Premier League round-up: Southampton secure safety in six-goal thriller, Fulham sink hapless Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Everton in stalemate


Premier League round-up: Southampton secure safety in six-goal thriller, Fulham sink hapless Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Everton in stalemate

Southampton secured their top-flight safety with a thrilling 3-3 draw against neighbours Bournemouth as Cardiff’s chances of escaping the drop were dealt a potentially-fatal blow with defeat by already-relegated Fulham.

Matt Targett thought he had scored the Saints’ winner – the 1,000th Premier League goal of the season – in the 67th minute but Callum Wilson scored his second of the game four minutes from time to equalise.

Ward-Prowse scored again in a thriller at St Mary’s

Saints had taken a 12th-minute lead through Shane Long only for Dan Gosling and Wilson to turn things around for the visitors just past the half-hour.

However, the point was enough to take Southampton to 38 and out of the reach of Cardiff, for whom relegation is now a very realistic possibility.

Neil Warnock’s side trail Brighton, who have a superior goal difference and are playing Newcastle in the late kick-off, by three points after Ryan Babel’s 79th minute goal condemned them to defeat with Junior Hoilett hitting the crossbar in added time.