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Summary

  1. Arter puts penalty over the bar after Bertrand foul on Fraser
  2. Bournemouth have never won at Southampton
  3. Saints have lost five of their last seven games in league and cup
  4. Cherries could win three consecutive league games for the first time since March 2016

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By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Anyway, that's us done. After all that, Southampton stay 10th, Bournemouth 11th. We'll remember nothing but THAT penalty.

Oh, Harry Arter...

Very diplomatic from Eddie Howe. I wonder if Bournemouth have a fines system? If so, After will be buying the drinks for the next month.

'We had chances to put the game to bed'

Bournemouth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "It should have been three wins in a row. We were not great in the first half but in the second we dominated the game and had great chances put the game to bed.

On Harry Arter's penalty miss: "He is disappointed. It is football. We have missed our last three now.

"He slipped and that meant it went over. We had great chances in the second half and that is impressive because Southampton are a good team."

Southampton

Southampton manager Claude Puel: "It was a difficult game. We know this because they are a good team with quality and defensive organisation.

"I think a draw is normal. We have the first opportunity to score and it was difficult to finish the game with tiredness and some international players. 15 of the players in the squad were playing in international games and we saw this. A draw is normal."

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Full marks to Eddie Howe. What other manager could keep these average players in the premier league. It would be great to see what he could do with one of the big four.

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To be fair, when you've been through what Harry Arter has, a rubbish penalty is small beer.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth's Harry Arter who missed their second half penalty: "We had a gameplan and it wasn't really working. The manager got his 15 minutes to get his point across and in the second half we were the better side.

"I feel if I score we would have got three points. I didn't intentionally miss. As much as it is disappointing it is part and parcel of football. It is my fault, one of the lads said Harry Kane did something similar, maybe they need to have a look at it.

"There is no blaming in this team. The lads said keep your head up. It is not the end of the world and just a game of football."

Fair play to Harry Arter, who has fronted up after that incredible miss...

Where is Arter's penalty?

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Simon Goodall: Really thoughtful of Arter, to give the International Space Station a view of his penalty. Top guy. 

'We have to work on penalties'

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Bournemouth captain Simon Francis speaking to BT Sport: "They had the better of the first half and we came out in the second and gave a much better account of ourselves. 

"We couldn't quite get the ball in the net. We are both disappointed but a clean sheet off the back of two results is good for us.

"We have not had much luck with penalties of late, that could be three or four we haven't converted. We have to work on it, it may seem a simple thing but we have had a lot of penalties and it would be great to tuck one away."

'A draw is fair'

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Southampton

Southampton captain Steven Davis speaking to BT Sport : "We are not overly pleased. The first half we played quite well and had a few chances but in the second we didn't get going. A draw is maybe a fair result but both teams are disappointed at the same time.

"There were chances for both sides and neither were clinical. It is a bit of a frustrating one today."

BBC News are reporting that flights in and out of Southampton airport are being disrupted by Harry Arter's penalty.

These pictures of the penalty spot crumbling like a soggy biscuit do lead to some sympathy for Arter, but sympathy is not we're about. We're about laughing at a pro footballer being reduced to the level of we mortals.

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FULL-TIME

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

All over. A match of some decent moments, but you can't say either side deserved it.

Really, though, does anyone care about the result? This match was all about THAT Harry Arter penalty.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

Southampton have been disappointing for me in this second half. Bournemouth have been the better team.

Where is Arter's penalty?

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Noel Fitzpatrick: I think Arter's penalty has just hit the VAR!!! 

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

Again Bournemouth are showing that determination and aggression that Southampton haven't.

Arter's penalty - spot the ball ...

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

This, by the way, was the penalty. If you happen to see the ball anywhere on this Saturday night, do let us know.

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Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Now Harry Arter hits the target, this time from distance, calling Fraser Forster into action. Why didn't he do that from the spot?

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

It's just dawned on me that the Spurs and Bournemouth penalties were both missed by men called Harry. The plot thickens.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Five to go. I won't mind if we don't get a goal now. All I'm ever going to remember is Harry Arter's penalty.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Eddie Howe's reaction was the best. Literally on all fours and banging the turf.

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Simon Rigler: I'm a Cherries fan. Why was Arter taking that? Not a goal scorer. Worst penalty of all time.

Steve Smith: He takes a sand wedge when all he needed was a putter!!!! 

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Right then, conspiracy theory. Saints have rigged the penalty spot to give way if an opponent gets a spot-kick.

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Jake Rich: Is that the same place Kane slipped? Dodgy... 

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

Bournemouth are playing with more desire in the second half. They have sensed that they are on top.

Southampton are being penned in by Bournemouth. Their defence has got to push up and play the match higher up the field.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

You have to watch Match of the Day tonight, just to see Arter's penalty. They should put this match on first because of it. It's just landed in Portsmouth.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

You will not see a bigger blooper than that.

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Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

It's awful, just awful from Harry Arter. Up, up, and still rising. It could well be the worst penalty you've ever seen. Remember Beckham against Portugal? Like that. Arter had the same slip and turf problems too. A bit of justice for the soft award? Bournemouth have missed their last three penalties.

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Penalty to Bournemouth

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Now then! Ryan Bertrand is adjudged to have tugged Ryan Fraser. Huge appeals from Bournemouth, rewarded after a long look by Jon Moss. It's soft. Harry Arter...

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Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

Bournemouth are sensing their chance here.

They have Southampton rocking. Southampton have to get their composure and shape back.

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Another scramble! Again in the Saints' box, again with Marc Pugh involved. He's crowded out, but Bournemouth have flicked the switch.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

Southampton have got to communicate and get this shape right. 

Either Davis or Romeu has to decide which of them is going to pick up Wilshere.

One of them has to do that job.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

How has this stayed out?!?!? It's an incredible scramble in the Southampton box, all started when Adam Smith's daisy-cutter hits the post. Marc Pugh is in for the rebound, Fraser Forster is off his line, the ball is in there somewhere and is eventually blasted over by Dan Gosling.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Awful news for fantasy football managers. Joshua King off, Jack Wilshere on.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

It was a good run from Long he did everything right. It was a difficult angle. 

He is unlucky and Boruc has done well by making it difficult.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Another chance goes begging! This time it's Shane Long, running on to Dusan Tadic's weighted pass. An attempt at a dinked finish, wide of the post. Only three of Saints' 11 efforts on goal have been on target.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Jay Rodriguez thoroughly hacked off at being subbed. Shirt off, lots of head shaking, some muttering.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

This is more like it! Nathan Redmond stings the hands of Artur Boruc, with James Ward-Prowse shooting wide straight after. This has improved since the pitch invader. That's Ward-Prowse's last action. He and Jay Rodriguez are off, Shane Long and Sofiane Boufal are on.

Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

That is the best chance of the game.

Afobe has missed a sitter. When a game is as tight as this you will not get a better chance.