Ings at the double as Saints hit four at Fratton Park

Fratton Park | Tue 24 Sep 7.45PM | Attendance: 18,707
Match Report Highlights

PMH vs Saints
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PMH vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Danny Ings gives Saints the lead WITH A DOUBLE at Fratton Park
  • Cédric adds Saints' third before substitute Redmond makes it four
  • Brett Pitman went very close to giving the hosts an early lead
  • It had been a dominant spell for the League One side before the opener

FULL TIME: Portsmouth 0-4 SAINTS

That went well 😏 What a night for Saints - safely through to the Carabao Cup FOURTH round with FOUR unanswered goals at Fratton Park! Ings (2), Cédric and Redmond were the men on target, as Saints chalked up a FOURTH successive away win without conceding a goal.

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

IT'S FOUR!!!!

Redmond gets in on the act, carrying the ball deep into Portsmouth territory, stepping inside and rifling an unstoppable shot past MacGillivray! What a night this is turning into 😍

88’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (88’) | 0 4

82’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Danny Ings

Ings's work is done - what a night for our number nine!

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GOALSCORER 2 Cédric

Cédric seals it!

Ings gets away down the left and the ball falls Cédric's way from a Portsmouth tackle. The defender was in unfamiliar territory but didn't show it - he crashes a first-time shot home for number three!

76’

GOOOAL!!!

Cédric (76’) | 0 3

75’

Cédric's cross goes uncoverted

Now in the Portsmouth box, Cédric squeezes the ball across the box but no red and white shirt is on hand to finish the job.

74’

Vital block from Cédric 

The ball drops kindly for Curtis to try his luck from the edge of the box and he strikes it well, but Cédric sticks out a leg to deflect it wide.

71’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Michael Obafemi

First change for Ralph Hasenhüttl - Redmond has 20 minutes to impress in his first south coast derby.

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69’

Bertrand's free-kick is overhit

Saints have the chance to deliver a cross into the box, but it's too strong from Bertrand and Obafemi cannot keep it in.

66’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

Bertrand goes into the book after Yoshida brings down Marquis - presumably for dissent.

58’

Portsmouth substitution: Paul Downing replaces Oliver Hawkins

Defender Hawkins has been struck down by injury and is unable to continue.

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57’

Saints survive teasing corner

Williams whips in a fine delivery that Burgess gets a glancing touch to, but the ball flashes across the six-yard box.

54’

Yellow Card for Brett Pitman (Portsmouth)

Now it's Pitman who's carded for bringing down Obafemi. Frustration from the Pompey man, who had just lost possession.

53’

Yellow Card for Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth)

Hawkins goes into the book for bringing down Ward-Prowse and halting a Saints counter.

50’

Williams fires over

Not for the first time, there's a lack of composure from the home team when they have the chance to pull the trigger, as this time it's Williams who shoots high and wide.

49’

Ward-Prowse's shot is blocked

It's been a controlled start to the second half for Saints, who are enjoying plenty of possession, but Ward-Prowse's shot at the end of it is blocked at close quarters on the edge of the box.

46’

We're back under way...

Let's hope for more of the same in the second half! 💪

HALF  TIME: Portsmouth 0-2  SAINTS

Danny Ings's double at Fratton Park gives Saints a comfortable lead at the break in the south coast derby.

44’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (44’) | 0 2

43’

Pompey looking to end the half strong...

Marquis takes aim from distance and fires wide as the hosts look to end the half as strongly as they started the first before Ings's goal.

36’

Ward-Prowse tests the keeper

Ward-Prowse forces a good save from Macgillivary before Adams collects the ball in the box but stumbles and the hosts can clear.

34’

Burgess heads away a cross

 Everything good is going through Ings, who switches the play to Cédric and the Portuguese's cross is headed out by Burgess.

29’

Burgess sweeps the ball wide

Pompey keep the ball alive following a corner and thankfully Burgess can't quite steer his effort on target inside the box.

27’

Bertrand's cross evades Ward-Prowse

Bertrand sends in a dangerous looking cross that Ward-Prowse can't quite reach, Curtis brings the ball away and is fouled by Obafemi in his own half.

24’

Højbjerg's effort blocked off the line

Ings's movement causing problems and he gets in again to force a save from Macgillivray, before Højbjerg looks to have put us 2-0 ahead, only for Oli Hawkins to make a BIG block on the line.

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

GET IN THERE!!!!!

Ings forces a save from Macgillivray, before getting the ball back from Ward-Prowse and he curls the ball beyond the keeper from the edge of the box. WHAT A MOMENT!

20’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (20’) | 0 1

19’

McCarthy somehow keeps it out

Haunstrup's corner is met by the near post run of Pitman, who sees his header saved by McCarthy before Bednarek helps to keep it out. McCarthy then reclaims the ball.

18’

The ball skips away from Ings

Ward-Prowse's cross-field pass is intended for Ings but the ball skips away from his path on a greasy surface and it's a goal kick.

14’

Curtis curls the ball well wide

It's the hosts piling on the early pressure, buoyed by a hostille crowd, but this time Curtis tries to arch a right-footed shot into the far corner and it drifts away.

12’

Pitman draws a fine fingertip save

A deep free-kick is half cleared and Pitman strikes a ferocious volley that forces a brilliant fingertip save from McCarthy.

9’

Marquis hits the post

Williams releases Marquis and he almost catches McCarthy out with a curled, right-footed strike that hits the outside of the post.

8’

Pitman's shot is tame

The ball is headed on to Pitman on the edge of the area, but he controls it before volleying it towards goal and it's easy for McCarthy.

5’

Close is down after Ward-Prowse's challenge

The referee plays an advantage after Close hooks the ball away, before Ward-Prowse catches him late. Cédric clears the ball out for a throw-in that comes to nothing.

4’

Pompey earn a free-kick in their own half

Obafemi concedes a foul inside the Pompey half but the ball is long towards Marquis and Bednarek is able to shepard the ball out.

1’

Yoshida's ball is pursued by Ings but runs out

Saints pressing up the pitch early on. Yoshida plays a ball into the box which Ings is in pursuit of but Burgess sees it out to safety.

0’

We're under way!

After a seven-year hiatus, the south coast derby is under way! COME ON!!

i think we'll see an intense game. today it will be a tight game and it's not important what league the opponents are playing in.

RALPH HASENHÜTTL
southampton boss
19.41

Be loud and proud, Saints fans!

It's almost time for kick-off at Fratton Park for the first south coast derby since 2012. A chance for someone to etch their name into Saints folklore in one of the most ferocious derbies in the country. 

19.25
VOTE NOW
You've seen the teams, who is going to be the derby day hero tonight?

You've seen the teams, who is going to be the derby day hero tonight?

The results so far:

  • Ché Adams
    38%
  • Michael Obafemi
    13%
  • Danny Ings
    20%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    27%
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    3%
  • Jan Bednarek
    0%

Arriving at Fratton Park! 

Watch as the Southampton squad arrived at Fratton Park for tonight's south coast derby in the Carabao Cup

19.03

The hosts line-up...

Starting XI: Macgillivray, Haunstrup, Bolton, Burgess, Naylor (c), Close, Williams, Curtis, Pitman, Marquis, Hawkins


Subs:
 Bass, Downing, McCrorie, Walkes, Evans, Cannon, Maloney.

18.51

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Yoshida, Bednarek,Bertrand, Romeu, Højbjerg (c), Ward-Prowse, Ings, Obafemi, Adams.


Subs: Gunn, Valery, Stephens, Armstrong, Boufal, Redmond, Long

18.45

The lads are in! 😇

Take a look through our image gallery as the Saints squad take a look around upon their arrival at Fratton Park.

18.13

I GO FOR A COFFEE AND EVERYONE SAYS 'MAKE SURE YOU WIN THAT GAME' OR YOU ARE IN A LIFT WITH A SOUTHAMPTON FAN AND HE SAYS 'YOU ARE DOING WELL NOW, BUT YOU HAVE TO WIN THAT GAME'. THEY MAKE YOU FEEL HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AND WE ALL KNOW IT.

ORIOL ROMEU
ON THE SOUTH COAST DERBY
18.09

The scene is set at Fratton Park

Counting down until kick-off here at Fratton Park. ARE YOU READY?! 🙌

18.06

An hour until the team news!

There's not too long to wait until you know our starting XI for the south coast derby! We'll bring you it right here at 6.45pm!


17.45
VOTE NOW
Which is your favourite Southampton goal against Portsmouth?

Which is your favourite Southampton goal against Portsmouth?

The results so far:

  • Matt Oakley in 2005 at St Mary's
    10%
  • Steve Moran in 1984 at Fratton Park
    35%
  • Marian Pahars in 2003 at St Mary's
    19%
  • Rickie Lambert in 2011 at Fratton Park
    37%
Francis Benali

It’s THE DERBY day 💪🏼🔴⚪️🔴⚪️ #saintsfc

16.46
Southampton Page

Fight for every ball. Leave no stone unturned. Fight for the club and the badge. Passion. Commitment. You could be a hero and write yourself in the history books. The time is now, don't let it slip away. #saintsfc #wemarchon

16.44

Goals, goals, goals!

Take a look back at a selection of memorable Saints goals in the south coast derby! It's hard to pick a favourite...

16.41

it could ignite the season. we need to do that sooner rather than later so maybe the game has come at a good time. but for that to happen we have got to start the game well and do all the things we know we need to do. 

ben close
portsmouth midfielder
16.37

Lambert recalls his south coast derby memories

Somehow not PUMPED yet?! Southampton legend Rickie Lambert sat down to talk through his memories of playing in the south coast derbies.

16.31
Southampton FC

When it’s your birthday AND derby day! Double tap ❤️ to wish #SaintsFC’s midfield general a happy 2️⃣8️⃣th! 🥳

16.29

it's important we focus on what's important and that is winning the game at all costs.

danny ings
on playing the game and not the occasion
16.28

Hasenhüttl: Let's make the fans proud

Hear from the Southampton boss ahead of tonight's south coast derby, as we look to record our first victory at Fratton Park since 1984.

16.26

IT'S DERBY DAY! 🔴⚪

That's right, it's the first south coast derby since back in 2012, as Southampton travel to face Portsmouth at Fratton Park in the Carabao Cup third round. It promises to be a ferocious, passionate and intense affair as always and there is one thing that matters; to win. COME ON YOU SAINTS!


Stay with us for all the build-up, live match updates and free audio commentary of the game!

16.25

PMH vs Saints Line Ups

Portsmouth

1
Craig MacGillivray (GK)
6
Christian Burgess
38
Brandon Haunstrup
9
Oliver Hawkins
Paul Downing (59′)
13
James Bolton
11
Ronan Curtis
33
Ben Close
Ross McCrorie (82′)
4
Tom Naylor (C)
8
Brett Pitman
7
Ryan Williams
Gareth Evans (78′)
10
John Marquis
2
Anton Walkes
35
Alex Bass
26
Gareth Evans
29
Leon Maloney
15
Ross McCrorie
14
Andrew Cannon
5
Paul Downing

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
35
Jan Bednarek
16
James Ward-Prowse
14
Oriol Romeu
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
10
Che Adams
9
Danny Ings
Shane Long (83′)
20
Michael Obafemi
Nathan Redmond (72′)
28
Angus Gunn
7
Shane Long
43
Yan Valery
5
Jack Stephens
17
Stuart Armstrong
22
Nathan Redmond
19
Sofiane Boufal

PMH vs Saints Match Stats

Portsmouth

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    38
    62
  • Shots
    16
    11
  • Shots on target
    4
    9
  • Corners
    7
    1
  • Passes Complete
    192
    441

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
2
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Shots On Target
4
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Chances Created
2
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
Passes Completed
76
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Tackles
3
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Clearances
9
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy