SOU vs FUL
Hasenhüttl hails "complete package" Ward-Prowse
Manager's praise for in-form midfielder after fourth goal in eight games.
Ward-Prowse continuing to flourish under Hasenhüttl
Saints midfielder on goalscoring form.
90 in 90: Saints 2-0 Fulham
Enjoy all the drama from St Mary's in our 90-second highlights.
Highlights: Saints 2-0 Fulham
Watch back extended highlights from Wednesday night's win.
Video: Hasenhüttl delighted with Fulham win
Watch the boss react to a crucial victory and clean sheet.
Hasenhüttl thanks fans after Fulham win
Manager pays tribute to support from the stands at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 2-0 Fulham
Check out the best photos from Saints' win over Fulham.
Video: Ward-Prowse on Fulham success
Watch our interview with goalscorer James Ward-Prowse.
Ward-Prowse: We've laid a foundation down
Saints midfielder reflects on Fulham win.
Saints beat Fulham to climb out of bottom three
Romeu and Ward-Prowse on target in deserved home victory.
Hasenhüttl wants best of players and fans
Southampton boss on what he's demanding on the pitch and in the stands against Fulham.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Fulham preview
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of the clash with Fulham.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Fulham clash
Watch as the boss speaks with the written media ahead of Wednesday's game.
SAINTS: Long stars as face of Fulham programme
Irishman takes centre stage for midweek magazine.
Tactical Watch: Keys to victory
Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe assesses Ranieri's men.
Gallery: Final preparations for Fulham
Look through our images as Southampton trained the day before the big game.
Match Pack: Saints vs Fulham
All the key details ahead of Wednesday night's big game.
Hasenhüttl's Fulham press conference round-up
A full summary of the Austrian's pre-match preview.
Obafemi suffers further injury blow
Young striker ruled out for remainder of the campaign.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Fulham
Watch the manager speak with the media ahead of Wednesday's game.
Inside Track: Fulham
Football London's Ryan O'Donovan on what to expect from Wednesday's visitors.
Gallery: Saints turn focus to Fulham
Check out the best photos from Monday's training.
Romeu looks ahead to "crucial" Fulham clash
Midfielder not downplaying importance of Wednesday night under the lights.
Hasenhüttl: Wednesday night will be different
Saints boss boosted by second-half performance at Arsenal and looks to Fulham.
SOU vs FUL As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Ward-Prowse tucks home rebound to double advantage
- Saints took the lead through Romeu's 22nd-minute strike
- Spaniard's first goal of the season
- Three changes from Arsenal: Yoshida, Bertrand and Austin in
FULL-TIME: Saints 2-0 Fulham
YES! A huge three points for Saints who won't deserve to win a game this season any more than they have here tonight . Romeu and Ward-Prowse the scorers and we're out of the relegation zone.
The moment that sealed the points?
Saints looking comfortable here as we edge towards the end of the 90. Fulham haven't really threatened in the second half...
Anguissa way off target
Saints clear a corner as far as Anguissa who wildly swipes his shot out of play for a goal kick. Sums up their night, Fulham have been nowhere near Saints.
Long flashes across goal
That's what Shane's in there for. The Irishman sets off and streaks past the Fulham defence to collect Ward-Prowse's precise through ball and flash a shot across the face of goal.
Babel off the bar!
First real chance of the night for Fulham as Ryan Babel shapes a left-footed shot onto the crossbar with Gunn beaten.
Chance! No connection from Prowsey!
St Mary's holds its breath as Tim Ream misreads a bouncing ball in the box, it falls for Prowsey who air-kicks from a great position.
...Nice try, Bertie
Ryan Bertrand curls the resulting free-kick up and over the wall but it doesn't dip enough to drop inside the crossbar.
Yellow Card for Kevin McDonald (Fulham)
...and a caution for the Fulham midfielder, a cynical foul on the Dane right on the edge of the area.
Current mood around St Mary's 👆
Plenty to left to play in this game of course but Saints are rocking and rolling as we approach the final 30 minutes. Højbjerg's surging run wins a free-kick after a foul from McDonald.
Gunn saves from Anguissa
One of very few efforts on goal here for Fulham and it comes from a long way out. Anguissa hits on and it's easily held at the second attempt by Angus Gunn.
Saints looking strong
It's as you were at the start of this second half. Those goals have given the hosts a real confidence boost and both fans and players are really enjoying themselves out there.
LET'S FINISH THIS!
HERE WE GO AGAIN, the second half is underway at St Mary's!
HALF-TIME: Saints 2-0 Fulham
A perfect half for Saints who hold a commanding lead at the interval. Romeu got us going before Ward-Prowse slotted in on 40 minutes.
Huge 45 minutes.
This is pretty much the scene at St Mary's right now where Prowsey and Ori have us RIGHT on top. Two goals the advantage as we approach the end of a half that we've totally dominated.
GOAL: SAINTS 2-0 FULHAM!!
IT'S TWO AND IT'S PROWSEY! Redmond's shot is spilled by Rico and the midfield maestro is there to poke home on the rebound!
James Ward-Prowse (40’) | 2 – 0
CHANCE! Højbjerg just wide...
Only one side in this game at the moment: almost a second here for Saints as Højbjerg guides a shot just past the far post from the edge of the penalty area.
We needed that and you can see it in the faces of Ryan Bertrand, Jan Bednarek and Maya Yoshida. An early goal for Saints and a very well deserved one based on the performance so far.
GOAL: Saints 1-0 Fulham!!
GET IN THERE, ORI! Ward-Prowse's corner is only cleared as far as Romeu whose left-footed volley ricochets through the crowd and into the back of the net!
Oriol Romeu (22’) | 1 – 0
Rico holds on to Redmond effort
Ryan Babel's mistake presents possession to Saints. Redmond's first thought is forwards and his deflected shot almost catches Rico off guard.
Austin header disallowed
A routine decision for referee Anthony Taylor: Charlie Austin heads the ball into an empty net after jumping unfairly with Fulham 'keeper Sergio Rico.
No doubting the commitment of the Saints players out there tonight. Nathan Redmond smashes a ball into the advertising boards behind the goal after overrunning and conceding a goal kick. The fans respond and acknowledge the positive start may by their team...
Saints probing for an opener
Is this the pattern of tonight's game set? Saints keeping possession confidently and Fulham have all 11 men behind the ball.
Redmond shoots over
Promising reply from Saints who work the ball to Redmond for the winger to cut inside and whip a shot over the top of Sergio Rico's crossbar.
Fulham in possession
A tidy start from the visitors, who arrive here tonight as the only side in the Premier League yet to win a game away from home this season.
SHOWTIME AT ST MARY'S!
Saints get us started on a mild and crucial night at St Mary's! COYR!!
we are in desperate need of a win and thar is our main focus. it is a big game, but we've found a philosophy and it's about trusting that process.jannik vestergaardsouthampton fc
More of this please, lads!
We're looking for something along these lines from the lads tonight. Let's throw it back to our last home victory, it came against Everton on 19 January...19.14
FULHAM XI TO FACE SAINTS
FULHAM XI: Rico; Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Bryan; Babel, McDonald, Cairney, Nordtveit, Zambo-Anguissa; Mitrovic
⚠️ SAINTS XI VS FULHAM ⚠️
SAINTS XI: Gunn; Yoshida, Bednarek, Vestergaard; Valery, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Højbjerg, Bertrand; Redmond, Austin.
SUBS: McCarthy, Stephens, Long, Elyounoussi, Gallagher, Armstrong, Targett.
All focus as Saints head in for tonight's clash with Fulham...18.28
ONE HOUR to team news
The Saints squad will be checking into St Mary's very shortly indeed, which means we will be waiting just under an hour more until tonight's teams will be revealed...17.48
SAINTS Magazine: Shane Long
Saints team news
A double attacking injury blow for Saints was delivered by Ralph Hasenhüttl in yesterday's press conference. Michael Obafemi is set to be out for the rest of the season after aggravating a hamstring injury at Arsenal while the home match against Spurs is a possible moment for Danny Ings to make his return to the team.16.59
DID YOU KNOW?
Saints are unbeaten in the last 19 home league games against Fulham (W13 D6) since a 1-2 loss in October 1935. Only Coventry have struggled worse on the south coast in that time (22 matches).16.54
we should represent southampton football club and what it is about to be a supporter of this club - to know what a very important match this is.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton fc
Hasenhüttl: Pride in the shirt
A quick turnaround from Sunday's defeat to Arsenal but we were back in Ralph Hasenhüttl's office to discuss tonight's game and the Austrian is hungry for a return to winning ways...16.40
The Premier League picture
So here's the scenario going into tonight's game:
- Saints sit in 18th, one point behind Cardiff and a full seven ahead of Fulham. A win pulls Saints out of the relegation zone and leaves tonight's visitors 10 from safety.
📍 St Mary's: Saints vs Fulham
A big night awaits at St Mary's, no two ways about it. It's Saints against Fulham here in one of the most important fixtures of the season so far.
It's Saints versus Cottagers, Red versus White, 18th versus 19th and it's all coming right up here on Matchday Live...
SOU vs FUL Line Ups
Angus Gunn (GK)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Charlie AustinShane Long (64′)
Sergio Rico (GK)
Kevin McDonaldRyan Sessegnon (69′)
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Tom Cairney (C)Luciano Vietto (69′)
SOU vs FUL Match Stats
Shots on target44