Bournemouth v Saints Match Centre
Pied hungry to build on Sunday's return
Sunday's draw has the Frenchman looking forward to further first-team opportunities
Highlights: Bournemouth 1-1 Saints
View the best of the action from Vitality Stadium.
90 in 90: Bournemouth 1-1 Saints
View the best of the action from Vitality Stadium in 90 seconds.
Gallery: Bournemouth 1-1 Saints
The best images from Saints' draw with Bournemouth.
Pied reacts to Bournemouth stalemate
Watch Jérémy Pied's verdict from the Vitality Stadium
Austin feeling the scoring momentum
Striker confident of adding to his tally every week.
Video: Pellegrino on Bournemouth draw
Mauricio Pellegrino on Cherries point.
Pied: "A frustrating result"
Jérémy Pied reflects on his return to first-team action in Sunday's draw
Pellegrino pleased by Saints' character
Saints boss on the 1-1 draw away at AFC Bournemouth.
Austin strikes again to earn point
Striker scores third goal in three games to equalise at Bournemouth.
Pellegrino ready for busy December
Saints boss talks squad depth and spirit.
Match Preview: AFC Bournemouth vs Saints
Get set for Saints' trip to face AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League.
Pellegrino: We can adapt well
Saints boss on his different tactical options.
Video: Pellegrino previews Bournemouth
Watch the manager preview the visit to Bournemouth.
Opposition View: AFC Bournemouth
Bournemouth boss gives his thoughts ahead of Saints' Premier League visit
Press Conference (part two): Pellegrino on Cherries
Watch the manager speak with the written media.
Gallery: Saints train ahead of Bournemouth clash
The best images from Saints' Friday training session.
Inside Staplewood: Saints build up to Cherries
Watch as Saints continued to build up to Bournemouth.
Cédric ruled out of Bournemouth trip
Mauricio Pellegrino gives a team news update ahead of south coast clash
Pellegrino's pre-Bournemouth press conference
Saints boss looks ahead to Sunday's Premier League clash with AFC Bournemouth.
Inside Track: AFC Bournemouth
Journalist Ned Payne gives us the lowdown on the Cherries.
Saints to wear third kit for Cherries clash
Southampton to play in a special third kit at Bournemouth.
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
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.
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.
So nearly two for Austin...
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...
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.
Yellow Card for Mario Lemina (Southampton)
Shirt pulling earns Mario a place in the referee's book.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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...
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.
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.
SECOND HALF: Back underway in Bournemouth
Saints get us restarted here.
HALF-TIME: Bournemouth 1-0 Saints
Ryan Fraser's low finish the difference between the teams at the interval.
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.
Ryan Fraser (41’) | Bournemouth 1 – 0 Southampton
Daniels flashes wide
Charlie Daniels steps forwards from left-back and flashes a loose ball inches past the far post.
James Ward-Prowse picks out Charlie at the back-post whose firm header is palmed away by Asmir Begovic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 pelleGrinoSouthampton mAnager
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.
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.
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'.
Are you in that number today? Send us a photo on Twitter using the hashtag #saintsfc 😇11.33
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.
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 Howebournemouth manager
Mauricio: "Ready to play a good game"
Shall we hear from the boss?
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
Asmir Begovic (GK)
Simon Francis (C)
Ryan FraserBenik Afobe (92′)
Junior StanislasJordon Ibe (69′)
Jermain DefoeCallum Wilson (69′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
Virgil van Dijk
Dusan TadicMario Lemina (74′)
James Ward-ProwseNathan Redmond (45′)
Steven Davis (C)Manolo Gabbiadini (85′)
Bournemouth v Saints Match Stats
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