Ryan Bertrand has laughed off his awful throw in during Southampton's 1-1 draw against Bournemouth yesterday claiming he was time wasting. 


The Daily Mail report that as the left-back attempted to release the ball, he appeared to put a spin on it which sent it further out of play towards the crowd. It was perhaps maybe not a surprise that the ​Bournemouth supporters enjoyed the moment. 


Thinking on his feet though, the England international turned to the fans and winked before tapping his wrist to suggest the error was a deliberate act of time wasting. 

AFC Bournemouth v Southampton - Premier League

​Southampton came from behind to take a point from their South Coast neighbours thanks to Charlie Austin's third goal in as many games. Ryan Fraser had put the Cherries in front with both sides remaining in a crowded Premier League mid-table. 


The draw completes an encouraging week for the Saints who hammered​ Everton 4-1 before going down bravely to ​Manchester City in midweek. 


AFC Bournemouth v Southampton - Premier League

Next up for Southampton are two home fixtures, firstly against ​Arsenal before their former manager Claude Puel returns to St Mary's returns with his Leicester City side. 


Bertrand will be hoping to continue his good form in the build-up to the World Cup. He has become a key part of the Southampton and is top of the appearance stats for outfield players this season with 11 appearances. 

The former​ Chelsea man has also featured in both England's recent friendly matches against Germany and Brazil and will hope to make the squad that will go to Russia.