AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton LIVE!

Vitality Stadium

Updates provided by Adam McGroarty (@AdamMcGroarty)

15:57 FULL-TIME – BOU 0-2 SOU

Southampton win 2-0 with Ings and Adams on the scoresheet. Ramsdale saved Ings’ penalty in the second-half before Surridge had the ball in the back of the net with an equaliser, but it was chalked off by VAR.

It’s all eyes on Watford vs Manchester City. Bournemouth will be relegated should Watford take a point from the City game.

15:55 GOAL – BOU 0-2 SOU

97′ Heartbreak for AFC Bournemouth. Che Adams with the goal for the hosts. He finds himself in good space, and drags the ball to the side before smashing past Ramsdale.

15:54 NO GOAL – BOU 0-1 SOU

95′ VAR check is underway with Callum Wilson, who was involved in the build-up, in an offside position.

VAR has disallowed the goal.

15:52 GOAL – BOU 1-1 SOU


15:51 BOU 0-1 SOU

94′ Obafemi on for Southampton in place of Danny Ings.

15:48 BOU 0-1 SOU

90′ Big save from McCarthy! Harry Wilson curls an effort, but it’s tipped past the post for a corner.

15:46 BOU 0-1 SOU

88′ Bournemouth are no longer worried about conceding, there’s five in attack!

15:44 BOU 0-1 SOU

86′ Big big chance for Bournemouth as Solanke gets a shot on goal from close range, but Vestergaard come sliding in to clear the danger.

Steve Cook gets his head on the resulting corner, but it’s straight at McCarthy.

15:41 BOU 0-1 SOU

83′ Another huge save by Ramsdale! Redmond is alone in the Bournemouth box, and his shot is met by an on-rushing Ramsdale.

15:38 BOU 0-1 SOU

82′ Billing’s cross from the left finds Callum Wilson who has a free header. His effort finds the side netting.

Lerma off for the home side, Surridge is on.

15:37 BOU 0-1 SOU

80′ Lerma rises to head from a corner but his effort loops wide of the goal.

15:34 BOU 0-1 SOU

76′ Chance for the Cherries as Solanke gets the ball from Callum Wilson’s flick-on, but McCarthy stops the Englishman from squaring the ball.

Hojbjerg on for Southampton in place of Romeu.

15:28 BOU 0-1 SOU

71′ Armstrong tries curling an effort from the left side, but it’s well wide of Ramsdale’s post.


69′ Double substitution for AFC Bournemouth. Solanke is on for Stanislas, and Lewis Cook comes on for Josh King.

15:25 BOU 0-1 SOU

68′ The ball falls to Harry Wilson in the box, but his finessed effort along the grass is saved by McCarthy!

15:23 BOU 0-1 SOU

66′ Che Adams is on for Southampton. He replaces Shane Long.

15:16 BOU 0-1 SOU

59′ SAVED! Ramsdale saves Ings’ penalty!!

15:15 BOU 0-1 SOU

57′ Harry Wilson has his arms up in the Bournemouth box as the ball strikes him. VAR reviews the incident and awards Southampton a penalty.

15:14 BOU 0-1 SOU

56′ Ramsdale showing some good goalkeeping now! Ward-Prowse has a driving effort with Ings running across the face of goal, but Ramsdale tips it around the post.

15:09 BOU 0-1 SOU

50′ Good goalkeeping from McCarthy as he gets a hand on the ball as Callum Wilson looks to take it past him. Could easily have been a penalty if it wasn’t for his decisiveness.

15:08 BOU 0-1 SOU

49′ Vestergaard wins a header from a Southampton corner, but heads it over the bar.

15:05 BOU 0-1 SOU

47′ Danny Ings tries another curling effort, this time from range. The ball whips just wide of Ramsdale’s post.

15:03 BOU 0-1 SOU

46′ Back underway for the second-half. Harry Wilson is on in place of David Brooks.

14:49 HALF-TIME – BOU 0-1 SOU

Southampton lead going into the break. Both sides have had some good chances, but the visitors were the ones to make theirs count right before half-time.

14:42 GOAL – BOU 0-1 SOU

41′ Goal for Southampton. Danny Ings curls an effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

14:41 BOU 0-0 SOU

40′ Fantastic effort from Redmond, who attempts a volley after the ball falls to him from a corner. He struck it sweetly, but it didn’t test Ramsdale.

14:35 BOU 0-0 SOU

34′ Vestergaard picks up the first yellow card of the game for a foul on Callum Wilson.

14:34 BOU 0-0 SOU

33′ The Cherries are having some joy from corners. The ball has been dropping at the players’ feet, forcing Southampton to scramble the danger away.

14:30 BOU 0-0 SOU

29′ King runs the length of the right side of the pitch before squaring the ball across the face of goal towards Callum Wilson, but Kyle Walker-Peters’ sliding interception stops the Cherries’ striker getting on the end of it. He did well not to score an own goal!

14:29 BOU 0-0 SOU

28′ Free header for Ward-Prowse in the box, but it’s straight at Ramsdale.

14:26 BOU 0-0 SOU

25′ Stanislas swings in a corner as Bournemouth players scramble in the box to try and make the most of the chance, but the threat is cleared by Southampton.


22′ An even start to this one! Chances have fallen to both sides. Both the hosts and the visitors have also had a penalty appeal turned away by VAR.

14:17 BOU 0-0 SOU

16′ End to end action! Ramsdale makes a good stop after Redmond tries to take it around him, and then Bournemouth make a chance of their own down the other end as King and C. Wilson combine, but the Norwegian’s pass couldn’t find the Englishman.

14:13 BOU 0-0 SOU

12′ Penalty appeal for Bournemouth! King charges towards the goal from the left side of the pitch and goes to ground after battling with Stephens. VAR says no penalty.

14:11 BOU 0-0 SOU

10′ Chances are falling to the home side now! A good ball from Stanislas finds the head of Callum Wilson, but his header is over the bar. The Cherries had a corner in the build-up which came from a shot deflected just wide of McCarthy’s post.

14:09 BOU 0-0 SOU

8′ Good ball from Rico into the Southampton box after some good play on the left side, but Callum Wilson can’t get on the end of it!

14:06 BOU 0-0 SOU

7′ The ball falls for Callum Wilson in the box who wins the Cherries their first corner, but Vestergaard heads away. Rico then tries an effort from range, but it doesn’t trouble McCarthy.

14:01 BOU 0-0 SOU

2′ Fast start from the visitors who have an early corner, but Billing heads away. The ball is put back into the area with Southampton players claiming a handball on Kelly. VAR says no penalty.

14:00 KICK-OFF – BOU 0-0 SOU

1′ Southampton get the action underway.


The teams make their way out the tunnel and onto the Vitality Stadium pitch.


Take a look at this, Cherries fans! A convincing win today could see Howe’s men climb outside the relegation zone, with their fate in their own hands on the final day away to Everton. However, failure to win today would mean it’s all eyes on Watford as they host Manchester City on Tuesday.


AFC Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Stacey, S. Cook, Kelly, Rico, Brooks, Lerma, Billing, Stanislas, King, C. Wilson

Subs: Solanke, Simpson, Gosling, Surman, Danjuma, Surridge, Boruc, H. Wilson, L. Cook

Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Stephens, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Long, Ings

Subs: Danso, Ferry, Vokins, Smallbone, Adams, Højbjerg, Gunn, Obafemi, Valery

12:55 WELCOME!

Welcome along to Nerve Sport’s live coverage as AFC Bournemouth host south coast neighbours Southampton in a poignant fixture. The Cherries need to win today to take their fight for survival to the final day of the season, or they could be relegated on Tuesday depending on Watford’s result against Manchester City. We’ll take a look at that before kick-off. Team news is imminent.