Bournemouth beat Everton in a meeting between very different Premier League sides in the Carabao Cup third round.
Blues boss Frank Lampard made 11 changes and his side lost to a side with nine changes from the weekend.
The Cherries led via a deflected shot from Jamal Lowe, and Junior Stanislas finished with a defensive error.
Substitute Demarai Gray pulled one back for Everton, before Emiliano Marcondes and Jaidon Anthony secured Bournemouth’s place in the last 16.
Lampard loses in the reserves bet
Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neil and his Everton counterpart Lampard have made significant changes, with the final round of Premier League fixtures ahead of the 2022 World Cup coming up this weekend.
Only goalkeeper Mark Travers and centre-back Chris Mepham retained their place for the hosts after their stunning 4-3 defeat at Leeds United on Saturday.
Lampard went one step further, completely changing his starting XI since Saturday’s loss to Leicester, including giving Everton a first start for the summer by signing James Garner.
It was the new Cherries who adapted quicker, leading after seven minutes when Lowe’s effort hit Nathan Patterson and looped into the net with goalkeeper Asmir Begovic blocked.
Everton had the better of a chance in the first half afterwards – in the first 16 minutes Tom Davies fired a one-on-one, Travers saved well from Garner and Anthony Gordon misdirected a header over from the bar to six meters.
Gordon should have been sent off for a two-footed lunge on Jordan Zemura shortly before half-time, but instead ran off with his seventh booking in 14 games this season and should be grateful for the lack of VAR in the EFL Cup.
Everton fans expressed their displeasure at Lampard throughout the match for his decision to make so many changes, upset at the possibility that a first major trophy since 1995 would be given up.
O’Neil back to winning ways
Unbeaten in his first six games as caretaker Bournemouth boss after Scott Parker was sacked, O’Neil has overseen defeats in each of his last four games.
However, a cup run won’t hurt his chances of securing a permanent appointment – even if Everton had taken a chance it could have been a very different story.
Instead, Everton offered a goal for Bournemouth captain Stanislas in the 47th minute. Mason Holgate slipped when Begovic passed him, allowing Ryan Christie to steal it.
He squared in to Lowe whose shot was blocked by Begovic, but he bounced off Stanislas to fall back with covering defender Michael Keane slow to respond.
Stanislas praised O’Neil after the match, telling BBC Radio Solent: “He was brilliant for all of us. We worked with him for a few seasons.
“He gave his best and we got very good results. He pushes us and always pushes us.
“We don’t know what will happen during the winter break, but hopefully we can conclude on Saturday.”
Lampard started Alex Iwobi, Dwight McNeil and Gray in an attempt to save the game, and the latter made an impact on 67 minutes by curling the ball past Travers to make it 2-1.
Bournemouth have given a two-goal lead in their last two Premier League games, but on this occasion they took a chance to secure a comfortable victory.
Marcondes struck from close range before Anthony finished low after Patterson gave the ball away, to further boost O’Neil’s chances of landing the full-time Vitality Stadium manager job.
- 3StephensBooked at 85 minutes
- 33ZemuraReplaced byFredericksat 65′minutes
- 14RothwellReplaced byDembeleat 75′minutes
- 22PearsonBooked at 84 mins
- 32AnthonyBooked at 73 mins
- 19StanislasReplaced byMarcondesat 66′minutes
- tenChristieReplaced bySadieat 88′minutes
- 18LoweReplaced byHillat 88′minutes
- 4Cook L
- 43Green wood
- 13MineBooked at 84 mins
- 4HolgateReplaced byMcNeilat 51′minutes
- 37CollectReplaced byIwobiat 52′minutes
- 16DoucoureReplaced byMillsat 81′minutes
- 29The vinegar
- 20MaupayReplaced bycannonat 81′minutes
- tenGordonBooked at 44 minsReplaced byGreyat 52′minutes
- 59Samuels Smith
- Darren England
Match ends, Bournemouth 4, Everton 1.
Second Half ends, Bournemouth 4, Everton 1.
Corner, Everton. Corner conceded by Dominic Sadi.
Nathan Patterson (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Emiliano Marcondes (Bournemouth).
Offside, Everton. Michael Keane tries a through ball, but Stanley Mills is caught offside.
Replacement, Bournemouth. James Hill replaces Jamal Lowe.
Replacement, Bournemouth. Dominic Sadi replaces Ryan Christie.
Alex Iwobi (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Christie (Bournemouth).
Jack Stephens (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for dangerous foul play.
Thomas Cannon (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jack Stephens (Bournemouth).
Yerry Mina (Everton) is shown the yellow card.
Ben Pearson (Bournemouth) receives a yellow card.
Foul by Dwight McNeil (Everton).
Ben Pearson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Objective! Bournemouth 4, Everton 1. Jaidon Anthony (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the center of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.
Replacement, Everton. Thomas Cannon replaces Neal Maupay.
Substitution, Everton. Stanley Mills replaces Abdoulaye Doucouré.
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