Southampton fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of AFC Bournemouth at St. Mary’s on Friday night, the visitors first-ever win on the Saints’ turf.
Both teams entered the game full of confidence after the sides both managed to win in previous games, with the Saints winning 1-0 at Sheffield United, while Bournemouth sealed a 3-1 victory over Everton last time out.
The Saints started brightly, but offered no real attacking threat in the early stages, before Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake thundered home a header to give the Cherries a one goal advantage.
Southampton continued to press for the equaliser, and were helped out by VAR after Bournemouth’s second goal was ruled out.
But, the Saints failed to wake up, and were sloppy in defence, which allowed Harry Wilson to score to give Bournemouth a two goal lead.
Hasenhuttl was evidently furious at his side and made one change at half time, as he hoped his team could pull off the comeback.
Ward-Prowse converted from the spot early on in the second half to give Saints hope, who continued to press for the all important equaliser.
Callum Wilson then pounced on an embarrassing defensive mistake to seal the win for the Cherries.
Saints didn’t have the cutting edge and failed to find their way back into the game, with Bournemouth punishing Saints for their mistakes.
Angus Gunn: 4
Didn’t really have a chance with any of Bournemouth’s chances, wasn’t helped by his defence. Shocking mistake at the end of the game.
Wasn’t at his best defensively, but was good in attack at certain points in the game.
Jannik Vestergaard: 2
Nightmare of a first-half for the defence, and was beaten too easily too many times. However, he did improve in the second half.
Jan Bednarek: 4
Like Vestergaard, Bednarek wasn’t strong enough in the first half. Improved in the second half, however.
Kevin Danso: 3
Wasn’t his day today, and didn’t do enough in both the attack and defence.
James Ward-Prowse: 6
A relatively quiet game for Ward-Prowse, but did score the penalty to get Saints back in the game.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: 6
Was good today. Very good in defence, and made some vital challenges.
Oriol Romeu: 6
Romeu impressed in the middle of the park, and defended resolutely throughout the game.
Sofiane Boufal: 8
Another good performance from Boufal, who caused the Bournemouth defence havoc throughout the game.
Nathan Redmond: 7
A lively return for Redmond, was a handful for the defence, but had few chances in the game.
Che Adams: 5
Was unlucky once again today. Did well to win the penalty and a goal for Adams is not to far away.
Ryan Bertrand: 5
Relatively good performance from the bench, but failed to make much of an impact.
Danny Ings: 4
Had few chances on goal, and didn’t really help Saints in their quest for the equaliser.
Didn’t have long enough to make any kind of impact in the late stages of the game.