Date: 5th January 2020 at 11:47am
Written by:
Bournemouth
4 – 0
Luton Town

Vitality Stadium

FA Cup

4/01/2020 5:31 pm

Attendance: 10064

Referee: Darren England

Bournemouth Luton Town
Billing (8, 79) C.Wilson (67), Solanke (82)
Travers Sluga
Francis Pearson
Mepham Daniels
Simpson Jones
 
Rico 78 Sheehan 77
Wilson H Rea
Billing
 
Shinnie
Surman Butterfield 68
Fraser 80 Moncur 68
Stanislas 66 Cornick
Soalnke Lee

Substitutes

Cook S 78 Tunnicliffe
Lerma Berry 68
Ramsdale Mpanzu
Wilson C 66 Collins
Surridge Bolton 68
Kilkenny Bree 77
Dobre 80 Shea

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 7
6 On Target 1
12 Corners 1
8 Fouls 7
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
64 % 36

Any hopes the Hatters support had relating to a decent FA Cup run providing respite from the dreadful run of results in the Championship that has seen the team slump to the bottom of the table were destroyed down on the south coast as rampant Bournemouth emphasised just how shoddy defending can cost you so dearly.

After falling behind early-on, the story of our lives in recent games, the Hatters had a marvellous chance to level on the stroke of half-time when they were awarded a penalty. Sadly, Sheehan slipped just as he took the spot-kick and saw his effort crash against the cross-bar.

Instead of emerging 1-1 for the second-half, the Hatters emerged trailing by that early goal and Bournemouth, showing superior fitness, finesse and class, managed to score a further three goals as the Hatters slumped to yet another defeat.

Quite where we go from here remains to be seen but surely the future of Graeme Jones must now start to be seriously questioned.

 

One Reply to “Hatters Crash Out Of The FA Cup At Bournemouth”

  • It’s not surprising that we ran out of steam when the likes of Elliot Lee, Lloyd Jones, George Moncur, Andrew Shinnie and Alan Sheehan have played very little football this season.

    Maybe the idea was to put these players on display with the opening of the transfer window. It’s also possible that Jones has realised that the majority of the players he brought to the club in the summer are not good enough! Unfortunately when Bolton and Bree came on it was a return to defensive disasters.

    Liverpool had two very good young full-backs today against Everton, Nico Williams in particular was excellent. Maybe Mr Klopp would be open to the idea of a loan or two but I guess we’d be at the back of a lengthy queue.

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