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J. King  45' 1-0 
BOUJ. King  45' 1-0
HT: 1-0
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Bournemouth ends goal drought with 1-0 win over Man United

Bournemouth's Harry Wilson, left, and Manchester United's Marcus Rashford battle for the ball during the English Premiership soccer match at The Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) Bournemouth beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday to increase the pressure on United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Bournemouth climbed above midtable United with the win, which was sealed by Joshua King's strike shortly before halftime - his club's first goal since September.

The United defense allowed King plenty of time to control Adam Smith's cross with his chest, flick the ball over his head and knock it through David De Gea's legs.

After United missed chances to level in an even second half, Solskjaer suggested his squad hadn't been good enough to compete.

"I thought the response second half, at least we went for it," said Solskjaer.

"We didn't stop trying but it was the lack of quality that couldn't give us the point or three.

"We need a response because games like this you need to win if you want to challenge for the top four and today we're disappointed."

United's defense was slow to react again in the 74th, when De Gea dived at full stretch to push Harry Wilson's shot wide.

United surged forward in the final 10 minutes but couldn't come closer than Mason Greenwood hitting the post in the 83rd. Shortly after, goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale showed good reactions to save a shot from Scott McTominay.

Defeat in pouring rain on England's south coast ended a recent resurgence for United. It had won its last three games, but has now also failed to win five of its last six league games.

United is three points behind Bournemouth.

King's strike was Bournemouth's first league goal since the 2-2 draw with West Ham on Sept. 28. The Cherries are looking to recover some of their strong early-season form after a five-game winless run in all competitions.

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Updated November 2, 2019

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