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

SouthamptonAFC Bournemouth
Tadic (25, 54)King (45+1)
McCarthy
 
Begovic
Bednarek
 
Francis
Yoshida
 
S Cook
HoedtAke
Soares
 
Fraser
RomeuL Cook
 
LeminaGosling72
BertrandDaniels
Tadic87Moussett64
Austin72Wilson64
Redmond59King

Substitutes

StephensBoruc
Long59Surman72
Ward-Prowse87Pugh
GabbiadiniB Smith
Hojbjerg
 
72Defoe64
SimsMings
ForsterIbe64

Game Statistics

14Goal attempts14
6On Target7
5Corners8
12Fouls11
5Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
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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