KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Emerson Hyndman would come off the bench for Bournemouth as a late goal helped the team steal a point in a thriller of a game against Southampton.
Southampton 3-3 Bournemouth
Callum Wilson's late goal helped Bournemouth steal a point as they settled for the tie at St. Mary's Stadium to keep Southampton on the wait for their Premier League survival.
Emerson Hyndman, who had been on loan with Hibernian in the first half of the season, came off the bench for the Cherries in the 53rd minute.
With their Premier League status assured for next season, Bournemouth's focus was just focused on trying to finish as high in the standings as possible.
However, things did not start well for them as the host opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Nathan Redmond's low cross found Shane Long, whose effort at goal was not the strongest, but he put enough on the ball for it to roll across the line.
Bournemouth responded eight minutes later with the equalizer as a counter-attack from their own end saw Wilson play the ball to Dan Gosling and the midfielder put his shot past goalkeeper Angus Gunn.
The visitors went on to take the lead in the 32nd minute when a long-range shot from David Brooks was saved by Gunn, but he could not hold on to it and Wilson pounced on the rebound to put it away.
The second half would see the host claw their way back.
James Ward-Prowse leveled the score in the 55th minute when the midfielder fired a powerful low shot towards the goal that Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc could not get his hand on in the end.
Southampton retook the lead in the 67th minute when Matt Targett headed in a cross from teammate Yann Valery.
However, Bournemouth would have the last word in the game as Wilson would make his presence known again in the 86th minute. Ryan Fraser would send in a low cross from the left and the England forward would be there to get a foot on the ball to steer it home.
Bournemouth sits in 14th place in the standings with 42 points.
In other Premier League action, Tim Ream started for Fulham as they came away with a 1-0 win over Cardiff City.
DeAndre Yedlin watched from the bench as Newcastle United shared the points with Brighton following a 1-1 tie.
In the Championship, Antonee Robinson started and recorded an assist as Wigan Athletic settled for a 1-1 tie with Birmingham City.
Matt Miazga started for Reading in the 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough.
Eric Lichaj and Cameron Carter-Vickers started for their respective teams as the game between Hull City and Swansea City ended in a 2-2 tie.
Geoff Cameron started for Queens Park Rangers in their 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest.
Down in League One, Lynden Gooch watched from the bench for Sunderland in their 1-1 tie with Portsmouth. The Black Cats will head to the promotion playoffs.
Charlie Kelman watched from the bench for Southend United in their 1-0 loss to Rochdale. It will be nail-biting last day of the season for the Shrimpers as they are currently outside the relegation zone on goal difference.