WAT vs Saints
Following another goal fest on the road last weekend, four is the magic number for Southampton at the moment.
Yoshida: We must keep the focus
Maya Yoshida on Southampton's response at Watford.
Gabbiadini’s hot streak continues
The stats behind the success as Manolo Gabbiadini became the first Southampton player to score in their opening three Premier League matches.
Redmond stings the Hornets again
Nathan Redmond’s goals against Watford on Saturday saw him score for the third consecutive game against the Hornets.
System is suiting us, says Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse feels a system change is coming to fruition for Southampton after their Watford success.
Full 90: Watford 3-4 Saints
Watch back Southampton's thrilling 4-3 win over Watford in full.
Tadić: It's my best position
Dušan Tadić says his more central role is bringing out the best in his performances for Southampton.
We should have killed it off, says Tadić
Dušan Tadić felt Southampton deserved their win at Watford in the Premier League, but can still improve.
Redmond praises Bertrand influence
Southampton's Nathan Redmond believes his relationship with Ryan Bertrand is continuing to develop after the win at Watford.
Video: Tadić on Watford win
Watch as Dušan Tadić reflects on Southampton's 4-3 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road in the Premier League.
90 In 90: Watford 3-4 Saints
Watch our 90-second highlights from a thriller at Vicarage Road.
Highlights: Watford 3-4 Saints
Watch the best of the action from Southampton's 4-3 win over Watford.
It's a joy to play in, says Redmond
Nathan Redmond says it is a joy to be playing alongside such attacking talent after he netted two against Watford.
Clinical display delights Puel
Claude Puel pleased with his side's ruthless edge at Watford.
Gallery: Watford 3-4 Southampton
Check out the best images from a pulsating 4-3 win for Southampton at Watford in the Premier League
Video: Redmond delight after Watford brace
Watch as Nathan Redmond reacts to the 4-3 away victory over Watford in the Premier League.
Video: Puel on Watford thriller
Claude Puel reacts to Southampton's 4-3 win at Watford.
Puel delighted with Saints' character
Claude Puel reacts to Saints' 4-3 win at Watford.
Redmond revels in Watford display
Nathan Redmond pleased with the character of Southampton after their 4-3 victory over Watford in the Premier League.
Saints beat Watford in seven-goal thriller
Southampton come out on top in seven-goal thriller against Watford.
WAT vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints make it back to back Premier League wins in a thriller at Vicarage Road
- Dušan Tadić and Nathan Redmond had given them the lead after Troy Deeney's opener
- Stefano Okaka levelled it up, before Manolo Gabbiadini and Nathan Redmond's second
- Claude Puel's men have now scored four in two successive away games
FULL TIME: Watford 3-4 Southampton
Saints score four for the second successive Premier League game away from home in a pulsating encounter at Vicarage Road to secure all three points!
Doucoure gets one back
Abdoulaye Doucoure scores from close range after a cross to the back post.
Abdoulaye Doucouré (+3’) | 3 – 4
Boufal hits the side-netting
Sofiane Boufal shows wonderful skill and balance to nutmeg Younes Kaboul, but he can't find the target with his shot.
Manolo Gabbiadini is at it AGAIN! He celebrates in front of the Southampton fans after making it 3-2.
Watford substitution: Abdoulaye Doucouré replaces Stefano Okaka
That should seal it
Nathan Redmond gets away down the left and beats Sebastian Prödl before finishing right-footed past Gomes.
Nathan Redmond (86’) | 2 – 4
Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Manolo Gabbiadini
MAN ON FIRE!!!
Sofiane Boufal's effort is spilled out by Heurelho Gomes and guess who is there to tap home? The first Saints player to score in his first three Premier League appearances.
Manolo Gabbiadini (83’) | 1 – 3
Okaka almost in again
Stefano Okaka threatens again but Jack Stephens steps in to deny him and Saints break...
Isaac Success drills a low cross into the box from the left towards the near post, and Stefano Okaka makes no mistake with the finish to make it 2-2.
Stefano Okaka (79’) | 2 – 2
Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces James Ward-Prowse
Watford upping the tempo
Troy Deeney is the beneficiary of Jose Holebas' cross but he can only hit the side-netting with his effort.
Okaka forces Forster into action
Oriol Romeu loses possession and presents Watford with a chance, but Stefano Okaka's low shot across goal is stopped by the legs of Fraser Forster.
Yellow Card for Sebastian Prödl (Watford)
Sebastian Prödl brings down Dušan Tadić as he looked to break away to lead a counter attack and is booked
Watford substitution: Isaac Success Ajayi replaces Etienne Capoue
Gomes to the rescue again!
Heurelho Gomes makes another fine stop to deny Maya Yoshida from point blank range after he had met Dušan Tadić's inch-perfect delivery.
Tadić forces a fine save
An in swinging corner is headed out as far as Dušan Tadić whose rising drive is tipped over superbly by Heurelho Gomes.
Ward-Prowse leads a break
Three on two situation as James Ward-Prowse breaks away and finds Dušan Tadić to his left but his ball takes the Serbian wide and his cross is out for a corner.
Yoshida defends well
Troy Deeney flicks the ball on towards Stefano Okaka but Maya Yoshida makes a great challenge to cut out the threat.
Gabbiadini beats Britos
Manolo Gabbiadini's pace is too much for Miguel Britos and he gets into the box, but his cut back is defended well.
Gabbiadini's shot saved
Having defended brilliantly to deny Watford's early attacking intent, Manolo Gabbiadini has Saints first shot of the half, but Gomes makes a save.
We're back going
The hosts get the second-half under way. Can Claude Puel's men secure back to back Premier League wins? 😇
HALF TIME: Watford 1-2 Saints
Claude Puel's men fell behind early on, but have responded superbly to lead at the break with goals from Dušan Tadić and Nathan Redmond.
Redmond puts Saints ahead!
Nathan Redmond sweeps home Dušan Tadić's cut back off the post to make it 2-1 after a superb team move.
Nathan Redmond (+1’) | 1 – 2
Yellow Card for Stefano Okaka (Watford)
Okaka gets a yellow card for dissent after his protestations for not being awarded a free-kick.
Dušan Tadić fires past Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to level things up at 1-1 here at Vicarage Road.
Yellow Card for Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton)
Manolo Gabbiadini goes into the book for a high challenge on Valon Behrami in the middle of the pitch
Back on terms!
Dušan Tadić's low drive inside the box across Heurelho Gomes puts Southampton level at Vicarage Road. Get in there.
Dušan Tadić (27’) | 1 – 1
Capoue drags his effort wide
Etienne Capoue carries the ball down the left but shifting inside on to his right foot and dragging a drive just wide of Fraser Forster's goal.
Cédric's cross cut out
Cédric finds space out wide before delivering a teasing cross, but Sebastien Prodl alleviates the danger with Manolo Gabbiadini lurking.
A frustrating start!
Southampton continue to press for an equaliser after Troy Deeney's early strike gave the hosts a lead.
Redmond just wide
Nathan Redmond is involved again, driving forward before seeing his strike go a fraction wide of the post.
Gabbiadini goes close
Nathan Redmond releases Manolo Gabbiadini after the Italian forward's clever run, but his left-footed effort is saved by Heurelho Gomes.
Yellow Card for Cédric (Southampton)
Cédric is first into the book for pulling down Etienne Capoue in midfield as Watford looked to break.
Ward-Prowse's effort saved
James Ward-Prowse takes in Dušan Tadić's pass and sees his effort pushed out for corner by Heurelho Gomes. Pressure cranking up on Watford now...
Ward-Prowse's cross evades everyone
Saints looking for a response and James Ward-Prowse's cross is a touch too heavy with Nathan Redmond waiting at the back post.
Stefano Okaka looks to burst into the box but Maya Yoshida comes across and makes a superbly timed challenge to deny him.
Troy Deeney puts the hosts in front with a left-footed strike after receiving a pass from Stefan Okaka in the box.
Troy Deeney (3’) | 1 – 0
Watford making early inroads
Valon Behrami and Troy Deeney combine on the edge of the box, but they can't get a shot away. The hosts have settled quickest.
We're under way
Dušan Tadić kicks off and we're under way here at Vicarage Road as Southampton take on Watford. Come on, Saints! 😇15.01
Ward-Prowse on Watford test
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse gives his thoughts ahead of kick-off against Watford.14.52
Puel: This game is very, very important
Southampton boss Claude Puel speaks with the media at Vicarage Road ahead of the meeting with Watford.14.51
Watford Starting XI confirmed
Starting XI: Gomes, Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Cleverley, Behrami, Niang, Holebas, Capoue, Okaka, Deeney (c)
Subs: Arlauskis, Mariappa, Cathcart, Zúñiga, Doucouré, Stewart, Success.14.27
Saints arrive at Watford
Watch as the Southampton squad arrived at Vicarage Road ahead of today's Premier League clash.14.24
Team news is in!
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis (c), Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Gabbiadini
The Inside Track: Watford
Want to know more about today's opponents Watford? Get the inside track from journalist Simon Mail here12.50
Same again please, Manolo!
Fresh from winning the Sure Goal of the Month, Manolo Gabbiadini could become the first Saints player to score in his first three Premier League appearances for the club with a goal at Watford.11.49
Stephens on Watford
We caught up with Southampton defender Jack Stephens ahead of today's clash as he discussed moving on from defeat to Manchester United at Wembley against Watford.11.14
Yoshida: We need to show a reaction to the fans
After the heartache of losing the EFL Cup final against Manchester United, Maya Yoshida says Southampton must regain their focus to move up the Premier League. His thoughts here.11.07
we will see if they react or not, nobody can know this for sure. we have confirmation though that they are a well organised and very strong team.walter mazzarriwatford manager
we want to improve our league position, and if we play like we did on sunday i'm sure that we'll do that.jack stephenssouthampton defender
Inside Staplewood: Saints prepare for Watford
Watch footage from Staplewood Campus ahead of today's Premier League clash against Watford.10.52
Puel previews Watford clash
Hear the thoughts of Southampton boss Claude Puel ahead of the trip to face Watford in the Premier League at Vicarage Road.10.50
Southampton return to Premier League action as they travel to take on Watford at Vicarage Road (3pm GMT).10.48
WAT vs Saints Line Ups
Heurelho Gomes (GK)
Etienne CapoueIsaac Success (70′)
Troy Deeney (C)
Stefano OkakaAbdoulaye Doucouré (89′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
Steven Davis (C)
Dusan TadicJordy Clasie (87′)
James Ward-ProwseSofiane Boufal (78′)
Manolo GabbiadiniShane Long (85′)
WAT vs Saints Match Stats
Shots on target411