Bournemouth v Southampton


RH at 2017-12-03 16:34:09

The Refereeing talking points in this game were

  • Two first half key match incidents, one correctly called the other not
  • A caution for simulation is issued as the player involved is tripped
  • A penalty shout for the home side is rightly not given
  • Technical aspects of the Referees game were sound

This game could have been won either way and the result was in doubt right up to the final whistle as Ake headed over for the final action of the game. But the key match incidents came in the first half and I have commented on them at half time. Southampton were the stronger team in the second half and had chances to take all three points, but had the home team lost I suspect Jon Moss’s 31st minute error in cautioning Smith for simulation and not awarding Cherries a penalty would have been a much more highlighted issue post match. But luck was to a some extent with Jon Moss here as most people watching this game will accept a draw as a fair result. However this must not stop Jon reviewing his position and reading of both players movement to avoid such a mistake in future, he should also look at the obvious tactical ploy of Josh King manhandling Wesley Hoedt at set pieces, twice in this second half of this game the Bournemouth player took a big risk with unacceptable contact in the penalty area. Other than that Jon’s all round improvement to his game this was again much in evidence which is unfortunate as the key match incidents seem to define a Referees performance these days.   Eddie Smart and Harry Lennard did well today with strong technical and decision making performances of their own

RH at 2017-12-03 16:20:21

Full Time

Summary to follow


RH at 2017-12-03 16:18:23

Bertrand misfires as the ball goes into crowd at that throw in,but second time lucky as the ball comes into play this time!


RH at 2017-12-03 16:16:45

A minimum of three minutes additional time to be played


RH at 2017-12-03 16:13:23

At that last free kick Hoedt again hits the ground and again King is in close attendance!


RH at 2017-12-03 16:11:58

Ibe grounds Boufal wide on the left for a dangerous free to the home side!

RH at 2017-12-03 16:10:52

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RH at 2017-12-03 16:09:42

First time this game that Eddie Smart may have got it wrong as Davis appeared onside, but in fairness to the Assistant it was a very close call!


RH at 2017-12-03 16:07:31

Bertrand shows more strength than Wilson and is rightly not penalised by way of a penalty, good call!


RH at 2017-12-03 16:04:33

Lemina returns from an offside position to ball the ball and the Assistant rightly flags offside!


RH at 2017-12-03 16:02:52

Yellow CardLemina with a nailed on caution for holding Cook as the home side break away!



RH at 2017-12-03 16:01:44

TV pictures showing that King was clearly holding Hoedt at that last Saints corner, not easy for the Referee to pick up everything in those situations but the Cherries man is taking a big risk if he continues with that!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:57:20

Austin hits the bar with a header but Eddie Smart is correct again as the Saints striker is offside!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:56:05

Lucky for Bournemouth that Jon Moss stopped that quick Bertrand free kick for a Cherries substitution!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:53:30

The match tempo has risen as Southampton are taking the game more to the home side!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:52:28

Jon Moss took a chance with a Saints advantage as they broke from their penalty area. The skill level in this league means that a Referee can do that, but at junior levels of the game I would not advise that as there is more of a risk that play will break down!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:49:34

Charlie Austin despite his goal has struggled with Bournemouth’s offside trap today, Eddie Smart spot on there with the flag!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:48:08

The next half hour is going to be interesting!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:47:15

GOAL!Austin levels it at 1-1

RH at 2017-12-03 15:45:00

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RH at 2017-12-03 15:42:37

Romeu lucky not to get a caution as he deliberately shoves Smith to the ground wide right


RH at 2017-12-03 15:40:00

Surman holds Tadic but the Referee holds his whistle for a good advantage


RH at 2017-12-03 15:38:42

Hoedt demonstrating how to execute that lateral sliding tackle by winning the ball and not as Boufal did in the first half by tripping his opponent!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:36:46

Bertrand clearly taken out by Cook as he went for return pass, Jon Moss should have picked that one up!

RH at 2017-12-03 15:32:48

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RH at 2017-12-03 15:31:28

The second half is underway!

RH at 2017-12-03 15:28:01

Well no doubt what the first half Refereeing talking points were, firstly the 31st minute Smith penalty incident. Jon Moss acted decisively and promptly to award a free kick to Southampton and then caution Smith for Simulation. But TV replays clearly show that Boufal had tripped the Cherries player for what should have been a penalty. The second incident saw Francis turn away from a goal bound strike from Tadic, in my view Francis’s actions were instinctive and not as the Law says ‘Handing the ball involves a deliberate act of a player making contact with the ball with the hand or arm’.

A case of one right one wrong, but every Referee needs that little bit of luck and Jon Moss got some as Fraser put the home side ahead to ease the sense of injustice of the home faithful. Other than that it was quiet for the first half hour and the Referee had coped well. But there are bragging rights to be settled here and Southampton have got to go on the offensive in the second half so there is still plenty at stake!

RH at 2017-12-03 15:16:22

Half Time



RH at 2017-12-03 15:15:51

A minimum of one minute additional time to be played


RH at 2017-12-03 15:14:59

That goal will to some extent, take some of the spotlight off the Referee for that Smith penalty incident

RH at 2017-12-03 15:12:13

GOAL!Fraser puts the Cherries in front!



RH at 2017-12-03 15:10:08

Pied goes in hard on Francis right under the nose of Harry Lennard but the challenge is a fair one!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:08:34

That’s Refereeing for you, half an hour of nothing significant and then like buses two big calls come along one after the other. Unfortunately the first one should have resulted in a Bournemouth penalty, but the second was called well as Francis was not guilty of a handball offence so no penalty to  the visitors


RH at 2017-12-03 15:05:27

Tadic shoots and Francis turns to respond to the shot, can’t see that Francis should be penalised for handball on that one, no penalty I’m with Jon Moss on that there!


RH at 2017-12-03 15:03:17

Yellow CardFirst big call of the game as Smith is cautioned for simulation, wrongly in my view as Boufal committed a foul challenge, penalty!


RH at 2017-12-03 14:59:07

Great call as King is caught late after playing the ball in the final third!


RH at 2017-12-03 14:56:13

Jon Moss wisely decides to penalise Austin’s handball, a good call in my view because if Saints had scored from that there would have plenty of controversy!


RH at 2017-12-03 14:53:13

Tadic penalised for charging Daniels carelessly in midfield


RH at 2017-12-03 14:49:40

We’re experiencing a low tempo phase of the game at the moment and the Referee quite rightly is lowering his profile at present


RH at 2017-12-03 14:44:23

Harry Lennard on the ball with an offside flag as Charlie Austin miss timed his run


RH at 2017-12-03 14:41:55

Ward-Prouse bowls over Surman for a Cherries free kick


RH at 2017-12-03 14:38:59

Good advantage played by the Referee as Pied grounded Fraser in that previous Cherries attack!


RH at 2017-12-03 14:36:37

Defoe with a robust midfield challenge on Romeu, Jon Moss has words with the offender, I’m ok with that at this stage of the game


RH at 2017-12-03 14:34:38

Looking at a replay of that Charlie Austin chance, good to see Jon Moss reacting quickly and adjusting his position as the ball came out over his head!


RH at 2017-12-03 14:31:23

I saw the live televised coverage of Jon Moss’s handling of the Watford Manchester United game during the week, Jon had a great game, let’s all hope it goes as well for him today!

RH at 2017-12-03 14:30:47

If you are watching the game on TV, Eddie Smart is operating on the far side and the other Assistant Harry Lennard is running the nearside touch line.

RH at 2017-12-03 14:30:14

Our match Referee Jon Moss gets us underway!

RH at 2017-12-03 14:27:11

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RH at 2017-12-03 14:24:08

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RH at 2017-12-03 14:20:46

The following is an extract from the ‘Premier League Referees in Week#’ feature that appears on the You are The Ref website ahead of each Premier League Weeks action!

Bournemouth v Southampton

Assistants: E Smart
& H Lennard
Fourth official: Roger East

The first encounter between local rivals currently placed 15th and 11th in the top flight was a 3-1 home win in November, 1953, as Bournemouth progressed from an FA Cup 1st round replay.

The last time they met, in the Premier League, the score line was reversed, and YATR’s Mark Clattenburg cautioned Sofiane Boufal, Jordy Clasie and Steven Davis, while goals from Nathan Ake, Ryan Bertrand and Jay Rodriguez (two) resulted in three points for Southampton.

Cherries defender Tyrone Mings was at the Saints Academy only to be released at 16 after eight years. He cost Eddie Howe £8m when AFCB bought him from Ipswich in June, 2015.

Adam Lallana signed for Saints from AFCB aged 12 for compensation totalling £18k. He played for the Cherries on loan in 2007 for one month and three games, while Bailey Cargill was two years at Saints and while currently on loan at Fleetwood, has been a Bournemouth player since 2008. Both Redknapps plus Kevin Bond, Artur Boruc, Jimmy Case, Ted McDougall, Andrew Surman and Bertrand, also on loan to Bournemouth from Chelsea for five games, have represented both.

Jon Moss has refereed neither Southampton nor Bournemouth so far this season, although last season he took two Saints wins and a defeat, plus two AFCB defeats and a 0-0 draw between these two clubs at St Mary’s.

All you need to know about Jon Moss:

Matches in 2017/18: 10 (6 on TV)
Fourth official appointments in 2017/18:

Yellows: 34 Reds: 1

RH at 2017-12-03 14:17:13

Today’s Match Referee is Jon Moss, His Assistant Referees are Eddie Smart and Harry Lennard. The Fourth Official is Roger East

RH at 2017-12-03 14:11:47

Welcome to the South Coast for this keenly anticipated game between Premier League neighbours. These teams are looking to bounce back after suffering defeat during the week. But both managers will hoping that the midweek games were a blip as the Saints and Cherries had previously hit four goals at home on their last League games! So both sets of fans will be looking to get the feel good factor back today!