Attackers and Substitutes
Nathan Redmond, Attacking Midfield – 7.5
Always caused problems for the Bournemouth defence and is a prime example of the positive impact Hasenhuttl has brought. Involved in the first goal, can he kick on further next season?
Shane Long, Striker – 8.0
What a spell Long is having currently, with 4 goals in his last 5 games and has now scored in 3 consecutive home games for the first time in his career. He will be disappointed to have subsequently missed an open goal but suddenly now looks a player worth retaining this summer.
Danny Ings, Striker – 6.0
A solid, industrious performance from the local lad but ultimately ineffective against Ake and Cook. Now Saints are safe, they can look to bring another striker to support Ings.
Matt Targett, 1st Substitute – 7.5
An excellent performance from the young left back after being introduced at half time. Restored balance to the defence and took his goal well.
Stuart Armstrong, 2nd Substitute – 4.0
Deserves a low score for the poor passage of play which led to the late Bournemouth equaliser. Held onto the ball needlessly and went down softly anticipating a free kick. It didn’t come and Bournemouth capitalised ruthlessly.
Charlie Austin, 3rd Substitute – 6.0
Only on for a few minutes but charged around and put his body on the line as Saints sought to secure the point required for safety.