Howe Hoping Bournemouth 'Create History' At Southampton

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Harry Arter racked up Bournemouth's third penalty miss in as many games as they failed to claim a third straight Premier League win in a dour 0-0 draw against Southampton.

Bournemouth defender Adam Smith insists his side will take on high-flying Liverpool on Wednesday in confident mood after extending their unbeaten run in the Premier League to four games.

The Cherries should have taken all three points when, late in the second half, Harry Arter stepped up to the penalty spot after Ryan Fraser was brought down in the box. Arter lost his footing as he went to strike the ball, therefore sending it well over the crossbar and wasting the chance to secure victory.

Bournemouth have yet to win at Southampton, but they will never have a better chance of ending that sorry slice of history.

Arter tested Forster with a powerful shot three minutes from the end, but it was not to be his day, which both teams will end seven points clear of the relegation zone. We had opportunities to score but a draw is normal.

"If you look at Jack's season overall, he's played so many games, a lot of 90 minutes. Without scoring it is hard, the opponent took confidence and it was hard to finish".

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Sitting in 10th and 11th respectively, it's quite a contrast to the days of League One for these clubs - Southampton won both ties (3-1, 2-0) in the 2010-11 season.

Bournemouth's Eddie Howe has always been considered a future England manager and while he continues to impress with his team presently overachieving in mid-table, it was something else he showed that might make him such a suitable candidate.

Joshua King has eight goals and one assist in his last eight Premier League appearances for Bournemouth.

Following a week in which Southampton's Dusan Tadic had complained about the frequency with which Claude Puel substitutes him, the midfielder was gifted the game's first chance.

Tottenham's Harry Kane did similarly earlier this season from the same penalty spot, but a bigger concern for Howe is that his team have not scored from their past three penalties.

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