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Two-goal Redmond delighted as Southampton beat Bournemouth to reach FA Cup semis

Nathan Redmond was delighted after scoring twice in their FA Cup defeat of Bournemouth.

Southampton put their Premier League troubles to one side as they reached the FA Cup semi-finals by brushing past Championship hosts Bournemouth.

Redmond inspired the Saints, who have lost 10 of their past 12 league games, with two goals and an assist.

The visitors went ahead when Moussa Djenepo coolly slotted in Redmond's precise pass after a driving run.

Redmond's stunning solo goal gave the visitors a commanding half-time lead before he calmly steered in the third.

Southampton will find out their semi-finals opponent when the draw is made at half-time in Sunday's tie between Leicester and Manchester United.

The semi-finals will take place on the weekend of 17-18 April, with the final at Wembley on 15 May.

Redmond said, "We had aspirations of getting [to Wembley] at the start of the season. It's a chance for us to put the league form behind us. It's important we came here and got through to the next round.

"We were trying to be in control of what we knew we could which was to limit their style of play. It was always going to be a tough game.

"It was something for us to always aim for. We knew we wanted a cup run this season. It's good for us to get into the next round going into the international break where we can work on a few things while some of the boys are away.

"Our morale has been pretty good regardless. We know each other well and how to get the best out of each other. Today it clicked so hopefully we can end the season on a high."

On his goals, he added: "This season I've not ran at people as much. I'm trying to figure out why. I had one thing in my head which was to get the team up the pitch as quicky as possible. I tried to get a yard and to shoot and thankfully they went in."


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