Saints vs HUD
Smallbone thankful for opportunity
Youngster delighted to have made his Saints debut.
Hasenhüttl: Ward-Prowse a machine
Saints manager Ralph Hasenhüttl was full of praise for Saturday's captain.
Highlights: Saints 2-0 Huddersfield
The pick of the action from the Emirates FA Cup third-round tie, at St Mary's.
90 in 90: Saints 2-0 Huddersfield
The key moments from the Emirates FA Cup third-round tie, at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 2-0 Huddersfield
The best of the images as Southampton advanced in the FA Cup.
Video: Smallbone reacts to memorable debut
Youngster chats after netting on his debut.
Video: Vokins reacts to dream day
The defender reflects on a memorable occasion at St Mary's.
Vokins: I couldn't be happier
Defender on cloud nine after scoring on his full debut.
Hasenhüttl: We're all happy for the young lads
Ralph Hasenhüttl pleased with the youngsters' impact against Huddersfield.
Smallbone and Vokins score as Saints march on
Our report as Southampton beat Huddersfield in the Emirates FA Cup third round.
Early ticket collection advised for Cup clash
Saints fans urged to collect well ahead of kick-off.
Match Pack: Saints vs Huddersfield
Preview the first FA Cup match day of the season.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Huddersfield
Get all the essential information ahead of the FA Cup clash against the Terriers.
Hasenhüttl: FA Cup is a special competition
Saints boss looks ahead to the start of this season's campaign in the FA Cup.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Huddersfield preview
Watch our interview with the boss ahead of the FA Cup third-round tie.
Team News: Hasenhüttl to make changes
Saints boss says he is taking FA Cup seriously, but must make changes following festive workload.
SAINTS: FA Cup special on sale now
Find out's what inside Saturday's matchday programme.
'Take a Minute' when Saints face Huddersfield
Emirates FA Cup tie to be delayed by one minute.
Monday Briefing: December 30
All the latest news from around St Mary's and Staplewood.
Huddersfield on general sale
Fans can get tickets from just £12 per adult for the Emirates FA Cup clash.
Huddersfield tickets from £1
Eligible Under-18s can see the Emirates FA Cup tie for a great price.
Huddersfield tickets on sale
Eligible season ticket holders can secure their seats for the Emirates FA Cup third round tie on Saturday 4th January.
Saints vs HUD As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Will Smallbone scores on his senior debut as Saints advance in the Emirates FA Cup
- Jake Vokins adds a late second on his home debut and first career start
- Shane Long finds the net in the first half, but it's ruled out for offside by VAR
- Saints progress to the fourth round with victory
Vokins: I couldn't be happier
Read Jake Vokins's reaction to a dream day after scoring on his full debut at St Mary's 👏17.51
Our report as Saints progress to round four 😇
Read our match report from St Mary's on a special day for two of our own!17.48
FULL TIME: Southampton 2-0 Huddersfield Town
A day to remember for the Academy! Southampton progress to the Emirates FA Cup fourth round thanks to goals from two of their own, Will Smallbone and Jake Vokins. The teenage duo struck early and late in the second half respectively in a game in which Saints were rarely troubled. Job done for Ralph Hasenhüttl, who made 10 changes but still saw his team extend their unbeaten run to five matches.
Long goes close!
The Irishman, denied by VAR in the first half, threatens to score again but this time his shot is deflected narrowly wide.
Into added time...
Saints are nearly there! Now for the clean sheet...
THAT'S BOTH OF THEM!!! ⚽️⚽️
Vokins joins fellow youngster Smallbone in finding the net! The left-back marks his home debut and his first senior start with a vicious strike from 20 yards that takes a slight deflection but flies in off the underside of the bar! What a day for the Academy 👏
Jake Vokins (86’) | 2 – 0
Ward-Prowse shoots wide
The midfielder latches on to Long's lay-off, but the ball was bouncing awkwardly towards his left foot and it's a difficult chance. He keeps it down, but it bobbles off target.
Important block from Cédric
That's the first chance Grant has had - Chalobah escapes down the right and crosses to the far post, where the striker takes the ball down on his chest and shoots, but it cannons against Cédric and behind for a corner, which Saints defend.
Stanković tries his luck
The ball drops to the defender 20 yards out, and he can't resist the urge to have a go. It's a pretty clean strike, but veers a couple of yards wide of Gunn's left-hand post.
Armstrong preparing to come on
It's all been a bit quiet here since the goal. Saints have got the lead they were searching for, but Huddersfield are still not prepared to commit many bodies forward, resulting in something of a stalemate. Ralph Hasenhüttl has turned to his bench and is ready to take action.
One for the scrapbook 📸
Goalscorer Will Smallbone celebrates scoring on his senior debut. The dream! We've reached the hour mark at St Mary's, where his goal is all that separates the sides.
What a chance for Schindler!
Huddersfield should be level. A fine delivery from the right from a free-kick finds captain Schindler on the six-yard line, but he can't adjust his body to divert the ball on target.
SMALLBONE SCORES ON HIS DEBUT!!!
What a moment for the 19-year-old! Danso crosses from the right and Long does brilliantly to keep the ball alive with an intelligent header back across goal. Smallbone shows his composure, waiting for it to drop and timing his strike perfectly on his left foot to bury the ball in the corner of the net from 12 yards! Get in!
Will Smallbone (46’) | 1 – 0
The visitors get us back under way
Saints were out early for the second half - Ralph Hasenhüttl will want to see more intensity from his team. Come on, lads!
HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 Huddersfield Town
Boos around St Mary's at the break - not a reflection on Saints' performance, but dissent towards VAR, which intervened to deny the hosts an opener shortly before half time. Shane Long was ruled offside by a matter of millimetres from Will Smallbone's clever pass on his debut. Saints have certainly shaded it, but it has not been a classic, with chances at a premium at both ends.
VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Southampton [Shane Long] was cancelled
And it's been chalked off! Have to feel for Long, who is denied his first goal of the season, and Smallbone, who is denied an assist on his debut.
It's the opening goal for Saints! Smallbone's first-time pass releases the striker, who makes no mistake. But now VAR is checking a possible offside...
Shane Long (44’) | 1 – 0
Stanković receiving treatment
A bizarre incident here, as Stanković collides with his own player as Huddersfield prepared to deliver the free-kick that followed Long's yellow card. There's a bit of a break in play as the defender receives treatment, so there's likely to be a couple of added minutes before the interval.
Yellow Card for Shane Long (Southampton)
The striker goes into the book for an unintentional trip on Chalobah as he passed him.
Danso goes close!
The Austrian attacks a wonderful Ward-Prowse corner, but his header powers into the Saints fans behind Coleman's goal.
Huddersfield break again
The Terriers have hardly carried any threat, but on the rare occasions they have the opportunity to break, they do so at pace and in numbers. Hadergjonaj finds space on the right, but his cross seeking Bacuna at the far post is wayward.
Smallbone has a chance
That was a big moment for the debutant. Long's pressure forces an error for Coleman, whose clearance is pounced upon by Ward-Prowse, who releases Smallbone before Huddersfield are back in position. It opens up for the midfielder on his left foot, but that's not his strongest, and his shot is high and wide. Cue a rueful smile from the youngster.
Long penalised 😩
Danso attacks down the right and plays the ball inside for Long, who allows the pass to run across his body, but is penalised for a foul on defender Schindler as Boufal sticks the loose ball into the bottom corner to no avail.
Campbell goes close...
A rare counter-attack for the visitors, as O'Brien plays in Campbell - that's Fraizer Campbell, once of Manchester United and England. He takes the shot early, from 20 yards, and it whistles narrowly over the angle of post and bar.
Adams denied by Coleman!
A super burst down the left by Ward-Prowse, who does well to keep the ball in play and then drives at the Huddersfield defence, slipping the ball in behind for Adams, but he's forced wide on his left foot and his shot is comfortably stopped by keeper Coleman.
Vokins involved again
The 19-year-old looks confident out there. He takes a couple of touches to control a long pass out to the wing, but then delivers a peach of a cross, only for the incoming Danso to be penalised for climbing on his man.
Vestergaard goes down...
After Boufal's trickery wins Saints a free-kick, Ward-Prowse's delivery is in towards Vestergaard. The big defender goes down claiming a push and wants a penalty, but referee Tim Robinson isn't interested.
Huddersfield threaten for the first time
Campbell drives into the box and looks to pull the ball back across goal for Hadergjonaj, but Yoshida intercepts and Saints safely negotiate the visitors' first attack.
Boufal's pass is just overhit
This time the Moroccan picks up a pocket of space in the number 10 position, turns and threads the ball through the defence for Long, but out comes goalkeeper Coleman, who beats the Irishman to it.
A sight of goal for Smallbone!
First involvement for Boufal, who gets away down the left and crosses to the far post. Danso is there to nod the ball back across goal towards Smallbone, but it's just intercepted before he can make a connection from six yards.
Ward-Prowse sends Vokins on the run
The midfielder looks up and sends a raking diagonal pass for the youngster to chase, and he does well to dig out a first-time cross before the ball runs out of play.
A couple of early touches for Smallbone
The 19-year-old debutant looks neat and tidy in possession and happy to receive the ball in tight areas with a couple of sharp one-touch passes.
We're up and running!
Skipper James Ward-Prowse gets the action under way. Come on you Saints! 💪
Warm-ups complete! 🔥
The players are in the tunnel and we're closing in on kick-off here at St Mary's!14.56
Faith in this guy! 👊
Is today the day for Ché Adams? 44% of you think the striker will be Saints' key man this afternoon - let's hope he can get off the mark in red and white! ⚽️14.39
🔟 changes for Saints!
The one survivor? James Ward-Prowse, who captains the side! Otherwise it's all change from the New Year's Day win over Spurs 🔄14.19
Huddersfield team confirmed
Southampton team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Gunn, Danso, Vestergaard, Yoshida, Vokins, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Smallbone, Boufal, Adams, Long.
3️⃣0️⃣ minutes until team news! ⏳
It promises to be an interesting team selection from both managers this afternoon, with plenty of changes expected. Stay with us for the full line-ups at 2pm GMT!13.29
Fancy a repeat, Nathan Redmond? 🚀
It's only been eight months since Huddersfield's last visit to St Mary's, when Nathan Redmond did THIS to sign off the 2018/19 season in style! 🤩13.23
Get clued up ahead of kick-off 🤓
We've got all the facts and stats you need, along with team news and manager quotes, in our detailed Match Pack! Check it out to get yourself game-ready 👊13.21
The stage is set! ⏳
We're counting down to kick-off here at St Mary's, which is a beautiful sight on the first Saturday of 2020! 🏟12.36
the message is a very clear one: we want to go to the next round. the fa cup is a very important competition for us. we will find a team that is able to win."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
The boss talks team selection! 🎥
It's been a very busy Christmas period for Saints, but 10 points from four games represented a handsome return for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men. Now the boss recognises the need to give some of those players a rest, whilst handing an opportunity to others to stake a claim...12.03
Why Saints will 'Take A Minute' before kick-off 💭
Why is every Emirates FA Cup tie kicking off one minute later? Each club will 'Take A Minute' as part of the Heads Up campaign. It is hoped the initiative will raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health, with 60 seconds representing just the first step in the journey to improved wellbeing 💪12.01
The FA Cup is back! 🏆
Southampton's road to Wembley starts here! Today, Huddersfield Town of the Championship are the visitors for a 3.01pm GMT kick-off at St Mary's, as both sides eye a place in the fourth round. Saints are looking to extend their unbeaten run to five matches after a fruitful festive period. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live match updates and free commentary! 😇11.49
Saints vs HUD Line Ups
Angus Gunn (GK)
Kevin DansoCédric Soares (75′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Sofiane BoufalMichael Obafemi (78′)
William SmallboneStuart Armstrong (71′)
Joel Coleman (GK)
Christopher Schindler (C)
Jon Gorenc Stankovic
Juninho BacunaKarlan Grant (66′)
Lewis O'BrienJosh Koroma (83′)
Fraizer CampbellSteve Mounie (61′)
Saints vs HUD Match Stats
Shots on target31