Bournemouth Up To Third After Sinking Saints
Muhammad Rameez 26 days ago Sat 21st September 2019 | 09:20 AM
Southampton, United Kingdom, Sept 21 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Sep, 2019 ) :Bournemouth moved into third place in the Premier League with a 3-1 win against south-coast rivals Southampton on Friday.
James Ward-Prowse's penalty reduced the deficit after half-time, but Bournemouth survived a late barrage of pressure before Callum Wilson sealed their third league win this season.
Southampton remain in mid-table after losing for the third time in their opening six games.
The hosts went close early on when Cedric Soares crossed to Ward-Prowse and he poked wide from close-range.
However, with the Bournemouth celebrations well under way, a VAR review ruled out the goal as King had one foot in an offside position.
It was only as temporary reprieve for Southampton as Howe's men struck again in the 35th minute.
Southampton were in desperate need of a quick response and when Nathan Redmond's cut-back fell for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, his close-range effort was repelled by Cherries keeper Aaron Ramsdale, who also produced another fine save to keep out Redmond's drive.
Southampton were jeered off at half-time, but they were back in it in the 53rd minute.
Che Adams was brought down by Steve Cook's clumsy challenge in the penalty area and Ward-Prowse stepped up to drill the spot-kick past Ramsdale.
King's bad luck with VAR continued when he had a penalty appeal turned down after being bundled over by Cedric.
Sofiane Boufal shot straight at Ramsdale and Redmond's goalbound strike was blocked by Jack Stacey as Southampton pressed in vain for an equaliser.
Ramsdale saved well from Danny Ings before Wilson was gifted the third goal deep into stoppage-time when he tapped into the empty net after a mix-up between Gunn and Jan Bednarek.