St Mary's Stadium
28/04/2018 3:00 pm
|Tadic (25, 54)||King (45+1)|
AFC Bournemouth made the short north east trip to Southampton for today’s Premier League clash.
Our closest geographical neighbours took the lead through Dusan Tadic midway through the first half, but in stoppage time before the halftime break, Joshua King had us back on level terms.
Within ten minutes of the restart, Tadic completed his brace on the day and they ultimately took a 2-1 victory. The Cherries will certainly believe they deserved more from the tie as we had the greater possession, the same number of efforts overall and we did test their keeper more.
It wasn’t to be though and we have now failed to win any of our 14 trips to the club across all competitions – nine losses and five draws.
King does, however, become the first Bournemouth player to score away at the club since October 1987 in any competition, and the first since February 1960 in the league.
With Bournemouth hoping to chase down 47 points for the season to beat our club record, the defeat means at best we can finish 2017/18 with 44 points. That coupled with safety would tick the consolidation box and we look to build again from there next term.