Austin heads Saints into third round

American Express Community Stadium | Tue 28 Aug 7.45PM | Attendance: 13,651
Match Report Highlights

BHA vs Saints
Match Centre

BHA vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Mark Hughes's men put themselves in the hat for the third round of the Carabao Cup.
  • Austin scored his seventh goal in 10 games against Brighton.
  • Saints left it late to find a breakthrough, with subs Redmond and Austin combining for the 87th minute winner.
  • Angus Gunn kept a clean sheet on his competitive debut!

REPORT: Brighton 0-1 Saints

The visitors left it late, but sneak into the third round of the Carabao Cup thanks to Austin's winner three minutes from time. Read our report here!

21.54

Who, me? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Tonight's matchwinner! πŸ‘Š

21.45

FULL-TIME: Brighton 0-1 Saints

Charlie Austin's 87th minute header seals this south coast clash, and sends Saints into the third round of the Carabao Cup! πŸ‘

+2’

Immediate impact...

Saints look to have clinched this one thanks to Austin's late goal. Still time to go, but looking in control in these dying stages.

90’

5️⃣minutes added...

We're into injury time now, and the fourth official has indicated a minimum of five additional minutes.

GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

Austin opens the scoring!

We have a breakthrough!! The subs combine, Redderz stands the ball up to Austin, who heads home in typical fashion. Saints lead! πŸ‘Š

87’

GOOOAL!!!

Charlie Austin (87’) | 0 – 1

Final 5️⃣

Could this man be the hero? He's had one chance already, as Saints continue to commit bodies forward in search of a winner!

83’

Button mistake...

Gallagher's work rate wins the ball from Button, who dwelled on it in his own area. Squares to Austin, having just entered the pitch, but the striker's effort is turned off the line. Couldn't have come closer!

81’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Stuart Armstrong

Final throw of the dice for the visitors, who have now made all three changes.

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80’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Manolo Gabbiadini

More attacking changes for Saints...

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80’

Livening up!

Chances at both ends. Gallagher goes close for Saints, before Brighton break and threaten Gunn's goal. Still no breakthrough, as we prepare to welcome Charlie Austin and Nathan Redmond.

78’

Break in play...

Bednarek is down receiving treatment. Looks to be okay as he re-enters the pitch. 

75’

First chance for Gallagher

The substitute pulls off the back of his defender and latches onto an inviting whipped delivery from Davis. Gallagher dives to put his head on the pass, but is under pressure and turns the ball a yard wide.

72’

Suttner tests Gunn

The Saints stopper stands up to the challenge, after a period of pressure for the hosts. Resulting corner is cleared. 

69’

Southampton substitution: Sam Gallagher replaces Oriol Romeu

First change of the night for Mark Hughes, and it is an attacking one! Midfielder for striker...

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68’

Button punches...

Ward-Prowse delivers from the left, after Matt Targett was pulled down. The Seagulls stopper punches clear, as Saints continue to ask questions of Brighton's resilience. 

65’

Prowsey free-kick...

Again, Button saves. Ward-Prowse hits a dead ball from 20-yards, which the Brighton stopper pushes to safety. Saints testing, but no breakthrough!

62’

Brighton & Hove Albion substitution: Davy Pröpper replaces Pascal Groß

First change of the evening for the hosts.

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Gunn at full stretch

The Saints keeper does superbly to deny Gyokeres, whose header was destined for the far corner before Gunn's smart intervention. 

More pressure

Gabbiadini again calls Button into action, who makes the save low to his left. Before Brighton break, and Victor Gyokeres forces a fine save from Gunn!

52’

Saints threaten

Davis chases down a lose pass, and nips in ahead of Da Silva. He finds Elyounoussi, whose shot is again caught by Button. 

51’

Elyounoussi looped shot

Stephens finds the forward, who loops an effort towards goal which Button catches. Saints again looking to play forward, but are short of luck in the final third.

HT

Saints get us under way...

We're up and running for the second half, Elyounoussi gets Saints on the front foot. Come on, lads! πŸ‘Š

HALF-TIME: Brighton 0-0 Saints

All square the break! Saints have dominated chances created, but are yet to break the deadlock...

Armstrong effort

The midfielder whips a curled effort towards goal from inside the area, which had Button beaten, but ends up the wrong side of the far post.

Approaching the break...

We're into the final five minutes of the half here at the AMEX. Saints have tested Button in the Brighton upright, but as yet, no breakthrough.

40’

Forward thinking...

Saints again with some neat link up play around Brighton's technical area. But not too much by way of goalmouth action. 

Gabbi forces another save

Some lovely interplay between Saints' attacking line yields another chance for the striker, who hit a lot shot to Button's left. The Brighton keeper parried to safety. 

31’

Yellow Card for Yves Bissouma (Brighton & Hove Albion)

The first caution of the night goes to Brighton's all action midfielder. 

Gabbi chance!

Saints break with Ward-Prowse, who found Armstrong and in turn Targett down the left. The fullback drove a cross towards Gabbiadini, whose shot was saved. 

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Elyounoussi's earlier chance. The wideman looks lively down the right side of Saints' attacking quartet.

22’

Armstrong shoots wide

The midfielder did well to pinch the ball high up the pitch, before driving forward and unleashing a low shot. The ball ended up marginally wide of the post.

19’

Jahanbakhsh with the latest effort

The wideman again hits a shot from distance. Gunn looked to have it covered as it sailed over the crossbar.

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Matt Targett in action down the left. He's getting forward at every opportunity!

15’

More shots fired!

This time Victor Gyokeres tries his luck from range. Found by Bissouma, the fullback took the shot on early, which missed the target, but was hit with plenty of pace.

12’

Bissouma goes close

The midfielder burst forward just over the halfway line, before evading two challenges and letting rip from distance. The effort flew over Saints' crossbar, but it'll serve as a warning shot for the visitors!

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Saints travelling fans in full voice at the AMEX this evening! πŸ˜‡

10’

Close!

Saints carve out the first clear cut chance. Elyounoussi had his shot saved, before Yoshida turned the rebound goalward, but again the effort was blocked.

7’

Gunn saves comfortably...

A first touch of the ball for Saints' debutant goalkeeper Gunn, who saves comfortably from Markus Suttner, who had travelled well down the left.

4’

Saints probing...

Romeu advances well with the ball, picked out by Ward-Prowse. He spots the run of Elyounoussi, who had snuck in behind the Brighton backline but Button read the danger well.

We're under way...

Brighton kick us off under the lights at the Amex! Come on you Saints! πŸ˜‡

19.45

Approaching kick-off...

We're nearly under way here at the AMEX. Both teams have taken to the pitch...

19.44

Reminder! 😬

We'll head straight to penalties if we're all square after 90 minutes this evening!

19.35

Saints in the building! πŸ‘Š

A selection of earlier shots, as Saints entered the AMEX for tonight's all south coast cup action!

19.31

Watch Saints' AMEX arrival! πŸ˜‡

Our cameras were on hand earlier to capture the player arrivals here at the AMEX, where we're counting down to kick-off. Stay with us for all the build-up and match action!

19.02

1️⃣0️⃣ changes!

Mark Hughes elects to make ten changes from the weekend's Premier League XI. Angus Gunn makes his competitive debut in goal, while Maya Yoshida and Jan Bednarek both return to the backline. Manolo Gabbiadini is preferred up top, with Mo Elyounoussi the only player to retain his place from Saturday. Young forward Sam Gallagher is named on the bench.

18.52

Brighton team

Starting XI: Button (GK), Collar, Suttner, Barclay, Kayal (c), Bissouma, Locadia, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, Da Silva, Gyokeres. 
Subs: Steele (GK), Stephens, Knockaert, Balogun, Montoya, Propper, Connolly. 

18.46

Saints team revealed! πŸ˜‡

Starting XI: Gunn (GK), Yoshida, Stephens, Bednarek, Targett, Davis (c), Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Gabbiadini.

Subs: Lewis (GK), Vestergaard, Hoedt, McQueen, Austin, Redmond, Gallagher. 

18.45

15 minutes until team news! ⏰

We're not far from tonight's official team reveal! Who would you like to see in the first cup line-up of the season? 

18.33

AMEX stage is set πŸ‘Œ

We've arrived at the AMEX for tonight's all south coast affair! Join us for all the pre-match build up, team news and live updates throughout the game...

18.30

Match Pack: Brighton 

Ahead of tonight's Carabao Cup clash with Brighton, get game ready with our in-depth match pack!

18.25

Saints prep Brighton clash

Our photographer was on hand to capture this week's preparations, as Saints got set to take on Brighton this evening!

17.20

it's a competition we want to do well in. it will enable us to keep everybody at the same level. if we can get a good cup run, we can use that to good effect.

Mark Hughes
Saints boss
17.15

Hughes looks ahead to Brighton

Watch our interview with Mark Hughes as he previews tonight's Carabao Cup clash with fellow south coast opposition Brighton and Hove Albion.

17.13

Matchday on the south coast!

Saints are once again on the road today, as they travel to the AMEX Stadium to take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the Carabao Cup!

After the late disappointment of the defeat to Leicester City, Mark Hughes's side have the opportunity to respond quickly with tonight's all south coast cup clash. The hosts were narrowly beaten by Liverpool last time out, and will themselves be keen to return to winning ways after a productive start to their Premier League campaign. Stay with us on the countdown to kick-off! πŸ”΄βšͺ️

16.01

BHA vs Saints Line Ups

Brighton and Hove Albion

27
David Button (GK)
29
Markus Suttner
30
Bernardo
35
Ben Barclay
58
Will Collar
16
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
42
Viktor Gyokeres
7
Beram Kayal (C)
Aaron Connolly (90β€²)
8
Yves Bissouma
13
Pascal Groß
Davy Pröpper (63β€²)
9
Jürgen Locadia
23
Jason Steele
6
Dale Stephens
22
Martín Montoya
44
Aaron Connolly
11
Anthony Knockaert
24
Davy Pröpper
14
Leon Balogun

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
33
Matt Targett
3
Maya Yoshida
5
Jack Stephens
16
James Ward-Prowse
14
Oriol Romeu
Sam Gallagher (70β€²)
8
Steven Davis (C)
11
Mohamed Elyounoussi
17
Stuart Armstrong
Nathan Redmond (81β€²)
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
Charlie Austin (81β€²)
22
Nathan Redmond
41
Harry Lewis
4
Jannik Vestergaard
15
Sam Gallagher
38
Sam McQueen
10
Charlie Austin
6
Wesley Hoedt

BHA vs Saints Match Stats

Brighton & Hove Albion

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    44
    56
  • Shots
    15
    17
  • Shots on target
    5
    10
  • Corners
    1
    2
  • Passes Complete
    345
    450

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Shots On Target
2
Mohamed Elyounoussi
Mohamed Elyounoussi
Chances Created
4
Steven Davis
Steven Davis
Passes Completed
70
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Tackles
3
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
Clearances
5
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
5
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn