AFC Bournemouth claimed a point from 0-0 draw away at Hull City in the EFL Championship last weekend. Bournemouth were left frustrated by Hull City keeper Matt Ingram, as he denied the Cherries a third win for the season.
Bournemouth were clearly the dominant side in the game as they enjoyed more of the ball and were able to create more chances and threatened the Hull City goal. They attempted a total of 11 shots on goal with 45.45% of those shots being on target. The Cherries recorded a high xG of 2.16 but were unable to finish off their opponents, thanks to a solid defensive performance by Hull City and some unbelievable saves from their shot-stopper. Dominic Solanke had the highest xG of 1.26 and attempted a total of 6 shots on goal. None of the Hull players had a significant xG as they failed to get a shot on target throughout the game.
Bournemouth were better than their opponents in terms of shots taken, dribbles, aerial duels and nearly every other aspect on the field, which is why they were left frustrated after they failed to secure all three points in this fixture.
Bournemouth had a total of 11 attempts on goal, with 5 shots on target. The Cherries had 6 attempts on goal from inside the penalty area and two close-range chances which were saved by the opposition keeper. The one headed attempt made by Dominic Solanke on the edge of the six-yard box was kept out thanks to some amazingly quick reflexes from Matt Ingram. The Cherries had four more attempts on goal which were again kept out by Ingram. Bournemouth had an xG of 0.20 per shot. Since more than half of the shots taken were inside the penalty area, Bournemouth recorded a higher xG of 2.16.
Dominic Solanke had 4 shots on target and had the highest values xT and xG as a result of the chances he created. David Brooks also managed to get a shot on target for the Cherries.
From the xT Timeline, we can see that Hull City did manage to threaten the Bournemouth defence on a few occasions but were failed to maintain that attacking threat. On the other hand, Bournemouth were threatening the Hull City defence repeatedly and maintained the pressure on the home side.
The xG timeline graph indicates that Bournemouth had five attempts on goal in the first half and the remaining six attempts in the second half. They attacked the Hull City goal at regular intervals throughout the 90 minutes but failed to put the ball in the back of the net.
While Bournemouth did everything right while attacking, it was the determination and grit of the Hull City defenders that denied the Cherries all three points in the game. Hull City defenders managed to win the majority of the defensive duels that they attempted in the game. They lost only 11 of the attempted 26 defensive duels throughout the whole game. Di’Shon Bernard, who young defender who is with the Tigers on loan from Manchester United, won the most number of defensive duels for the Tigers.
Bournemouth were denied by a valiant effort from the Hull City defenders and their goalkeeper Matt Ingram. The Tigers were satisfied with the point as they avoided their fourth consecutive loss in the Championship. Bournemouth look to be in good shape and have not lost a single game this season, but have failed to maintain consistency in their form. The Cherries will look to secure all three points from their next clash against Barnsley.