The first ever Premier League meeting between these two south coast rivals ended in a fourth straight defeat for the Cherries as they went down by two goals to nil at St Mary’s.

It was very much a game of two halves as goals from Steven Davis and Graziano Pelle saw Southampton take a deserved lead into half time, and the Saints were looking more than comfortable.

Eddie Howe made changes at half time and they proved crucial. The Cherries dominated proceedings after the interval and were unlucky not to come away with some sort of result.

Victor Wanyana was sent off with ten minutes to go after a late challenge on Lee Tomlin saw him pick up his second yellow of the afternoon.

The second half performance will bring much encouragement Eddie Howe’s side as they controlled possession and dictated the pace of the game against a very strong Southampton outfit.

But what did we learn from the game?