Date: 28th April 2018 at 7:22pm
Written by:
Southampton
2 – 1
AFC Bournemouth

St Mary's Stadium

Premier League

28/04/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 31778

Referee: Taylor

Southampton AFC Bournemouth
Tadic (25, 54) King (45+1)
McCarthy
 
Begovic
Bednarek
 
Francis
Yoshida
 
S Cook
Hoedt Ake
Soares
 
Fraser
Romeu L Cook
 
Lemina Gosling 72
Bertrand Daniels
Tadic 87 Moussett 64
Austin 72 Wilson 64
Redmond 59 King

Substitutes

Stephens Boruc
Long 59 Surman 72
Ward-Prowse 87 Pugh
Gabbiadini B Smith
Hojbjerg
 
72 Defoe 64
Sims Mings
Forster Ibe 64

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 14
6 On Target 7
5 Corners 8
12 Fouls 11
5 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
41 % 59

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.

 

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