Southampton vs AFC Bournemouth LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

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Thursday 27 April 2023 22:43 BST
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Bournemouth took a significant step towards Premier League survival with a precious 1-0 win which pushed south-coast rivals Southampton closer to relegation.

Marcus Tavernier claimed the Cherries’ second-half winner at a soggy St Mary’s to move the Cherries seven points clear of the drop zone and pile further pressure on the division’s bottom club.

Beleaguered Saints thought they had snatched a dramatic 89th-minute equaliser but Che Adams’ effort was ruled out for offside following a VAR review.

The hosts lacked attacking thrust and urgency for much of a miserable evening as they slipped to a club-record 11th home league defeat of the season following a largely-feeble display.

Ruben Selles’ side, who lost captain James Ward-Prowse to illness at half-time, go into their final five games of a dismal campaign six points from safety and with lingering hopes of survival fading fast.

A painful defeat to their near neighbours stretched Saints’ alarming winless run to eight games to eradicate any positivity generated by Friday’s thrilling 3-3 draw at leaders Arsenal.


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27 April 2023 21:47

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Southampton face a difficult task away against Newcastle next in the Premier League on Sunday while Bournemouth welcome Leeds to the Vitality stadium in another crucial relegation clash.

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A late disallowed goal means Southampton fall to a 1-0 home defeat against Bournemouth with relegation looking increasingly likely for Ruben Selles' side. After a drab first half, it was Bournemouth who seized the initiative in the second period when Tavernier's jinxing run and shot squirmed into the far post. Southampton were poor in response for large periods of the second half but thought they had grabbed a point in the 89th minute when Adams fired home off the bench. The goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR check, however, and Bournemouth escape with a vital win. They move up to 14th and are now seven points clear of the drop while Saints remain bottom and six points off safety.

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