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Bournemouth up to third after sinking Saints

22 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bournemouth moved into third place in the Premier League with a 3-1 win against south-coast rivals Southampton on Friday, reports AFP.

Eddie Howe’s side took control in the local derby at St Mary’s thanks to first half goals from Nathan Ake and Harry Wilson.

James Ward-Prowse’s penalty reduced the deficit after half-time, but Bournemouth survived a late barrage of pressure before Callum Wilson sealed their third league win this season.

It was Bournemouth’s first ever win at Southampton at the 16th attempt.

Southampton remain in mid-table after losing for the third time in their opening six games.

The hosts went close early on when Cedric Soares crossed to Ward-Prowse and he poked wide from close-range. But it was Bournemouth who took the lead in the 10th minute when former Chelsea defender Ake rose above a crowd of defenders to power a header past Angus Gunn from Diego Rico’s corner.

Seven of Ake’s last eight Premier League goals have been scored from corners.

Josh King thought he had doubled Bournemouth’s lead in the 25th minute when the striker took Dominic Solanke’s pass and slotted home.