SOU vs WAT
Highlights: Saints 1-0 Watford
Watch the best of the action from the FA Cup win.
90 in 90: Saints 1-0 Watford
Watch our quickfire highlights from the FA Cup win over Watford.
Pellegrino: We're getting closer to our "real level"
Manager sees progress in improving Saints.
Video: Stephens on Watford win
Watch the Saints defender gives his post-match reaction from St Mary's
Video: Pellegrino on cup success
Watch the manager's reaction to the win over Watford.
“Perfect day” for Saints’ Stephens
FA Cup win over Watford delights birthday boy Stephens
Double delight for Pellegrino
Manager left with two reasons to be cheerful after cup progress.
Birthday boy Stephens sends Saints into round five
Defender scores first goal for the club to secure cup progress.
Gallery: Carrillo's first training session
Saints finalise preparations for Watford cup tie.
Opposition View: Watford
Get the thoughts from the Watford camp ahead our FA Cup tie.
Opposition View: Watford
Get the thoughts from the Watford camp ahead of our FA Cup tie.
SAINTS: Watford edition now available
Find out what's inside Saturday's matchday magazine.
Pellegrino: We must build
Saints boss looks ahead to clash with Watford.
Video: Pellegrino previews Watford
Watch the boss preview the FA Cup fourth-round tie.
Match Preview: Saints vs Watford
Everything you need to know about Saturday's FA Cup tie
Gallery: Watford clash in sight
The hard work continues at Staplewood as Saturday's FA Cup tie nears.
Video: FA Cup preparation continues
The hard work continues at Staplewood as Saturday's Watford clash nears.
Maya makes full recovery
Defender ready for a return to action ahead of Watford clash
Pellegrino's pre-Watford press conference
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino's pre-Watford press conference.
Inside Track: Watford
Get the lowdown on the Hornets ahead of the FA Cup game.
Stat Pack: Saints vs Watford
A break down of the facts as Saints prepare for their latest FA Cup clash.
Gallery: Attentions turn to FA Cup
Action shots from Staplewood as Saints look ahead to Watford
SOU vs WAT As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints reach Fifth Round thanks to Stephens' fourth-minute strike
- Guido Carrillo makes debut off the bench
- Bertrand withdrawn through injury
- Højbjerg smashes against crossbar from distance
FULL-TIME: SAINTS 1-0 WATFORD
YES! Jack Stephens' goal has put us in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup!
3️⃣ minutes of added time!
Come on, Saints!
The final five...
Still no way out for Saints at the moment. Watford are bossing things at the moment without really looking like scoring. A big five minutes on the way for both sides...
It's back to the wall for Saints as we enter the final 10 minutes. We've defended pretty stoutly this afternoon but calm heads will be needed now...
OFF THE BAR! 😩
What a strike from Højbjerg! The Dane has time to pick his spot and he creams a cleanly-hit drive onto the crossbar. So unlucky...
Yellow Card for Cédric (Southampton)
Cédric follows the Watford midfielder into the book for a hefty challenge on Richarlison.
Yellow Card for Ben Watson (Watford)
Watson is cautioned for a foul on Tadić.
Tadić for Long...wide!
A fabulous pass from Tadić rips the Watford defence in half. Long is there to meet it but the striker makes a mess of an attempted chip and the visitors clear their lines. Big chance.
Long denied by Karnezis...again
More good stuff from Saints. Davis plays Long in behind and the number 7 drills a low shot into the arms of the Greek goalkeeper.
Long denied by Karnezis (and offside flag)
Tadić is first on the scene - not for the first time today - to collect a loose ball in the Watford box. His cute through pass finds Long whose chip is saved by the sprawling Karnezis. The flag was up for offside regardless.
Great play from the Moroccan brings the home crowd to its feet. Sofiane darts back to dispossess Okaka, gets his head up and swing a pass wide to Davis from the centre circle.
SECOND HALF: Watford get us restarted
Back underway at St Mary's! Will Jack's goal send us through to the FA Cup Fifth Round?
HALF-TIME: Southampton 1-0 Watford
So far, so good! Jack Stephens' close-range after some sloppy goalkeeping from Watford's Orestis Karnezis' is the difference at St Mary's. Saints have been positive from the off and fully deserve their lead.
Richarlison tests McCarthy
Almost the spectacular equaliser for Watford; Richarlison attempts to chip McCarthy from distance but the Englishman is equal to it, tipping over the bar.
Long inches from adding second
Big chance for Saints; Cédric slams a low shot across goal from which Long is inches away from turning home a second just before half-time. The Portuguese has a few words for Richarlison about the Brazilian's attempts to block him...
Concern for Bertrand
An unforced change is imminent for Saints as Ryan Bertrand gingerly walks off the field after going to ground in his own half. Jérémy Pied will take his place.
Shooting chance for Shane
Boufal - one of the best players on the field at the moment - breezes past Janmaat once more and his scooped past finds Long who just can't the ball out of his feet quick enough to shoot.
Wesley into the wall
Wesley Hoedt lines up a free-kick after a foul on Højbjerg but the result doesn't match the expectation as the defender's effort bounces away off the Watford defensive wall.
Wild from Watson
A rare foray forward for the Hornets ends as Ben Watson slices wildly wide from distance. Alex McCarthy untroubled.
Long heads off target
More good stuff here from Saints. Quick feet from Tadić makes space for a cross and the Serbian's delivery is headed over the bar by Long.
Saints on top
Not a lot to report here since Jack Stephens' opener. The defender's first goal for the club has put Saints firmly in charge for now.
Richarlison blasts over the top
First signs of life here from Watford as Richarlison flashes a free-kick over the top of the bar from 20 yards. All Saints so far at St Mary's...
CHANCE FOR CÉDRIC!
Superb running from Shane Long almost creates a second! The Irishman scampers onto Dušan Tadić's ball over the top to cross for Cédric who just misses out at the back post.
What a start! The resulting free-kick causes chaos in the Watford box and birthday boy JACK STEPHENS pokes in from close range to give us the lead!
Jack Stephens (3’) | 1 – 0
Bright start from Saints
The home side get right on the front foot early on here at St Mary's as Sofiane Boufal ghosts past Daryl Janmaat and is pulled back to earn his side a free-kick wide on the left.
1' KICK-OFF! ⚽️
Away we go at St Mary's! COME ON, SAINTS!15.00
Three changes for Saints
So, no place in the XI for Guido Carrillo but we may yet see the Argentinian at some point this afternoon.
WATFORD XI TO FACE SAINTS
XI: Karnezis; Janmaat, Mariappa, Kabasele, Holebas; Watson, Doucoure, Capoue; Carrillo, Richarlison, Gray.
SUBS: Bachmann, Prodl, Zeegelaar, Pereyra, Success, Sinclair, Okaka.
SAINTS XI TO FACE WATFORD
XI: McCarthy; Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand; Højbjerg, Romeu; Tadić, Davis (c), Boufal; Long.
SUBS: Forster, Yoshida, Carrillo, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Gabbiadini, Pied.
1️⃣5️⃣ minutes to team news
Will we be seeing Guido Carrillo in a Southampton shirt for the first time today?
We'll be finding out very soon with breaking team news from 2pm!
At St Mary's? Pick up today's edition of SAINTS!
Jan Bednarek is our feature interview in Saints magazine today. After starring in the third round win at Fulham, the Polish defender discusses his football upbringing and how he’s settled into life in England, on and off the pitch.
Elsewhere in the 68-page edition, Brett Ormerod relives a famous cup win over Watford from his playing days as the ex-Saint remembers the 2003 semi-final at Villa Park.
2️⃣ hours to kick-off!
The Southampton squad are here at St Mary's in focused mood ahead of today's game. We were on hand to capture their arrivals and Guido Carrillo's first look at his new home.
A Premier League debut for Javi Gracia
Mauricio Pellegrino will be lining up alongside a new face in the Watford dugout this afternoon. Javi Gracia will take the reins for the first time today after taking the place of Marco Silva during the week. The former Rubin Kazan boss has signed an 18-month deal with the Hornets.10.54
Guido is a Saint!
Today's tie may come to soon for Saints' latest recruit, Guido Carrillo. The Argentine confirmed his transfer from AS Monaco on Thursday evening and trained with his new team-mates for the first time yesterday. As usual, team news will be coming your way at 1pm...10.49
WE want to move another round and we've got this 90 minutes as a possibility. it could be 90 minutes, it could be 180 but we have to think about our first step and to be focused on ourselves.Mauricio pellegrinoSouthampton manager
Round Three: JWP sees off Fulham
Saints' FA Cup journey began at Watford three weeks ago, James Ward-Prowse netting the only goal of the game to knock out Fulham at Craven Cottage. The midfielder went on to net a double against today's visitors Watford the following week. The Hornets eased past Bristol City in Round Three.10.42
FA Cup Matchday! 🏆
Good morning, Saints fans! The Emirates FA Cup is back at St Mary's today; Watford the Fourth-Round visitors this afternoon. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live match updates and free audio commentary from the 3pm kick-off. Up for the cup?10.34
SOU vs WAT Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Ryan BertrandJérémy Pied (40′)
Sofiane BoufalMaya Yoshida (67′)
Steven Davis (C)
Dusan TadicGuido Carrillo (83′)
Orestis Karnezis (GK)
Daryl JanmaatJerome Sinclair (74′)
Etienne CapoueStefano Okaka (45′)
Ben Watson (C)
André CarrilloRoberto Pereyra (57′)
SOU vs WAT Match Stats
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