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Saints heap more pain on Cherries

premier-league Vitality Stadium | Sun 19 Jul 2PM | Attendance: 0
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Bournemouth vs Saints
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Bournemouth vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Ché Adams seals the tie in stoppage time with his second of the season
  • Sam Surridge equalises but it's chalked off after VAR review
  • HALF-TIME: Bournemouth 0-1 Saints
  • Danny Ings gives Saints the lead shortly before half-time

Everything he deserves 👏👏👏

16.30

Report: Saints inflict more pain on Cherries

Danny Ings and Ché Adams were on target to heap more pain on Bournemouth, as Southampton left their south coast neighbours three points and four goals adrift of safety. Our report.

16.27

FULL-TIME: Bournemouth 0-2 Saints

A really good away performance from the boys in white, with goals from Ché Adams and Danny Ings. 

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

THAT SEALS IT!

Lovely feet from Ryan Bertrand down the left, he finds Obafemi and the substitute works the ball to Adams who smashes emphatically past Ramsdale.

+9’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (+9’) | 0 2

+7’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Bournemouth [Sam Surridge] was confirmed

It's cancelled out, as Wilson was offside in the build up.

Bournemouth level late

VAR is checking, but Surridge looks to have equalised.

+4’

GOAL

Sam Surridge (+4’) | 1 1

+3’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Danny Ings

Another superb shift from the front man.

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+3’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Terrific save

Wilson curled an effort which was destined for the far corner, but McCarthy got down exceptionally well and at full stretch pushes around the post. Five minutes of stoppage time to be played.

88’

Caution to the wind

Bournemouth throwing everything at this and have five strikers on the pitch. Saints defending resolutely at the moment, as we enter stoppage time.

87’

Bournemouth substitution: Dan Gosling replaces Philip Billing

All out attack for Bournemouth.

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86’

Vestergaard block 👊

Superb defending from the big Dane, who threw his body on the line to block Sokanke's route to goal. 

Saints maintain control

They really should be out of sight by now. Plenty of attacking intent on the break.

84’

SOOOOO CLOSE

A wonderful free-flowing move from Saints leads to a chance for Redmond, he's 1v1 with Ramsdale and the goalkeeper guesses right to save. Redmond opened his body up and perhaps made his intentions too obvious. 

81’

Wilson guides header into side-netting

Difficult effort to direct with no real pace on the cross. Half a chance for the visitors who are searching for the equaliser.

80’

Vital toe from Billing

Adams was winding up the shot before Billing nipped in a stole the ball. Saints win a corner as a result but again can't make it pay. 

80’

Crucial cover from Walker-Peters

Solanke looked to have escaped the offside trap and was charging towards goal before Walker-Peters pokes the ball away from him, at the expense of a corner, which amounts to nothing.

Final 1️⃣5️⃣

Let's see this one out, Saints! Chances to kill off the game have come and went, but we continue to lead thanks to a Danny Ings strike.

76’

Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Oriol Romeu

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75’

Saints on the assault

They break again, following a Bournemouth free-kick. Walker-Peters led the charge this time around and worked the ball to Redmond but the home side had covering defenders and snuffed out the danger.

72’

Lovely feet from Walker-Peters

Draws the foul and takes the pressure off Saints. Little drag back fooled his opposition number.

Armstrong leads the break

So much desire from the Scot, as he motors over the halfway line and releases Redmond. He gets it back, and tries to bend a shot in the far corner. A yard wide of the target.

69’

Bournemouth substitution: Dominic Solanke replaces Joshua King

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Stay strong, Saints 👊

Working hard to contain the hosts.

67’

Another superb stop

Top reactions from McCarthy as he denies Wilson. The space really opened up for the Bournemouth winger and he side-footed the shot but McCarthy was equal to it.

66’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Shane Long

First change for Saints and some fresh legs up front.

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60’

MISSED 😫

Ings took on penalty taking duty, looking for his second of the game, but it's saved by Ramsdale! Unlucky.

59’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [] was confirmed

Wilson handles the ball in the box and Ings steps up to take the resulting penalty!

56’

Prowsey denied by Ramsdale

It needed the fingertips of Ramsdale to prevent that one going in, tipping it around the post. Ward-Prowse takes, Romeu meets it and flicks off Harry Wilson's hand. It's a clear shout for a penalty...

53’

Free-kick in a promising position

Rico lofts it into the box, but it's got far too much height on it and McCarthy will claim.

52’

Superb goalkeeping 👏

McCarthy is alive to the danger as Wilson attempts to get onto an incisive pass, and beats the striker to it to avert the danger.

50’

Armstrong effort deflected

Saints looking very dangerous around Bournemouth's box. Armstrong takes the shot on, and it's blocked. Prowsey corner ensues, which Vestergaard attacks through a crowd of defenders. Case for a corner, but goal-kick given.

48’

Yellow Card for Philip Billing (Bournemouth)

For a late challenge on Romeu.

47’

Ings fires narrowly wide

Billing challenged Romeu late, but the referee plays the advantage, and to Saints' benefit as Ings picks up the ball and strikes it well. It ends up inches away from goal, great effort and indicative of the confidence of our top scorer. 

45’

Back at it 👊

A big second half coming your way!

🔥🔥🔥

He's in formidable form. That goal was our 29th league away goal this season, a new club record in the Premier League and the most away goals in a top-division campaign since 1989-90 (31).

HALF-TIME: Bournemouth 0-1 Saints

It's that man again that gives Saints the lead. He loves playing in white - scoring in each of the three times Saints have worn their third strip.

UNSTOPPABLE 👏

His 21st Premier League strike of the season. Take a bow Danny Ings.

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

THE OPENER!!

Danny Ings cuts inside, teed up by Redmond, and it's a beautifully curled finish into the far corner. Left Ramsdale with no chance, and Saints go into the lead.

41’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (41’) | 0 1

📸

NEVER. STOPS. RUNNING.

34’

Yellow Card for Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)

For a challenge on Wilson.

33’

Chaos in the box

Succession of corners for the hosts, Lerma looked to get his head on it but didn't connect. Eventually McCarthy takes control of the situation and catches to relieve the pressure.

31’

REACTIONS: 💯

Brilliant play down the right from King, and he fizzes a cross towards Wilson in the box. Walker-Peters recovers to make a crucial interception - somehow stopping the ball from reaching its target, as well as avoiding his own net.

Defence into attack

Prowsey with a free header centrally, well found by Romeu. It's a beautifully flighted pass from the Spaniard and a well timed run, but he didn't get enough power on it. Very presentable chance. 

24’

DRINKS BREAK 💦

Time to take some water on board. Very open first quarter, with both sides having chances. Bournemouth simplifying their game, pumping the ball forward quickly and attempting to put the Saints backline under pressure.

Ings hustles

His work rate is relentless. He chases down Steve Cook and wins the ball, but the referee gives a foul. Looked soft. Saints pressing high though and looking to force mistakes.

BACK 👊

Stephens looking strong at the back on his return to the side.

16’

Wonderful vision from Prowsey

Redmond had timed his run perfectly, and the Saints captain found him. Ramsdale was quick off his line and just beat the winger to the ball. Saints going close.

15’

Clumsy from Vestergaard

Saints get turned, Bournemouth playing the long ball over the top. Wilson outpaced the Saints centre-half and lured Vestergaard in, drawing the foul. Promising position for Bournemouth, headed away by Ings.

12’

Searching ball from Armstrong

Long was on the move, always a willing runner, but there was two covering defenders and he's unable to gather it in his strike. Meanwhile, VAR is looking at a push from Stephens on King in the box. Check over and nothing given.

11’

Stanislas provides the chance

Wilson again is the target and he gets his head on it. Guides the ball, but it sails comfortably over the bar.

10’

Rico delivers

It was a fantastic ball from the left, with Wilson baring down on goal. The cross had a little too much pace on it, and evades the striker. Another corner follows, ball falls to Kelly on the edge of the area and gets a deflection on the way through.

7’

Wild from Rico

Plenty of power behind the shot from the full-back, but very little direction. Alex McCarthy happy to watch it wide.

7’

Wilson forces his way into the box

Stephens concedes a corner, thwarting the Bournemouth forward. Vestergaard meets the delivery and heads away.

TEAM ⚪️🔴

All in white today!

3’

Bright start

Saints straight on the attack, as Ings wins a corner. It's delivered by Prowsey, plenty of takers in the middle. Short melee before the ball is cleared. Obvious intent from the away side.

1’

WE'RE OFF! 🍒😇

Prowsey takes the centre-kick, after all 22 players take a knee, and we're up and running...

Prowsey leads his side out

Five changes for Saints today, and much of the regular starting XI restored. South coast bragging rights on offer for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side, but so much more for their opponents. 

13.59

🔜 ACTION

We're nearly ready to get up and running, Saints fans! So get yourself comfy and we'll keep you fully updated on all the action from Vitality Stadium.

13.53

#️⃣1️⃣

Our shot stopper getting ready for action! 👊

13.50

WARM-UPS 🔥

Getting warm ahead of today's 2pm kick-off.

13.45

Bednarek misses out

The manager has explained that Jan has picked up a small muscle injury and won't be risked against Bournemouth today. Jack Stephens partners Jannik Vestergaard in central defence. 

13.38

Long partners Ings up top

Reunited after a couple of games apart, Shane Long will partner Danny Ings in attack. Jack Stephens comes in for Jan Bednarek, who misses out completely, while there's also a recall for Ryan Bertrand, Kyle Walker-Peters and Stu Armstrong,

13.07

🍒 TEAM 🍒

Starting XI: Ramsdale (GK), S.Cook (c), Stacey, Rico, Kelly, Billing, Lerma, Brooks, Stanislas, King, C.Wilson. 

Subs: Boruc (GK), Gosling, Surman, Solanke, L.Cook, H.Wilson, Simpson, Surridge. 

13.03

TEAM NEWS 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Vestergaard, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Stephens, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (c), Armstrong Redmond, Long, Ings.

Subs: Gunn (GK), Vokins, Danso, Valery, Ferry, Smallbone, Højbjerg, Adams, Obafemi.

13.00

VENUE 🏟

The scene for today's encounter - and there's plenty at stake! 

12.33

STATS 🍒

No side has kept fewer clean sheets in the Premier League this season than Bournemouth's five.


They have never lost their final home match in any of their four previous Premier League campaigns, winning the last three in a row.

12.17

90 in 90: Last time out

Highlights from Southampton's previous outing, as Danny Ings netted his 20th of the season to earn a draw against Brighton and Hove Albion.

12.14

Momentum 👊

Southampton have earned 2️⃣8️⃣ points on the road this term, matching the club top-flight record last achieved in 1983/84.

12.11

Preparation is 🔑

Sunny sessions at Staplewood! 

12.05

Talking tactics 📝

What's the game plan today? Adam Leitch offers an expert insight with the latest edition of Tactical Watch.

10.50

Check out our Match Pack! 🤓

It's your comprehensive guide to get you in the mood for today's game - have a read of our Match Pack for all the important team news, manager comments and facts and stats.

10.47

Our last win at the Vitality! 😇

One goal from Ryan Bertrand two from Jay Rodriguez clinched Saints' most recent victory at Bournemouth, back in December 2016.

10.44

Hunting for 9️⃣ on the road! 🛣

Saints have already won a club-record EIGHT Premier League away games this season. Can we make it nine today? 🤞

10.42

it's always nice to hear it, but it doesn't help us win games... all the games we've played before this season don't really help you win the next one."

ralph hasenhüttl
on saints winning a club-record 8 pl away games this season
10.32

Hear from the boss 🎙

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl shares his thoughts ahead of Saints' final away game of the Premier League season.

10.26
Photo by Matt Watson

ON THE ROAD 🚘

Saints are back on their travels, having collected another point at home to Brighton and Hove Albion last time out. No side has kept fewer clean sheets in the Premier League this season than Bournemouth's five, but they're battling for survival and nothing is a given in this game! 


You can be sure of entertainment though, as this fixture normally produces goals galore! 2pm BST kick-off.

15.10

Bournemouth vs Saints Line Ups

Bournemouth

12
Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
21
Diego Rico
3
Steve Cook (C)
17
Jack Stacey
26
Lloyd Kelly
8
Jefferson Lerma
replace Sam Surridge (82′)
20
David Brooks
replace Harry Wilson (45′)
29
Philip Billing yellow card
replace Dan Gosling (87′)
19
Junior Stanislas
replace Dominic Solanke (70′)
7
Joshua King
replace Lewis Cook (69′) yellow card
13
Callum Wilson
16
Lewis Cook
4
Dan Gosling
25
Jack Simpson
14
Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld
44
Sam Surridge
1
Artur Boruc
9
Dominic Solanke
22
Harry Wilson
6
Andrew Surman

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
5
Jack Stephens
4
Jannik Vestergaard yellow card
24
Kyle Walker-Peters
16
James Ward-Prowse (C) yellow card
14
Oriol Romeu
replace Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (77′)
22
Nathan Redmond
17
Stuart Armstrong
7
Shane Long
replace Che Adams (66′) goal
9
Danny Ings goal
replace Michael Obafemi (94′)
28
Angus Gunn
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
38
Kevin Danso
10
Che Adams
43
Yan Valery
27
William Smallbone
29
Jake Vokins
20
Michael Obafemi
47
Will Ferry

Bournemouth vs Saints Match Stats

Bournemouth

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    43
    comparison angle
    57
  • Shots
    11
    comparison angle
    16
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    8
  • Corners
    12
    comparison angle
    6
  • Passes Complete
    174
    comparison angle
    281

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
3
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
passes completed
Passes Completed
38
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
4
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
clearances
Clearances
17
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy