Saints vs HUD
Stephens: We can't hide
Defender admits Saints' fortunes must change quickly.
Highlights: Saints 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Highlights from Saints' draw with Huddersfield.
90 in 90: Saints 1-1 Huddersfield
Watch the key moments from Saints' draw with Huddersfield.
Gallery: Saints 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Images from Southampton's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield.
Stephens: Two points dropped
Defender laments an opportunity missed at St Mary's.
Video: Pellegrino reflects on draw
Watch the boss speak after the draw with Huddersfield.
Pellegrino on Austin injury and Terriers draw
The boss gives his verdict on the draw with Huddersfield.
Video: Stephens on Town stalemate
Watch Jack Stephens react to the draw with Huddersfield.
Austin scores again but Saints held to draw
Striker's hot streak continues against Huddersfield.
Opposition View: Huddersfield Town
David Wagner previews Saints clash as Huddersfield are the latest visitors to St Mary's
Pellegrino confident in his squad
Saints boss on overcoming loss of Cédric and Ryan Bertrand.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Terriers
Watch the Saints boss speak with the written media.
Gallery: Saints ready for Terriers
The best photos from Friday's session at Staplewood Campus
Video: Pellegrino on Huddersfield
Watch the boss's interview ahead of Saturday's game.
Pellegrino: Let's show our ambition
The Saints boss on what he wants to see against Huddersfield.
Bertrand and Cédric unavailable for Huddersfield
The boss confirms that both full-backs will skip Saturday's game at St Mary's
Pellegrino's pre-Huddersfield press conference
Saints boss previews Huddersfield clash.
Stat Pack: Saints vs Huddersfield
All the key stats and facts ahead of the visit of the Terriers
Match Preview: Saints vs Huddersfield Town
Saints get set for Terriers clash.
SAINTS: Huddersfield edition now available
Find out what's inside Saturday's matchday magazine.
Video: Austin on Saints progress
Charlie speaks goals, form and the importance of the fans
Inside Track: Huddersfield Town
Get the lowdown from a Terriers expert.
Saints vs HUD As It Happened
Key moments so far
- It ends 1-1 between Southampton and Huddersfield
- Charlie Austin gave Saints a first-half lead
- Laurent Depoitre equalised for the visitors
- Matt Targett made first appearance of the season
FULL TIME: Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield
Saints' half-time advantage didn't hold, as Laurent Depoitre's header cancelled out Charlie Austin's effort, meaning it's a share of the points at St Mary's.
Yoshida off the post!
As we head into four minutes of added time Saints nearly grab the lead back. Matt Targett's in-swinging free-kick picks out Maya Yoshida, whose brilliant downward header from about 16 yards out slams against the base of the post. So close!
Ward-Prowse goes close
James Ward-Prowse gets on the ball in a bit of space 25 yards out, but his powerful drive is well held by Jonas Lössl.
Austin test Lössl from distance
Charlie Austin fires in a fierce effort, but it's turned away by Jonas Lössl.
So close to a complete turnaround
A brilliant low ball in from Collin Quaner is nearly met by a sliding Tom Ince, but he can't quite reach the ball fortunately for Saints.
Depoitre brings Huddersfield level
Substitute Tommy Smith delivers an excellent cross from the right, and Laurent Depoitre reacts best to it, getting in between the centre-backs and nodding home from a few yards out.
Laurent Depoitre (63’) | 1 – 1
Targett with a superb block!
Huddersfield look set to equalise as they work the ball to Aaron Mooy on the edge of the area, but Matt Targett brilliantly throws himself in the way of the shot.
Austin misses a glorious chance!
Saints counter brilliantly through Nathan Redmond, who runs forward and beats Collin Quaner, before squaring to Charlie Austin, but he takes a touch and fires wide from 12 yards with just the keeper to beat.
Mooy off target with free-kick
After Hoedt is cautioned for a foul on Ince, Aaron Mooy tries his luck from 25 yards, but he bends his free-kick over the bar.
Yellow Card for Wesley Hoedt (Southampton)
The Saints defender goes into the book for bringing down Tom Ince.
Back under way!
Let's finish this off, Saints! 👊
HALF TIME: Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield
Huddersfield started the better of the two sides, but the visitors failed to take their chances, with Charlie Austin's 24th-minute header separating the teams at the interval.
Austin nearly catches Lössl off his line
Charlie Austin tries to chip the Huddersfield keeper from distance, after he nearly got caught in nomansland, but Lössl got back in time to keep his effort out. It comes a few minutes after the Town keeper was caught on the nose by the boot of Austin as he slid out at the Saints striker's feet.
Five goals in five starts for Charlie
Austin's red-hot scoring form has continued here at St Mary's!
Saints press for a second
Nathan Redmond nearly gets in behind to shoot, but Huddersfield get back to block well. The ball eventually spins to Steven Davis, but his shot is deflected wide.
Huddersfield again wasteful
Saints might have the lead, but Huddersfield are carving out more of the chances in this game. It's another opportunity for Christopher Schindler, but he heads tamely wide from a decent position.
It's that man again! James Ward-Prowse's corner is met by the head of Wesley Hoedt, whose header goalwards is flicked in at close range by Austin!
Charlie Austin (23’) | 1 – 0
Forster denies the Terriers
It's an excellent save from Fraser Forster, who gets a strong hand to Huddersfield captain Christopher Schindler's header, which was otherwise heading for the top corner.
Targett back in action 📸
It's a first start and indeed a first appearance of the season for Matt Targett, who has been on the ball early on.
Saints again survive!
Huddersfield again carve out a brilliant chance, as Tom Ince produces some good work down the right and cuts it back for Aaron Mooy in space inside the area. He takes a touch and sends a right-footed shot goal wards, but Steven Davis gets in the way with a vital block.
Huddersfield spurn a good chance
It's the visitors who carve out the first opening, as Collin Quaner's low ball from the right-hand side picks out Rajiv van La Parra in space 16 yards out, but his low, right-footed shot is all wrong and Saints scramble clear. A really good opening wasted by the Terriers there.
We're under way at St Mary's!
Let's do this Saints! 👊
Saints are ready! 😇
The players have exchanged handshakes and we're ready for kick-off at St Mary's!14.58
Goalkeepers out to warm up!
As always, Fraser Forster and his colleagues in the goalkeeping unit are first out to warm-up at St Mary's.14.28
those two are important players for us but we have plenty of other players ready to take those spots and we have to show altogether that we are willing to die to take the three points today.wesley hoedton the absence of cédric and ryan bertrand
I decided the best for today, and I think we have got many games in a row this week and this is the decision. he is training well, but i have to think about today and the next few games.mauricio pellegrinoon virgil van dijk not playing
Targett returns to the side!
It's a first appearance of the season for Matt Targett, who comes into the side as one of five changes made by manager Mauricio Pellegrino.14.10
Starting XI: Lössl, Malone, Mood, van La Parra, Williams, Depoitre, Ince, Quaner, Zanka, Schindler (c), Hadergjonaj.
Subs: Coleman, Smith, Whitehead, Cranie, Löwe, Volley, Mounie.14.02
Southampton line-up confirmed
Starting XI: Forster, Stephens, Yoshida, Hoedt, Targett, Davis (c), Lemina, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Austin.
Team news on its way!
Not long to wait for team news! We'll have both line-ups here for you at 2pm GMT.13.43
Austin reflects on Saints' situation
We sat down with Charlie Austin this week, to get his thoughts ahead of Huddersfield. Listen to what the Saints striker had to say in the above video.13.23
Not at St Mary's? You can still get a programme!
Charlie Austin is our cover star on the front of today's festive edition of SAINTS, with a fascinating, in-depth feature interview with the striker included as part of a host of content inside. You can order one even if you're not at the match by visiting saintsmagazines.co.uk12.42
Watch the players head in
Our cameras were on hand to follow the Southampton players as they made their way into St Mary's Stadium.12.37
i think the 0-0 was a fair result at the beginning of the season. but this is a new game, where for sure we will have to be at our best.david wagnerhuddersfield manager
we have to play with ambition, to show our style. everyone is conscious about what we have to do.Mauricio pellegrinosouthampton manager
Pellegrino previews today's game
We visited Mauricio Pellegrino's office yesterday to speak with the Southampton boss ahead of this afternoon's clash with Huddersfield. Get his view on what he wants to see from his team in the above video.11.50
Matchday at St Mary's!
It's the final matchday before Christmas, as Southampton welcome Huddersfield Town in a Premier League clash. Saints are aiming to end a run of five games without a win, and they would edge above the Terriers on goal difference with a victory. We'll be with you all day for build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary.10.57
Saints vs HUD Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Steven Davis (C)Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (72′)
Dusan TadicSofiane Boufal (72′)
Charlie AustinManolo Gabbiadini (79′)
Jonas Lössl (GK)
Christopher Schindler (C)
Florent HadergjonajTommy Smith (61′)
Rajiv van La ParraJoe Lolley (61′)
Laurent DepoitreSteve Mounie (82′)
Saints vs HUD Match Stats
Shots on target62