Match Pack: Saints vs Coventry


Southampton are back in Emirates FA Cup action as they host Coventry City at St Mary’s Stadium in the fourth round of the competition.

Saints vs Coventry

Emirates FA Cup

St Mary’s Stadium

Saturday 5 February, 3pm GMT

Referee: Tony Harrington

Assistants: Simon Beck & Matthew Wilkes

Fourth official: Matthew Donohue

VAR: Kevin Friend

Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes

A place in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup is at stake as Southampton host Championship side Coventry on Saturday.

Saints secured their place in the fourth round with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Swansea at Liberty Stadium.

Nathan Redmond netted early on for Saints before a 77th minute equaliser saw Swansea take the game to extra time. Goals from Moi Elyounoussi and Shane Long sealed victory for a 10-man Saints.

The visitors claimed a home victory over fellow Championship side Derby County in their third-round tie, with Dominic Hyam the goal scorer.

Ralph Hasenhüttl is boosted by the return of Tino Livramento and Will Smallbone ahead of Saturday’s clash, while Alex McCarthy and Nathan Tella remain absent for Saints.

Matty Godden remains injured for the visitors, while Ian Maatsen and Jake Bidwell are back and available for selection.

“[It’s a] tough, tough challenge for us and we have to be, from the first moment, very, very concentrated and really sharp. Because otherwise it will be tough.”

To follow.

: On fine form in the league this season, Redmond also has an impressive track record in his last eight FA Cup appearances. Having scored six times and assisting twice.

Viktor Gyökores: Holding a physical presence up front for Coventry, Gyökeres is always an attacking threat and will need to be managed well by the Saints defence, having scored ten times already this season.



Armando Broja 7
Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi 6
Ché Adams 5

Nathan Redmond 6
James Ward-Prowse 5
Kyle Walker-Peters 3


Gyökeres, Godden 10
Walker, McFadzean 3
Gustavo Hamer 2

Todd Kane 5
Callum O’Hare 4
Gyökeres, Sheaf 3


Played: 141
Saints: 47
Draws: 45
Coventry: 49

April 2012: Saints 4-0 Coventry (Sharp, Fonte, Hooiveld, Lallana)

January 2012: Coventry 1-2 Saints (Ward-Prowse, Martin)

November 2011 Coventry 2-4 Saints (Chaplow, Lallana, do Prado, de Ridder)

October 2008: Saints 1-1 Coventry (McGoldrick)

October 2008: Coventry 4-1 Saints (Surman)

- Southampton are looking to reach the FA Cup fifth round in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2004-05 & 2005-06.

- Coventry have been eliminated from three of the previous four FA Cup meetings with Southampton, falling in 2011-12 (round three), 1990-91 (round four) and 1959-60 (round one), after beating the Saints in round one in 1911-12.

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