SOU vs BOU
McCarthy on taking positivity into Everton
Saints stopper on a big week ahead.
Tadić: Bournemouth success can give us confidence
Dušan Tadić on confidence gleaned from Bournemouth win.
Hughes hails "first-class" Tadić
Mark Hughes sings the praises on Saturday’s match-winner
Video: McCarthy on vital three points
Watch our interview with Saints' keeper after win over Cherries.
McCarthy: Grit and determination
Saints stopper praises steely performance in Bournemouth win.
90 in 90: Saints 2-1 Bournemouth
Watch our 90-second highlights package from St Mary's.
Highlights: Saints 2-1 Bournemouth
Watch the best of the action from a huge win at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 2-1 Bournemouth
Check out the best of the images from the win over Cherries.
Two-goal Tadić hails strength in unity
Dušan Tadić on the togetherness that helped Saints to pick off the Cherries.
Saints fight delights Hughes
The Welshman hails a "significant" afternoon at St Mary's
Video: Hughes on critical win
The boss reflects on a rollercoaster afternoon
Video: Tadić reacts to Bournemouth success
Two-goal Dušan Tadić on success against Bournemouth.
Tadić inspires Saints to vital win
Read our report as Mark Hughes's men earn a huge three points.
Match Preview: Saints vs Bournemouth
All the key stats and facts ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash.
Opposition View: Bournemouth
The word from the red and black camp ahead of Saturday.
Hughes: We've got to get the job done
Saints boss Hughes on Cherries meeting.
Video: Hughes previews Bournemouth clash
Watch as Saints boss Mark Hughes previews Bournemouth clash.
Press conference (Part Two): Hughes on Cherries
Watch the boss speak with the written media.
SAINTS: Bournemouth edition now avilable
Get your hands on this week's edition of the matchday magazine, featuring Josh Sims!
Video: Saints get set for Cherries
Watch as Saints trained ahead of Saturday's game.
SOU vs BOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Mark Hughes gained his first three points as manager!
- Dušan double! A brace from the Serb seals the win for Saints.
- Josh King leveled for Bournemouth on the stroke of half time.
- Tadić opened the scoring in the 24th minute for Saints.
REPORT: Saints 2-1 Bournemouth
What a massive win that could prove to be! A superb effort from all involved, from players to fans! 👊17.02
FULL-TIME: Saints 2-1 Bournemouth
And breathe! 😅
Yellow Card for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton)
Another huge save!
McCarthy is keeping Saints alive here. A fantastic one handed save.
Yellow Card for Alex McCarthy (Southampton)
For time wasting.
Yellow Card for Cédric (Southampton)
Cards beginning to stack up.
Saints under pressure here in the dying stages. Another huge save from McCarthy, again with his legs, before King fires over.
Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
For kicking the ball away.
Surman lashes wide
Alex McCarthy happy to watch the shot sail wide. We're into the final stages here. Stay strong, Saints!
Standing ovation 👏
The crowd are on their feet as goalscorer Dušan Tadić departs. Replaced by James Ward-Prowse.
Long robs Francis...
The striker nicks the ball from Francis, who hesitated inside his own defensive third. Long charged towards goal, but the centre-half recovered well, conceding a corner in the process.
Massive ten minutes remain!
A huge final ten minutes await at St Mary's. Come on Saints, see this one out! 👊
Lemina with the latest chance!
He's been superb today. Catches Bournemouth napping at the back, before linking with Shane Long. Chance eventually cleared, but the visitors are living dangerously.
Saints continue to probe. Austin hits the side netting with a fearsome shot, and that'll be the striker's last contribution of the afternoon.
Skipper with the chance...
Ryan Bertrand runs the length of the pitch to get up with play. Superb vision from Tadić to spot the full-back, who takes one touch before firing low. Begovic saves.
Saints almost had their third. Lemina with a lovely pass to Tadić, who worked the ball to Austin. Shot took a deflection, nearly landed at the feet of Long. But was eventually cleared.
King the creator!
The Norwegian gives Wesley Hoedt the slip, before firing at McCarthy's goal. Good hands from the Saints stopper, catching comfortably.
Roared on by the crowd inside St Mary's, Saints regain the lead. It's 2-1!
Dušan at the double!
Saints retake the lead! Tadić robs the ball in midfield, uses the decoy run of Charlie Austin to make the space, then fires into the far corner. Cue a rendition of "When the Saints go marching in"...
Dušan Tadić (53’) | 2 – 1
Cook's awkward shot
Lewis Cook catches it well from 20 yards, sending the ball swerving in the air. McCarthy watches it on to his gloves, making the save comfortably enough.
Redderz in behind...
Lovely pass from Bertrand, to find the run of Redderz. Evading the offside trap, he looks to cross, as the ball cannons off Simon Francis. Shouts of hand ball, not given.
Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)
First booking of the afternoon for Saints.
Tadić gets us back under way...
A half of huge significance here at St Mary's! Come on you Saints...
Passion from Tadić!
More of the same in the second half please, Dušan!
HALF-TIME: Saints 1-1 Bournemouth
Saints pegged back on the stroke of half time, but certainly an encouraging 45 minutes! Tadić with the opener, King with the leveller. A big half to follow!
After a half solely dominated by Saints, Josh King is left unmarked at the back post from a corner and has the easiest of finishes to draw Bournemouth level.
Joshua King (45’) | 1 – 1
Alex McCarthy saves with his leg to deny Nathan Akè from close range. Really confident goalkeeping, and maintains Saints' lead as we approach half time.
Attendance: 31,778 (3,248)
As always, thank you for your continued support! The noise inside St Mary's is superb. Keep it up, Saints fans!
Charlie Austin is bundled over in the penalty area, after clashing with Begovic. Referee Anthony Taylor isn't interested. Play continues.
The scorer! 👏
Saints still leading, as we approach the halfway point. Tadić looking very threatening down the right.
Saints in ascendancy!
Nearly two! Mario Lemina catches the ball sweetly on the half volley, producing a fine save from Begovic, who dived to his left and palmed to safety.
Lemina fires high and wide
Tried his luck from distance, didn't quite come off. But Saints with all the intent here!
Well saved by Begovic, but the effort rather took the Cherries stopper by surprise. Austin faked to cross, but the shot was sneaking inside the post, before intervention from Begovic.
Saints take the lead!
Quick fire break, orchestrated by Mario Lemina. He charges over the halfway line, finds Tadić on the run, who latches on to the ball and cooly puts it beyond Begovic, and into the far corner.
Dušan Tadić (24’) | 1 – 0
Bournemouth's turn to attack...
Ryan Fraser advances well down the right, with light blue shirts in support. The low delivery flashes across the six yard box, without a touch. And Saints counter...
Good battle between Tadić and Aké
Honours even as it stands, but Tadić is looking to get beyond the full-back whenever opportunity arises. Assisted by Cédric.
Misplaced pass from Cook...
Tadić is nearly gifted a glorious chance, as Cook plays a blind pass back to his goalkeeper. Begovic clears, but again Saints go close.
Good spell for Saints...
The crowd willing Saints forward at every opportunity - and they are responding! Good spell of pressure here, committing players forward and looking dangerous.
Smart footwork from Tadić in the box, evades two defenders. Falls kindly to Bertrand, whose shot is charged down, then Romeu with the follow up, again bodies in the way!
Austin harassing the Cherries backline, forces a mistake from Begovic and Saints regain the ball. Looking to go forward with Lemina, as Tadić then finds Cédric - no takers in the box.
Jan Bednarek turns the ball behind for a corner, without any immediate pressure from a Bournemouth player. Danger is eventually cleared, but just need to remain calm in these early exchanges!
Redderz on the offensive...
The wideman gets down the left wing, with support from Austin and Tadić. Rolls the ball square, but doesn't find a red and white shirt. Early intent from Saints, though! 👊
Yellow Card for Lewis Cook (Bournemouth)
The Serb goes down under the pressure of Lewis Cook, looked a nasty one. Back on his feet, and the Bournemouth midfielder is booked for his troubles.
Dan Gosling gets us under way here at St Mary's. Immediately retrieved by Alex McCarthy and Saints regain possession...15.01
Formalities complete, we're ready for kick-off. And it's loud inside St Mary's!
A very big three points on offer, let's do this, Saints! 😇14.58
Cover ⭐️: Josh Sims
A reminder that Josh Sims is the feature interview for this week's matchday magazine! Available around the ground for just £4.
Time to get warm! 💪
Both sets of players are out on the St Mary's turf warming up. We're 30 mins away from kick-off here!14.33
We want to hear you today, Saints fans! You were fantastic at Wembley stadium last weekend, more of the same please!14.30
Full focus inside the home dressing room, ahead of kick-off today!14.11
Ahead of a massive day of Premier League football, watch Saints arrive at the stadium!14.10
Two changes! 😇
Manager Mark Hughes makes two changes to the side that started at Wembley last weekend. Shane Long and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg drop down to the bench, making way for Nathan Redmond and Dusan Tadić!14.03
Starting XI: Begovic (GK), Francis (c), Cook, Gosling, Akè, Daniels, Wilson, L.Cook, King, Fraser, Mousset.
Subs: Boruc (GK), Surman, Pugh, Smith, Defoe, Mings, Ibe.14.00
SAINTS XI CONFIRMED! 👊
Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Cédric, Yoshida, Hoedt, Bednarek, Bertrand (c), Tadić, Romeu, Lemina, Redmond, Austin.
⏰ Team news: 10mins and counting...
Who would you like to see in the Saints starting XI today?13.48
Last time out: Bournemouth 1-1 Saints
Watch back the best of the action from the meeting between the teams in December, as Charlie Austin's second-half goal earned a point at Vitality Stadium.13.07
Watch the boys get set! 🎥
Our cameras were at Staplewood on Thursday, as the squad was put through its paces by Mark Hughes. Watch as the players trained ahead of today's game...12.59
we welc0me back jack stephens from his suspension. steven davis is unfortunately struggling with his achilles again, which is an irritant to us and him.mark hughessaints boss delivers his team news
The manager looks ahead to a huge game
We spoke with Saints boss Mark Hughes in the build-up to the match, and he was not hiding from the importance of it. Watch our interview with him to find out what he had to say.12.04
IT'S MATCHDAY... And it's a big one!
Welcome to our coverage from St Mary's, where it's undeniably a huge day for Southampton. Saints begin the afternoon in 18th position, four points behind Swansea, who occupy the place above them.
SOU vs BOU Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Ryan Bertrand (C)
Dusan TadicJames Ward-Prowse (87′)
Charlie AustinPierre-Emile Højbjerg (72′)
Nathan RedmondShane Long (59′)
Asmir Begovic (GK)
Simon Francis (C)
Dan GoslingAndrew Surman (72′)
Lys MoussetJordon Ibe (64′)
Callum WilsonJermain Defoe (64′)
SOU vs BOU Match Stats
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