Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester (29.08.2015) Live Commentary

The game produced by the players today wasn’t of the most attractive ones. It seems they haven’t shown us their best. There wasn’t any evident superiority on either side today. The hosts displayed good teamplay with a lot of passes. The visiting side patiently waited on their own half to take the ball off the opponent and to hit them on the break.
That’s all for today because the game is over.
Andy King (Leicester) sends a wonderful cross from the corner kick. However, the defence works perfectly to clear the ball and to avert the threat.
Leicester are showing great team-chemistry. They are passing the ball around seamlessly but finally one of the defending players makes an intereception. Corner kick. Leicester will have an opportunity.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) with the corner, but it is intercepted by the defender.
Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) takes a first-time shot from the edge of the box, but his effort is well blocked by the defender. Bournemouth have been awarded a corner kick.
Yohan Benalouane (Leicester) commits an ugly tackle on his opponent, but there is no caution from the referee. Bournemouth earn a free kick which can lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn’t seem to agree with the decision, but Neil Swarbrick won’t hear any protests.
Here comes a substitution. Yohan Benalouane (Leicester) is brought on as a substitute for Ritchie De Laet (Leicester).
Fourth official shows 8 min. of added time.
The attendance for today’s match is 11155.
The game is interrupted as Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) is flagged for offside.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) fires the penalty into the top right corner. The spot-kick is too good for the goalkeeper.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
Neil Swarbrick blows the whistle. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) committed a foul when he hit the opponent’s legs instead of the ball. Leicester are awarded a penalty kick!
Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester) makes a harsh challenge and Neil Swarbrick calls for a foul.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) collects a pass on the edge of the box but he slips the ball just wide of the right post.
Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester) sends an inaccurate cross from the corner kick as he overhits his effort. The ball goes out-of-play.
Joe Dodoo (Leicester) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The ball goes out for a corner. Leicester can continue in their attacking effort.
Attempted cross from Andy King (Leicester) is cleared.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
Ngolo Kante (Leicester) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
Wes Morgan (Leicester) makes a good run inside the box to meet a precise cross. He latches on to it and shoots, but the goalkeeper pulls off an excellent save.
This foul is worthy of a card! And it is a yellow shown by referee Neil Swarbrick to the guilty Eunan O’Kane (Bournemouth).
The free kick from long range. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) sends over a cross but the defence is alert.
Joe Dodoo (Leicester) brings his opponent down with a tackle, and Neil Swarbrick blows a whistle for a foul.
The referee gives a time for a substitution. Marc Albrighton (Leicester) will be replaced by Joe Dodoo (Leicester).
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) latches on to a precise defence-splitting pass and fires a nice strike from a promising distance. Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) has a clear vision and thwarts his effort, aimed towards the middle of the goal, with a comfortable save.
Eddie Howe is forced to make a change. Max Gradel (Bournemouth) is unable to continue due to injury, Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) comes on.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) with a teasing cross into the area, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) intercepts the ball.
Good defending. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) tries to find Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) inside the box, but the pass is cut out.
Long pass, produced by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth), missed precision to reach his teammates.
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) takes the corner but it has been cleared.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears. The ball goes behind for a corner. Leicester will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Substitution. Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth) can’t continue due to injury and Adam Smith (Bournemouth) replaces him.
The game is interrupted now, Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) attempts to send a pass but the effort is blocked.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
A yellow card for a tackle by Robert Huth (Leicester). Neil Swarbrick doesn’t hesitate at all to make this decision.
There will be a change on the pitch for the second half. Claudio Ranieri probably wasn’t satisfied enough with the performance of Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester). He is replaced by Shinji Okazaki (Leicester).
Eddie Howe has decided to make a substitution during the half-time break. Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth) comes on the pitch for Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth).
The referee blows his whistle to signal the start of the second half.
Hopefully the managers can do something at the break to bring this game to life, not a superb half of football in terms of quality. During the first half of the game, we have witnessed the ascendency of the hosting team which have been more precise and effective. The home side attempts to hold onto the ball for as long as possible. The away team’s main weapon are fast counter-attacks.
The match has reached half-time.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) is penalised for holding. Neil Swarbrick signals for a set piece.
There will be a minimum of 2 min. of added time.
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
A break in play now as Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) needs to receive treatment.
Neat passing move from Bournemouth in order to create new attacking opportunities.
Neil Swarbrick pulls out a yellow card to show it to Andy King (Leicester) for a tough tackle.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) sends a promising strike from the free kick, which is placed just outside the penalty area. His nice effort, flying towards the left post, is denied by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), who pulls off a glorious save!
Ngolo Kante (Leicester) makes a rough challenge and Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle for a foul. That’s a free kick to Bournemouth.
This corner is not going into the box. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) decides to take it with a short pass.
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. The ball goes out-of-play. Bournemouth are awarded a corner kick.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of his teammates.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) sends a lofted cross from a long-range free kick in order to find one of his teammates. His poor effort, however, sails way out of play.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) collects a rebounded ball and hits it precisely, sending it into the top of the net.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) produces a long ball across the pitch to find his teammate, but he fails.
The game is interrupted, a clear handball by Andy King (Leicester).
What a chance that is! Jamie Vardy (Leicester) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a pass on the edge of the box. His attempt goes just over the bar.
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) makes a foul and receives a yellow card. He is not happy with the referee’s decision.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) produces an unsuccessful corner kick.
The ball is cleared after Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball is out-of-play. Bournemouth have been awarded a corner kick.
The resulting corner from Max Gradel (Bournemouth) is cleared.
Max Gradel (Bournemouth) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. Bournemouth get a corner.
Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester) jumps into tackle, but Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle for a foul.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) takes the corner, but he overhits it and none of his teammates are able to reach the ball.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. Leicester earn a corner.
Leicester seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. They are waiting for the right moment to create new attacking opportunities.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) commits a foul with a sliding tackle but escaped any punishment. No yellow card.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball.
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Max Gradel (Bournemouth) was quite harsh and Neil Swarbrick didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
The referee blows his whistle and we are underway.
The players are out at last! Leicester will take the kick-off.
Neil Swarbrick got the nomination for today’s game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not to do any mistake.
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