Never mind the quality, count the incidents. Joshua King scored a hat-trick as Bournemouth finally won a Premier League game in 2017 at the ninth attempt, in all likelihood banishing their faint relegation worries.
King is in red-hot scoring form, having netted eight goals in seven games, but at first he had seemed likely to be the villain of the piece, missing an early penalty. But then Eddie Howe’s team did everything the hard way in theis match, coming from behind to lead, then going ahead again after conceding an 83rd-minute equaliser. Oh, and they also failed again from the