Palace vs Saints
Hughes's thanks to Saints fans
The manager on the support at Selhurst Park.
Hughes praises midfield duo
Saints boss on contribution of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Mario Lemina.
90 in 90: Palace 0-2 Saints
Watch our quickfire highlights from Selhurst Park.
Highlights: Palace 0-2 Saints
Watch the pick of the action from the win at Selhurst Park.
Gallery: Palace 0-2 Saints
The pick of the action shots from Selhurst Park as Saints get off the mark.
Højbjerg: Win the perfect medicine
The midfielder reflects on a morale-boosting first success of the Premier League season
Video: Højbjerg's "happiness and relief"
Saturday's scorer on a fine afternoon in south London.
Hughes: We were excellent
Saints boss delighted with display in win at Palace.
Video: Hughes delighted with display at Palace
Watch the manager's reaction to the win at Selhurst Park.
Saints seal first league win of season
Our report from Selhurst Park, as Southampton beat Crystal Palace 2-0.
Away Guide: Crystal Palace
A handy away guide for Saints' trip to Selhurst Park
Match Pack: Crystal Palace vs Saints
Get ready for the trip to Selhurst Park.
Video: Hughes ready for Palace test
Watch our interview with the boss ahead of Saturday's game.
Away support delights Hughes
Saints boss pleased to have a huge following at Selhurst Park.
Press Conference (Part Two): Hughes ahead of Palace
The boss speaks with the written media.
Gallery: Saints get set for Palace trip
The best images from Thursday's training at Staplewood.
Inside Track: Crystal Palace
Journalist Giuseppe Muro provides a local view on Saints' next opponents.
Hughes's press conference round-up
Catch up on what the manager said to the media ahead of Crystal Palace.
Hughes monitoring Ings
Striker in contention after missing midweek Brighton trip.
Press Conference (Part One): Hughes previews Palace
Saints boss previews trip to Selhurst Park.
Tactical Watch: Wilfried Zaha
Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe examines Crystal Palace's talisman.
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Palace tickets on general sale
Secure tickets for Saints' trip to Selhurst Park
Palace vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Southampton beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park
- Danny Ings put Saints in front early in the second half
- Pierre-Emile Højbjerg netted second in added time
- Charlie Austin missed a 64th-minute penalty
i thought we were excellent. i thought we were quicker, sharper and more dynamic in everything we did in comparison to palace.mark hughessouthampton manager
That winning feeling! 😆
Scorer Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Matt Targett and Nathan Redmond celebrate the second goal against Palace.17.07
Read our report from today's win!
A great day in south London for Saints, who are coming home with all three points! Click here to read our report from the game.
FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton
THREE POINTS! Well played, lads! 🙌
PIERRE SEALS IT ON THE BREAK!
Saints have been under a lot of pressure, but there's no need to worry now, as they break forward and Højbjerg finishes low past Hennessey to ensure all three points are heading back to Southampton!
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (+2’) | 0 – 2
Benteke denied by McCarthy's sensational stop
WHAT A SAVE! Benteke looks set to head in an equaliser from six yards, but Alex McCarthy makes a superb stop with his legs.
McCarthy again denies Palace
The Saints keeper with another stop, tipping over James McArthur's shot, before Christian Benteke heads over from the corner.
Palace penalty appeals waved away
Palace claim a handball in the Saints area against Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, but referee Martin Atkinson says no, with the replay showing the ball indeed hit the midfielder's knee.
van Aanholt shot saved by McCarthy
Saints' keeper, fresh from his senior England call this week, makes another good stop, diving to his left to push away Patrick van Aanholt's well-struck shot from distance.
Bertrand receives treatment
A worry for Saints, with Ryan Bertrand going down hurt shortly after the team's third and final sub had been made, but the captain is back on.
Yellow Card for Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)
Vestergaard is booked for a challenge on Christian Benteke.
Saints keeper gets down well to tip away the Palace sub's shot.
Great defending from Cédric
Jordan Ayew slides in to meet a deflected cross six yards out, but Cédric matches him and manages to divert his effort wide for a corner, which comes to nothing.
So close to a second for Saints
Nathan Redmond's excellent low shot across goal is saved by Wayne Hennessey. Mohamed Elyounoussi follows up on the rebound, but his effort clips the bar and goes over.
Yellow Card for Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)
Wan-Bissaka picked up a caution for handling for the penalty.
Hennessey saves Austin's penalty
Charlie Austin steps up to take the spot kick, but he's denied by Wayne Hennessey, who saves his low effort. A huge chance goes begging.
PENALTY TO SAINTS!
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is judged to have handled from Charlie Austin's shot, and Saints have a spot kick!
Ings celebrates the opener 📸
Danny Ings jumps for joy after netting the first goal of the game, early in the second half.
McCarthy keeps out Benteke
Close to an equaliser for the hosts, as Christian Benteke powers his way into space in the area, but Alex McCarthy makes an excellent save, before Saints manage to keep Palace out again in the ensuing scramble.
Long goes close to a second for Saints
A nice ball in from Cédric picks out Shane Long in a central position. He leaps well to meet it, but his header is straight at Wayne Hennessey, who makes the save.
McArthur hits the bar!
So nearly an equaliser for Palace, but James McArthur's curling shot from outside the area strikes the bar and cannons to safety.
Long receiving treatment
Shane Long took a knock as he attempted to get onto the ball from Cédric that led to Danny Ings's goal, and, after a period of treatment, the striker is back on his feet.
GET IN! DANNY DOES IT AGAIN!
A speculative long ball from the right from Cédric ends up drifting through the Palace backline, and Ings reacts quickest to reach it and poke it past Wayne Hennessey!
Danny Ings (46’) | 0 – 1
Second half gets under way...
We're off again at Selhurst Park, as both sides search for a winner in the second half.
HALF TIME: Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton
There's the whistle, and it's all square as we head into the break. Saints have had the better of the half, but, as yet, no way through.
Milivojevic denied by McCarthy
Luka Milivojevic sends in a fierce volley, but Alex McCarthy is well positioned to make the save, as he is tested for the first time in the game.
Saints have looked the better of the two sides so far, but are yet to find a breakthrough. Just one minute left in the first half now.
Lemina hoping for a birthday to remember
Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina turns 25 today, and will be hoping to mark the day with three points this afternoon.
Almost an own goal from Milivojevic
Luka Milivojevic almost heads into his own net from Mohamed Elyounoussi's free-kick, but Wayne Hennessey makes a spectacular save to tip it over the bar.
Benteke's penalty appeal waved away
Christian Benteke goes to ground in the area under a challenge from Ryan Bertrand, but referee Martin Atkinson instantly dismisses the Palace striker's claims.
Hennessey saves from Højbjerg
A fierce strike from Pierre-Emile Højbjerg from 25 yards out, but Wayne Hennessey makes a flying stop to tip it over, with the Palace keeper then claiming the resulting corner.
Benteke misses a good chance
Aaron Wan-Bissaka sends in a cross from the right, which Alex McCarthy comes for, but doesn't get to. Christian Benteke gets his head to it, but sends it wide.
Højbjerg slices wide from distance
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg tries his luck from a long way out, but he slices his effort well wide of the far post.
Long denied by Palace defence
Saints so close to an opener, as Mohamed Elyounoussi turns in the area and clips in a cross that Shane Long controls nicely into space, but his shot is brilliantly blocked by two Palace defenders who threw themselves in the way.
Cédric's effort blocked
Nice interplay between Cédric and Danny Ings leads to the latter opening up a shot from the edge of the area for the former, but the Saints full-back's shot is well blocked.
Ayew fires well over from distance
Jordan Ayew tries his luck from about 25 yards out, but he gets it all wrong and sends it sailing high and wide.
All square after ten minutes
No goals yet at Selhurst Park, although both teams have shown a bit of a threat as they search for the breakthrough.
Redmond tests Hennessey
Nathan Redmond sends in a shot from just outside the box, which takes a deflection and loops towards goal, forcing Wayne Hennesey to tip it over for a corner, which comes to nothing.
Benteke heads wide for Palace
Jordan Ayew swings in a cross from the right, with Christian Benteke winning the header ahead of Cédric, but he glances wide.
We're under way!
We're off and running at Selhurst Park! Come on, Saints!
Teams in the tunnel!
Kick-off is closing in, with the teams about to head out onto the pitch!14.56
Warm-ups nearly done!
The two teams are finishing up, as kick-off at Selhurst Park approaches!
Redmond speaks ahead of kick-off 🎥
Hear from Nathan Redmond, as he gave his pre-match thoughts at Selhurst Park today.14.34
Hughes's pre-match thoughts 🎥
Watch as Mark Hughes gives his thoughts ahead of kick-off at Selhurst Park.14.22
we've had a lot of discussion between ourselves and looked back at footage from our last couple of games. we could have done better in areas, but each game is a new opportunity to grab three points.nathan redmondsaints forward
Team news recap
So, it's an unchanged line-up for Southampton from the side that played Leicester in the Premier League last weekend.
Crystal Palace team announced
Starting XI: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Sakho, van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic (c), McArthur, Schlupp, Ayew, Benteke.
Subs: Guaita, Ward, Riedewald, Kouyate, Meye, Puncheon, Sørloth.14.04
SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED!
Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Vestergaard, Hoedt, Bertrand (c), Lemina, Højbjerg, Redmond, Elyounoussi, Long, Ings.
PALACE LOST EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE TEN MATCHES THEY PLAYED WITHOUT wilfried zaha IN 2017/18, COLLECTING ALL OF THEIR 44 POINTS WITH HIM PRESENT. HE REDEFINES 'KEY MAN'.sam tighetactics writer on the palace forward
YELLOWS! YELLOWS! 💛
The boys are in the new Under Armour yellow away shirt today, for the first time in the Premier League.
we want to get back on track. we want to get that first win on the board – that's the key, it just settles everybody down, and then we can build our season.mark hughessouthampton manager
Saints aiming for back-to-back wins this week
Mark Hughes's men have already enjoyed one success on the road this week, with Tuesday night's Carabao Cup win at Brighton. Watch back the pick of the action with our 90-second highlights, as Charlie Austin came off the bench late on to net the winner.12.14
Mark Hughes previews today's game
Watch our interview with the manager, as he gives his thoughts ahead of this afternoon's clash.12.02
Check out our Match Pack
Get everything you need to know ahead of today's game, including team news, form guide, top performers and key statistics in our Match Pack, in association with SportPesa. Click here to read it.11.53
IT'S MATCHDAY! 😇
Southampton are on the road today, as they visit Crystal Palace in the Premier League! Mark Hughes's team are aiming for a first league win of the season, and will be looking to build on Tuesday night's Carabao Cup victory at Brighton. We'll have all the build-up, team news, match updates and also free commentary for you from the game, so stick with us throughout the day!11.33
Palace vs Saints Line Ups
Wayne Hennessey (GK)
Patrick van Aanholt
Andros TownsendCheikhou Kouyaté (72′)
Jeffrey SchluppMax Meyer (76′)
Luka Milivojevic (C)
Jordan AyewAlexander Sørloth (76′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Ryan Bertrand (C)
Mohamed ElyounoussiMatt Targett (73′)
Danny IngsOriol Romeu (78′)
Shane LongCharlie Austin (62′)
Palace vs Saints Match Stats
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