Saints beaten by Cherries

St Mary's Stadium | Fri 20 Sep 8PM | Attendance: 30,168
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs Bournemouth
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Saints vs Bournemouth As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Callum Wilson seals Bournemouth's win deep into added time
  • James Ward-Prowse had pulled one back from the spot after half-time
  • Harry Wilson put Bournemouth 2-0 up after 35 minutes
  • Nathan Aké headed the visitors into an early lead
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The results so far:

  • Saints win
    86%
  • Draw
    10%
  • Bournemouth win
    4%

FULL TIME: Southampton 1-3 Bournemouth

All over at St Mary's. Saints made a real game of it in the second half, but it's Bournemouth who take home the points.

Wilson finishes it for Bournemouth

A mess at the back from Saints, as Jan Bednarek and Angus Gunn wait for each other to deal with the ball just outside the area, and a grateful Callum Wilson nips in to win the ball and run it into an empty net.

+4’

GOAL

Callum Wilson (+4’) | 1 3

+3’

Ramsdale keeps out Boufal

Saints can't find a way past the Cherries keeper, who gets down low to his left to keep out Sofiane Boufal's low strike from 25 yards,

+2’

Bournemouth substitution: Andrew Surman replaces Joshua King

The Cherries use up some time with their final sub.

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90’

Four minutes of added time!

Come on, Saints!

87’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Nathan Redmond

It's Southampton's final change.

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85’

Billing fires a free-kick just wide

Philip Billing produces a good effort from distance, but his free-kick curls just wide of the top corner.

81’

Ramsdale keeps out Ward-Prowse

Danny Ings's cutback finds James Ward-Prowse, who gets away a low shot in among a crowd of bodies, but Aaron Ramsdale makes another save for the visitors.

77’

Boufal curls just wide

Moments before those substitutions, Sofiane Boufal worked room inside the corner of the area and bent a right-footed shot just past the far post.

76’

Southampton substitution: Danny Ings replaces Ché Adams

Saints also make their second swap of the night.

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76’

Bournemouth substitution: Lewis Cook replaces Dominic Solanke

The Cherries make their second change.

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73’

Redmond so close to an equaliser

Nathan Redmond brings a Cédric cross to the back post under control and strikes a right-footed shot which appears to be heading for the bottom corner, only for it to clip Jack Stacey's boot and loop behind.

69’

Ramsdale denies Boufal

Sofiane Boufal again causing problems, and his rasping left-footed strike from distance draws a fine save from Aaron Ramsdale, before Boufal sets up James Ward-Prowse for a shot from distance, only for it to slice well wide.

📸 Ward-Prowse celebrates his penalty success 📸

James Ward-Prowse races back to the centre circle with the ball after pulling Saints back to 2-1 down against Bournemouth.

64’

Yellow Card for Jack Stacey (Bournemouth)

Stacey is carded after fouling Ryan Bertrand.

62’

Bournemouth substitution: Ryan Fraser replaces Harry Wilson

That's the first change of the night for the visitors.

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60’

Ward-Prowse almost levels things up

Sofiane Boufal receives a pass on the edge of the area and flicks the ball back into the path of James Ward-Prowse, but he curls his right-footed effort over the bar.

59’

VAR Decision: Penalty not awarded for Bournemouth [Joshua King] was confirmed

Another VAR victory for Saints, as Chris Kavanagh's decision not to award a penalty is upheld!

58’

Bournemouth penalty appeal turned down

Josh King feels he is bundled over in the area by Cédric, but referee Chris Kavanagh says no. It's going to VAR, though...

55’

Redmond fires over from 20 yards

Saints are pushing for that equaliser now! Nathan Redmond cuts onto his left foot 20 yards out, but his shot rises a few yards over.

53’

Yellow Card for Harry Wilson (Bournemouth)

The Bournemouth midfielder is cautioned for tripping Sofiane Boufal.

GOALSCORER 16 James Ward-Prowse

WARD-PROWSE CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT

It's a belter of a penalty! No mistake from Ward-Prowse, who slams home from 12 yards, sending Aaron Ramsdale the wrong way for good measure. GAME ON!

52’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (52’) | 1 2

51’

Penalty for Saints!

Ché Adams wins a spot kick after driving into the area and being tripped by Steve Cook!

49’

So close from Ward-Prowse

The best move of the match from Saints. Great footwork from Sofiane Boufal down the inside-left, before spreading a brilliant pass to the far side where Cédric is waiting. He then hits a low, first-time ball into the centre, which James Ward-Prowse meets, but his side-footed effort flies inches over the bar.

Second half is under way

We're back in action at St Mary's! Let's see if Saints can turn this around...

HT

Southampton substitution: Ryan Bertrand replaces Kevin Danso

Saints make their first change of the night ahead of the second half beginning.

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HALF TIME: Southampton 0-2 Bournemouth

Not a good first 45 minutes for Southampton, who trail to Nathan Aké and Harry Wilson's goals. A lot of work to do after the break for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side to get back into this one.

44’

Play halted as Billing receives treatment

There's a stoppage here as Bournemouth's Philip Billing receives treatment in his own area, after suffering an accidental blow to his face.

42’

Redmond tests Ramsdale from distance

Oriol Romeu again wins the ball in the Bournemouth half and finds Nathan Redmond, who cuts onto his right foot and fires in a swerving shot, which Aaron Ramsdale manages to push behind.

38’

Bournemouth threaten a third

Josh King works space about 25 yards out and sends in a low shot, but he drags it a yard or two wide.

37’

Højbjerg denied an instant response

Nathan Redmond gets to the byline and cuts the ball back, causing all sorts of chaos in the Bournemouth area, with the ball eventually dropping for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg at close range, but he can't force the ball past Aaron Ramsdale, who manages to keep it out.

Bournemouth double their lead for sure this time

There won't be any hope of a VAR check helping Saints this time. Philip Billing gets to the byline and picks out Harry Wilson with a perfect cutback, and the midfielder makes no mistake, rolling a shot across Angus Gun and into the far corner.

34’

GOAL

Harry Wilson (34’) | 0 2

PHEW!

The fourth time this season VAR has ruled out a goal against Southampton!

30’

Redmond flashes the ball across the face of goal

Great work from Oriol Romeu to win the ball deep in Bournemouth's half, and he finds Nathan Redmond on the right side of the area, with the forward flashing a low, angled ball right across the face of goal, but no Saints player is there to get on the end of it.

27’

Ward-Prowse fires over from distance

Saints looking to capitalise on the energy gained from that Bournemouth goal being ruled out, and James Ward-Prowse sets himself to shoot from about 25 yards, but his effort rises a good couple of yards over the bar.

25’

VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Bournemouth [Joshua King] was cancelled

King was offside when he was played through by Solanke, so the goal is ruled out, and Saints are still only one behind!

King doubles lead, but it's going to VAR

Joshua King finishes after being played through by Dominic Solanke, but there's a VAR check for offside!

24’

GOAL

Joshua King (24’) | 0 2

20’

Yellow Card for Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth)

The Bournemouth player is booked for a foul on Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

19’

Boufal threatens again

Nice work from Sofiane Boufal, as he sprints past a coupe of Bournemouth defenders into the area down the inside-left, only for his subsequent left-footed shot across goal to lack any significant power, as Aaron Ramsdale makes a comfortable save.

Remembering Leon ❤️

Great friend Lawrie McMenemy joins members of Leion Crouch's family in a minute's applause on the St Mary's pitch ahead of kick-off.

12’

Boufal sees his shot blocked

Positive from Saints after going behind, with Sofiane Boufal looking lively, as he slickly exchanges passes with Ché Adams just outside the area, only to see his low shot blocked by the Bournemouth defence.

Aké opens the scoring

The visitors go in front, as Aké meets Diego Rico's corner six yards out and powers a header past Angus Gunn.

9’

GOAL

Nathan Aké (9’) | 0 1

6’

Saints create the first opening!

Good work from Ché Adams, whose clever flick frees up Cédric in space on the byline. His cutback picks out James Ward-Prowse in a decent spot, but his contact isn't great, and his side-footed effort drifts wide of the far post. Positive work from Saints, though!

1’

Danso starting at right-back

Saints appear to be setting up with four at the back in the early stages, although Kevin Danso is on the right side, while Cédric has begun the night on the left.

0’

WE'RE UNDER WAY!

Let's get these points, Saints! 👊

In memory of Leon Crouch

It's an emotional start to the night, as we pay tribute to our former chairman Leon Crouch, who died last week, aged 70. Before kick-off, the players and crowd are holding a minute's applause in memory of him.

19.56

Kick-off fast approaching!

Not long now until we're under way! Stay with us for updates from throughout the match, and listen to our free audio commentary too!

19.50

the crowd will maybe go up a notch and the intensity will be there. we want to do everything to take the maximum out of the game. i think we're in a good way and we want to show this to our fans.

pierre-emile Højbjerg
southampton captain
19.37

Checking in 📍

Watch as the Saints players made their way in to St Mary's tonight.

19.17

REDDERZ RETURNS!

He's back from injury, and Nathan Redmond STARTS for Southampton tonight against AFC Bournemouth!

19.03

BOURNEMOUTH LINE-UP

Starting XI: Ramsdale, Stacey, Cook, Ake, Rico, H Wilson, Billing, Lerma, King, C Wilson, Solanke.


Subs: Boruc, Mepham, Simpson, Surman, L Cook, Fraser, Jordon.

19.02

SOUTHAMPTON TEAM CONFIRMED

Starting XI: Gunn, Cédric, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Danso, Romeu, Højbjerg (c), Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Redmond, Adams.


Subs: McCarthy, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Long, Ings.

18.59

Hear from Hasenhüttl! 🎥

We paid a visit to Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl this week to get his thoughts on the game... Check out what he had to say!

18.49

Team news coming up at 7pm

Not long to wait now until finding out the line-ups for tonight's game. We'll have them for you here at 7pm BST!

18.39

Remembering Leon Crouch

Ahead of kick-off tonight, a minute's applause will be held in memory of our former chairman, Leon Crouch, who passed away last week, aged 70. Leon was a passionate and committed life-long fan of the club, who helped it through one of its darkest hours. You can read our full appreciation by clicking here.

18.31

❤️ H O M E ❤️

It's a beautiful night at St Mary's! Check out some of our images ahead of the players arriving!

18.26

it should be a really feisty game, a really good atmosphere and an entertaining match. southampton have started very well, too.

eddie howe
bournemouth manager
18.01

Team news: Djenepo out, Redmond a doubt

Saints will be without their matchwinner at Sheffield United, Moussa Djenepo, who is ruled out with injury. Nathan Redmond, who missed the trip to Bramall Lane, is back in contention, but remains a doubt for this evening. Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl can definitely welcome back Kevin Danso, though, with the defender having now served his one-match ban.

17.46

HIGHLIGHTS: Sheffield United 0-1 Saints

Our strong run of form continued last weekend, as we made it four unbeaten in all competitions, and three without defeat in the Premier League, at Sheffield United. Check out the key moments from the game, including Moussa Djenepo's moment of magic to win it!

17.13

Match Pack: Saints vs Cherries

Check out our Match Pack, in association with eToro, for all the key info ahead of tonight's game! Just click here.

16.48

💡 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 💡

It's a big night ahead at St Mary's, as Southampton host Bournemouth in a Friday Night Football clash! A win for either side will send them up to third in the Premier League for the next 24 hours, and victory for Saints would also send them into Tuesday's south coast derby with Portsmouth on a high!


Stick with us for all the build-up, live match updates and free commentary of the game!

16.01

Saints vs Bournemouth Line Ups

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
38
Kevin Danso
Ryan Bertrand (45′)
2
Cédric Soares
35
Jan Bednarek
14
Oriol Romeu
19
Sofiane Boufal
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
16
James Ward-Prowse
22
Nathan Redmond
Stuart Armstrong (88′)
10
Che Adams
Danny Ings (77′)
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Stuart Armstrong
9
Danny Ings
1
Alex McCarthy
21
Ryan Bertrand
5
Jack Stephens
7
Shane Long

Bournemouth

12
Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
17
Jack Stacey
3
Steve Cook (C)
21
Diego Rico
5
Nathan Aké
29
Philip Billing
8
Jefferson Lerma
22
Harry Wilson
Ryan Fraser (63′)
7
Joshua King
Andrew Surman (93′)
9
Dominic Solanke
Lewis Cook (77′)
13
Callum Wilson
1
Artur Boruc
10
Jordon Ibe
24
Ryan Fraser
33
Chris Mepham
25
Jack Simpson
16
Lewis Cook
6
Andrew Surman

Saints vs Bournemouth Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Bournemouth
  • Possession (%)
    65
    35
  • Shots
    25
    6
  • Shots on target
    6
    3
  • Corners
    4
    5
  • Passes Complete
    429
    178

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Shots On Target
3
Sofiane Boufal
Sofiane Boufal
Chances Created
3
Cédric
Cédric
Passes Completed
76
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
10
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
4
Cédric
Cédric