Austin earns a point

Vitality Stadium | Sun 03 Dec 1.30PM | Attendance: 10,764
Match Report Highlights

Bournemouth v Saints Match Centre

Bournemouth v Saints As It Happened

KEY MOMENTS SO FAR

  • Final score: Cherries 1-1 Saints 
  • Austin sweeps home equaliser after an hour 
  • Fraser puts Cherries in front on 42 minutes
  • Superb save from Forster denies Defoe
+5’

FULL-TIME: Bournemouth 1-1 Saints

It's all over, and the points will be shared at Dean Court. Saints probably just about edged that overall. Austin's equaliser set us up to go on and win but it finishes 1-1 here. 

+1’

Bournemouth substitution: Benik Afobe replaces Ryan Fraser

Afobe on for Fraser. Into stoppage time now in Bournemouth. 

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Oriol to the rescue

Fraser escapes in behind. The Scot's cross is deflected into the path of Jordan Ibe bur ORIOL is there to bring the ball clear. 

84’

Southampton substitution: Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Steven Davis

Last roll of the dice here for Saints. Gabbi is on for Davo. FORZA, MANOLO! 

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So nearly two for Austin...

 

81’

Chance for Charlie! 

Fabulous play here from Saints. Bertrand's surge down the line is superb and his cross is even better. Austin rises to meet it but can only find the side-netting. So unfortunate...

78’

Redmond shoots wide

Strong impact from the bench from Nathan Redmond. After spreading the play beautifully for Boufal moments earlier, he pops up on the edge of the box to shoot just wide of the near post. 

76’

Yellow Card for Mario Lemina (Southampton)

Shirt pulling earns Mario a place in the referee's book. 

75’

Chance for Cherries

Josh King swivels and shoots, Forster saves and the rebound bounces off Callum Wilson and out for a goal kick. Not much the substitute could have done about that.

73’

Southampton substitution: Mario Lemina replaces Dušan Tadić

Here comes Mario... he's got just over 15 minutes to help us find a winner.

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70’

Off the bar! But...it was offside

Charlie Austin really has his eye in now. Virgil van Dijk flicks on a free-kick for the striker to nod against the crossbar with Begovic well beaten. The offside flag is raised though on the far side. 

68’

Bournemouth substitution: Jordon Ibe replaces Junior Stanislas

Double switch for the Cherries: Ibe is also on to replace Stanislas. 

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68’

Bournemouth substitution: Callum Wilson replaces Jermain Defoe

Callum Wilson comes on for the ineffectual Jermain Defoe. 

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65’

Argghh, Bertie! 

Saints stream forward in search of a second goal and almost find one immediately as Bertrand canters into the box and fires a low cross into the danger zone. No one there to convert...

GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

EQUALISER!!

It was coming! Redmond slides it into the feet of Austin who holds his run and sweeps a shot past Begovic at the near post. YES! 

60’

GOOOAL!!!

Charlie Austin (60’) | Bournemouth 1 1 Southampton

Triple opening for Saints!

Nathan Ake slides in to deny Austin after great work from Bertrand, Begovic pushes out Tadic's curling shot and some penalty-box pinball somehow doesn't produce an equaliser...

57’

Forster pushes out Stanislas shot

Bournemouth in control now at Dean Court. A spell of possession carries them up to the edge of the box where Stanislas' side-footed shot is easily saved by Forster. 

51’

Stanislas goes close

Intricate play in the box from Bournemouth which ends with Junior Stanislas sliding to reach Joshua King's bouncing cross at the far post. Saints survive. 

Boufal tests Begovic 

Boufal stands up his marker, shifts the ball and slaps a low shot into the gloves of Begovic from a tight angle. Clever invention from the Moroccan, who nearly squeezed that in the far post. 

46’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces James Ward-Prowse

Half-time switch to bring you from the Saints dugout: Nathan Redmond is on to take the place of James Ward-Prowse. 

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45’

SECOND HALF: Back underway in Bournemouth

Saints get us restarted here. 

+1’

HALF-TIME: Bournemouth 1-0 Saints

Ryan Fraser's low finish the difference between the teams at the interval. 

44’

Boufal blasts over

Immediate response from Saints, just lacking the final touch. The ball is patiently spread wide to Bertrand whose precise low cross is slammed over the bar by Boufal. 

Bournemouth 1-0 Saints

Cherries in front as Ryan Fraser arrives onto Drew Surman's lay-off to curl the ball under the body of Forster and into the back of the net. 

41’

GOAL

Ryan Fraser (41’) | Bournemouth 1 0 Southampton

38’

Daniels flashes wide

Charlie Daniels steps forwards from left-back and flashes a loose ball inches past the far post. 

32’

AUSTIN DENIED!

James Ward-Prowse picks out Charlie at the back-post whose firm header is palmed away by Asmir Begovic. 

31’

Yellow Card for Adam Smith (Bournemouth)

Sofiane Boufal slides towards Adam Smith in the penalty area and the Bournemouth man is shown a yellow card for simulation by referee Jon Moss. Cherries not happy. 

Nothing between them

Bournemouth have edged back into this one in the past 10 minutes or so. Absolutely nothing between these two teams as we approach the midway point of the first half. 

21’

WHAT A SAVE, FRASER! 👏

Adam Smith's half-volley is directing goalwards by Jermaine Defoe on the six-yard box. The touch alters the flight path of the ball and Fraser Forster instinctively flaps a hand up to turn it over the bar. It's a stunning stop from the big man. 

15’

Dusan heads over

Pied cuts inside and crosses with his left foot this time. The delivery is slightly behind the arriving Dusan Tadic and the Serbian can only loop his effort onto the roof of the net. Promising. 

13’

Chance for Virgil! 

The resulting set-piece finds the head of Virgil van Dijk who sends a thumping header inches off target. The Dutchman was completely unmarked in the middle. 

12’

Pied on the front foot

Pun in there if you know your French. More good stuff from Saints here: Ward-Prowse slides the ball through for Pied down the right but the Frenchman's cross is deflected behind for a corner...

8’

Strong start for Saints

Saints doing all the early running here. It takes a sharp block to stop Dusan Tadic's cutback from reaching Charlie Austin as the boys in white look for a quick opener. 

KICK-OFF: SHOWTIME AT THE VITALITY

Come on, Saints! Let's end the week in style...

People are fResh, it’s a new game and i want to see the same level oF performance.”

Mauricio pelleGrino
Southampton mAnager
13.22

Fraser: "Ready to go again"

"There are plenty of positives to take out of the City game. Today's is a new challenge and it will be a very different encounter. We're ready for it." 

13.02

Six changes for Saints


Mauricio Pellegrino makes six changes to the side that lined up at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. 


OUT: Yoshida, Cedric, Long, Redmond, Højbjerg and Lemina


IN: Austin, Tadic, Boufal, Ward-Prowse, Pied and Davis. 

12.40

BOURNEMOUTH XI TO FACE SAINTS

Begovic, Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels; Stanislas, Cook, Surman, Fraser; King, Defoe. 


SUBS: Boruc, Cook, Gosling, Pugh, Ibe, Wilson, Afobe. 

12.35

SAINTS XI TO FACE BOURNEMOUTH

Forster; Pied, van Dijk, Hoedt, Bertrand; Davis, Romeu; Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Tadic; Austin. 

SUBS: McCarthy, Yoshida, Targett, Lemina, Højbjerg, Redmond, Gabbiadini.

12.33

The Saints are coming!

We've got 18 Saints at the Vitality Stadium and team news coming right up. Let the games begin! 

12.27

⚪️⚪️⚪️

All set in the away dressing room. The Saints players are due any minute now in Bournemouth and we'll be bringing you today's starting XI at around 12.30. Don't go anywhere! 

12.05

Everything is going to be all-white

Saints visiting Bournemouth can only mean one thing: a rare appearance of the special edition third kit. Modelled dramatically here by skipper Steven Davis, the alternative jersey will be worn today after the Premier League deemed that our home and away kits clashed with the Cherries'.

11.50

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11.33

Team news

Southampton: Mauricio Pellegrino will be without Cédric after he was withdrawn in Manchester, while a late call will be made on Shane Long (calf).

AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe has confirmed that Junior Stanislas could be back in his squad for Sunday's clash. The winger has been out of action since picking up an injury against Everton but that aside, he has no fresh injury concerns.

11.25

December 2016: Cherries 1-3 Saints

It was a lovely day by the sea for Saints just under a year ago, Ryan Bertrand and a Jay Rodriguez double setting up a commanding win on our last visit to the Vitality Stadium. It is December now, so it is officially okay to wear a Santa hat to a game 👍

10.54

it's up to us to grow as a club and become serious rivals to southampton. last season they deservedly beat us here. they have very good players and we had two great encounters with them last season."

Eddie Howe
bournemouth manager
10.36

Mauricio: "Ready to play a good game"

Shall we hear from the boss? 

Mauricio Pellegrino is confident his side will build on Wednesday night's strong, if ultimately disappointing, showing against Manchester City in Bournemouth today.

10.28

Last time out

Both Saints and Cherries coming into today's game looking to get back to winning ways after a pair of 2-1 reverses during the week. Raheem Sterling's late winner decided things at the Etihad Stadium while strikes from Chris Wood and Robbie Brady condemned Bournemouth to a first PL defeat in four matches.

10.22

Cherries 🍒 and Saints 😇

Good morning, everyone! It's Matchday 15 in the Premier League and we're at Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium today for a bit of south coast derby. Stay tuned for all the build-up ahead of our 13:30 kick-off. Let's get this show on the road...

10.16

Bournemouth v Saints Line Ups

Bournemouth

27
Asmir Begovic (GK)
11
Charlie Daniels
2
Simon Francis (C)
15
Adam Smith
5
Nathan Aké
24
Ryan Fraser
Benik Afobe (92′)
16
Lewis Cook
6
Andrew Surman
19
Junior Stanislas
Jordon Ibe (69′)
18
Jermain Defoe
Callum Wilson (69′)
17
Joshua King
3
Steve Cook
1
Artur Boruc
33
Jordon Ibe
7
Marc Pugh
13
Callum Wilson
9
Benik Afobe
4
Dan Gosling

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
26
Jérémy Pied
17
Virgil van Dijk
6
Wesley Hoedt
21
Ryan Bertrand
11
Dusan Tadic
Mario Lemina (74′)
14
Oriol Romeu
16
James Ward-Prowse
Nathan Redmond (45′)
19
Sofiane Boufal
8
Steven Davis (C)
Manolo Gabbiadini (85′)
10
Charlie Austin
13
Alex McCarthy
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
3
Maya Yoshida
22
Nathan Redmond
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Mario Lemina
33
Matt Targett

Bournemouth v Saints Match Stats

Bournemouth

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    48
    52
  • Shots
    16
    15
  • Shots on target
    5
    4
  • Corners
    5
    4
  • Passes Complete
    330
    371

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Shots On Target
2
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Chances Created
3
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Passes Completed
60
Steven Davis
Steven Davis
Tackles
5
Jérémy  Pied
Jérémy Pied
Clearances
8
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Saves
4
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster