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90' + 5'
P. Højbjerg
Yellow Card
90' + 2'
Cédric Soares
Yellow Card
D. Tadić
2 - 1
45' + 1'
J. King
S. Francis
1 - 1
D. Tadić
M. Lemina
1 - 0

Match Stats

40% 59%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 7
Total Passes 350 504
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That's it for our live coverage of the Southampton v Bournemouth match! We hope you enjoyed it and will join us again in future!
Bournemouth will be disappointed to have not picked up any points, but they had less to play for and it showed at times. Despite looking dangerous on the counter, they were unable to exert their will on the match and failed to finish their chances.
The home side were the better of the two today and, as the Bournemouth goal came through an incorrectly called corner kick, they fully deserved the win! Tadic obviously had a fantastic day scoring both goals.
What a massive, massive win for Southampton that is! Now just one point behind Swansea and three behind Huddersfield and West Ham, Saints fans may now be dreaming of securing their Premier League status.
P. Højbjerg
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Hojberg joins the yellow card club for time wasting.
90' + 4' The referee gets in the way of the Bournemouth set-piece play! Francis has to take an extra touch and Cedric blocks the effort. The Cherries are livid!!!
Cédric Soares
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Cedric pulls back Ibe who was on a threatening run... and picks up a yellow card in the process. Can Bournemouth pick up late points again this season?
A. McCarthy
Yellow Card
90' + 1' McCarthy seemingly picks up a yellow of his own for protesting the call.
90' DEFOE GOES DOWN IN THE BOX.... but the referee lets play continue. There have been a handful of light penalty shouts for Bournemouth in this match.
M. Yoshida
Yellow Card
89' James Ward-Prowse picks up a yellow just minutes after entering the fray.
89' Hojberg breaks at his version of pace, plays a ball back, but there's almost nothing on it and Bournemouth easily take back possession.
J. Ward-Prowse
D. Tadić
87' Today's hero, Dusan Tadic, makes way for James Ward-Prowse.
85' Bournemouth are passing the ball around the Southampton defence but just can't seem to find a way through.
83' Tadic finds Cedric screaming down the right wing. The Portuguese international tries to play the ball back into the box but it's cleared away.
80' Ibe tries to dribble past a multitude of Southampton players on the left, but is unable to make it through.
77' Hoedt is the last man back and slides in to get the ball off Defoe, but he judges it excellently and avoids going through the striker! Would've been a red card had he got it wrong.
75' Apparently not. The ball is cleared but lands at a Bournemouth players feet who lobs it back in for Defoe but it's knocked behind for a corner.
74' Shane Long is judged to have fouled Francis near the Southampton box. Can Fraser make this free kick count?
A. Surman
D. Gosling
72' Andrew Surman comes on for Gosling in a like-for-like swap.
P. Højbjerg
C. Austin
72' That shot is Austin's final touch as he is brought off in favour of midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
72' On cue, Austin get played into space in the box by a tasty Tadic backheel, tries to score at a tight angle, but puts it into the side netting.
70' Tadic dribbles upfield, and finds Bertrand on the run. HE SHOOTS... but it's covered by Begovic. The tide is starting to turn Southampton's way.
68' Austin gets the ball in the box and launcehs it at Begovic, it takes a delfection en route, hits off the goalkeeper, and is cleared by Bournemouth. That looked dangerous!
67' GOSLING GOES DOWN IN THE BOX.... but the referee waves it off. Lemina had blocked him off.
J. Ibe
L. Mousset
64' Double swap from Eddie Howe as Wilson and Mousset make way for Jermain Defoe and Jordon Ibe.
63' A sloppy patch of play here as both sides misplace some passes and neihter have control of the match.
S. Long
N. Redmond
59' Shane Long comes on for winger Nathan Redmond who was largely uninvolved today.
59' Wilson was played in behind his defender, but his touch let him down which allowed Cedric to recover and hit the ball out for a throw.
58' Daniels gives the ball away cheaply in a dangerous position, but then it's given right back via a sloppy pass from Southampton.
56' A full-throated rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In" rings around St. Mary's!
D. Tadić
54' Tadic goes on an unmarked run... dribbles into the box... AND SCORES!!! SOUTHAMPTON TAKE THE LEAD!
53' Lemina is being tended to by the medical staff after he tried to take a shot but kicked Lewis Cook in the process. They should both be fine to continue.
52' Mousset causing all kinds of trouble for the hosts at the start of the half here. Consistently finding pockets of space and driving forward.
49' Redmond tries to launch a similar counter attack as he did for the goal in the first half, but his pass has too much pace on it and it runs away from sprinting Lemina.
J. Bednarek
Yellow Card
47' Mousset blazes past Bednarek but then is pulled back by him. The defender picks up a yellow.
46' We're back underway!
The teams are back out of the tunnel as we prepare for the second half!
As mentioned earlier, Southampton struggle to hold onto leads and, if they drop points today, it will be the eighth consecutive time they've failed to win after scoring first.
It must be said that the Bournemouth goal came from an incorrectly called corner kick, but the visitors draw things level just before half-time nonetheless.
45' + 3' No, and the whistle blows for half-time!
45' + 3' Another free kick to the visitors in a dangerous position! Can Bournemouth pile on the misery here?
S. Francis
45' + 1' The cross came in from a corner, bounced off a mass of bodies, and falls to King who finishes terrifically from a tight angle!
J. King
45' + 1' GOALLLL!!!! JOSH KING!
44' Ake makes a brilliant move in the opposition box to free him up for a point-blank shot... but McCarthy rises to the challlenge and saves it.
43' After a bout of possesion, a long ball is played forward to Austin in the box, but the pass is too heavy and is easily collected by Begovic.
41' Francis gets harried in his own half by the Southampton press and has to kick it out for a throw in.
39' Off a cornerkick, Redmond took a shot from distance that deflected to Austin who is blocked off by Begovic and goes to the floor. No penalty says the referee.
37' Play resumes and Fraser takes a shot from distance but it sails wide left of the mark. Goal kick to Southampton.
34' Bournemouth break at pace but there's an awkward three man collision and the ball bounces away for a throw. Hoedt has stayed on the ground.
30' Austin finds himself out wide and whips in a shot-cross that Begovic has to punch behind for a corner.
29' It may be difficult for Southampton as they have dropped points the last seven times they have opened the scoring.
26' Much needed goal for Mark Hughes there! Will they be able to see the match out now?
D. Tadić
25' DUSAN TADIC SCORES!!! He waited for Begovic to go to ground and then passed it calmly into the back of the net!
M. Lemina
25' With all of the big Bournemouth defenders up for a corner, Southampton pushed the ball quickly through Redmond and Lemina, the latter of which played Tadic in.
24' Fraser runs past everyone in the right channel and plays in a fantastic low cross... but no one is there to tuck it home.
21' Redmond nutmegs Gosling just outside the Bournemouth box, but he can't get around the centre back in time to do anything with it.
18' A couple of dangerous situations for Begovic here as he had to clear a questionable back pass and then stayed on the ball a little too long and had to kick it out for a throw in.
15' That block is not exactly surprising though as the Cherries rank top five in blocks in the Premier League.
14' Curse of the commentator a bit there as Tadic goes on a lovely run to the end line, pulls it back to Redmond whose shot is then blocked.
13' Southampton have had the ball in the opposing half for the past couple of minutes, but have yet to get behind the Bournemouth defence.
11' Mousset now crosses in a ball from the right and sends in a cross of his own that is again put behind for a corner. Lots of space behind Bertrand who is pushing into more attacking areas.
8' A few slips in the early stages here. Someone may get a cheap chance today if the wrong person loses their footing at the wrong time.
6' Wilson finds space down the right wing, whips in a low cross, but it's deflected behind for a corner, the first of the game.
L. Cook
Yellow Card
4' Dusan Tadic is on the floor and in pain after a heavy challenge from Lewis Cook, who is handed a yellow card for his efforts.
3' Keep an eye on Charlie Austin today as he leads Southampton in goals with seven despite 16 players at the club having logged more minutes.
1' We're underway at St. Mary's Stadium!
The teams are on the field and we only wait on the referee's whistle!
Bournemouth on the other hand are all but assured a spot in next season's Premier League as they sit in 11th place on a comfortable 38 points, nine points above the relegation zone.
The hosts will be desperate to pick up the points today as a win would put them just one point behind 17th placed Swansea who face Chelsea in the late kick-off. This match is a huge opportunity for Saints to try and push for safety.
Despite their struggles this season, Southampton should be confident of securing a result as they have never lost a home match to Bournemouth!
Bournemouth (3-4-3): Asmir Begovic; Simon Francis, Steve Cook, Nathan Ake; Ryan Fraser, Lewis Cook, Dan Gosling, Charlie Daniels; Mousset, Wilson, King.
Southampton (5-2-3): Alex McCarthy; Cedric Soares, Wesley Hoedt, Maya Yoshida, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand; Oriol Romeu, Mario Lemina; Redmond, Austin, Tadic.
Let's start off by looking at how the teams are lining up today!
Hello and welcome to our live commentary of Southampton v Bournemouth!