Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo was on the scoresheet in Bournemouth’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
The former Bristol City striker got the nod from manager Andoni Iraola who handed Semenyo his first start of the season in the crucial fixture.
In a dramatic start, the 3rd minute saw Antoine Semenyo seize the opportunity to shine. A defensive lapse allowed him to pounce on a loose ball, and with precision, he found the back of Liverpool’s net, putting Bournemouth ahead 1-0.
Liverpool, however, quickly turned the tide. In the 17th minute, Luis Diaz showcased his finesse, slotting the ball past the Bournemouth goalkeeper and equalizing the score at 1-1. Despite Semenyo’s early heroics, Liverpool’s attacking prowess was proving to be a tough challenge for the Cherries.
The game’s momentum swung further in Liverpool’s favor as Mohamed Salah capitalized on a rebound, giving the Reds a 2-1 lead in the 30th minute.
Bournemouth thought they could be back in the game following a setback for Liverpool whose midfielder Mac Allister received the marching orders for a bad tackle but Diogo Jota further extended Liverpool’s lead in the 57th minute, taking advantage of a deflection to slot the ball into an unguarded net to seal a 3-1 win for the Reds.
Despite the defeat, Semenyo’s goal breathes hope into his career with Bournemouth where he is still aiming to find his feet after joining in January. The 23-year-old’s journey with the Cherries has been a tale of determination and resilience.
After a slow start to life in the top-flight competition, the striker struggled with injuries toward the end of the season.
However, the forward’s goal served as a reminder of his capabilities and his ability to make a mark on the Premier League stage.
Source: Frank Appiah