20 July 2020 02:34
Danny Ings is now just two off Jamie Vardy's tally of 23 goals this season. WILL OLIVER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Bournemouth's five-year Premier League residency was left hanging by a thread on Sunday after a 2-0 home defeat to Southampton left them three points adrift of safety with one game remaining. Danny Ings scored his 21st goal of the league season and Che Adams added a second deep in stoppage time to hand the visitors victory in the south coast clash, after VAR ruled out a late goal for Bournemouth in a dramatic end to the game. - Stream FC Daily on ESPN+ - Insider Notebook: Arsenal vs. Ozil, McKennie interest To stay up, Bournemouth must now win away at Everton on Sunday and hope that Watford lose both their remaining games at home to Manchester City on Tuesday and away at Arsenal on the last day of the league season so that Bournemouth can creep above them on goal difference.
Sources have confirmed to ESPN that Watford will be without manager Nigel Pearson for both those games after he was sacked by the club. Watford are 17th in the standings with 34 points from 36 games while second-from-bottom Bournemouth have 31 points from 37. Ings, who started his career as a teenager at Bournemouth, struck home in the 41st minute to move to within two goals of the league's top scorer, Jamie Vardy of Leicester City. But he had a second half penalty saved that would have put him just one behind in the golden boot race.