Highlights: Norwich 0-3 Saints
Watch the key moments from a victorious trip to Carrow Road.
Hasenhüttl: We deserved to win
The manager's praise for a buoyant Southampton performance away at Norwich.
Armstrong: It was about a good start
Goalscorer Stuart Armstrong glad to begin Premier League resumption with three points.
90 in 90: Norwich 0-3 Saints
The key moments as Southampton won on their return to Premier League action.
Video: Hasenhüttl praises commitment
The manager full of praise for a buoyant Southampton performance.
Report: Saints clinical to claim three points
Three goals seals convincing win against Norwich.
Watch: Hasenhüttl's pre-match interview
Our interview with the manager ahead of the return to Premier League action.
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Match Pack: Norwich vs Saints
Get the lowdown as Saints return to Premier League action in the Match Pack
Match Pack: Norwich City v Saints
Get the lowdown ahead of the trip to Carrow Road with the Match Pack.
Tactical Watch: Neutering Norwich
Sam Tighe looks at Saints' keys to success.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl looks ahead to Norwich
The second part of thee manager's pre-Norwich press.
Gallery: Smells like team spirit
Saints finalise their pre-Norwich preparations at Staplewood.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Norwich
The manager's pre-Norwich media address.
Djenepo serving suspension
Winger one of two likely absentees for trip to Norwich City.
Gallery: Training heats up
The best images from Tuesday's sunny Staplewood session.
Gallery: One week to go
The latest images as Saints continue their preparations for the Premier League's return.
Gallery: Two weeks out
Training continues as Premier League restart nears.
Hasenhüttl on Premier League restart
Manager relishing the chance to finish 2019/20 season.
NOR vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Danny Ings rattles the crossbar in the 34th minute
- All square at the break
- Ings gives Saints the lead in the 49th minute
- Armstrong adds a second five minutes later
Three goals, three scorers, three points! Your full match report can be found here.
FULL TIME: Norwich 0-3 Saints
What a return for Saints! Danny Ings fired the visitors into the lead just after the restart, before Stuart Armstrong doubled the lead after just five more minutes. The icing on the cake came when Nathan Redmond added a third with a cool finish in the bottom corner.
Chance for Tella
The youngster on his debut fires at Krul after some good work by Boufal, but nothing doing for the forward.
JWP has an effort from a free-kick...
Ward-Prowse goes close from a trademark free-kick angle, but Krul is there to deny a fourth,
Yellow Card for Max Aarons (Norwich City)
A heavy challenge on Nathan Tella, but nothing to concern the Saints medical staff.
Four added minutes...
Added time at Carrow Road
Two more Saints chances...
Smallbone lets fly after being set up by Valery, but see's his effort blocked.
Bertrand then has an effort but see's his effort fly over
Easy as you like for the former Norwich man, who floats past Godfrey and nestles his effort into the bottom right corner.
Nathan Redmond (79’) | 0 – 3
Obafemi goes close once more...
The youngster bursts through the defence, with Ings open in the middle, but his shot is cut off before anything meaningful could materialise.
Yellow Card for Danny Ings (Southampton)
Late challenge by our first goalscorer brings about the evening's first caution.
Armstrong with another effort...
Krul does well to dive down to his right-hand post and deny a second for our Scot.
At least some things are back to normal!
Danny Ings wheels away in celebration after giving Saints the lead
Norwich have the ball in the net, it's offside...
Substitute Mario Vrancic bundles the ball in from a corner but he was clearly offside.
Pukki with another chance...
Norwich's top goalscorer finds space in the box, but his effort is well blocked by backtracking Saints defenders.
Ward-Prowse goes close again...
Max Aarons is there once more to deny the Saints skipper, who let fly from the edge of the box after some quick passes from Hasenhüttl's men.
OFF THE LINE!
Ward-Prowse looking to get in on the act, but his effort is cleared off the line by Max Aarons.
Bednarek with a strong block!
Jan Bednarek slides in to deny Pukki as Norwich look to respond to a fast Saints second half outing.
CLINCIAL FROM STU!
Another superb finish doubling our lead!
Stuart Armstrong (54’) | 0 – 2
Redmond looks to add a second...
Saints all over Norwich here, Nathan Redmond looking to add to Saints lead in quick succession but see's his shot well blocked.
WHAT. A. HIT!
Danny Ings is well and truly back! Our number nine curls a superb effort into Tim Krul's top-left hand corner to give Saints a deserved lead.
Danny Ings (49’) | 0 – 1
JWP on defensive duties
The skipper tracks back and denies an early burst forward by Norwich's Josip Drmic
Second half action coming up at Carrow Road
HALF-TIME: Norwich 0-0 Saints
A stalemate as it stands at half-time here. Norwich started the brighter side, with Kenny McLean's fierce effort testing Alex McCarthy inside the opening ten minutes. However Saints have grown into the game, their best chance falling to Danny Ings who hit the crossbar, following good work by Jack Stephens, in the 34th minute.
JWP tests Krul from the set-piece
The skipper flies an effort into the Norwich box, but Krul does well to hold onto the effort.
Saints free-kick this time...
Stuart Armstrong fouled on the left wing, JWP to whip this one in...
Klose heads wide, but is offside...
Buendía lofted a delightful ball in, which Klose met but was offside in doing so
Pukki wins Norwich a free-kick...
The hosts came close from a similar position in the opening minutes.
Tame effort from McLean easy for McCarthy 👐
Rare burst forward for Norwich, with McLean looking to replicate his earlier effort.
However the low drilled shot is easy for Alex McCarthy in the Saints goal.
Good work from Højbjerg 👏
The midfielder marauds through midfield, before playing through Obafemi.
The striker is denied by good defending inside the Norwich penalty area,
INGS RATTLES THE BAR! 😩
Jack Stephens does brilliantly to win back possession in midfield, before laying it off to Danny Ings who hits the woodwork.
Claims for a penalty...
Michael Obafemi is bundled over in the Norwich box, but neither the referee or VAR were impressed.
The boss 👔
Ralph Hasenhüttl looks on at Carrow Road.
Armstrong tests Krul 👏
Lovely set-piece move started by Ward-Prowse on the corner, who finds the onrushing Stuart Armstrong with a low, drilled cross.
Tim Krul does well to meet the fierce effort.
Valery does well to win Saints another corner...
The full-back battles with Trybull and wins the visitors a corner
Drmic clears the corner
But Saints retain possession and remain in the ascendancy here...
Game resumes with a Saints corner..
JWP to whip an effort in...
Drinks break number one 💧
Players take on fluids by the side of the pitch after 23 minutes.
Norwich started the game brighter but Saints have certainly grown into it as the half has wore on.
James Ward-Prowse in action during the first 20 minutes
Ings bursts through...but Godfrey blocks! 😩
Danny Ings shows his pace to capitalise on a Ben Godfrey defensive mistake, but the defender makes up for it with a well timed block on our number nine.
Saints counter with pace 🏃♂️
Nathan Redmond has the initial effort, well blocked by Max Aarons..before Stuart Armstrong's cross is met by a mix of a Danny Ings and Aarons and well claimed by Tim Krul.
Aarons remains down after the clash...
Kenny McLean fizzes an effort wide
The Canaries threatening again; McLean hitting his effort just wide of McCarthy's left-hand post.
Fast start here by the hosts.
Early set piece for the hosts
Todd Cantwell gets on the end of a curling free-kick, but Danny Ings is there to block his effort at the last.
Premier League football is back! 🤩
COME ON YOU SAINTS
The teams are out...
Here we go! 👀18.00
Scene is set 🎬
Carrow Road is ready, are you? 👀17.40
The boys are back in town! 🤩
Safety checks done, team news is out, warm-ups underway...
Not long to go now, Saints fans! 😁
Obafemi x Ings ⚡️
Michael Obafemi partners top scorer Danny Ings up front tonight in the absence of Shane Long17.11
🐤 Norwich Team News
Starting XI: Tim Krul, Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey, Timm Klose (C), Jamal Lewis, Tom Trybull, Jamal Lewis, Emi Buendia, Kenny Mclean, Todd Cantwell, Josip Drmic, Teemu Pukki
Subs: Michael McGovern, Lukas Rupp, Mario Vrancic, Moritz Leitner, Onel Hernández, Ondrej Duda, Alex Tettey, Adam Idah, Josh Martin
🚨 TEAM NEWS 🚨
Saints XI: Alex McCarthy, Yan Valery, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, James Ward-Prowse (C), Stuart Armstrong, Nathan Redmond, Danny Ings, Michael Obafemi
Subs: Angus Gunn, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Kevin Danso, Will Smallbone, Oriol Romeu, Sofiane Boufal, Nathan Tella, Ché Adams
Last time out 🏟
Saint returned to St Mary's last week as they took on Bristol City. Take a look at the highlights from an entertaining afternoon 📺16.38
we know how Norwich want to play, strong in possession, so that means we have to be very good and organised."Ralph Hasenhüttlon tonight's opponents
Hasenhüttl: "We're looking forward to this period"
Hear our full preview with boss Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of the restart and tonight's trip to Norwich. 🎙14.17
Football is BACK! 😇
FINALLY! Premier League football is back for Southampton, with Ralph Hasenhüttl's side travelling to Norwich City at 6pm (BST).
Three points for Saints at Carrow Road could see them rise to as high as 12th place, level on points with Everton and ten points clear of the drop zone.
A win for Norwich would see them close the gap on 19th placed Aston Villa to just two points, as they look for survival.14.11
NOR vs SOU Line Ups
Tim Krul (GK)
Timm Klose (C)
Tom TrybullMario Vrancic (62′)
Todd CantwellOnel Hernández (62′)
Emiliano BuendíaAdam Idah (80′)
Teemu PukkiOndrej Duda (80′)
Josip DrmicJosh Martin (89′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Yan ValeryKyle Walker-Peters (90′)
Nathan RedmondSofiane Boufal (90′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Stuart ArmstrongWilliam Smallbone (82′)
Danny IngsNathan Tella (88′)
Michael ObafemiChe Adams (82′)
NOR vs SOU Match Stats
Shots on target19