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C. Wilson
R. Fraser
3 - 3
M. Targett
Y. Valery
3 - 2
J. Ward-Prowse
P. Højbjerg
2 - 2
C. Wilson
1 - 2
D. Gosling
C. Wilson
1 - 1

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Shots On Target 7 5
Total Passes 351 459
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Southampton are next in action against West Ham United on the road next Saturday, while Bournemouth are at home against Tottenham.
The two sides play out an entertaining 3-3 draw this afternoon that proves to be enough to guide Southampton over the line in their battle against the drop. The Saints' point along with Cardiff's defeat at the hands of Fulham secures their Premier League status. Shane Long put the home side ahead in the 12th minute, but the visitors responded through goals from Dan Gosling and Callum Wilson to take a 2-1 lead into the break. Southampton then roared into life in the second half as James Ward-Prowse and Matt Targett found the net. It looked to be enough for the three points for the Saints, but Wilson steered home a Ryan Fraser cross to equalise and could have snatched the win, only to spurn a good opportunity at the death. Each team rightfully earns a share of the spoils.
90' + 4' The Saints are in no hurry to lift the ball into the box. The home side seem content to hold out for the point.
90' + 2' Southampton are taking the ball into the corner to see out the draw. Strange tactic in front of home fans, although the 1-0 scoreline for Fulham against Cardiff could be influencing their decision.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
90' Solanke is down and need of treatment, but he appears to be okay to continue.
C. Austin
S. Long
88' Austin replaces Long for the home side.
88' SAVE! Wilson is played through on goal with only Gunn to beat. However, he strikes his effort straight at the keeper, who makes the block with his feet.
R. Fraser
86' Fraser raids down the left flank after being supplied by King. He sends a low cross into the middle that Wilson pokes home.
C. Wilson
86' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! WILSON EQUALISES!!! 3-3!!! WHAT A GAME! Bournemouth are level as Wilson stabs home from close range. Fraser was afforded acres of room by Valery down the left flank. He supplied a fine low cross into the middle where his team-mate edged between Bednarek and Bertrand to find the net. Another poacher's goal for the Bournemouth forward.
83' King collects in space after being teed up by Fraser, but he launches his effort wide of the post.
S. Armstrong
D. Ings
81' Ings makes way for Armstrong for the home side.
80' Redmond has been active in the final third, but he has not had his shooting boots on today. He twists and turns before firing at goal, only to place his effort well over the bar.
77' Southampton are controlling the game, keeping the visitors on the back foot. Hasenhuttl will be praying for a decisive two-goal lead.
75' Valery has a raid down the right flank and he tries to force a cross to Long at the near post, but Simpson is well placed to divert it behind for a corner.
73' Solanke makes an immediate impact off the bench as he rolls the ball into the path of Fraser, but he strikes his attempt over the bar.
D. Solanke
N. Clyne
72' Solanke replaces Clyne as Howe adds an extra forward into the mix for his team.
71' Hojbjerg lines up an effort from 25 yards and he makes solid contact with his strike, only for the ball to travel wide of the target.
69' Bournemouth have been far too passive in the second half and have paid the price. Howe needs to make a change to get them back into the contest.
Y. Valery
67' Valery makes a good run down the right flank before lifiting in a fine cross for Targett to convert.
M. Targett
67' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! TARGET HEADS SOUTHAMPTON AHEAD!!! 3-2!!! The Saints regain the lead in the second half through a fine headed effort from Targett. The goal came from impressive work from Ings in the box, who stole the ball away from Simpson. He fed Valery on the charge down the right flank, who lifted his cross to the back post. Targett was there to meet the ball with a powerful header, providing enough power to beat Cook on the line.
65' Southampton are winning the 50/50 battles on the field to put Bournemouth under pressure in their own half.
63' The visitors are trying to get a foot in the game again. They've been quiet since the restart.
61' OVER! Southampton win a corner down the left flank, and although the visitors clear the danger from Ward-Prowse's delivery, Targett's strike deflects towards Redmond. He takes on an effort first time, but under pressure from Fraser, he lifts his attempt over the bar.
59' Ings lines up an effort from distance on his right foot, although it trickles harmessly into the hands of Boruc.
58' CHANCE! Hojbjerg floats a ball over the top of the Bournemouth defence for the run of Ings. Simpson makes a mess of his clearance and presents Ings with a shooting opportunity. However, he goes with the outside of his boot and allows Boruc to make a comfortable save.
P. Højbjerg
55' Hojbjerg releases Ward-Prowse into space before the midfielder does the rest with a fine finish.
J. Ward-Prowse
55' GOALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! WARD-PROWSE FINDS THE EQUALISER!! 2-2!!! The home side are back on level terms courtesy of a fine effort from Ward-Prowse. He collects 30 yards from goal before fending off the challenge of King. The midfielder pulls the trigger on a left-footed strike that beats Boruc to nestle into the bottom corner. Game on.
54' Targett raids down the left flank and wins a corner off the legs of Clyne. The home side need to continue to force the issue.
E. Hyndman
D. Gosling
53' Gosling is forced off with his injury and is replaced by Hyndman.
52' CHANCE! Simpson is afforded a free header from a corner from the left flank and he guides a header towards goal, only to see his effort clips the side-netting.
50' WIDE! Redmond releases Ings through the middle, but he cannot find a way through a crowd of Bournemouth defenders. The Saints work the ball back towards Redmond on the edge of the box, but he places his strike wide of the target.
49' Gosling is down for the visitors and requires treatment on the pitch. He might not be able to continue here.
48' OVER! The Saints win a corner down the right flank, and the delivery from Ward-Prowse is cleared as far as Bertrand on the edge of the box. He goes for the strike, only to blast his attempt over the bar.
46' We're back underway at St Mary's Stadium.
M. Targett
Oriol Romeu
46' Targett replaces Romeu for the home side, which will involve a reshuffle in formation.
Ralph Hasenhuttl will not be pleased with his side's first-half performance. They were in control in the early stages of the game and took a deserved lead, but were then pegged back, conceding a cheap goal on the counter before a poor save by Gunn allowed Wilson to score. The game is still there for the home side, but they will have to improve in the second period.
Bournemouth have come from behind to lead 2-1 at the break against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium. Shane Long put the home side ahead in the 12th minute when his strike was deflected past Artur Boruc by Nathan Ake. The Cherries responded on the counter as Joshua King and Callum Wilson combined to tee up Dan Gosling to rifle an effort home. Eddie Howe's men went ahead when David Brooks saw his effort saved by Angus Gunn, but Wilson was there to convert the rebound. The Cherries are in control at the interval.
D. Gosling
Yellow Card
45' + 2' Gosling goes into the book for his foul on Ings.
45' + 1' Fraser sends a disappointing cross into the box that is cleared by the first defender. Gosling takes one for the team for the visitors to block off the run of Ings on the counter.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
45' Bertrand brings down Fraser on the right flank and it hands Bournemouth an opportunity to swing a cross into the box.
42' The Saints are attempting to put the pressure on towards the end of the half. Hasenhuttl will not be pleased with the standard of their defending in the first half.
40' Long breaks behind the Bournemouth defence into the right inside channel, only to see his cutback towards Ings cleared away.
39' PENALTY SHOUT! King gets the better of Bednarek on the byline and breaks into the box before going down under pressure from Valery. He looks to the referee for a penalty, but sees his appeal declined.
37' Wilson makes a run down the right flank and clips a cross into the box that just evades Gosling in the middle. Valery has to defend at the back to keep the ball away from Brooks, conceding a corner in the process.
S. Long
Yellow Card
35' Long goes into the book for his challenge on Brooks. It was a cynical one from the forward.
34' Brooks wins a free-kick for his team to alleviate the pressure after a Southampton counter. He has been impressive thus far for the visitors.
C. Wilson
32' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! WILSON CONVERTS FROM CLOSE RANGE!! 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH! The Cherries take the lead and it's one that will not please Gunn in the Southampton goal. The visitors catch out the hosts with a quickly-taken short corner. Fraser's delivery is cleared as far as Brooks on the edge of the box. He takes on the strike on his left foot, forcing a stop from Gunn. However, the keeper palms the ball straight out into the middle of the box where Wilson pounces to score from six yards.
30' Brooks and Gosling almost combine in the box to tee up Wilson in the middle, but Stephens makes an important challenge to clear ahead of the forward.
27' Bournemouth almost work their way through the Saints' defence as King slides an offload towards Brooks, but he gets closed down before he can shoot by Valery.
Oriol Romeu
Yellow Card
26' Romeu brings down Fraser on the charge and goes into the book.
24' OFF THE POST! Long has to score! Ward-Prowse bundles his way through the Bournemouth defence before his offload reaches Long. His first strike is palmed back out by Boruc, presenting the forward with an open goal for his second effort. However, Long clips the post with his shot and the ball bounces clear. A huge opportunity missed by the hosts.
R. Fraser
C. Mepham
23' Mepham makes way for the visitors. He doesn't appear to be injured as Fraser replaces the defender.
22' Ings collects in space on the edge of the box and pulls the trigger, but he places his effort wide of the target.
C. Wilson
20' Wilson collects a pass from King before surging down the field to tee up for his strike at goal.
D. Gosling
20' GOALLLLLLLL!!! GOSLING LEVELS FOR THE CHERRIES!! 1-1!! Out of nothing the visitors are back in the game. They catch the Saints on the counter as King leads the way forward before offloading to Wilson on the left flank. He raids to the edge of the box before cutting the ball back for Gosling. The midfielder takes a touch before planting his strike past Gunn.
18' CLOSE! Redmond comes inches away from a second for the home side. He collects in the middle of the park before trying to curl an effort past Boruc from 25 yards, but his attempt goes just wide of the post.
17' Redmond charges down the left flank and he cuts the ball across the edge of the box for Ings, but the forward cannot bring it under control under pressure from Cook.
16' Southampton are looking hungry out on the pitch. They're flooding forward with numbers at almost every opportunity.
14' Ward-Prowe stands up a dangerous cross towards the back post for the run of Ings, but it just evades the forward on the dive.
N. Redmond
12' Redmond surges down the left before cutting the ball back to Long to shoot and score.
S. Long
12' GOALLLLLLLLLL!!! LONG PUTS SOUTHAMPTON AHEAD!!! It has been coming and Long continues his good form with a strike into the bottom corner. Redmond burst into space down the left flank before cutting the ball back to the forward in space on the edge of the box. He picked his spot, drilling his attempt into the bottom corner with the aid of a deflection from Ake.
11' Bournemouth survive the resulting corner, but they're well and truly under pressure here.
10' SAVE! Boruc comes to the fore for the Cherries as he spreads himself to deny Redmond with a clipped effort after Hojbjerg had released the winger with a precise throughball.
7' The visitors are definitely second best in these early stages and need to settle into the contest.
5' Bournemouth remain on the back foot, but they hold firm as Ward-Prowse and Hojbjerg are denied with attempts from close range.
3' Hojbjerg lifts the resulting corner into the box and Bednarek guides an attempt towards goal, only to be denied by a block by Lerma.
2' Southampton put the pressure on in the early stages of the contest as Ings sees his strike diverted behind for a corner by Mepham.
1' We're underway at St Mary's Stadium.
Southampton have lost just one of their last 11 meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions (W6 D4), a 0-2 loss in March 2016.
Howe has made two changes to his team from the Cherries' loss at the hands of Fulham last week. Fraser drops to the bench after struggling with a calf injury, while Junior Stanislas misses out altogether. Simpson and Clyne come into the team in the back three and wing-back respectively.
Southampton have made two changes from the team that drew against Watford during the week. Ings comes into the fold to lead the line alongside Long in attack, while Valery slots into the defence at right-back. There's no place in the squad for Maya Yoshida due to illness, while Armstrong drops to the bench.
BOURNEMOUTH SUBS: Lys Mousset, Jordon Ibe, Emerson Hyndman, Ryan Fraser, Asmir Begovic, Dominic Solanke, Sam Surridge.
BOURNEMOUTH (3-4-3): Artur Boruc; Chris Mepham, Steve Cook, Jack Simpson; Nathaniel Clyne, Dan Gosling, Jefferson Lerma, Nathan Ake; Callum Wilson, David Brooks, Joshua King.
SOUTHAMPTON SUBS: Charlie Austin, Stuart Armstrong, Mario Lemina, Matt Targett, Josh Sims, Fraser Forster, Kayne Ramsey.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Angus Gunn; Yan Valery, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand; James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Nathan Redmond; Shane Long, Danny Ings.
Eddie Howe's men are enduring an inconsistent end to the season. They hammered Brighton and Hove Albion 5-0 two weeks ago, but then slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham last time out. The Cherries will not want their campaign to peter out and will be desperate to finish as high in the table as possible to take momentum into next term.
There's still work ahead of Southampton to secure their place in the Premier League for next season. The Saints begin the day six points clear of Cardiff City in the final relegation spot, but a win would take them clear of the Bluebirds to the 40-point mark, which would all but secure their place in the top flight. Ralph Hasenhuttl's men were denied a win by a late Andre Gray goal against Watford during the week and will be more determined to get over the line this afternoon.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Southampton and Bournemouth at St Mary's Stadium.