Saints held by the Cherries

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 01 Apr 5.30PM | Attendance: 31,847
Match Report Highlights

Saints v Bournemouth Match Centre

Saints v Bournemouth As It Happened

moments that mattered

  • Harry Arter misses a second-half penalty for the visitors
  • Benik Afobe also missed a gilt-edge chance for the visitors from close range
  • Rodriguez had the ball in the net in the first-half but it was ruled out for offside
  • Steven Davis cleared a close range Andrew Surman effort off the line

FULL TIME: Saints 0-0 AFC Bournemouth

The points are shared after Bournemouth's Harry Arter misses a second-half penalty for the visitors.

+2’

Smith curls over

Adam Smith and Jack Wilshere are both stood over it, but it's the former who hits it and it's not troubling Fraser Forster.

+1’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Oriol Romeu halts the run of Ryan Fraser from behind for a Bournemouth free-kick around 20 yards from goal.

88’

Arter's drive pushed away

Harry Arter gets the ball out of his feet and hits a left-footed shot that is pushed away well by Fraser Forster.

84’

Redmond's shot from distance takes a deflection

Nathan Redmond takes aim and it skips up off Bournemouth's Steve Cook and out for a corner.

80’

Southampton substitution: Sam McQueen replaces Dušan Tadić

Final change for Claude Puel as Dušan Tadić is replaced by Sam McQueen, who will operate on the left of midfield

79’

Arter fires it well, well over

Harry Arter steps up to take it right-footed, slips and it flies well over Fraser Forster's crossbar. Get in!

78’

Penalty to Bournemouth

Ryan Bertrand pulls Ryan Fraser down in the area and it's a spot kick to the visitors.

Photo by Matt Watson

Under 20 minutes to go!

The game is opening up a little here as we enter the final stages of this one. Come on, Saints! 😇

72’

Let off for Saints

Adam Smith's low drive takes a slight deflection off Maya Yoshida and hits the post before a scramble ensues in the box. Thankfully, Saints clear the danger.

69’

Bournemouth substitution: Jack Wilshere replaces Joshua King

68’

Long clips one just wide

Shane Long is played in by Dušan Tadić and lifts the ball over Artur Boruc but it runs just wide.

67’

Boufal's burst cut short

Sofiane Boufal looks to get away down the left, but Ryan Fraser tracks him all the way and brings him down. No foul given.

62’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces James Ward-Prowse

62’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Jay Rodriguez

62’

Straight up the other end!

Nathan Redmond tests Artur Boruc with a drive, the ball falls out to James Ward-Prowse who looks to find the far corner...just wide.

61’

What a miss!

Josh King bursts through and squares the ball to Benik Afobe, who looks certain to put the visitors 1-0 up but he fires his left-footed shot wide.

Photo by Matt Watson

Another even half so far

It's been a tightly-contested half so far which neither side really testing the opposition goalkeeper.

46’

Bournemouth substitution: Harry Arter replaces Andrew Surman

First substitution of the game as Eddie Howe replaces Andrew Surman with Harry Arter.

45’

We're back under way

Josh King gets us going for the second-half here at St Mary's! Come on, Saints! 😇

HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 AFC Bournemouth

Despite Saints' dominance in the first-half, it's all square heading into the break after an entertaining opening 45 minutes at St Mary's.

44’

Rodriguez stings the gloves of Boruc

Jay Rodriguez is released in behind again and his half-volley is smartly saved by Artur Boruc, and the resulting corner comes to nothing.

43’

Yoshida's header agonisingly wide

Maya Yoshida escapes Simon Francis to meet Dušan Tadić's corner but his header goes just wide.

38’

Great play from Saints!

Cédric's low cross from the right is played on to Dušan Tadić by Nathan Redmond and the Serbian's curling shot kisses the post.

33’

Davis clears off the line 😰

Ryan Fraser's corner comes in and Andrew Surman is there a fraction quicker than Fraser Forster, but the Saints captain is behind him to clear off the line.

28’

Gosling's strike goes over

Ryan Fraser's corner is punched away by Fraser Forster as far as Dan Gosling, who sees his left-footed effort go high over the bar.

Photo by Matt Watson

Rodriguez denied by the flag

Jay Rodriguez sees his effort chalked off for offside earlier in the half after he took in Nathan Redmond's pass.

17’

Tadić and Rodriguez combine again

Dušan Tadić feeds the ball to Jay Rodriguez, who jinks inside Adam Smith and fires a shot that is saved by Artur Boruc.

14’

Rodriguez flagged offside

Nathan Redmond's first time square pass finds Jay Rodriguez, who finishes at the second attempt but he's marginally offside.

9’

Tadić involved again

Dušan Tadić runs beyond Jay Rodriguez to take in the forward's flick on before a low shot across goal just wide.

8’

Rodriguez's clever run halted

Jay Rodriguez is released from deep and gets in behind, but Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels get across to put a challenge in.

5’

Pugh brought down

Marc Pugh escapes Cédric who brings the winger down on the left and Bournemouth have a free-kick to be swung in by Ryan Fraser.

3’

Tadić strikes over

Dušan Tadić picks the ball up on the edge of the box and unleashes a left-footed strike, but it's always rising over the bar.

2’

We are under way!

Saints get us started at St Mary's as they take on AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. Up the Saints!

It's almost time! 💪

Check out a selection of images as Southampton were put through their paces ahead of today's Premier League clash with AFC Bournemouth.

17.22

It's always good to play at home - We've missed it! It's been a long period without playing here at St Mary's, and all the players are looking forward to this game.

Cédric Soares

17.08
Photo by Matt Watson

Jay Rod starts! 👊

Here's how Saints line-up to face AFC Bournemouth:


Forster; Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand; Romeu, Davis (c), Ward-Prowse; Tadić, Redmond, Rodriguez.

16.31

The players arrive at St Mary's

Watch as the Southampton squad arrive at St Mary's ahead of facing AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League.

15.05
Photo by Matt Watson

Good to be back! 😇

It's a glorious day on the South Coast ahead of Southampton's clash with AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League at St Mary's.

14.58

The lads are here! 😀

It's smiles all round at St Mary's as the players arrive for the game against AFC Bournemouth.

14.50

Stephens looks ahead to Cherries test

Southampton defender Jack Stephens looks ahead to the clash against AFC Bournemouth and returning to St Mary's.

13.20
Photo by Matt Watson

Opposition View: AFC Bournemouth

Read what AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe had to say ahead of today's clash at St Mary's in the Premier League here.

13.15

the fans have been brilliant with the travelling they've done. it will be nice to be back at st mary's.

JACK STEPHENS
southampton defender
13.12

Inside Staplewood: Saints prepare for Bournemouth

Watch footage from Staplewood Campus as Southampton prepared to take on AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League today at St Mary's.

13.11

Puel previews Bournemouth clash

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

13.09

We're finally back at St Mary's! 😇

It's matchday and Saints are back at St Mary's to take on AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League (5.30pm BST).

13.02

Saints v Bournemouth Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
24
Jack Stephens
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse
Sofiane Boufal (63′)
8
Steven Davis (C)
11
Dusan Tadic
Sam McQueen (80′)
14
Oriol Romeu
9
Jay Rodriguez
Shane Long (63′)
4
Jordy Clasie
40
Mouez Hassen
19
Sofiane Boufal
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
38
Sam McQueen
7
Shane Long
12
Martín Cáceres

Bournemouth

1
Artur Boruc (GK)
11
Charlie Daniels
3
Steve Cook
15
Adam Smith
2
Simon Francis (C)
4
Dan Gosling
7
Marc Pugh
6
Andrew Surman
Harry Arter (46′)
24
Ryan Fraser
17
Joshua King
Jack Wilshere (70′)
9
Benik Afobe
32
Jack Wilshere
33
Jordon Ibe
14
Brad Smith
38
Baily Cargill
19
Junior Stanislas
8
Harry Arter
21
Ryan Allsop

Saints v Bournemouth Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Bournemouth
  • Possession (%)
    61
    39
  • Shots
    14
    12
  • Shots on target
    4
    3
  • Corners
    6
    3
  • Passes Complete
    459
    261

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
2
Chances Created
4
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
72
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Tackles
3
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
4
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster