Date:Sunday September 2 2012
AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves was surprised by his teams defensive frailties on Saturday after watching his side concede five against Sheffield United.
After initially taking the lead via a goal from Tommy Elphick on twenty minutes, the Cherries conceded just four minutes later and eventually went back to the dressing room 3-1 down at half time.
A Lee Barnard goal just three minutes after the break brought the score back to 3-2, but Richard Cresswell, who had only been on the pitch four minutes restored Sheffield United's two goal cushion on the hour mark.
Marc Pugh made it 4-2 with three minutes to go, but a late penalty in stoppage time sent the Cherries home with a 5-3 defeat.
The defeat extends the Cherries record this season to five games without a victory, with AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves record reading 2 wins from 13 league and cup games.
Groves told afcb.co.uk...
"We didn`t see that coming, it came out of the blue. We have not conceded many chances in games and this was not like what has gone on before.
"We got ourselves in front and they then made the game more physical and direct and we had no answer to that which is disappointing. We gifted them a two goal lead by half time, and you cannot do that at a place like Sheffield United.
"We now need to look at the goals we conceded and how they came about. We need to look at the period after we went in front and then allowed them to take over and find out why...'
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Date:Sunday September 2 2012
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