For the second consecutive weekend, AFC Bournemouth has upset one of the EPL’s global superpowers. Bournemouth, a team playing just its first season in the Premier League since their inception in 1899, defeated Manchester United, 2-1, on Saturday. The victory comes exactly one week after Bournemouth’s 1-0 road victory over Chelsea.
Earlier this week, Manchester United had lost 3-2 to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, eliminating the EPL squad from the UEFA Champions League as the tournament winnows down to the Round of 16.
Despite Bournemouth’s positive results, the team still sits at a middling 14th on the EPL table, while Manchester United sits fourth, trailing Arsenal, Leicester City, and first-place Manchester City. Bournemouth’s -11 goal differential is just 17th-best in the league, a statistic that could perhaps foretell a future battle against relegation. Bournemouth has now eclipsed Chelsea, currently 15th on the table — with just 15 points tallied after 15 games.