Saints vs Palace
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Highlights: Saints 1-1 Crystal Palace
Watch the pick of the action from the draw at St Mary's.
90 in 90: Saints 1-1 Crystal Palace
The key moments from Wednesday night's draw at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 1-1 Crystal Palace
Check out our images from the Premier League draw at St Mary's.
Targett reflects on point gained
Watch the defender react to Palace stalemate.
Video: Hasenhüttl on a valuable point
Saints boss on 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
Targett grateful for "massive point"
Defender on extending Saints' unbeaten run.
Saints held by ten-man Palace
Hosts settle for a point after James Ward-Prowse equaliser.
Hasenhüttl reflects on Palace point
Saints' boss on the 1-1 draw with the Eagles.
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SAINTS: Valery relishing influx of youth
Young Frenchman stars in Wednesday night's programme.
Inside Track: Crystal Palace
Journalist Robert Warlow gives us the lowdown on tomorrow night's opponents.
Match Pack: Saints vs Crystal Palace
Get set for Wednesday as Saints go in search of three successive wins.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Palace
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Wednesday's game.
Hasenhüttl: Let's put our work into action
Saints boss on making sure preparation pays off against Crystal Palace.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Palace
Watch the manager speak with the written media ahead of Wednesday's game.
Hasenhüttl's press conference round-up
Find out what the boss had to say to the media ahead of Crystal Palace.
Targett recovery, Bertrand approaching return
Ralph Hasenhüttl delivers his team news ahead of Crystal Palace
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Palace
Saints boss speaks to the media ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace.
Gallery: Preparing for Palace
Saints get set for the visit of the Eagles.
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Saints vs Palace As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Honours even at St Mary's with goals in either half
- Ward-Prowse levels with third goal in as many games
- Ivorian sent off late on for two bookable offences
- Zaha puts Palace in front
FULL-TIME: Saints 1-1 Palace
Honours even at St Mary's. Zaha put Palace in front but up popped Ward-Prowse to earn a point for Saints. It's not three wins in a row but it is 7 points from 3 games which we'll take nonetheless.
SO CLOSE TO A WINNER! Slattery's looping cross causes havoc in the Palace box, Armstrong smashes a shot goalwards after Guaita's error but Wan-Bissaka is there to block!
THREE minutes of added time...
ALL Saints as we approach a dramatic finale...
Red Card for Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Palace's Zaha is sent off for two yellow cards for off the ball offences in the space of 30 seconds as things get heated by the touchline
Sakho skies from six yards
What a chance for Palace. Sakho powers onto Milivojevic's corner but somehow puts his header over the bar from six yards out.
TEN minutes to find a winner. Saints have dominated this half and with the noise cranked up, have the chance to put Palace under some real pressure now!
GOAL: Saints 1-1 Palace (Ward-Prowse)
GAME ON! Targett's low cross is SMASHED into the bottom corner by James Ward-Prowse! Three in three for JWP and we're right back in it!
James Ward-Prowse (76’) | 1 – 1
Bednarek off the line!
Superb defending from Saints' star man tonight: Sakho flings a leg at a loose ball and his volley is goalbound before Bednarek gets back to head off the line.
Armstrong curls off target
First real involvement for the Scottish sub as he drives inside from the flank and whips a shot past Guaita's far post. The Spaniard had it under control.
Saints lacking inspiration
Ralph Hasenhüttl's men have seen plenty of the ball since half-time but are struggling to trouble the yellow-shirted wall thrown up in front of them. We've got 25 minutes to find a way through...
Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)
Bednarek cautioned for a crunching challenge on Zaha.
Goal disallowed for Palace
Mamadou Sakho has the ball in the net for the visitors but it won't count, a free kick is given instead for a push on Alex McCarthy.
Ings tests Guaita
We haven't seen much of Saints' number tonight but he bursts into life from nowhere here: Danny teases the backpeddling James Tomkins, checks back onto his left foot and stings the palms of Guaita with a firm, low shot. COME ON, SAINTS!
Back underway at St Mary's!
We've got 45 minutes to find a way back into this one...
HALF-TIME: Saints 0-1 Palace
Work to be done for Saints after the break as Wilfried Zaha's low drive has given Palace the advantage at St Mary's...
GOAL: Saints 0-1 Palace (Zaha)
Palace have been more threatening going forwards and Saints are punished from some sloppy defending. A series of half-clearances eventually fall to Zaha who sweeps home left-footed inside the near post.
Wilfried Zaha (40’) | 0 – 1
Yellow Card for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton)
...and the Saints skipper follows him into the book for illegally halting Jordan Ayew's breakaway run through the middle.
Yellow Card for Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace)
A first card of the night is flashed in the direction of Luka Milivojevic for a mis-timed challenge inside the centre circle.
Vestergaard cross concerns Guaita
A fabulous cross into the box from Jannik Vestergaard almost finds the marauding Ward-Prowse who had slipped through the gasp of Sakho in the box. Guaita slides out to pinch the ball from his toes.
Crystal Palace are just about edging this one so far in terms of possession and territory. The Saints skipper is becoming increasingly influential through the middle though, as shown by those two chances...
Guaita saves from Højbjerg
Ings dispossesses Sakho near the halfway line and suddenly it's two vs three at the back. The striker squares for Højbjerg whose shot is palmed by safety by Vicente Guaita.
Højbjerg heads off Targett
Better from Saints who have had far more defending than attacking to do in these opening 20 minutes. Targett gets free down the left to cross for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg but the Dan can only glance his header harmlessly past the post.
McArthur scoops wide
Saints look to have cut off all possible angles of escape for Wilfried Zaha down the left-hand side but the Ivorian manages to pick out McArthur in space who wastefully shoots wide.
High and wild from Milivojevic
The ball is set back to the Serbian on the edge of the box but he can only sky his shot high into the stand behind Alex McCarthy's goal.
YES, YAN VALERY!
A huge ovation for Yan Valery. The youngster is caught out by Milivojevic's pass in behind for Zaha but recovers brilliantly to dispossess the winger on the slide.
Corner, corner, corner
Three set-pieces in succession for the Eagles, the last of which causes Alex McCarthy a bit of trouble as he comes out to catch but misses. It ends in a Saints goal kick.
Early Palace pressure
Eagles on the front-foot in these very early exchanges. Andros Townsend tests Yan Valery by trying to skip around the back and cross but the Frenchman is there to block and concede a corner,
Saints get us started at St Mary's...COYR!
it's a big game and we know how important it is for our season. we are looking forward to giving everything we have tonight.yan valerysouthampton fc
Past encounters, previews from both managers, all the key stats and facts...it's all in our Match Pack in association with SportPesa! Get your last-minute pre-match reading in now!19.26
No changing a winning team
Same line-up with the same result in mind. No changes for Saints who name an unchanged side for Crystal Palace tonight. Matt Targett had limped out of the win over Everton but has made a full recovery to keep his place.18.52
Crystal Palace XI vs Saints
CPFC: Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; Zaha, Milivojevic, Kouyaté, McArthur, Townsend; Ayew.
SAINTS XI TO FACE CRYSTAL PALACE
SAINTS: McCarthy; Valery, Stephens, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Targett; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Højbjerg (c), Redmond; Ings.
SUBS: Gunn, Long, Elyounoussi, Gallagher, Armstrong, Slattery, Ramsay.
Saints vs Eagles: the omens are good...
Here's a pre-match stat for you: Southampton have beaten Crystal Palace 13 times in the Premier League era. Newcastle are the only side against which Saints have a better winning record...18.23
No stopping Nathan
Five goals and two assists for Nathan Redmond since the appointment of Ralph Hasenhüttl. The winger has been one of many to reap the rewards of Saints' upturn in form. Our key man again tonight?18.11
we have taken two important wins against leicester and everton and now we will do everything to take a third.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton fc first team manager
All set at St Mary's
Just over two hours until showtime at St Mary's and everything is set for the arrival of tonight's teams. Expect images and video from that at just after 6pm...17.30
Eye on the Opposition
You never quite know which Crystal Palace you are going to get. Roy Hodgson's men stunned Man City at the Etihad before pushing Liverpool all the way in a 4-3 defeat. They're in the last 16 of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-0 win over Spurs but still sit on 22 points with an almost identical record to Saints. Football London's Robert Warlow gives us the lowdown on the Eagles here.15.50
TEAM NEWS: Who's in and who's out?
Team news will be with us from around 6.45pm GMT this evening but a few hints were already dropped by Ralph Hasenhüttl earlier in the week. Ryan Bertrand is approaching a return in the next couple of weeks while Matt Targett is likely to keep his place after limping out of the win over Everton after just 40 minutes.
Get the full round-up here!
Hear from Hasenhüttl
Time on the training ground is very valuable commodity for Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl.
The Austrian has had 10 days to prep his side for the game tonight and he told us how those plans have gone in his post-press conference briefing on Monday afternoon...
Flashback: Palace 0-2 Saints
It's the Eagles tonight for Saints, a team against which we can do the double this evening. Goals from Danny Ings and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had us celebrating in the south London sunshine in September. Feels an awfully long time ago...15.36
That was a long 10 days but at last we're back home and back in Premier League action. Three consecutive top-flight wins are the target for Saints tonight, Crystal Palace visitors, let's get this show on the road. Build-up and play-by-play commentary from the game is coming right up!15.33
Saints vs Palace Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Jannik VestergaardMohamed Elyounoussi (75′)
Yan ValeryStuart Armstrong (62′)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)Callum Slattery (84′)
Vicente Guaita (GK)
James TomkinsScott Dann (91′)
Patrick van Aanholt
Luka Milivojevic (C)
Cheikhou KouyatéJeffrey Schlupp (71′)
Saints vs Palace Match Stats
Shots on target43