Saints see off Cherries

Vitality Stadium | Sun 18 Dec 1.30PM | Attendance: 11,113
Match Report Highlights

Bournemouth v Saints Match Centre

Bournemouth v Saints As It Happened

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED

  • Jay Rodriguez' strikes twice, including a stunning volley, to earn all three points.
  • Nathan Aké had given the hosts the lead, before Ryan Bertrand's leveller in the first-half
  • Saints now 7th after earning seven points from nine this week
  • Claude Puel's men get their second victory on the road in the Premier League
Photo by Matt Watson

FULL TIME: Bournemouth 1-3 Southampton

Jay Rodriguez' double, including and stunning volley, seals victory for Saints at Vitality Stadium against neighbours Bournemouth.

15.22
+2’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez makes way to a standing ovation from the away contingent inside Vitality Stadium.

GOALSCORER 9 Jay Rodriguez

Stunning from Rodriguez

The ball sits up for Jay Rodriguez, who spins and smashes an absolutely wonderful volley beyond Artur Boruc. That should be that. 😇

84’

GOOOAL!!!

Jay Rodriguez (84’) | Bournemouth 1 3 Southampton

80’

Redmond effort just over

Nathan Redmond goes forward before looking to curl a right-footed effort into the top corner, but sees it go narrowly over the bar.

78’

Yellow Card for Steven Davis (Southampton)

Steven Davis makes a late challenge on Adam Smith and picks up Saints' third yellow card of the afternoon.

76’

Yellow Card for Jordy Clasie (Southampton)

Jordy Clasie blocks the run of Jack Wilshere, who was on a driving run from midfield.

72’

Bournemouth substitution: Jordon Ibe replaces Joshua King

71’

Handballs appeals turned down

Simon Francis' cross is driven in at an awkward height, but appeals for a handball from Ryan Bertrand are turned down.

67’

Højbjerg's drive stopped by Aké

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg sees his low right-footed drive cleared away on the line by Bournemouth goalscorer Nathan Aké.

63’

Bournemouth substitution: Benik Afobe replaces Callum Wilson

61’

Southampton substitution: Dušan Tadić replaces Sofiane Boufal

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Rodriguez slides Saints in front

Jay Rodriguez meets Steven Davis' delightful clipped cut back to give Southampton the lead at Vitality Stadium.

57’

Good spell for Saints

Jay Rodriguez' persistence sees him win the ball back off Steve Cook, before driving inside and seeing his effort saved from a tight angle. 

55’

Bournemouth substitution: Ryan Fraser replaces Marc Pugh

GOALSCORER 9 Jay Rodriguez

GET IN.

Steven Davis plays a lovely give and go with Sofiane Boufal, before sinking the ball over Boruc, and Jay Rodriguez races on to it and finishes.

47’

GOOOAL!!!

Jay Rodriguez (47’) | Bournemouth 1 2 Southampton

47’

Redmond chance saved

Simon Francis' header falls kindly for Nathan Redmond, but his low shot is saved comfortably in the end by Artur Boruc.

46’

Southampton substitution: Steven Davis replaces Harrison Reed

First change of the afternoon at the break as Steven Davis replaces Harrison Reed.

46’

Back underway

The hosts get us going for the second-half. Come on, Saints! 😇

First-half in photos

It's been an entertaining game so far here at Vitality Stadium. Take a look out our photographers' shots from the first-half.

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HALF TIME: Bournemouth 1-1 Saints

Saints go into the break level thanks to Ryan Bertrand's leveller, after Nathan Aké had given the hosts an early lead.

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Redmond on the move

Nathan Redmond looks to set Saints on the attack in this first-half, where it remains 1-1.

34’

Yellow Card for Sofiane Boufal (Southampton)

Sofiane Boufal goes into the book for going down too easily under pressure from Jack Wilshere.

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What a hit!

Ryan Bertrand looks on as his superb left-footed drive arrows beyond Artur Boruc in the Bournemouth goal to level things.

25’

Rodriguez can't meet a cross

Sofiane Boufal feeds Nathan Redmond with a perfectly weighted pass, but Jay Rodriguez can't get on the end of his low cross.

22’

Almost a chance for Wilson

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg gives the ball away in midfield which almost presents a chance to Callum Wilson, but Maya Yoshida gets across to see out the danger.

17’

Boufal's deflected effort saved

Jack Wilshere loses possession to Nathan Redmond, he sets Sofiane Boufal on the edge of the box but the sting is taken out of his shot by a deflection off Steve Cook.

GOALSCORER 21 Ryan Bertrand

Bertrand levels!

It's a wonderful individual effort from Ryan Bertrand who drives down the left and fires the ball across Artur Boruc to make it 1-1. Get in there.

13’

GOOOAL!!!

Ryan Bertrand (13’) | Bournemouth 1 1 Southampton

12’

Forster denies King

Bournemouth press high and win the ball back following Sofiane Boufal's loose pass, and Josh King sees an effort saved well by Fraser Forster inside the box.

Ake gives Cherries the lead

Nathan Ake gives the hosts the advantage with a diving header from Jack Wilshere's cross.

5’

Goal

Nathan Aké (5’) | Bournemouth 1 0 Southampton

4’

Bertrand's corner pushed away

Ryan Bertrand's inswinging delivery is pushed back to him by Artur Boruc, but his second cross floats over.

1’

Appeals turned away

Ryan Bertrand nicks the ball from Jack Wilshere who halts his run with a block but nothing given by Mark Clattenburg.

0’

We're underway!

Saints get things going at the Vitality Stadium. Come on! 😇

Moments away! 💪

Watch as Saints warmed up for today's clash against AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League at Vitality Stadium.

13.29

Here's how the hosts line-up

Starting XI: Boruc, Francis (c), Cook, Ake, Daniels, Smith, Arter, Wilshere, Pugh, King, Wilson.

Substitutes: Federici, Mings, B.Smith, Gosling, Ibe, Fraser, Afobe.

13.10

Puel previews Cherries clash

Saints boss Claude Puel speaks to the media at Vitality Stadium ahead of today's meeting with AFC Bournemouth. 

13.04

Boufal relishing South Coast derby

Watch as Saints striker Sofiane Boufal gives his thoughts to the media upon arrival at Vitality Stadium.

12.51

Saints arrive! 📸

Check out a selection of images as Saints arrived at Vitality Stadium earlier this afternoon ahead of their clash with Bournemouth.

12.50

They're here! 

Saints'  players and staff arrive at Vitality Stadium ahead of today's clash with AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League.

12.39
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Saints team confirmed

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, van Dijk (c), Bertrand, Reed, Højbjerg, Clasie, Redmond, Boufal, Rodriguez.

Substitutes: Taylor, Fonte, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Martina, Long.

12.35
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Team news coming soon!

We'll bring you Claude Puel's line-up from Vitality Stadium at 12.30pm GMT. Who would be in your starting XI?

12.10
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The scene is set! 😇

The scene is set at Vitality Stadium as Saints prepare to take on AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. Stay with us for team news and live updates.

11.43

Saints train ahead of AFC Bournemouth clash

Watch footage from training on Friday at Staplewood Campus, as Claude Puel's men geared up for today's clash against Bournemouth in the Premier League.

11.11

White third kit!

Saints will be wearing their brand new Under Armour third kit at Bournemouth today. Find out more here.

11.09

Opposition View: AFC Bournemouth

Get the view from inside the AFC Bournemouth camp, as Eddie Howe previews facing Southampton once more in the Premier League.

10.03

the more games we have between us, the RIVALRY will develop.

eddie howe
afc bournemouth manager
10.01

Long: Cherries style can benefit us

Read what striker Shane Long had to say ahead of the trip to AFC Bournemouth, as he hopes the hosts more expansive style could help Saints.

10.00

Ward-Prowse: It will be tough

Watch as Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse looks ahead to today's clash with AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.

09.56

we know it's important for the supporters. the two cities are close."

claude puel
manager
09.55

Puel previews Bournemouth clash

Get the thoughts of Saints boss Claude Puel ahead of today's meeting with AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League.

09.53

It's matchday!

Southampton travel to take on AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League at Vitality Stadium (1.15pm GMT), looking to make it seven points from nine this week. 😇

09.52

Bournemouth v Saints Line Ups

Bournemouth

1
Artur Boruc (GK)
3
Steve Cook
11
Charlie Daniels
5
Nathan Aké
2
Simon Francis (C)
32
Jack Wilshere
7
Marc Pugh
Ryan Fraser (55′)
17
Joshua King
Jordon Ibe (72′)
15
Adam Smith
8
Harry Arter
13
Callum Wilson
Benik Afobe (64′)
33
Jordon Ibe
9
Benik Afobe
24
Ryan Fraser
26
Tyrone Mings
4
Dan Gosling
23
Adam Federici
14
Brad Smith

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Harrison Reed
Steven Davis (45′)
4
Jordy Clasie
9
Jay Rodriguez
Shane Long (93′)
22
Nathan Redmond
19
Sofiane Boufal
Dusan Tadic (62′)
28
Stuart Taylor
8
Steven Davis
7
Shane Long
6
José Fonte
15
Cuco Martina
11
Dusan Tadic
16
James Ward-Prowse

Bournemouth v Saints Match Stats

Bournemouth

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    47
    53
  • Shots
    10
    14
  • Shots on target
    5
    8
  • Corners
    7
    4
  • Passes Complete
    368
    424

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
2
Jay Rodriguez
Jay Rodriguez
Shots On Target
3
Jay Rodriguez
Jay Rodriguez
Chances Created
2
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Passes Completed
59
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
5
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Clearances
6
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Saves
4
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster