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.