Bournemouth won at St Mary’s for the first time as they beat Southampton 3-1 in the Premier League, sending them into third in the table.
The Cherries had failed to win at their south coast rivals in 15 attempts, but they got off to the perfect start when Nathan Ake headed home inside ten minutes before Harry Wilson (35) fired the ball home to double their lead.
Southampton were much improved in the second half and pulled one back inside seven minutes as James Ward-Prowse (53) scored a smashing penalty. They kept piling on the pressure but a calamitous error between Jan Bednarek and goalkeeper Angus Gunn with seconds to play allowed Callum Wilson (90+4) to score into an open goal.
It was a second successive victory for Bournemouth, as they catapulted from ninth place into third ahead of the weekend games, while Southampton fell to 11th from tenth
Southampton were slow out of the traps as Bournemouth opened the scoring inside ten minutes. It was a thunderous header from Ake, who powered in front of Kevin Danso to send Diego Rico’s corner into the back of the net.
15 minutes later, it looked like the visitors had added another – but were thwarted by VAR.
But it didn’t take long for Bournemouth to find the net again as Harry Wilson scored his third goal of the season in the 35th minute.
The start of the second half saw a turnaround in fortunes for the Saints as they were awarded a penalty seven minutes after the break.
Southampton continued to press for the equaliser as the second half wore on and their best chance came with nine minutes to play.
But it was a catastrophic error from Southampton that gifted Bournemouth a third goal with the last kick of the game. Gunn came racing to the top of his box as, under pressure from Callum Wilson, Bednarek tried to play the ball back to him. However, the ball wriggled free amongst the confusion and allowed the striker to pounce, driving towards the open goal and slotting home to seal the win.