Saints vs Bournemouth
90 in 90: Saints 1-3 AFC Bournemouth
Watch the key moments from Southampton's meeting with Bournemouth.
Highlights: Saints 1-3 Bournemouth
Watch the pick of the action from the Premier League meeting at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 1-3 Bournemouth
The pick of the images from the Premier League game at St Mary's.
Video: Romeu on Cherries defeat
Our interview with the Saints midfielder.
Romeu: They were more clinical
Saints midfielder on Cherries defeat.
Saints fall to Bournemouth defeat
Visitors secure first ever away win in Southampton.
Hasenhüttl: We lost it in the first half
The Southampton boss reflects on the 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth.
Video: Hasenhüttl reacts to Cherries defeat
Watch our interview with the Southampton manager after the loss to Bournemouth.
Hasenhüttl praises Saints' flexibility
Boss says players' ability to adapt will be key against Bournemouth.
Match Pack: Saints vs AFC Bournemouth
Get set for a meeting under the lights at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl looks to Bournemouth test
Hear from the boss ahead of tonight's Premier League encounter.
Limited Bournemouth tickets still available
Prices start from just £20 for tonight's clash!
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Cherries meeting
The manager speaks to the written press at Staplewood.
Gallery: Shaping up for Bournemouth
Saints complete final training session ahead of Friday night Premier League clash.
SAINTS: Romeu stars in Bournemouth programme
Midfielder looks ahead to an exciting few days on the south coast.
Matchday Information: Southampton v Bournemouth
Find out what's happening on Friday night.
Hasenhüttl to make late Redmond decision
Saints boss gives his teams news ahead of Bournemouth.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Bournemouth
The Saints boss speaks the media ahead of visit of Bournemouth.
Gallery: Saints prepare for St Mary's return
AFC Bournemouth preparation gets under way at Staplewood.
Bournemouth tickets now on general sale
Secure a seat for the big Friday night clash at St Mary's.
Season Ticket holders can buy extra Bournemouth tickets
Secure your seats for the Premier League clash.
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
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.
Callum Wilson (+4’) | 1 – 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,
Four minutes of added time!
Come on, Saints!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yellow Card for Jack Stacey (Bournemouth)
Stacey is carded after fouling Ryan Bertrand.
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.
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!
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...
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.
Yellow Card for Harry Wilson (Bournemouth)
The Bournemouth midfielder is cautioned for tripping Sofiane Boufal.
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!
James Ward-Prowse (52’) | 1 – 2
Penalty for Saints!
Ché Adams wins a spot kick after driving into the area and being tripped by Steve Cook!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harry Wilson (34’) | 0 – 2
The fourth time this season VAR has ruled out a goal against Southampton!
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.
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.
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!
Joshua King (24’) | 0 – 2
Yellow Card for Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth)
The Bournemouth player is booked for a foul on Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
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.
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.
Nathan Aké (9’) | 0 – 1
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!
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.
WE'RE UNDER WAY!
Let's get these points, Saints! 👊
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 Højbjergsouthampton captain
Checking in 📍
Watch as the Saints players made their way in to St Mary's tonight.19.17
He's back from injury, and Nathan Redmond STARTS for Southampton tonight against AFC Bournemouth!19.03
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.
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
it should be a really feisty game, a really good atmosphere and an entertaining match. southampton have started very well, too.eddie howebournemouth manager
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!
Saints vs Bournemouth Line Ups
Angus Gunn (GK)
Kevin DansoRyan Bertrand (45′)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Nathan RedmondStuart Armstrong (88′)
Che AdamsDanny Ings (77′)
Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
Steve Cook (C)
Harry WilsonRyan Fraser (63′)
Joshua KingAndrew Surman (93′)
Dominic SolankeLewis Cook (77′)
Saints vs Bournemouth Match Stats
Shots on target63