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Report: Bournemouth thump Southampton to go third

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Bournemouth leapfrog, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United to go third in the Premier League.

It was the first time the Cherries had won at St.Marys, and it was a vital win that shot them up the table.

It took only ten minutes for Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake to fire them into the lead.

Ake who has apparently attracted interest from some of the top teams, opened the scoring with a powerful header.  A Diego Rico corner was met in the air by Ake who drove the ball into the back of the net.

15 minutes later, Bournemouth thought they had added a second, only for VAR to rule out Dominic Solanke’s goal due to an offside ruling during the build-up to the goal.

There was no VAR ruling when it came to harry Wilson’s goal in the 35th minute.

This time it was 2-0 to Bournemouth. Wilson latched on to a cut back ball in the penalty area, putting past the keeper with ease.

2-0 Bournemouth at the half.

Southampton did improve in the second half, which wasn’t difficult given how poor they actually were.

But in the 53rd minute, Ward-Prowse scored a goal for the home side, to perhaps give them hope of salvaging something from the game.

While the Saints did rally the troops, in an attempt to get an equaliser, it was an error of epic proportions that undid them in the fourth minute of injury time.

This time it was apparent Manchester United target Callum Wilson who capitalised on a defender and goalkeeper mishap, to make it 3-1 to Bournemouth.

The result leaves Southhampton lingering around mid-table.

But it puts Bournemouth in fantasy land, in third place with the same number of points as defending Premier League Champions Manchester City.

It remains to be seen if they can stay there, given they have now played one more game then the teams around them.