March 01, 2016

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) Bournemouth moved further away from the Premier League relegation zone with a 2-0 victory over Southampton in the south coast derby on Tuesday.

Bournemouth took the lead with a volley by defender Steve Cook from inside the area in the 31st minute, and striker Benik Afobe sealed the victory in the 79th minute, heading home a free kick from Matt Ritchie.

The home side moved onto 32 points, eight clear of the drop zone, while seventh-place Southampton missed a chance to press its case for European football next season.

In a bizarre incident at the end of the first half, fourth official Kevin Friend struck his head on the dugout, and was taken to hospital.

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