Premier League on Saturday afternoon…20/10/2018

Shane Long was a seventy eight minute substitute for Southampton who made the short South Coast journey to face AFC Bournemouth and played out a scoreless draw in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Cardiff City included Harry Arter in their starting eleven with Greg Cunningham an unused substitute for the four two victory over visitors Fulham for whom Cyrus Christie was also an unused substitute. Burnley included Jeff Hendrick in their starting eleven with Kevin Long on the bench as they crashed to a five nil defeat at Manchester City.  Meanwhile Robbie Brady continues his fitness quest following his lengthy injury absence. The thigh injury sustained by Ciaran Clark in Ireland training last week ruled him out of the one nil home defeat by visitors Brighton & Hove Albion for whom fellow centre back Shane Duffy was in his customery defensive position. West Ham United included the internationally troubled Declan Rice in their side for the one nil home defeat by visitors Tottenham Hotspur while Wolverhampton Wanderers wing back Matt Doherty was withdrawn after seventy two minutes of their two nil home defeat by visitors Watford at Molineaux.