AFC Bournemouth fell short in extra time to lose at home to Preston North End in the EFL Cup third round. Preston’s Danish striker, Simon Makienok bagged a hat-trick for the visitors with his final goal coming in the 111th minute. Bournemouth were in pole position to advance to the next round until the Dane scored a late equaliser five minutes before the end of normal time.

Eddie Howe quickly apologised to the fans for the shock result in a post-match interview with BBC.

Firstly, I have to apologise to the supporters, I really do. I feel passionately that we’ve let them down tonight.

The Cherries lineup saw a complete overhaul of changes following their 4-0 Premier League defeat to Man City recently and also to rest some key players for their next game against in-form Everton at Dean Court.

Twitter Reacts

Here’s how Bournemouth fans expressed themselves online following their EFL Cup defeat on Tuesday night.


Cherries fans will certainly be hoping for more against Everton.