Southampton survive Premier League exit after a draw against Bournemouth

Southampton 3-3 AFC Bournemouth

Southampton got the point they needed to secure their Premier League survival as they drew against Bournemouth in an entertaining clash at St Mary’s Stadium.

Shane Long gave the hosts a deserved 12th-minute lead with a shot that took a deflection off of Nathan Ake following Nathan Redmond’s pass.

But Bournemouth equalized with their first shot of the match when Dan Gosling finished off a quick counter-attack after being set up by Callum Wilson.

Long then could only hit the post with an open goal before Wilson put Bournemouth ahead from a rebound as Angus Gunn could not hold on to David Brooks’ effort.

However, Saints fought back and James Ward-Prowse‘s low strike made it 2-2 before substitute Matt Targett headed the hosts in front from Yan Valery’s right-wing cross.

But Wilson grabbed his second – and Bournemouth’s third – late on, bundling the ball home from close range after Ryan Fraser’s run.

Despite not getting the victory, Cardiff’s 1-0 loss at Fulham means the draw was enough for Southampton to maintain their Premier League place.


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