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Tyler Adams on first EPL start since March 2023: “It’s a great feeling”

Tyler Adams earned his first English Premier League start since March 2023 on Saturday and walked away with Man of the match honors.

Adams logged 90 minutes for the first time since March 11, 2023, helping Bournemouth earn a crucial 2-1 league victory over Everton at the Vitality Stadium. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder returned to club action after recently winning the CONCACAF Nations League with Gregg Berhalter’s squad.

“It’s a great feeling, especially to play at home,” Adams said postmatch. “To have that support behind us, it’s been a long time coming to get back out on the field and to earn three points and to have an impact on the squad today.”

Adams started alongside Lewis Cook and helped Andoni Iraola’s men move 16 points clear of the relegation zone. The 25-year-old won nine of 12 duels, drew two fouls, made four interceptions, and three tackles in the heart of Bournemouth’s midfield.

Dominic Solanke’s 64th minute opener was cancelled out by Beto’s 87th minute equalizer, but Bournemouth used a late own goal to win the match. Seamus Coleman watched as the Cherries walked away with a 2-1 home result and one that should truly solidify their EPL status for another season.

Adams, who excelled for the USMNT earlier this month, will aim to remain healthy for the remainder of the season.

Bournemouth’s busy return to league play continues Tuesday with a home showdown vs. Crystal Palace.

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  1. Gio Reyna also had a great appearance for Nottingham Forest. He came on about the 70th minute and got his first touch no more than a minute later and then made a perfect pass that was turned into a goal by forward Chris Wood. A great goal, but only made possible by Reyna’s pass. Reyna looked good the rest of the game with one shot on goal that was deflected away by the GK.

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    • Watched a couple Forest Fan YouTube channels. Sounds like the fans want to see more Gio, most wanting him to start with Gibbs-White playing deeper. No one seems to like the former PSV man, Sangare. Pretty much universal that the fans don’t want Nuno to return next year.

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    • His one touch in the sequence leading to the goal w a s pretty slick.
      He also did some blue collar defensive work. He cab help.

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