Leeds United 4-3 Bournemouth: Crysencio Summerville hits dramatic winner

Leeds United 4-3 Bournemouth: Crysencio Summerville hits dramatic winner

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Leeds United 4-3 Bournemouth: Crysencio Summerville hits dramatic winner

Marcus Tavernier celebrates scoring for Bournemouth against Leeds
Marcus Tavernier scored one and made two for Bournemouth

Leeds United fought back from 3-1 down to beat Bournemouth in a remarkable game played out in an electric atmosphere at Elland Road.

Leeds were looking to build on last week’s victory at Liverpool and they got off to the perfect start when Rodrigo scored from the penalty spot after Marcos Senesi brought down Crysencio Summerville after just 51 seconds.

But their dream start quickly turned sour as Bournemouth equalised from their first serious attack through Marcus Tavernier’s volley before Philip Billing lashed past Illan Meslier to give the Cherries the lead.

In a breathless encounter, Dominic Solanke made it 3-1 early in the second half with a delicious finish, only for Leeds, who were booed off the pitch by their own fans at half-time, to hit back with two goals in eight minutes.

Twenty-year-old substitute Sam Greenwood lifted spirits with a spectacular finish from 20 yards before captain Liam Cooper made it 3-3 with a powerful header from a corner.

The winner, in a game dripping with entertainment, came from Summerville, with the 21-year-old keeping his composure to beat Mark Travers following a great pass by substitute Wilfried Gnonto for his third goal in as many games.

Crysencio Summerville celebrates scoring Leeds' winning goal against Bournemouth
Crysencio Summerville (21 years and six days) is the youngest player to score in three consecutive Premier League appearances for Leeds since Alan Smith in August 2001 (20 years and 294 days)

‘We never have simple victories’

This was, quite simply, an incredible match and the atmosphere at full-time could not have been more different to the one at half-time when boos rung from all four sides of the ground following a dismal first 45-minute showing by Leeds.

Jesse Marsch celebrated on the pitch with his players as fireworks lit up the night sky after what the Leeds boss hopes will be a season-changing result.

“We’re just looking for consistency. It makes life easier for a manager instead of living on the edge of your emotion,” said the American after his eighth win in 25 Premier League games since taking over in late February.

“I feel like we never have simple victories.”

The win at Liverpool helped create some breathing space for Marsch after a poor run of form – but the goodwill did not last and supporters made their feelings known as they trailed at the break.

Yet after Solanke made it 3-1, the home side scored three times in a remarkable spell which completely transformed the mood at Elland Road and lifted the Whites up to 12th in the table.

To eradicate mistakes, Marsch still has his work cut out but the character and determination of his players cannot be questioned.

Leeds meet Tottenham next in the top flight on 12 November and Marsch’s side can travel to London for their final game before the break for the World Cup with spirits high.

‘It’s unacceptable’

These are worrying times for Bournemouth who are in desperate need of a lift after a fourth successive defeat.

Having lost 3-2 to Tottenham after blowing a 2-0 lead last weekend, they let another two-goal lead slip to lose again. The Cherries are the first side in Premier League history to suffer back-to-back defeats in the competition despite leading by two goals in both games.

Bournemouth were eighth in the table after a 2-1 home win over Leicester on 8 October but end the day down in 16th – one point above the relegation zone – after a defeat that will hurt badly.

There is frustration on and off the pitch. Bournemouth’s prospective new owner, American businessman Bill Foley, is still awaiting Premier League approval to take over the club.

On the pitch, interim boss Gary O’Neil must find a way of stopping the alarming number of goals his side is letting in.

They have now conceded 32 in just 14 matches – and that’s far too many if they want to steer clear of danger.

“You can’t walk away from the game with no points having played like that, it’s unacceptable,” said O’Neil.

Player of the match

GnontoWilfried Gnonto

Leeds United

  1. Squad number29Player nameGnonto

  2. Squad number42Player nameGreenwood

  3. Squad number30Player nameGelhardt

  4. Squad number10Player nameSummerville

  5. Squad number2Player nameAyling

  6. Squad number7Player nameAaronson

  7. Squad number12Player nameAdams

  8. Squad number19Player nameRodrigo

  9. Squad number1Player nameMeslier

  10. Squad number21Player nameStruijk

  11. Squad number8Player nameRoca

  12. Squad number6Player nameCooper

  13. Squad number25Player nameKristensen

  14. Squad number5Player nameKoch

  15. Squad number11Player nameHarrison

AFC Bournemouth

  1. Squad number16Player nameTavernier

  2. Squad number4Player nameL Cook

  3. Squad number9Player nameSolanke

  4. Squad number21Player nameMoore

  5. Squad number29Player nameBilling

  6. Squad number8Player nameLerma

  7. Squad number6Player nameMepham

  8. Squad number1Player nameTravers

  9. Squad number15Player nameA Smith

  10. Squad number2Player nameFredericks

  11. Squad number25Player nameSenesi

  12. Squad number17Player nameStacey

  13. Squad number19Player nameStanislas

  14. Squad number14Player nameRothwell



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 25KristensenBooked at 62mins
  • 5Koch
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Struijk
  • 12Adams
  • 8RocaSubstituted forGreenwoodat 54′minutes
  • 11HarrisonSubstituted forGnontoat 45′minutes
  • 7AaronsonSubstituted forAylingat 86′minutes
  • 10Summerville
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forGelhardtat 81′minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 2Ayling
  • 3Firpo
  • 13Klaesson
  • 14Llorente
  • 29Gnonto
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 42Greenwood
  • 43Klich
  • 49Fernández


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Travers
  • 2FredericksSubstituted forStaceyat 73′minutes
  • 6MephamBooked at 52mins
  • 25SenesiSubstituted forRothwellat 88′minutes
  • 15A Smith
  • 29BillingSubstituted forStanislasat 88′minutes
  • 4L Cook
  • 8LermaBooked at 45mins
  • 16Tavernier
  • 21Moore
  • 9Solanke


  • 3Stephens
  • 10Christie
  • 14Rothwell
  • 17Stacey
  • 19Stanislas
  • 22Pearson
  • 32Anthony
  • 33Zemura
  • 45Plain

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