AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton

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Bournemouth did not construct on their advantageous type earlier than the worldwide break as Southampton comfortably stored them at bay.
 
Bournemouth did not make it three Premier League wins in a row as they had been held to a dour Zero-Zero draw by Southampton on the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Eddie Howe's facet had overwhelmed Crystal Palace and Watford earlier than the worldwide break to keep up their advantageous begin to the season, however they had been unable to discover a well past the struggling Saints – who've nonetheless received simply as soon as this marketing campaign.
Mark Hughes' facet had the higher of a limp first half, however hardly ever examined Cherries goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, as Callum Wilson and Josh King lower remoted figures up entrance for the hosts.

King squandered a advantageous alternative to seal most factors for his facet, clipping huge from shut vary, because the hosts' excellent begin to the season suffered a minor setback.
After a tepid opening half-hour, Charlie Austin wasted a transparent alternative for the guests. As a substitute of taking pictures, the striker opted to take a contact across the onrushing Begovic, however solely succeeded in rolling the ball out of play.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg then examined Begovic with the sport's first shot on the right track on the stroke of half-time, unleashing a dipping long-range volley that was nicely held by the goalkeeper.
Howe's males began the second half with a spring of their step, King flashing a header huge from Jefferson Lerma's teasing cross, however they did not power Alex McCarthy right into a significant save.
King then missed a golden probability simply after the hour, scuffing huge from eight yards from Wilson's pull again, whereas Begovic once more needed to be alert to tip over one other long-range volley from Hojbjerg.
Shane Lengthy fired at Begovic late on and Manolo Gabbiadini headed over deep into stoppage time as Southampton in the end failed to supply a dramatic finale to a recreation desperately missing in high quality.
What does it imply: Howe's males stutter as Saints finish rot
The 2-week worldwide break has clearly blunted the Cherries' sharpness. King and Wilson had been unplayable in opposition to Palace and Watford, however hardly ever threatened the Saints' backline as Howe's facet did not construct on their gorgeous begin to the marketing campaign. Southampton, in the meantime, finish a run of three straight league defeats and, if something, can be disillusioned they didn't declare all three factors.
Hojbjerg dominates midfield
In a recreation of few possibilities, it was Southampton's Danish midfielder who appeared more than likely to interrupt the impasse. The 23-year-old has a fierce strike on him and twice examined Begovic from distance in what was a powerful show.
Gabbiadini's woes proceed
Hughes opted for Danny Ings and Austin in assault and it's hardly shocking given Gabbiadini's insecurity. The Italian confirmed why he has but to attain this season, heading over from a promising place late on after Begovic had flapped at a cross.
What's subsequent?
Howe takes his facet to Fulham subsequent Saturday, whereas Southampton host fellow strugglers Newcastle United at St Mary's on the identical day.
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