EPL: Nathan Ake injury-time strike handed 9 men Tottenham a shock defeat

Nathan Ake added time strike earned Bournemouth a superb victory over top four bound Tottenham Hotspur. The Netherland International scored in the 90'+1 minutes of the encounter to hand Tottenham Hotspur a shock defeat in game week 37 of the 2018/2019 English Premier League season.
After goalless 90 minutes, Fraser superb cross helped Nathan Aké power home a brilliant header that made the difference in the added time of the encounter.

Tottenham were reduced to 10 men in the 43rd minute of the first half after Son was red carded for failure to control his anger when he was fouled by Bournemouth's Fraser. Juan Floyth was also given another red card in the 48th minute of the second half, following a poor sliding on Simpson with an opened studs that went straight to the knee of the Bournemouth player, just 2 minutes after he replaced Toby Alderweireld, leaving Tottenham with 9 men to prosecute the remaining minute of the game.

Though may not really produce any negative effect on Tottenham Hotspur quest to make the top four, the match results of other top four contenders in game week 37 and 38 encounter, as well as Tottenham game week 38 game against Everton will determine the fate of Mauricio Pochettino led side if they will make the top four this season.
Nevertheless, a win in game week 38 for Tottenham against Everton will fire the North London side to a top four finish in the English Premier League, but a defeat or draw in the final league game might halt Tottenham hope of making the top four if Arsenal should win their remaining two matches.

After 90 minute, it AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur, so it ended at the Dean Court Stadium.

By Oladele Emmanuel Abiodun

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