Bournemouth orchestrated a historic triumph at Old Trafford, claiming a resounding 3-0 victory against Manchester United, marking their inaugural away win over the Red Devils. Andoni Iraola’s side delivered a stellar performance, securing their fourth win in the last five Premier League matches.
The Cherries wasted no time asserting their dominance, seizing an early lead within five minutes. Lewis Cook’s precise cross found Dominic Solanke, who calmly slotted the ball into the far corner, catching United off guard. Despite Harry Maguire’s attempts to level the score with a looping header, Bournemouth remained unfazed, seeing Marcus Tavernier’s goal disallowed for offside and Solanke striking the post.
United pressed on in response, with Ilya Zabarnyi’s header cleared off the line and Solanke threatening again, only to be denied by André Onana. However, Bournemouth’s defensive resilience held firm, exemplified by Milos Kerkez’s crucial blocks denying Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes before halftime.
After the break, the Red Devils intensified their attacks, but Bournemouth’s sturdy defense thwarted every attempt. Managerial changes saw Danish internationals Rasmus Højlund and Phillip Billing introduced, with Billing promptly repaying faith by powering a header home to double the visitors’ lead. The Cherries then stunned Old Trafford, capitalizing on United’s defensive lapse as Marcos Senesi nodded in Tavernier’s corner, sealing a remarkable three-goal spree in five minutes.
This decisive flurry dashed any hopes of a United comeback, plunging Erik ten Hag’s team into a seventh defeat in 16 Premier League matches, a worrying prelude to their clash against Bayern Munich. Conversely, it was jubilation for Bournemouth, climbing to 13th place and extending their unbeaten streak to five matches, marking an unforgettable and historic milestone for the football club.