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Late Surridge strike secures top spot for Cherries

22 Feb 2020
Sam Surridge

AFC Bournemouth striker scores stoppage-time winner in 3-2 win over Southampton, while Newcastle book their place in the knockout stages

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Sam Surridge's stoppage-time winner earned AFC Bournemouth a dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Southampton in front of 3,700 fans at Vitality Stadium, ensuring the Cherries will finish top of Group E in the Premier League Cup.

Southampton must beat Stoke City in their final match to have any chance of finishing runners-up and qualifying for the knockout stages.

See: AFC Bournemouth report | Southampton report

Stoke were held to a goalless draw by Nottingham Forest and have two matches to qualify for the last 16. They can do with a fixture to spare if they avoid defeat against Southampton.

See: Forest report | Stoke report 

Thomas Allan scored twice as Newcastle United beat Scunthorpe United 6-2 in Group C to book their place in the knockout stages as runners-up.

See: Newcastle report | Scunthorpe report

First-half goals by Stephen Kingsley and Billy Chadwick sealed a 2-0 victory for Hull City over Group C winners West Bromwich Albion, but Newcastle's victory means Hull are unable to qualify.

See: West Brom report

In Group H, Chem Campbell's spectacular 25-yard goal earned Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-1 draw at bottom team Leeds United and secured their spot in the last 16 with a match to play.

See: Leeds report

Jayden Reid hit the decisive goal as Birmingham City beat leaders Derby County 1-0, but the victory was in vain. Wolves' draw means Birmingham can no longer finish in the top two.

See: Birmingham report | Derby report

Liverpool moved top of Group F as goals by Liam Millar, Sepp van den Berg and Joe Hardy secured a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town. A point from their final match against Sunderland will secure the Reds a place in the last 16.

See: Liverpool report

Ellis Simms' 90th-minute goal handed Group B winners Everton a 1-0 victory at Watford. A draw for third-placed Fulham in their final match at Plymouth Argyle would take them into the knockout stages at Watford's expense.

See: Everton report

Middlesbrough were held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace, confirming a second-place finish in Group G

See: Boro report

See: PL Cup tables

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