Football: Austin on target again for Southampton in derby draw with Bournemouth but fails to seal win

Southampton's English striker Charlie Austin running past Bournemouth's Bosnian-Herzegovinian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as he celebrates scoring in the English Premier League football match at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth on Dec 3, 2017.
Southampton's English striker Charlie Austin running past Bournemouth's Bosnian-Herzegovinian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as he celebrates scoring in the English Premier League football match at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth on Dec 3, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Southampton's Charlie Austin was on target again, as they drew 1-1 with south coast rivals Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser curled home the opener in the 42nd minute of an even first half, after Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt was guilty of overplaying and was dispossessed by Joshua King.

Southampton began to dictate proceedings after the break and the in-form Austin - who scored a brace against Everton last weekend - restored parity with a smart finish from substitute Nathan Redmond's low cross in the 61st minute.

Austin, who has scored seven goals in his last 10 league starts, twice had chances to win it for Southampton, while Bournemouth substitute Callum Wilson was unable to control a loose ball with the goal at his mercy.

Southampton climb one place to 11th with 17 points - two points and three places above Bournemouth.