WAT vs Saints
Long delighted to be back in the goals
Record-breaking striker pleased with return to form.
Long deserves his goals, says Hasenhüttl
Saints boss delighted with Long contribution.
90 in 90: Watford 1-1 Saints
The key moments from Southampton's visit to Vicarage Road.
Highlights: Watford 1-1 Saints
Watch the pick of the action from Vicarage Road.
Gallery: Watford 1-1 Saints
Action shots from a tense and record-breaking night at Vicarage Road.
Video: Long on entering history books
Striker reflects on breaking 19-year record.
Long reflects on record-breaking opener
Striker pleasantly surprised by place in Premier League history books.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Watford draw
Our full interview with the Saints boss after the 1-1 draw at Watford.
Hasenhüttl on important point at Watford
Saints boss reflects on the 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.
Saints pegged back after Long breaks record
Striker scores fastest-ever Premier League goal but Watford salvage draw.
Hasenhüttl: Watford among league's best
Southampton manager on the challenge awaiting his team at Vicarage Road.
Match Pack: Watford vs Saints
Get clued up ahead of Saints' last midweek game of the season.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Watford clash
Watch our interview with the Southampton manager ahead of Tuesday's game.
Hasenhüttl demands a better start
Southampton boss aims to bounce back from Newcastle defeat at Watford.
WAT vs Saints As It Happened
saints denied late by watford
- Shane Long gave Saints the lead after seven seconds. The fastest goal in PL history.
- Andre Gray levelled late for the hosts from close range.
- The third Premier League game in a row between the sides ends in a draw.
- The hosts move into 7th, while Saints move on to 37 points.
full time: watford 1-1 saints
shane long's strike looked to have won it but southampton are denied victory at the death by andre gray as the two sides go away with a point apiece.
gray levels it
femenia's cross falls kindly to gray in the box and he slams the ball in at the near post. 😫😫😫
Andre Gray (89’) | 1 – 1
gunn denies pereyra with a smart save
pereyra has a chance inside the box but gunn gets down to make a good save. that could be a big moment! ⛔
yoshida clears behind
gray picks out deulofeu who tries to return the favour. yoshida makes a vital interception and the resulting corner is cleared. 🙌
valery makes a brilliant run down the right
valery does really well down the right, dinking the ball over a defender before driving into space but his final action lets him down, with ward-prowse and redmond in support.
sims is offside
ward-prowse picks out the run of sims after some patient build-up play from saints but he had gone too early.
Yellow Card for Adam Masina (Watford)
Sims uses his pace to get away from masina and he hauls him back. that's the fifth yellow card of the evening for the hosts.
foster pushes ward-prowse's free-kick out
ward-prowse takes the free-kick and forces foster to push the ball away with his dipping strike.
Yellow Card for Christian Kabasele (Watford)
kabasele gets a yellow card after long bursts away from him. it's a free-kick just outside the penalty area.
a clash of heads between yoshida and hughes
yoshida and hughes collide and the saints man is still receiving treatment from the medical staff. thankfully both players look to be ok.
kabasele goes down in the box...no penalty
kabasele falls inside the area after a corner comes in, but there's minimal contact from long and nothing is given.
janmaat's strike deflects out
janmaat takes aim from distance and it hits yoshida then højbjerg on its way out for a corner.
ward-prowse stops pereyra in his tracks
roberto pereyra looks to weave his way into a more promising position inside the box but he's tracked well ward-prowse.
Yellow Card for Gerard Deulofeu (Watford)
deulofeu gets a yellow card for protesting against a foul given in the corner for a push on stephens.
deulofeu's set-piece is cleared
stephens brings down hughes on the right but deulofeu's free-kick is palmed away by gunn. the ball eventually comes back in from janmaat but the saints keeper catches it.
yoshida intercepts doucoure's through ball
doucoure looks to thread the ball through to gray but yoshida reads it well to make a timely interception.
doucoure's header is collected by gunn
doucoure looks to power home femenia's right-wing cross but it's comfortably collected by gunn.
saints get us going for the second-half...
let's finish the job, saints! 👊
half time: watford 0-1 saints
it's been a superb first-half from southampton. shane long has netted the quickest goal in premier league history with his effort coming after just seven seconds. the hosts have probed for a way back into the game, but will want to move the ball quicker if they're to break down saints.
Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)
bednarek is booked for a challenge on capoue. it looked like he won the ball but caught the watford skipper as well.
deulofeu goes close at the other end
doucoure plays the ball over the top from deep for deulofeu, who controls the ball well and swivels to shoot - seeing his effort go just wide of the far post.
bertrand hits the post
Redmond fizzes in a low cross from the right which bertrand meets at the far post on the stretch and he strikes the woodwork.
Yellow Card for Abdoulaye Doucouré (Watford)
armstrong leaves doucoure trailing in his wake with a run down the left and forces the watford man into a cynical foul, which sees him go into the book.
handball against yoshida
ward-prowse's corner delivery finds yoshida but he takes the ball down with an arm and it's a free-kick to watford.
big chance for redmond
long takes the ball superbly out the air before playing the ball to redmond, who takes the ball around foster but the keeper makes a really good save to turn the shot on the post and out for a corner.
bertrand is bundled over by cathcart
bertrand drives forward and goes down under a challenge from cathcart right on the edge of the area but mike dean waves away appeals for a foul.
redmond called offside
saints move the ball forward well as long picks out ward-prowse, who then feeds the ball to redmond inside the box. his effort strikes the bar from an angle but the flag is up anyway.
janmaat's shot is blocked by yoshida
janmaat brings the ball forward and tries a shot, but it doesn't have enough power on it and yoshida blocks it away.
Yellow Card for Etienne Capoue (Watford)
capoue is now booked for a late challenge on romeu to make it a booking apiece in that midfield battle.
redmond's effort isn't far away!
redmond drifts inside from the right after a pass from ward-prowse, taking on a hesistant cathcart before unleashing a right-footed shot that foster does well to get a hand on.
bertrand fouls hughes inside the watford half
mike dean awards a free-kick to watford inside their own half after a foul by bertrand on hughes.
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
the first yellow card of the evening is given to romeu as he stops a counter-attack with a foul of capoue.
close from long! 😫
højbjerg plays the ball wide to ward-prowse and he sends in a dangerous whipped cross to the back post. long is there to meet it with his head but it goes just wide.
deulofeu's cross is blocked by stephens
watford work the ball wide with doucoure and deulofeu combining again. the spaniard's cross is blocked behind by stephens inside the box and saints clear.
deulofeu curls wide
deulofeu plays a one-two with doucoure and tries to bend one in the far corner with his right foot from the edge of the area but it drifts just wide.
armstrong catches kabasele
watford are keeping possession in their own half and armstrong catches kabasele late. it'll be a free-kick in the watford half and it's played short.
gray denied by gunn
deulofeu sends in a cross from the right towards gray, who finds himself unmarked but is denied at close range by gunn. gray then tries to head the rebound home but it's always rising over.
wow! what a start!
craig cathcart's clearance blocked and long gets in to dink it over foster after just seven seconds! that's the fastest premier league goal in history 😍😍😍
Shane Long (0’) | 0 – 1
watford get us under way
we're under way at vicarage road. come on saints!
📍 HEADING IN FOR ACTION
WATCH AS THE SOUTHAMPTON SQUAD ARRIVED AT VICARAGE ROAD EARLIER THIS EVENING FOR THE MEETING WITH WATFORD.19.38
YOU THINK NATHAN REDMOND WILL BE 🔑
WE ASKED, YOU ANSWERED! WITH 27%, YOU'RE BACKING NATHAN REDMOND TO FIRE AGAIN FOR SAINTS TONIGHT. HE EDGED OUT STUART ARMSTRONG (23%) AFTER HIS IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OFF THE BENCH AGAINST nEWCASTLE UNITED ON SATURDAY.19.24
IT'S AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OURSELVES AGAIN JUST THREE DAYS SINCE WE PLAYED A TERRIBLE GAME AGAINST NEWCASTLE, TO BE HONEST. WE'RE ALL READY TO GO. HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THE THREE POINTS AND WE'RE GOING TO BE SAFE.MAYA YOSHIDASOUTHAMPTON DEFENDER
THERE ARE A FEW FRESH PLAYERS AFTER AN INTENSIVE GAME ON SATURDAY. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US, MAINLY IN THE FIRST ROW THAT WE HAVE GOOD SPRINTING QUALITY AND THE TWO GUYS DESERVE TO PLAY.SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER ON THE TWO CHANGES HE'S MADE TO THE STARTING XI TONIGHT
the hosts line-up as follows... 🐝
starting xi: foster, janmaat, kabasele, cathcart, masina, doucoure, capoue (c), hughes, deulofeu, pereyra, gray.
subs: gomes, britos, mariappa, sema, chalobah, success, femenia.
team news is in! 😇
STARTING XI: GUNN, STEPHENS, BEDNAREK, YOSHIDA, BERTRAND, ROMEU, WARD-PROWSE, højbjerg (C), REDMOND, ARMSTRONG, LONG
Subs: forster, valery, ramsay, lemina, sims, austin, ings
watford, millwall, forest and brighton! 🎩
the answer to our poll: "rickie lambert scored four hat-tricks in the 2011/12 season, including the one at watford. which clubs did the other three come against?" was millwall, forest and brighton.18.16
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF TONIGHT'S CLASH
GET CLUED UP AHEAD OF TONIGHT'S MEETING WITH WATFORD IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE WITH OUR MATCH PACK, IN ASSOCIATION WITH SPORTPESA. CLICK HERE16.56
Rickie lambert doing what rickie lambert did 😍⚽
it was a hat-trick for rickie lambert when southampton met watford in the 2011/12 campaign at vicarage road!14.23
SAINTS WOMEN CROWNED LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! 🏆
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON EASTER SUNDAY, SOUTHAMPTON FC WOMEN WERE CROWNED LEAGUE CHAMPIONS AS THEY BEAT BARTON ROVERS 8-0 AT AFC TOTTON! WATCH BACK THE GOALS ABOVE!14.14
BEFORE PLAYING THE GAME MY PLAYERS WILL KNOW PERFECTLY THAT WE NEED THE POINTS MORE THAN SOUTHAMPTON. THAT'S THE BEST MENTALITY TO HAVE.JAVI GRACIAWATFORD HEAD COACH
THEY ARE ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE SO FAR THIS SEASON, SO WE KNOW IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET POINTS THERE. I THINK IF WE MAKE A GOOD GAME THEN WE ARE ABLE TO BEAT EVERY TEAM IN THIS LEAGUE.RALPH HASENHÜTTLSOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
A SEVEN-GOAL THRILLER AT VICARAGE ROAD!
REMEMBER THIS ONE, SAINTS FANS? WATCH BACK THE GOALS FROM SOUTHAMPTON'S 4-3 WIN AT VICARAGE ROAD BACK IN MARCH 2017.13.54
hear from the sAINTS boss ahead of watford
get the thoughts of southampton boss ralph hasenhüttl ahead of tonight's meeting with watford in the premier league.13.50
TOGETHER TO WATFORD 👊
welcome to matchday live! we're on the road again as southampton take on watford in the premier league at vicarage road. victory for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men will help them edge closer to the 40-point mark, but they come up against a watford side chasing european football on two fronts. stay with us for build-up, live updates and free commentary. coyr! 🔴⚪13.48
WAT vs Saints Line Ups
Ben Foster (GK)
Craig CathcartKiko Femenía (45′)
Etienne Capoue (C)
Will HughesIsaac Success (77′)
Angus Gunn (GK)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Oriol RomeuMario Lemina (74′)
Stuart ArmstrongJosh Sims (67′)
Shane LongYan Valery (78′)
WAT vs Saints Match Stats
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