5 Dec 2016

Man U draw, Liverpool go down to Bournemouth

7:54 am on 5 December 2016

Leighton Baines' late penalty has caught Manchester United cold as Everton secured a morale-boosting 1-1 draw from a match punctuated by controversy.

Everton's Leighton Baines celebrates a goal

Everton's Leighton Baines celebrates a goal Photo: Photosport

The appointments of Ronald Koeman and Jose Mourinho brought an injection of excitement to these Premier League clubs, yet both approached Monday's (NZ time) clash at Goodison Park needing to kick-start their Premier League campaign.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first-half lobbed effort looked set to have given United the victory, only for Marouane Fellaini's calamitous challenge to gift former club Everton a penalty that Baines slotted home to secure the draw.

It was a third straight draw in the league for Mourinho's men, leaving them 13 points off the lead and nine points off a top-four berth.

Earlier in the day, Nathan Ake's stoppage-time goal secured Bournemouth their first-ever win over Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp's side twice surrendered a two-point lead.

Bournemouth celebrate a goal

Bournemouth celebrate their winning goal against Liverpool Photo: AFP

Senegal international Sadio Mane and Belgian striker Divock Origi, starting a league game for the first time this season, established a 2-0 lead for Liverpool midway through the first half.

Callum Wilson halved the deficit from a penalty 11 minutes into the second half, but within seven minutes, Emre Can's fine effort from the edge of the penalty area restored the two-goal cushion.

It was snatched away, however, in stunning fashion with three Bournemouth goals in the last 20 minutes.

Substitute Ryan Fraser and defender Steve Cook scored in the space of three minutes to bring Bournemouth level and in added time Chelsea loanee Ake grabbed a stunning winner after a mistake from Liverpool keeper Loris Karius.

The 4-3 loss was Liverpool's first defeat in the last 12 Premier League games and left them third in the table, four points behind leaders Chelsea.

- AAP, Reuters