Gallery: Bournemouth record first league win over Southampton since 1958

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Goals from Steve Cook and Benik Afobe gave Bournemouth a long-awaited win against their local rivals.

Bournemouth beat their local rivals Southampton for the first time in the league since 1958 on Tuesday, to move eight points clear of the relegation places.

A goal in each half from Steve Cook and Benik Afobe was enough to see off the Saints at the Vitality Stadium - both players profiting from dangerous Matt Ritchie free-kicks.

The Cherries were rarely out of control against an off-colour Saints side, which would've moved up a place to sixth with a win.

Charlie Austin wasted the one chance that fell his way early on, but all the drama arrived at the other end, with the previously impenetrable Fraser Forester arguably at fault for both goals.

The other talking point was provided by fourth official Kevin Friend, who was taken to hospital after appearing to collapse into the tunnel, drawing blood from his face, on the stroke of half time.

Here's how the evening unfolded in pictures:

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