Bournemouth Are Now The Holders Of The Most Unwanted Stat Of The Season
It would be a massive understatement to say that Bournemouth didn't have the most productive of afternoon's in their defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday.
Eddie Howe's side only conceded a single goal at Dean Court, with Riyad Mahrez netting in the 55th minute, but a number of incredible stats emerged after the game.
Bournemouth became the first home team not to have a single shot in a Premier League game since records began.
That's right. They didn't have a shot on or off target. Incredible.
Bournemouth v City stats, according to the BBC. Home side had zero shots on or off target and 18% possession. pic.twitter.com/AXqesk8MwD- Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) March 2, 2019
Bournemouth recorded just 20% of possession against Pep Guardiola's side, according to stats, while City dominated for large parts, getting off 23 shots in total.
The fact that Howe's side didn't even take a corner in the game says it all.
Check out some of these stats; have you ever seen anything like it?
Bournemouth 0 - 1 Manchester City:- Superbia Proelia (@SuperbiaProeIia) March 2, 2019
Ball possession: 18% - 82%
Total shots: 0 - 23
Shots on target: 0 - 7
Fouls: 7 - 7
Shots inside box: 0 - 13
Accurate passes: 100 (56%) - 735 (91%)
Chances created: 0 - 17
Narrow, but BIG win for City as we go top of the league, again! :large_blue_circle: pic.twitter.com/Z0dvM0aiUZ
:red_circle::black_circle: Bournemouth stats v Manchester City :large_blue_circle:- FansBet (@FansBet) March 2, 2019
0 shots on target
0 shots off target
Not a good day at the office for Bournemouth! :cherries:#BOUMCI #afcb pic.twitter.com/EM8Ltdf0zV
Surely, being the home team,NO shots, either on target or otherwise, NO corners, and being offside just the once in 90 minutes deserves some sort of bonus point #BOUMCI #Bournemouth pic.twitter.com/4bh5fphATX- Brian (@meanyno1) March 2, 2019
Riyad Mahrez's goal in the second half means that City go two points ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League title race, with Jurgen Klopp's side coming up against Everton in the Merseyside Derby tomorrow.
Who will win the league?
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