Southampton got the point they needed to secure their Premier League survival as they drew against Bournemouth in an entertaining clash at St Mary’s Stadium.

Shane Long gave the hosts a deserved 12th-minute lead with a shot that took a deflection off of Nathan Ake following Nathan Redmond’s pass.

But Bournemouth equalised with their first shot of the match when Dan Gosling finished off a quick counter-attack after being set up by Callum Wilson.

Long then could only hit the post with an open goal before Wilson put Bournemouth ahead from a rebound as Angus Gunn could not hold on to David Brooks’ effort.

However, Saints fought back and James Ward-Prowse’s low strike made it 2-2 before substitute Matt Targett headed the hosts in front from Yan Valery’s right-wing cross.

But Wilson grabbed his second – and Bournemouth’s third – late on, bundling the ball home from close range after Ryan Fraser’s run.

Despite not getting the victory, Cardiff’s 1-0 loss at Fulham means the draw was enough for Southampton to maintain their Premier League place.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Southampton

  • 28Gunn
  • 43Valery
  • 35Bednarek
  • 5Stephens
  • 21Bertrand
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 14RomeuBooked at 26minsSubstituted forTargettat 45′minutes
  • 23Højbjerg
  • 7LongBooked at 35minsSubstituted forAustinat 88′minutes
  • 9IngsSubstituted forArmstrongat 81′minutes
  • 22Redmond

Substitutes

  • 10Austin
  • 17Armstrong
  • 18Lemina
  • 33Targett
  • 39Sims
  • 44Forster
  • 66Ramsay

Bournemouth

  • 1Boruc
  • 23ClyneSubstituted forSolankeat 72′minutes
  • 33MephamSubstituted forFraserat 23′minutes
  • 3S Cook
  • 5Aké
  • 25Simpson
  • 20Brooks
  • 8Lerma
  • 4GoslingBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHyndmanat 53′minutes
  • 17King
  • 13Wilson

Substitutes

  • 9Mousset
  • 10Ibe
  • 22Hyndman
  • 24Fraser
  • 27Begovic
  • 29Solanke
  • 44Surridge
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
31,310

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthamptonAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home22
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southampton 3, Bournemouth 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southampton 3, Bournemouth 3.

Attempt missed. Joshua King (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dominic Solanke.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Brooks with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Charlie Austin replaces Shane Long.

Goal!

Goal! Southampton 3, Bournemouth 3. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fraser following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Joshua King (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth).

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Stuart Armstrong replaces Danny Ings.

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Jack Simpson.

Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Targett (Southampton).

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dominic Solanke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke replaces Nathaniel Clyne.

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse.

Foul by Joshua King (Bournemouth).

Matt Targett (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Southampton 3, Bournemouth 2. Matt Targett (Southampton) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yan Valery with a cross.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Steve Cook.

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Southampton).

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Matt Targett (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by David Brooks.

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shane Long.

Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton).

David Brooks (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Southampton 2, Bournemouth 2. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Nathaniel Clyne.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Emerson Hyndman replaces Dan Gosling because of an injury.

Delay in match Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jack Simpson (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jan Bednarek.

goal

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