Sunday, February 28
Collect News Data
Jan 26, 2021 at 7pm UK
CrawleyCrawley Town
Wilshere (24'), King (65')
Riquelme (87'), Kelly (90+3')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Nichols (59')
Adebowale (47'), Nichols (58'), Nadesan (58')

Result: Jack Wilshere strikes as Bournemouth dump Crawley out of FA Cup

:Headline: Result: Jack Wilshere strikes as Bournemouth dump Crawley out of FA Cup:
Crawley could not extend their FA Cup run.
Sports Mole

Jack Wilshere marked his return to Bournemouth with a brilliant first-time goal as the Cherries reached the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to Josh King's winner.

Crawley were briefly level in the second half thanks to Tom Nichols' equaliser but their preparation for this tie was unsettled to say the least.

This was their first outing since a magnificent defeat of Premier League side Leeds, due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Sky Bet League Two club.

They are still suffering the effects of that and, despite this fixture being moved from its scheduled slot last weekend, Crawley were still missing five players due to coronavirus.

Bournemouth had not won for three games and have slipped in their quest for promotion to the Premier League.

Wilshere was making his second full debut for the Cherries after rejoining Jason Tindall's side following his release from West Ham in October.

Bournemouth had the better of the early exchanges. Arnaut Danjuma was dangerous down the left and tested Glenn Morris with a fierce early shot.

Philip Billing then struck a post with a header from David Brooks' corner, whilst Crawley's sole opportunity was when Ashley Nadesan saw his powerful effort saved by Asmir Begovic, with Nichols unable to reach the rebound.

Bournemouth scored in the 24th minute when an incisive pass from Danjuma and a clever touch from King allowed Wilshere to sweep home a from the edge of the area, his first goal in 18 months.

They might have had more, with David Brooks seeing his goal-bound shot blocked on the line but John Yems' side made it to half-time only one goal behind.

Four minutes into the second half, Wilshere almost added his and Bournemouth's second as he hooked a shot from close range which Morris saved superbly.

Crawley's best chance came when Begovic dithered on his goal line and Nadesan got a foot to his attempted pass. Nichols seized on it but Begovic recovered quickly to block his shot.

Nichols then had his penalty appeals waved away as he tumbled under Lloyd Kelly's challenge, but a minute later he had equalised.

A well-worked move culminated with Josh Wright heading the ball to Nichols and he finished with a side-footed volley from close range.

The League Two side were only level for six minutes however, as King crisply put Bournemouth back ahead after Danjuma and Brooks had opened up the defence.

It was the Norway international's third goal of the season after scoring twice against Oldham in the third round.

Bournemouth missed numerous chances to make the end of the game more comfortable, perhaps the best of which was when Steve Cook headed wide.

But they had done enough to secure a fifth-round trip to Burnley.

body check tags ::

amp_article__432282 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2021-01-26 21:15:56:
html db last update - 2021-02-26 20:57:24 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Read more!
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere expresses his love for the FA Cup
Lionel Messi 'increasingly open to staying at Barcelona'
Jonathan Woodgate defends Bournemouth players after mass brawl
Championship Table
1Norwich CityNorwich33217547252270
4Swansea CitySwansea31178639221759
8Cardiff CityCardiff331481149351450
10Stoke CityStoke331112103837145
11Bristol City33143163544-945
13Preston North EndPreston33134163742-543
14Luton TownLuton32118132737-1041
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn32117144638840
16Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest331010132832-440
17Queens Park RangersQPR311010113136-540
18Derby CountyDerby32108142533-838
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield33106173850-1236
20Coventry CityCoventry33811143044-1435
21Birmingham CityBirmingham33810152541-1634
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham3185183342-929
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds3297162338-1528
24Wycombe WanderersWycombe3258192353-3023
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

La Liga Table
1Atletico MadridAtletico24184246163058
3Real Madrid24164442192352
5Real Sociedad24118541202141
6Real Betis25123103338-539
10Athletic Bilbao2486103428630
11Celta Vigo257993037-730
18Real Valladolid25410112336-1322
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.