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Fraser and Wilson just one goal from record

29 Apr 2019
Southampton v AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth pair combine for 12th time this season, one short of Alan Shearer-Chris Sutton record of 1994/95

When Ryan Fraser set up Callum Wilson to score the late equaliser at Southampton on Saturday the AFC Bournemouth pair moved to within one goal of equalling a 24-year Premier League record.

Fraser's assist to Wilson at St Mary's Stadium was the 12th time the two have combined to score for the Cherries this season.

It was the seventh assist for Fraser to his forward, who has provided five goals to his Scottish team-mate in return.

It leaves them just one goal shy of the record for goal combinations in the Premier League.

This was set by Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton during Blackburn Rovers' title-winning season in 1994/95, when 42 matches were played.

Top five goal combinations in a season
Players Season Combined
Shearer/Sutton 1994/95 13
Fraser/Wilson 2018/19 12
Gallen/Ferdinand 1994/95 11
Shearer/Newell 1995/96 11
Fowler/Collymore 1995/96 10
Bergkamp/Anelka 1998/99 10

With two matches remaining this season, at home to Tottenham Hotspur and at Crystal Palace, Wilson and Fraser have the chance to equal, or even surpass, this 24-year-old mark.

Fraser's assist also pulled him level with Eden Hazard in the race to claim the Playmaker of the Season award.

Both have 13 assists, one ahead of Christian Eriksen, although Hazard has a match in hand as Chelsea travel to Manchester United on Sunday.

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