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Stunning Saints romp to Palace win

premier-league Selhurst Park | Tue 21 Jan 7.30PM | Attendance: 23,739
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Palace vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints lead at Selhurst Park through brilliant Redmond and Armstrong strikes
  • Cédric substituted with injury; Romeu comes on, Ward-Prowse now filling in at right-back
  • Ings drops to the bench, replaced in the starting line-up by Obafemi
  • Saints on course to leapfrog Palace in the table with fourth successive away win

Our report from Selhurst Park 📝

Read our match report on a convincing win on the road for Saints, who have now registered four in a row away from home for the first time in five years! 😍

FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton

A comfortable night's work! That's FOUR away wins in a row for Saints, who never looked in trouble at Selhurst Park. Two sublime goals, scored by Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong, secured the points against a Palace side who were unable to test Alex McCarthy all evening. The only setback for Ralph Hasenhüttl was a first-half injury to Cédric, forcing James Ward-Prowse to fill in at right-back.

+2’

4️⃣ added minutes...

We're into stoppage time at Selhurst Park ⏳

85’

Cheeky from the skipper...

Højbjerg spots Guaita off his line and tries to chip him from 40 yards, but it doesn't dip in time to find the net.

83’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Michael Obafemi

A straight swap up front for the closing stages. Obafemi has performed really well.

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83’

Wickham fires wide

The substitute races through again, but this time shoots well wide of the near post on his left foot. Palace still haven't mustered a shot on target in this game.

80’

Ward-Prowse gets back at Wickham

A crucial interception from the emergency right-back - as Wickham steps inside Stephens, Ward-Prowse gets a foot in to diffuse the danger.

76’

Vestergaard is down...

The big defender was caught in the face by Guaita as the keeper came charging out to deal with a high ball.

73’

Yellow Card for Nathan Redmond (Southampton)

The Saints winger was angered when he wasn't awarded a free-kick.

73’

Yellow Card for James Tomkins (Crystal Palace)

Tomkins squares up to Redmond and both players follow Romeu into the book.

71’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Romeu pulls back Zaha and goes into the book - the first player from either side to do so.

69’

Southampton substitution: Danny Ings replaces Shane Long

Saints' top scorer is on, with 21 minutes to add to his 16-goal tally for the season.

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69’

Crystal Palace substitution: Connor Wickham replaces Cenk Tosun

That's the end of Tosun's night - he missed a huge chance in the first half when the scores were still level. 

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64’

Redmond tests Guiata

Forced wide on to his left foot, Redmond gets his shot away but it's easily held by Guaita.

63’

Crystal Palace substitution: Max Meyer replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté

Meyer is the second Palace player to enter the fray,

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62’

Crystal Palace substitution: Joel Ward replaces Martin Kelly

It's a double change for the hosts...

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62’

Long spurns golden chance

That should've been 3-0! Long wins the ball high up the pitch and is played through by a clever pass from Obafemi, but his eventual shot is straight at Guaita.

56’

Vestergaard threatens a third

Bertrand's low corner is helped across goal by Long towards Vestergaard, who stretches to send the ball looping towards goal, but it drops wide of the far post.

GOALSCORER 17 Stuart Armstrong

It's TWO!!!

Another spectacular Saints goal! This time Redmond turns provider, rolling the ball to Armstrong, who takes aim with a precise curling shot that veers away from Guaita's dive and nestles into the corner of the net. Get in!

48’

GOOOAL!!!

Stuart Armstrong (48’) | 0 2

46’

The second half is under way

We're back into the action...

HALF TIME: Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton

Halfway to a fourth away win in a row! Saints are fully deserving of their lead, having dominated the first 45 minutes. Nathan Redmond struck the only goal, rifling a stunning shot into the top corner from 20 yards, but there have been further chances not taken. At the other end, Palace caused one moment of concern when Cenk Tosun went clean through on goal, but he fired wildly over the bar.

+3’

Long goes close!

He gets across his man at the near post, but his header flies into the side-netting. Saints don't want the half-time whistle at this rate...

45’

3️⃣ added minutes...

We're into stoppage time here in the first half at Selhurst Park.

42’

Long's touch lets him down

Played in by Redmond, Long goes eye to eye with Guaita, but in trying to round the keeper his touch his heavy and goes behind for a goal kick.

41’

Hodgson looks perplexed

The Palace boss has the look of a man who can't wait to have words with his players at half time. His team have been completely outplayed in this first half.

35’

Third time lucky for Armstrong?

Again the Scot tries his luck from 20 yards, but the ball is stuck under his feet a little bit and he has to dig it out, so his shot lacks power and is easily gathered by Guaita.

31’

Armstrong goes close again!

Redmond pokes the ball into the path of Armstrong, who swivels and drives a low shot towards the near post, but he drags it fractionally wide from the edge of the box. Saints are the dominant team,

27’

Guaita denies Armstrong!

Saints looking dangerous again, as Redmond feeds the overlapping Bertrand, whose low cross is hit first time by Armstrong, but it's too close to Guaita, who tips it over the bar. More encouraging signs 😁

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

WHAT A STRIKE!!!

YESSSS!!!! Saints are in front and it's an absolute BULLET from Nathan Redmond! He turns sharply on the edge of the box and unleashes a ferocious shot from 20 yards that flies into the top corner. Absolutely unstoppable 👏👏

22’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (22’) | 0 1

22’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Cédric

It's an injury to Cédric, who is unable to continue, and Ward-Prowse will have to fill in at right-back for the remainder of this game...

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21’

Tosun misses a glaring chance 😳

It was self-inflicted from a Saints point of view - Vestergaard loses possession to Ayew, sending Tosun clean through on goal, but the Turk loses his composure and blazes wildly over the bar.

15’

Boos for Ward-Prowse 😅

James Ward-Prowse is not the most popular figure among Palace supporters - they still remember the part he played in Wilfried Zaha's red card at St Mary's last season...

10’

Bright start from Saints 👊

We're 10 minutes in, and Saints have certainly had the better of the play so far, albeit we're still waiting for the first attempt on goal.

8’

🔢 Numbers game 

The stats look good for Saints; the visitors are searching for a fourth successive away win, and have only failed to score once in their last 13 matches 📈

3’

Obafemi goes down...

The youngster tries to burst between two defenders and goes to ground on the edge of the box, but there's not deemed enough contact to bring him down.

2’

Redmond looking sharp 💥

Some tricky wing play from Nathan Redmond sees him beat three players down the Saints left, but his low cross cannot be kept under control by Michael Obafemi.

0’

Up and running!

We're under way at Selhurst Park and Saints have an early throw-in down the left. Come on, boys! 💪

A lot of love for these two tonight ♥️

Our latest poll was a tie - James Ward-Prowse and Stuart Armstrong earned the most votes in our key man vote! Who will produce the goods at Selhurst Park? Kick-off is imminent! ⏳

19.29

Play our trivia game earlier? 🤓

The answer was this man! Ryan Bertrand was among the scorers when Saints won 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day 2014 😎

19.25
VOTE NOW
SAINTS POLL: Who will be our key man tonight?

SAINTS POLL: Who will be our key man tonight?

The results so far:

  • Alex McCarthy
    13%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    28%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    26%
  • Nathan Redmond
    11%
  • Shane Long
    11%
  • Michael Obafemi
    11%

Game faces 🔛

Watch the Saints players and staff arriving in south London this evening ahead of the game.

18.53

Why the changes, boss?

Ralph Hasenhüttl has made two changes to his side following Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Wolves at St Mary's. Defender Jan Bednarek is sidelined by injury, while Danny Ings drops to the bench, as Jannik Vestergaard and Michael Obafemi come in...

18.52

Cédric looks ahead to Palace test 

Listen to the thoughts of Southampton defender Cédric, who met the media on arrival at Selhurst Park tonight.

18.50

Crystal Palace team confirmed 🦅

Starting XI: Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Cahill, Riedewald, Kouyate, McCarthy, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew, Tosun.

Subs: Hennessey, Dann, Ward, McGregor, Pierrick, Meyer, Wickham.

18.34

Saints team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Redmond, Obafemi, Long.

Subs: Gunn, Yoshida, Romeu, Boufal, Djenepo, Ings, Adams.

18.30
Southampton FC

Looking for 4️⃣ straight away wins 📈 #SaintsFC are off to the capital! 👊

18.04

1️⃣ hour until team news... ⏳

We'll bring you both starting line-ups at 6.30pm GMT. Only 19% of you would rest Danny Ings this evening... what will the boss choose to do with his top scorer?

17.31

Saints back in action! 😇

Southampton are back on the road for another big night in the Premier League, as Ralph Hasenhüttl's men travel to Selhurst Park to pit their wits against Crystal Palace. Palace are ninth, two points ahead of Saints, who have the chance to leapfrog their hosts with victory. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live match updates and free commentary from south London. Come on you Saints! 💪

16.17
VOTE NOW
SAINTS TRIVIA: Which current player was among the scorers when Saints won 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Boxing Day 2014?

SAINTS TRIVIA: Which current player was among the scorers when Saints won 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Boxing Day 2014?

The results so far:

  • Maya Yoshida
    24%
  • Jack Stephens
    0%
  • Ryan Bertrand
    21%
  • Oriol Romeu
    6%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    15%
  • Shane Long
    35%
VOTE NOW
SAINTS POLL: With Crystal Palace in the Premier League tonight and Tottenham in the FA Cup on Saturday, how would YOU manage Danny Ings's minutes?

SAINTS POLL: With Crystal Palace in the Premier League tonight and Tottenham in the FA Cup on Saturday, how would YOU manage Danny Ings's minutes?

The results so far:

  • Rest him tonight 
    19%
  • Rest him on Saturday
    48%
  • Start him in both games
    32%

Saints' Selhurst delight 💭

Selhurst Park has been the setting for Saints' first Premier League away win in each of the last two seasons! Who remembers this 2-0 success from September 2018? 😍

17.22

Sims returns to New York on loan ✈️

Some news coming out of St Mary's today - Academy graduate Josh Sims has rejoined New York Red Bulls in a loan deal until the end of the season. Good luck, Josh!

17.02

we know about the quality of the opponent. they have lost three home games - against liverpool, leicester and city - so in all of the others they did well."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
16.58

Time to make changes, boss? 🎙

Watch our pre-match interview with Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, who hinted it could be time to mix things up as Saints play their second of three games in a week. 

16.25

2️⃣4️⃣ days ago...

It's only been three and a half weeks since Saints and Crystal Palace last met. Remind yourselves what happened at St Mary's with our 90-second highlights...

16.22

Palace vs Saints Line Ups

Crystal Palace

31
Vicente Guaita (GK)
34
Martin Kelly
replace Joel Ward (62′)
24
Gary Cahill
5
James Tomkins (C) yellow card
44
Jairo Riedewald
11
Wilfried Zaha
22
James McCarthy
18
James McArthur
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
replace Max Meyer (62′)
9
Jordan Ayew
20
Cenk Tosun
replace Connor Wickham (69′)
13
Wayne Hennessey
21
Connor Wickham
38
Giovanni McGregor
6
Scott Dann
7
Max Meyer
40
Brandon Pierrick
2
Joel Ward

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
4
Jannik Vestergaard
5
Jack Stephens
2
Cédric Soares
replace Oriol Romeu (21′) yellow card
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
22
Nathan Redmond yellow card goal
16
James Ward-Prowse
17
Stuart Armstrong goal
20
Michael Obafemi
replace Che Adams (84′)
7
Shane Long
replace Danny Ings (70′)
3
Maya Yoshida
28
Angus Gunn
14
Oriol Romeu
12
Moussa Djenepo
10
Che Adams
19
Sofiane Boufal
9
Danny Ings

Palace vs Saints Match Stats

Crystal Palace

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    44
    comparison angle
    56
  • Shots
    6
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    0
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    0
    comparison angle
    8
  • Passes Complete
    231
    comparison angle
    317

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
chances created
Chances Created
4
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
passes completed
Passes Completed
50
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
tackles
Tackles
5
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
clearances
Clearances
7
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard