It’s starting to appear to be the tip occasions for Southampton within the Premier League. Bournemouth received the battle of the south coast neighbours, the doomed internet hosting the endangered, with Marcus Tavernier’s deftly taken strike early within the second half.
This was Southampton’s season in 90 minutes. Shoddy and panic-infested in defence, second greatest in midfield – even earlier than James Ward-Prowse was withdrawn with a sore throat at half time – and toothless in assault. They already appear accepting of demotion, as do their supporters, who headed for the exit lengthy earlier than the ultimate whistle.
Nevertheless, when that whistle did blow, a few of those that remained confronted Toby Steele earlier than the managing director, whose departure was introduced on April 20, was ushered away by a steward. When Southampton did lastly handle a coherent assault within the 90th minute, Che Adams swivelled and scored, just for VAR to note he was offside. Southampton have now misplaced a membership document 11 house league video games.
“It’s consistency,” argued Ruben Selles, the Southampton supervisor. “The method labored towards Arsenal and Manchester United, but it surely didn’t work tonight, when the whole lot went towards us from the accidents to Romain Perraud and Ward-Prowse to the offside. The desk is wanting troublesome however we’re going to attempt to win till the tip. We are able to’t do any extra, however battle till the final level.”
Southampton conspicuously lack what their smaller neighbours displayed in abundance: spirit, a surfeit of leaders and cohesion. Bournemouth had a transparent plan, however in addition they had the pliability to alter course they usually now have an unprecedented three consecutive away Premier League victories.