Bournemouth Player Ratings vs Watford: Here’s how the Cherries fared
Bournemouth thrashed Watford 4-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday to continue their fine run in the Premier League.
David Brooks opened the scoring for Bournemouth with a rebound from a swift counter-attack before Josh King doubled the lead from the penalty spot after a second yellow card to Christian Kabasele.
The Cherries made it 3-0 just at the brink of half-time with King doubling his tally with a fantastic header past goalkeeper Ben Foster. And two minutes after the interval, Callum Wilson iced the cake with a casual flick over Foster and into the back of the net.
Bournemouth Player Ratings
Asmir Begovic – 6/10
Begovic was clattered into by Kabasele in the box, for which the Watford defender was shown the yellow card. However, the goalkeeper stayed strong and made a good save moments later.
Simon Francis – 7/10
Released a lovely ball for King, who raced into the box before being pulled back by Kabasele for the spot-kick. Fraser ventured forward more often after Watford were reduced to 10 men.
Steve Cook – 6/10
Cook had a comfortable afternoon as Watford rarely threatened after going a man down.
Nathan Ake – 6/10
Similar to his central defensive partner Cook, Ake also had a field day against the powerful Watford attackers.
Adam Smith – 6/10
Did well on the left and always moved forward to help his teammates in the attack. A lively performance from Smith.
Jefferson Lerma – 6/10
Lerma protected the back-four very well and snuffed out any danger that came Bournemouth’s way.
Lewis Cook – 6/10
Cook was such a classy operator of the ball. He recycled the ball well, broke up the play and always drove the team forward.
David Brooks – 8/10
Opened the scoring with a rebound to make it two goals in two games. Offered plenty of pace, vigour and creativity down the right.
Ryan Fraser – 8/10
Put a great cross into the box by Fraser to pick out Wilson for the third goal. Worked extremely hard and remained a threat on the counter.
Joshua King – 9/10
A brace he truly deserved after working tirelessly. King used his pace on the counter very well and was a constant menace for the opposition. Slotted home a calm penalty before doubling his tally with a looping header at the far post.
Callum Wilson – 9/10
Alongside King, Wilson ran riot too. Created plenty of chances for his teammates and was rewarded for his hard work with a goal just after the break.
Junior Stanislas – 5/10
Replaced Fraser and did well on the left flank.
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Dan Gosling – 4/10
Gosling came on for Brooks in the 70th minute and packed the midfield.
Andrew Surman – 4/10
Picked up a needless booking after replacing Cook in the 78th minute.