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BOU vs SOU
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BOU vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints race to a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium
  • VAR disallows two goals, but Moussa Djenepo gives Saints the lead in the 37th minute
  • Nathan Redmond scores a brace to extend Southampton's lead
  • Saints secure their place in the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals 

WHAT. A. DAY. 

Southampton booked their place in the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals for the third time this century. Miss the game? Read our Match Report here

14.16

FULL TIME: AFC Bournemouth 0-3 Southampton 

What an emphatic display from a Southampton side who have struggled to find form in recent weeks. Nathan Redmond bagged two goals as well as assisting Djenepo's opener, to secure a comfortable victory for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men. A cracking display in this south-coast clash as Saints now march on to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-finals. 

+2’

Yellow Card for Sam Surridge (Bournemouth)

90’

Southampton substitution: Dan Nlundulu replaces Ché Adams

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90’

Southampton substitution: replaces

Kayne Ramsay replaces Kyle Walker-Peters

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89’

Strong block from Forster 

Bournemouth are still trying to press for a consolation goal as Anthony loops the ball into Surridge but his header finds the hands of Forster. 

85’

Yellow Card for Jack Wilshere (Bournemouth)

84’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Moussa Djenepo

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84’

Clock's running down ⏰

There's just six minutes of normal time left to play here at the Vitality Stadium and Saints show no sign of slowing down. Remond, Armstrong and Adams all look dangerous on the attack and are eager to add to today's goal tally. 

What a game this man is having 

77’

Southampton substitution: Mohammed Salisu replaces Jannik Vestergaard

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77’

Southampton substitution: Jack Stephens replaces Jan Bednarek

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76’

SO. CLOSE. 

Redmond is inches away from bagging his hat-trick. Stuart Armstrong covers some ground with the ball to get into the penalty area and Nathan Redmond doesn't hesitate as he fires another ball goal-bound but this time it edges slightly wide. 

73’

Yellow Card for Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)

72’

CLOSE

Some nice play from Saints as they pile the pressure on Bournemouth. Stuart Armstrong is the latest Saints player to get a shot off on goal but it's cleared behind and James Ward-Prowse steps up for the corner. 

68’

Bournemouth substitution: Chris Mepham replaces Diego Rico

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66’

That hurt 🤕

Wilshere and Djenepo clash in midair and both hit the ground. Djenepo stays down a little longer, though and has a head injury assessment. He's given the all clear and the game resumes, 

GOALSCORER 11 Nathan Redmond

Brace time ✌️

Stuart Armstrong's shot hits the post but Nathan Redmond is instictively there to recover it as he bags his second, and Saints third, goal of the afternoon. 

58’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (58’) | 0 3

58’

Bournemouth substitution: Jaidon Anthony replaces Rodrigo Riquelme

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57’

Bournemouth substitution: Sam Surridge replaces Ben Pearson

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56’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Southampton [Ché Adams] was cancelled

A lengthy VAR review results in Ché Adams' goal being ruled offside. 

53’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (53’) | 0 2

51’

Bournemouth search for a way back in

Bournemouth have come out fighting in the second period. The home side press forward with Wilshere and Billing playing a 1-2. Wilshere launches a shot after beating Bednarek, but his effort goes just wide and crashes into the side netting. 

46’

Back underway 

The action has resumed at the Vitality Stadium with Saints looking to build on their two-goal cushion they created in the first-half. Can Bournemouth pull something out of the bag?

HALF TIME: AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Southampton

Saints have a two goal advantage at the break, despite having a goal disallowed early on by VAR. Moussa Djenepo's goal on the counter edged Ralph Hasenhüttl's men in front. Playing a huge part in the first goal, Nathan Redmond then got one of his own to double Saints' lead heading into the break. A big 45 minutes ahead as Saints look to secure their place in the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals. 

GOALSCORER 11 Nathan Redmond

REDMOND MAKES IT TWO

A superb solo effort from Nathan Redmond. Stuart Armstrong crosses Redmond in, who then charges forward to net a fantastic goal into the far corner. Saints now head into the break with a two goal advantage. 

+1’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (+1’) | 0 2

44’

Difficult for Bournemouth

That was a disappointing turn of events for Bournemouth, who despite starting the weaker side had really worked their way into the game before the goal. Can Saints hold on to the lead as half-time approaches?

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GOALSCORER 12 Moussa Djenepo

MOUSSA ❤️

There's no doubting that one. Saints find the net for the second time at the Vitality Stadium but this time it counts and they take the lead shortly before the break. Nathan Redmond finds Moussa Djenepo who confidently slots the ball into the far corner. 

37’

GOOOAL!!!

Moussa Djenepo (37’) | 0 1

36’

Better from Bournemouth

Another free-kick for Bournemouth and again, Saints fail to make an adequate clearance. Bournemouth remain in posession but the immediate threat on goal is eased. 

34’

Chance for Bournemouth

Bednarek picks up a yellow card and hands Bournemouth a free-kick in the process. The ball is darted into the area and Adams clearance isn't enough to relieve the pressure. Cook finds Riquelme whose shot goes wide. 

29’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

26’

A positive start for Saints 

Saints win a free-kick in a dangerous position as Djenepo is taken down by Carter-Vickers. James Ward-Prowse lines it up and gets his shot off on goal but the keeper takes it comfortably. 

24’

Bournemouth take a shot 

Solanke releases Danjuma who launches his shot on goal from close range at the near post but Fraser Forster punches it clear. 

Saints stand firm

The disallowed goal hasn't stopped Saints from pressing, they're really looking a threat on the attack now. Armstrong storms down the right wing and pulls the ball back to Bertrand, his shot goes wide but it's looking promising for the visitors. 

11’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Southampton [Kyle Walker-Peters] was cancelled

It looked as though Southampton had taken an early lead against their Championship opponents but Kyle Walker-Peters is ruled offside and the goal is diallowed. 

10’

OWN GOAL!

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7’

Bournemouth pressing 

A corner at the other end of the pitch now as the ball is looped into Solanke. The ball ends up in the safe hands of Fraser Forster and the threat is cleared. 

5’

Lively start from both sides 

Danjuma is already looking a real threat down that left wing for Bournemouth but it's Saints that have had the better opportunity when they respond with the counter. Walker-Peters keeps the ball alive and feeds it into Diallo who gets his shot off. It takes a deflection and the ball heads behind for a corner. 

0’

UP FOR THE CUP 🏆

We're up and running at the Vitality Stadium. A huge 90 minutes ahead ...

The FA Cup is a big target for us this season, we’ve always picked the strongest side for every round, that is the reason we are in the last eight, and hopefully that can lead us to the semi-finals.”

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
12.10

Warming up 🔋

The teams are out on the pitch at the Vitality Stadium as we approach kick-off in this all south-coast affair!

12.05

30 minutes to go ⏰

We're just 30 minutes away from kick-off here at the Vitality Stadium as Saints aim to book their place in the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals. 

11.45

Last time out 🆚 AFC Bournemouth 👊

It was Southampton who came out on top the last time these two sides met at the Vitality Stadium, with goals from Danny Ings and Ché Adams being the difference.

11.30

Bournemouth team confirmed

Starting XI: Begovic, Cook [c], Solanke, Danjuma, Wilshere, Stacey, Carter-Vickers, Riquelme, Rico, Pearson, Billing.

Subs: Travers, Mepham, Zemura, Moriah-Welsh, Kilkenny, Anthony, Saydee, Surridge. 

11.18

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Diallo, Ward-Prowse [c], Armstrong, Djenepo, Redmond, Adams. 

Subs: McCarthy, Ramsay, Stephens, Salisu, Jankewitz, Watts, Ferry, Tella, Nlundulu. 

11.16

Hear from the boss 🎙

See what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of what he thinks could be one of the biggest games of our season.

10.45
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Fifth round highlights 🎥

Finally, Saints travelled to Molineux in the fifth round of the FA Cup this season where they raced to a 2-0 victory over Wolves to secure their place in the quarter-finals. 

10.15

Hard at work 💪

It's been a big week of training at Staplewood as Ralph Hasenhüttl's men prepare for the FA Cup quarter final. 

10.00

Fourth round highlights 🎥

In the fourth round of this season's competition, Saints edged out a win over Arsenal at St Mary's. 

09.45

Third round highlights 🎥

Taking it back to January and our first outing in this season's Emirates FA Cup campaign. In round three we faced Shrewsbury, where goals from Dan Nlundulu and James Ward Prowse saw Saints march into the next round. 

09.16

For us, for the players, for the staff, for the fans, this is maybe the most important game of the year."

Ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager 
08.05

MATCH PACK: AFC Bournemouth vs Saints

Get ready for the fixture with our Match Pack

08.04

Welcome to the Vitality Stadium!

Good morning, Saints fans 😇 Today sees the return of the Emirates FA Cup as Southampton travel to Bournemouth for the quarter-finals of the competition. An all south-coast affair, but who will book their place in the semi-finals? Time will tell...

07.59

BOU vs SOU Line Ups

Bournemouth

1
Asmir Begovic (GK)
3
Steve Cook (C)
21
Diego Rico
replace Chris Mepham (67′)
18
Cameron Carter-Vickers
17
Jack Stacey
29
Philip Billing
replace Gavin Kilkenny (77′)
10
Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld
22
Ben Pearson
replace Sam Surridge (56′) yellow card
20
Rodrigo Riquelme
replace Jaidon Anthony (56′)
11
Jack Wilshere yellow card
9
Dominic Solanke
6
Chris Mepham
14
Sam Surridge
38
Christian Saydee
23
Mark Travers
26
Gavin Kilkenny
39
Nathan Moriah-Welsh
33
Jordan Zemura
32
Jaidon Anthony

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek yellow card
replace Jack Stephens (77′)
3
Ryan Bertrand
4
Jannik Vestergaard yellow card
replace Mohammed Salisu (77′)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
replace Kayne Ramsay (89′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
27
Ibrahima Diallo
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
12
Moussa Djenepo goal
replace Nathan Tella (85′)
11
Nathan Redmond goal goal
10
Che Adams
replace Daniel N'Lundulu (90′)
23
Nathan Tella
65
Caleb Watts
5
Jack Stephens
1
Alex McCarthy
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
22
Mohammed Salisu
47
Will Ferry
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
31
Kayne Ramsay

BOU vs SOU Match Stats

Bournemouth

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    44
    comparison angle
    56
  • Shots
    7
    comparison angle
    16
  • Shots on target
    5
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    2
    comparison angle
    5
  • Passes Complete
    282
    comparison angle
    383

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
chances created
Chances Created
3
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
passes completed
Passes Completed
67
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
6
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
clearances
Clearances
6
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
saves
Saves
5
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster