-0 at Chelsea.
Despite a hint of offside, Salah broke the deadlock midway in the 25th minute as he tucked away a parried shot.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Salomon Rondon scored two first-half goals to lead Newcastle over Bournemouth 2-1 and out of the English Premier League's bottom three on Saturday.
It was a second straight victory for Newcastle, which was winless in its opening 10 games of the season.
They were the first league goals of the season for Rondon, who joined on loan from relegated West Bromwich Albion in the offseason.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Norway striker Joshua King scored two goals and set up another to inspire Bournemouth to a 4-0 win at 10-man Watford in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Watford's Christian Kabasele was sent off in the 33rd minute for a second yellow card after a foul on King in the penalty area which led to the Bournemouth forward putting his side 2-0 ahead from the spot.
Belgium defender Kabasele's first caution was for a clumsy elbow to the head of home goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
LONDON (AP) — Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard scored late goals as Chelsea beat Bournemouth 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday to clinch a fourth straight victory to open the season.
Maurizio Sarri's team was being frustrated by Bournemouth's defensive set-up when Pedro exchanged passes with Olivier Giroud — both of them second-half substitutes — and shot into the bottom corner from just inside the area in the 72nd minute.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Swansea missed out on the chance to ease its relegation fears after it lost at Bournemouth 1-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
With Stoke having been condemned to the drop hours earlier, the Swans would have gone a long way to ensuring they do not take one of the remaining two spots by emerging from Vitality Stadium with three points, but they were undone by Ryan Fraser's first-half goal.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Dusan Tadic scored twice as relegation-threatened Southampton boosted its chances of Premier League survival with a 2-1 victory over south coast rival Bournemouth on Saturday.
Struggling Saints had not won in the top flight at St Mary's since November but the recalled Tadic changed that with a goal in either half to end a nine-game winless league run.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford and Bournemouth stayed in midtable comfort after a 2-2 draw in the English Premier League on Saturday with Jermain Defoe coming off the bench to rescue a stoppage-time point for the Cherries.
Roberto Pereyra's strike early in the second half looked as though it would be enough to secure victory for the Hornets at Vicarage Road but Defoe struck late on.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Tottenham forward Harry Kane was forced off with an injury during a Premier League match with Bournemouth on Sunday.
The England striker received treatment to his ankle following a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, before walking off gingerly and heading down the tunnel.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez saved Leicester from defeat with a last-gasp goal to salvage a point from a 1-1 Premier League draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.
It looked like Josh King's first-half penalty would be enough for the Cherries to take all three points at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester had chances to equalize but failed to break through until Mahrez struck from 25 yards (meters) out deep into injury time.
LONDON (AP) — West Ham couldn't make it two Premier League wins in a row as it drew 1-1 with Bournemouth on Saturday at the London Stadium.
Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic denied Marko Arnautovic from point-blank range after 14 minutes and Bournemouth took the lead against the run of play through Ryan Fraser after 71 minutes.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Anthony Knockaert scored the first Premier League goal of 2018 after only five minutes as Brighton drew with Bournemouth 2-2 on Monday.
Knockaert scored from close range after an assist from Jose Izquierdo.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — A disputed injury-time goal salvaged a 3-3 draw for Bournemouth against West Ham in the English Premier League on Tuesday.
Callum Wilson was credited with the Cherries' third after he had the final touch as Nathan Ake headed goalwards. There was a suspicion of offside but referee Bobby Madley eventually awarded the equalizer after a lengthy conversation with assistant Simon Long.
LONDON (AP) — Christian Benteke missed a late penalty to leave Crystal Palace frustrated after drawing with Bournemouth 2-2 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Benteke wrestled the ball off regular penalty-taker Luka Milivojevic - who already converted a first-half spot kick - only to see his tentative injury-time effort saved by Asmir Begovic.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea ground out a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The Belgium winger beat Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic at his near post shortly after halftime, and Chelsea moved back within a point of third-placed Tottenham.
Unbeaten Belgium scored late to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-3 on Saturday, hurting the Balkan team's hopes of a group runner-up finish and staying in contention for World Cup qualification.
Already qualified from Europe Group H, Belgium fielded a strong squad and twice came from behind.
Seeking its second ever World Cup qualification, Bosnia slipped to third place behind Greece, which had to work hard to win in Cyprus 2-1.
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — West Bromwich Albion's offseason signings made an impressive debut as the Baggies beat Bournemouth 1-0 in their English Premier League opener on Saturday.
Central defender Ahmed Hegazi headed the only goal at the Hawthorns while another newcomer, Jay Rodriguez, kept Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic busy in the first half.
LONDON (AP) — Premier League champion Chelsea has made Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero its first off-season signing to provide backup to Thibaut Courtois.
The 35-year-old Caballero was a free agent after a three-year spell at Manchester City ended.
Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo says Caballero "knows the Premier League and is tried and tested at the top of the game."
Bournemouth and Huddersfield broke their transfer-fee records on Friday as two of the smallest English Premier League clubs signaled their ambitions ahead of the new season.
Netherlands defender Nathan Ake joined Bournemouth from Chelsea for a reported fee of 20 million pounds ($26 million), in what appears another astute purchase following the arrival of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and striker Jermain Defoe this offseason.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — England striker Jermain Defoe joined Bournemouth on a three-year deal on Thursday, securing a return to a club where he scored in 10 straight league games during a loan spell in 2001.
The 34-year-old Defoe triggered a clause in his contract allowing him to leave Sunderland on a free transfer following its relegation from the Premier League.
Defoe spent the 2000-01 season on loan at Bournemouth from West Ham.
LONDON (AP) — Premier League champion Chelsea has sold backup goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth, while its youth-team striker Dominic Solanke will sign for Liverpool once his contract expires at Stamford Bridge.
Bournemouth said Tuesday that Begovic, a Bosnia and Herzegovina goalkeeper, will complete his move on July 1 for an undisclosed fee.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — All the injuries Belgium were worried about became irrelevant once its World Cup qualifier against Bosnia kicked off on Friday.
Bosnia was beaten 4-0, and Belgium was two-for-two wins in Europe's Group H.
BELGIUM 4, BOSNIA 0
The European Championship quarterfinalist exposed weaknesses in a Bosnian defense that relied on heavy tackles and buckled in the 26th minute when Emir Spahic scored an own goal.