Southampton’s Nathan Redmond scored twice and fellow winger Moussa Djenepo bagged one other in a 3-0 win over south-coast rivals Bournemouth on Saturday to safe a spot within the FA Cup semi-finals for less than the second time in 18 seasons.
Mali worldwide Djenepo ran on to a exact by way of ball from Redmond to fit previous goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and provides the Saints the lead within the thirty seventh minute, earlier than Ralph Hasenhuettl’s facet struck once more seconds earlier than the break at the Vitality Stadium.
Redmond collected a cross in midfield and weaved his well beyond Bournemouth’s defence to fireplace into the highest nook because the Premier League facet took management of their quarter-final with Jonathan Woodgate’s Championship (second-tier) facet.
“We had aspirations of getting (to Wembley) at the start of the season. It’s a chance for us to put the league form behind us,” Redmond instructed BT Sport. The Saints have misplaced 10 of their final 12 Premier League video games.
“It’s good for us to get into the following spherical going into the worldwide break the place we are able to work on just a few issues whereas a number of the boys are away.
“We know each other well and how to get the best out of each other. Today it clicked, so hopefully we can end the season on a high.”
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The Saints started the sport brightly and thought that they had gone forward 1-0 when Bournemouth’s Cameron Carter-Vickers bundled in a Kyle Walker-Peters cross into the penalty space. But the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) disallowed the purpose for offside.
VAR dominated out one other Southampton effort within the second half when Che Adams netted from distance, as a result of Stuart Armstrong was deemed to have been offside within the build-up.
Redmond then scored with a high quality end to cap off a robust day for Southampton, who final received a serious trophy after they claimed the FA Cup in 1976.
The Saints, who final reached the semi-finals within the 2017-18 marketing campaign earlier than dropping to eventual champions Chelsea, will discover out who they face within the final 4 of the competitors at Wembley Stadium when the draw is made on Sunday.