Bournemouth 2-1 Manchester United – Premier League – 12th December 2015
Not sure if there were five billion people watching this one, but those who did either go to Dean Court or watch on TV witnessed another incredible result for top-tier new-boys Bournemouth, with former Manchester United striker Josh King the match-winner for the Cherries.
The hosts, fresh from their shock win at Stamford Bridge last weekend, got off to the perfect start when Junior Stanislas scored direct from a corner on two minutes. Louis van Gaal started with young fullbacks Guillermo Varela and Cameron Borthwick-Jaskon, but it was seasoned midfielder Marouane Fellaini who would pull his side level via a scrappy close-range effort.
Soon after the re-start, the Cherries regained the lead when Norwegian international (and former Man Utd youngster) Josh King fired home after a Matt Ritchie corner. United pushed for an equaliser, with Anthony Martial going close. However, the visitors were once again feeble in attack. Indeed, Bournemouth should have won by a more convincing scoreline, only for sub Glenn Murray to fluff his lines on more than one occasion. Still, Eddie Howe’s side managed to see out the game and register yet another outstanding result.
The south coast side go 14th, three points clear of the drop-zone while van Gaal’s disappointing United side stay fourth.