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Bournemouth vs Southampton live: Jay Rodriguez double seals bragging rights for Saints as Cherries collapse

Follow the latest from the Vitality Stadium as the two south coast rivals battle for local bragging rights

Joe Miles
Sunday 18 December 2016 12:43
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Southampton celebrate Jay Rodriguez's second goal against Bournemouth
Southampton celebrate Jay Rodriguez's second goal against Bournemouth

Southampton moved up the Premier League tabel to seventh after recording an impressive comeback victory at Bournemouth, despite going behind to an early Nathan Ake goal as Ryan Bertand and a Jay Rodriguiez double seal victory. Re-live the action here.

  • Southampton beat Bournemouth 3-1
  • Nathan Ake heads Cherries into an early lead
  • Ryan Bertrand with immediate reply to level the scores
  • Jay Rodriguez strikes twice to seal the three points
  • Teams:
  • Bournemouth: Boruc, Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Daniels, Arter, Wilshere, Adam Smith, King, Pugh, Callum Wilson.
  • Subs: Gosling, Afobe, Brad Smith, Federici, Fraser, Mings, Ibe.
  • Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, van Dijk, Bertrand, Reed, Clasie, Hojbjerg, Boufal, Rodriguez, Redmond.
  • Subs: Fonte, Long, Davis, Tadic, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Taylor.

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Today’s Premier League fixtures:

Bournemouth vs Southampton – 13:30

Manchester City vs Arsenal – 16:00

Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley – 13:30

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Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's south coast derby between Bournemouth and Southampton, brought to you from the Vitality Stadium as ninth and tenth in the Premier League table prepare to go to battle.

Jack de Menezes18 December 2016 11:37
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Four of the last five competitive meetings between today's two sides have ended in a 2-0 win for the team playing at home. So, this statistic stands in the favour of Howe's men, who go in search of consecutive wins for the first time this campaign.

Line-ups will be announced in around 15 minutes...

Joe Miles18 December 2016 12:15
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Here is how the two sides will line up today at the Vitality Stadium: 

Joe Miles18 December 2016 12:32
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Player to watch out for today...

Southampton academy star Harrison Reed signed a four-and-a-half year contract - keeping him with The Saints until 2021. The youngster has been a key prospect for Puel's side in the EFL Cup and Europa League campaign, but only has 12 minutes of Premier League time under his belt, so far. He is certainly one to keep an eye on.

Joe Miles18 December 2016 12:43
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A win today will take Bournemouth above their south-coast opponents, but Puel's men will be hunting the three points today to rocket them up to seventh in the PL table. It's all on the line today.

Joe Miles18 December 2016 12:53
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Jack Wilshire starts for the home side today, as he continues to rack up game-time with Bournemouth. He has already played more minutes in the 'Premier League season this season, than in the two previous seasons with Arsenal combined. He's settled in well under the management of Howe and he is proving a key element to the Bournemouth midfield.

Joe Miles18 December 2016 13:04
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Bournemouth's bid for goals

Callum Wilson returns to the side today after being cleared for concussion. Benik Afobe will be sidelined, to make room for the in-demand striker. Transfer talk continues surrounding the 24-year-old, with Everton and West Ham both targeting The Cherries man. 

Joe Miles18 December 2016 13:18
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Just five minutes until kick-off now. The players are beginning to line-up in the tunnel, ready to march onto the pitch at the Vitality Stadium. 

Joe Miles18 December 2016 13:26
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We are off!

The visitors kick-off to begin the first half. Game on!

Joe Miles18 December 2016 13:30
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3 MINS

Arter delivers a corner goes into the box and it falls into the path of a Bournemouth shirt, but Cook pulls the trigger and sends the strike high over the bar. 

Joe Miles18 December 2016 13:33

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