Bournemouth 1, Southampton 3: Jay Rodriguez double earns Saints bragging rights in south coast derby

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Rodriguez equalised from close range before hitting a spectacular late second (Source: Getty)

Bournemouth 1, Southampton 3

Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez relished his first Premier League brace for two and a half years as they came from behind to win at south coast rivals Bournemouth.

Rodriguez, who missed much of the last two season through injury, put Saints ahead from close range and capped the victory with a fine turn and volley in the closing stages.

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“The second goal I enjoyed more but any goal means a lot. Just playing is the best feeling. Football is great,” said the 27-year-old.

“On a personal level, you want to be out there winning with your team. I want more of it, and to keep scoring.”

Bournemouth took the lead after just five minutes when on-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake dived to head his third goal in six games, but England left-back levelled for the visitors when he skipped past two challenges and shot low across Artur Boruc from a tight angle.

Victory lifted Southampton to seventh, six points behind Manchester United but three ahead of Bournemouth, who sit 10th.

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