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AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton at Stadion.Core.ViewModels.Matchday.LocationViewModel


AFC Bournemouth



, Moussa Djenepo ‘37' , Nathan Redmond ‘45'+1' , Nathan Redmond ‘59'
FT 20th March 2021 12:15 PM
Vitality Stadium

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Unfortunately one to forget for us.

Our excellent cup run has come to an end here at Vitality Stadium.

Thanks very much for following no matter where you are around the world, there's still a lot of football to be played this season.

Thank you for your support and we'll see you here after the international break.


Great cross...

Anthony on the right.

He swings a superb pass into the box and Surridge gets on the end of it just outside the six-yard box.

It looks like it's heading in but Forster makes a superb low save to repel it.

The academy lads combining to good effect late on.


A yellow card...

And a deserved one for Wilshere.

It looked a clear foul on Cook from Adams, it wasn't given and then Wilshere lashed out at Diallo with a late tackle as a result to stop the breakaway.

A definite yellow card but one that was probably preventable in the first place for the foul by Adams.


Good chance!

Danjuma gets the ball on the left-hand side in the box and cuts inside with the far corner gaping.

He side foots it towards that gap but Forster does extremely well to get a big hand on the ball and tip it away.

That was a big moment, a really, really good save that.


Changes afoot...

Stephens and Salisu come on for Bednarek and Vestergaard, meaning a change to both of their central defenders.

As for us, Gavin Kilkenny comes on for Billing in a straight swap.

Go well, Gav!


Just wide from Redmond...

Armstrong absolutely steams forward from his own half and drives forward at real pace.

He must've ran about 70-yards towards the area, before a loose touch catches him out.

That touch falls to Redmond in the box and he curls an effort narrowly wide of the far post.

Close to a fourth for the visitors.


Save by Begovic...

A good one at that.

Armstrong got the ball 25-yards out, took a touch out of his feet and unleashed a powerful drive that's very well hit.

It's heading towards the corner but Begovic does superbly to palm it away.

Another big stop from the big man.


Third change...

Rico is off for Mepham.

We're not sure that it's a change of shape, it looks like the Welsh international is playing as a normal left-back.

We'll wait to see it unfold but that's what it looks like early on.


Chris Mepham is coming on...

Maybe a change of shape to come here - but Mepham is ready on the touchline in front of us here.


From our own free-kick unfortunately...

We give it away and Armstrong gets into a good position.

He hammers a low effort against the post and the rebound falls to Redmond in the box.

He sidefoots it in from an angle in the box, in fairness unfortunately for us it's a good finish.

A goal unfortunately of our own making and it's 3-0 to Saints here.


GOAL for Southampton.

This time it should surely count and it's Redmond who scores.


Anthony and Surridge...

Two academy graduates are coming on for us.

Anthony and Surridge come on for Riquelme and Pearson.

So it looks like a 4-4-2 with Billing and Wilshere as a midfield two and Surridge and Solanke up top.

Anthony is a straight swap for Riquelme on that right side.


VAR to the rescue again...

VAR has ruled it out!

We believe that Armstrong was offside in the build up - we don't have any monitors here but thankfully VAR has disallowed it.

Right, a double sub coming...


GOAL for Southampton.

It's a great finish unfortunately for us.


Another good moment!

Wilshere does really well against Diallo and then drives towards the box!

Danjuma is speeding past him to the left and gets a great pass from Wilshere - the Dutchman then slams in a low cross in towards Solanke which has to be hacked away in a panic!

We're showing fight here...




Danjuma's cross from the left is headed away and Wilshere wins the second on the edge of the box.

Billing then lays him off to smash one with his left and it's a lovely strike, but it brushes the side netting and away to safety.

Close, and a positive way to start the half.


Looks like we could see Jaidon Anthony...

He made his league debut earlier in the season and now looks set to play in an FA Cup quarter final.

Anthony has just received some instructions from Gary O'Neil and looks set to come on.


Back underway...

No changes for either side.

A big ask here but not impossible!

An early goal and things change, we'll bring you all the updates of hopefully a positive second-half.

Come on reds!



So we're two down and have it all to do against a strong opponent.

That sucker punch right at the end of the half is a bitter one, particularly as it did look as though the wrong decision could have been given.

But stick with us, we'll keep you updated with all the action in the second-half.


Our bench and team are fuming...

Che Adams makes a good tackle on Steve Cook on the byline in our half, and the linesman and referee give it as a Southampton throw.

The team aren't happy, but we don't defend it well and Redmond gets the ball in space.

He drives at Cook and is able to find the top corner in the area with a good finish.

After the goal, Woodgate immediately tells the linesman about his mistake again, players and staff not happy about that one.


GOAL for Southampton.

Redmond scores.


A goal down but still being positive


1-0 to the Premier League side...

The visitors counter with speed and Redmond drives with real pace in a central area at our backline.

He then is able to slip in Djenepo who has just got in behind Stacey and he's able to slot in precisely into the bottom corner.

It's a good finish and despite our positive moments, we're a goal down here.


GOAL for Southampton.

This one counts.

Djenepo scores.



Stacey has done well and has improved as the game has gone on.

He plays a great ball to Solanke who is able to turn and get in the area!

He's got some room to get a shot off slightly wide and just inside the box, you think he's going to smash it low towards the far corner but instead he tries to pick out Riquelme who just can't get his touch right and is blocked away.

Decent chance that, maybe Solanke could've shot but it's another positive move.



A really good move!

We switch the ball well to Stacey, and he finds Riquelme who drifted into a central area.

He turns his man well, drives towards goal after a one-two with Solanke and hits a low effort from 25-yards.

It's accurate, but not powerful and Forster has to save and is able to clutch the ball.

A great team move though with some lovely touches and clever passing.


A great tussle between these two so far...


Opening 30...

To be fair to Southampton, they have shown their Premier League quality at times, but they haven't broken us down apart from the disallowed goal.

We've had some positive moments in the final third ourselves but it's just that final pass or touch that has been lacking thus far. Positive that we've got into some good areas though.

Danjuma has looked extremely lively when he's got on the ball out wide.

It's still 0-0 and it's going to be a tight one...


Saved by Forster!


Solanke wins it well and intercepts a loose ball and gets it wide to the Dutchman early.

He gets into the area and cuts back onto his left foot, smashing a high one from a tight angle.

It forced a superb stop from Forster at the near post, it's the first save of the game and that's what Danjuma can do.


A physical task for Solanke today...


Chance for Bertrand...

Big chance that for the visitors who are on top.

Armstrong dribbled well past Pearson on the right-hand side and used his speed to get in behind.

He's got a crowded penalty area in front of him by the byline but he plays a clever cutback instead to the edge of the box.

That's where Bertrand is waiting and he sidefoots an effort just outside the box from a central area just wide.

Close for the visitors.



VAR! Never had a bad word to say about it!!

It's back in the FA Cup, and Walker-Peters has been given as offside!

That's a bit of a let off but the correct decision.

Hopefully that decision can galvanise the players - to clarify, it is STILL 0-0.


The opening goal...

Walker-Peters got well in behind on the right-hand side and latched onto a long raking pass.

He had plenty of space and put a cross into such a dangerous area and it was almost impossible to defend.

Carter-Vickers got a leg on it trying his best to get it away but it's gone in off him in the end.


GOAL for Southampton.

An own-goal from Cameron Carter-Vickers unfortunately.


The biggest observation in the opening seven minutes or so...

Is how loud Hasenhuttl is.

He kicks every single ball, barks loads of instructions and motivational lines to his players.

It's quite similar to Valerien Ismael who came here a few weeks ago with Barnsley.


Five minutes gone...

It's been tight so far with no real chances.

We had one great moment where Rico got down the left-hand side and swing in a great cross which no-one could get on the end of in the six-yard box.

For the visitors, Diallo has hit an effort from distance which was well blocked by Pearson. 

Even so far!


We are underway!

As ever, we'll attack the Ted MacDougall South Stand as Armstrong gets us underway here. 

Let's make the town proud lads!


Despite there being no crowd...

There's a real buzz in the air here!

There's a lot more people here (members of the media) than a normal Championship game and it just feels big.

There was also a group of fans gathered outside the stadium this morning as everyone drove in, it's got all the ingredients for a memorable day (we hope!)

Five minute warning to kick-off...


Some interesting stats ahead of the game...

These are ones you can impress your mates with!

We'll go with one positive one and one negative one just so we're balanced here...

We won the only previous FA Cup tie against Southampton, 3-1 in a first-round replay in 1953/54.

That's the positive and hopefully sets a good omen.

The bad, is that Southampton are unbeaten in their last four away games against us in all competitions, we last beat them at home in our first Premier League season.


Hoping that these two will be a handful today!


Would be rude of us not to put these on here!


Some stat this is!


What can we expect from Southampton?

Dan Sheldon, who covers Saints for the Athletic, told us this ahead of the game: 

"They had a fully-fit squad in the first half of the season and had the momentum of winning games.

"They had all their first-team players playing regularly and had strength on the bench as well. Everything just clicked.

"In the second half of the season, all of a sudden, injuries started taking their toll on the squad. They were losing first-team players and the back-ups.

"As a consequence, they had to play players out of position and that killed the momentum."

Saints XI: Forster; Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand; Diallo, Ward-Prowse (C), Armstrong; Djenepo, Redmond, Adams.


Great to see the young lads involved!

We're very proud of our academy and our youngsters for continuing to show their quality and hard work.

Pictured are Nathan Moriah-Welsh (left) - former under-18s captain - and Christian Saydee (right), who scored over 30 goals for the under-18s last season.

A great experience for them for sure!


The team news is in!

And we have made two changes from the impressive victory over Swansea City in midweek.

Rodrigo Riquelme replaces the injured Junior Stanislas while Ben Pearson comes in for the suspended Jefferson Lerma. 

Cherries XI: Begovic; Stacey, Carter-Vickers, S. Cook (C), Rico; Pearson, Wilshere; Riquelme, Billing, Danjuma; Solanke.


If you read one thing today, make it this from one of our FA Cup quarter finalists from 1956/57!


The team news...

Will drop in about 30 minutes time.

Unfortunately, we are missing Junior Stanislas after he came off against Swansea - but Jonathan Woodgate is hopeful of having him back before the international break.

One bit of team news that might have slipped under the radar is that Jefferson Lerma will be suspended for this one, after picking up two yellow cards in the previous ties.

Adam Smith, David Brooks and Lloyd Kelly are also out, with the full team news straight from the dressing room coming soon.



What an occasion!

Today is a special day for the football club, our second ever FA Cup quarter final.

It's live on BT Sport 1 but for those of you who don't have it, we'll keep you fully updated here with detailed updates and all you need to know.

A local derby, hopefully a good day to come! Kick-off is at 12.15pm.

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