You need to get every advantage you can when playing a fellow relegation candidate.
That’s exactly what Bournemouth did for Jermain Defoe to score against Crystal Palace.
Eddie Howe’s side have been praised for their passing football and technical approach to the game.
But they did something pretty dastardly to score a pre-planned move from a corner against Palace.
This comes straight out of the Jose Mourinho guide to the dark arts.
Bournemouth exchange passes at a short corner to distract the defence before rolling the ball to Defoe in acres of space on the penalty spot.
But why was the striker completely by himself in the area at a corner?
That will be down to Josh King’s sneaky antics.
He pretty much tackled Defoe’s defender blocking him from marking the former Spurs man just like you would see in the NFL.
It is surprising that the referee did not penalise the young Bournemouth player.
Alas, the goal stood.
You can feel hard done by Palace fans.