Carabao Cup: Bournemouth 4-1 Everton – Cherries cruise into fourth round

Bournemouth's first goal against Everton
Bournemouth’s opener Asmir Begovic had a big attack

Bournemouth defeated Everton in a much-changed Premier League group meeting in the Carabao Cup third round.

Frank Lampard made 11 changes and nine from the weekend as his side lost to Bournemouth.

Gary O’Neil’s side took the lead through Jamal Lowe’s deflected shot, before Junior Stanislas finished after a defensive error.

Substitute Demarai Gray pulled one back for Everton, before Emilino Marcondes and Jaden Anthony secured Bournemouth’s lead.

Lampard loses in reserve gamble

O’Neil and Lampard made wholesale changes this weekend with the final round of Premier League fixtures ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Only goalkeeper Mark Travers and centre-back Chris Mepham kept their places for the hosts in Saturday’s incredible 4-3 defeat at Leeds United.

Lampard went even further, completely shuffling his starting XI in Saturday’s defeat to Leicester, including handing summer signing James Garner his first Everton start.

The new-look Cherries quickly adapted and seven minutes later Lowe’s effort beat Nathan Patterson and looped into the net when Asmir Begovic was stranded.

Everton had better first-half chances after that – inside the opening 16 minutes, Tom Davies blasted one over, Travers saved well from Garner and Anthony Gordon misdirected a header over the bar from six yards.

Then Gordon should have been sent off for a two-footed lunge on Jordan Semura shortly before half-time, but instead picked up his seventh booking in 14 games this season thanks to the lack of VAR in EFL Cup games.

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Frustrated at the prospect of missing out on a first major trophy since 1995, Everton’s supporters expressed their displeasure at Lampard throughout the game for his decision to make so many changes.

O’Neil gets back to winning ways

O’Neil, unbeaten in his first six games as interim boss at Bournemouth following the sacking of Scott Parker, has overseen defeats in his last four.

However, a cup run won’t hurt his chances of a permanent appointment – it could be a very different story if Everton take their chances.

Instead, Everton gifted Bournemouth captain Stanislaus a goal on 47 minutes. Mason Holgate slipped as Begovic got to him, allowing Ryan Christie to steal it.

He squared to Lowe, who blocked Begovic’s shot, however it bounced back to Stanislaus and defender Michael Keane was too slow to react.

Lampard tried to save the game by throwing on Alex Iwobi, Dwight McNeil and Gray, the latter curling the ball past Travers to make it 2-1 on 67 minutes.

Bournemouth have led by two goals in their last two Premier League games but took their chances to claim a comfortable win on this occasion.

Marcondes scored from close range before Anthony got down after Patterson gave the ball away, to further boost O’Neill’s chances of keeping the Vitality Stadium manager’s job on a full-time basis.

Alignments

Bournemouth

Establishment 4-2-3-1

  • 1Travers
  • 17Stacey
  • 3StevensBooked in 85 minutes
  • 6Mepham
  • 33SemuraSubstituted forFredericksat 65′minutes
  • 14RothwellSubstituted forDembeleat 75′minutes
  • 22PearsonBooked in 84 minutes
  • 32AnthonyBooked in 73 minutes
  • 19StanislausSubstituted forMarcondezat 66′minutes
  • 10ChristySubstituted fordressat 88′minutes
  • 18LoweSubstituted forthe mountainat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fredericks
  • 4L Cook
  • 11Marcondez
  • 16Tavernier
  • 20Dembele
  • 23the mountain
  • 43Greenwood
  • 45simple
  • 49dress

Everton

Establishment 3-5-2

  • 15Begovic
  • 5Keen
  • 13MeenaBooked in 84 minutes
  • 4HolgateSubstituted forMcNeillat 51′minutes
  • 3Patterson
  • 37GarnerSubstituted forIwobiat 52′minutes
  • 16DoucouréSubstituted forMillsat 81′minutes
  • 26Davis
  • 29Vinegar
  • 20motherSubstituted forCanonat 81′minutes
  • 10GordonBooked in 44 minutesSubstituted forgrayat 52′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McNeill
  • 11gray
  • 17Iwobi
  • 31Lonergan
  • 47Canon
  • 56Mills
  • 59Samuels-Smith
  • 60price
  • 64Welch

Judge:
Darren England

Arrival:
10,021

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