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Ings hits landmark goal in Brighton draw

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Key moments so far

  • Spoils shared with Ings netting his 20th goal of Premier League campaign
  • Ings equalises after being played through by Redmond
  • HALF-TIME: Saints 0-1 Brighton (Maupay 17')
  • Neal Maupay gives Brighton the lead, firing low past McCarthy

Report: Ings hits landmark goal in Brighton draw

Danny Ings became the first Southampton player in 17 years to hit 20 Premier League goals, as his second-half equaliser secured a point against Brighton & Hove Albion at St Mary’s. Our report.

22.22

FULL-TIME: Saints 1-1 Brighton

It finishes all square at St Mary's, as Danny Ings scores his 20th league goal of the season. Saints shaded the chances in the end, dominating the second half but couldn't find an elusive second.

+6’

Højbjerg from range

He has a habit of scoring against Brighton! Ryan needed two attempts to fully gather the ball, but makes the save nonetheless. 

6️⃣ minutes added...

There's an additional six minutes of stoppage time to find a winner here.

90’

Adams close once more

Walker-Peters whips the ball in from the right, and it's spilled by Ryan with Adams lurking. He's not able to organise his feet in time to direct an effort on target.

Knocking on the door

Saints continuing to harass the Brighton defence, who are standing tall. Walker-Peters is the latest on the assault, but he's marshalled by Bissouma.

The moment Ings equalises 📸

Cool as you like from this man ❄️❄️❄️

82’

Adams denied

Incisive passing from Saints. Lovely flick from Ings to find Adams, who shifts it and unleashes a fierce hit. Webster flew across to block the shot. Bodies on the line for the visitors.

80’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Will Smallbone

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79’

Promising free-kick

Prowsey over it. Brighton lining up a five-man wall. Deflects behind for a corner after striking the wall.

Unlucky, Jannik!!

A wry smile from the defender following his strike, which Ryan acrobatically got fingertips to.

76’

Bissouma blasts wide

The ball breaks kindly for the substitute, who shoots uncontested from the penalty spot but misses the target. A real let off for Saints, and a huge opportunity for the visitors. 

73’

VESTERGAARD THUNDERBOLT ⚡️

What an unbelievable save from Ryan. The defender unleashed a rocket from distance, but Ryan tips it onto the crossbar. Superb strike, matched by a superb save.

OUR GUY 🔥

Played in by Redmond our top scorer made no mistake. That makes it 20 Premier League goals for the season!

68’

Brighton & Hove Albion substitution: Martín Montoya replaces Tariq Lamptey

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GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

WHO ELSE?

One on one with Mat Ryan, Ings draws the goalkeeper in and slots it far corner. He doesn't miss from there!! Saints are level 😇

66’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (66’) | 1 1

64’

Prowsey free-kick

Superb delivery from the right, as always from the skipper, it's met by Ings at the near post but blocked by a host of bodies in green shirts.

63’

Trossard denied

Højbjerg with a crucial block. Brighton looking second best this half, but that was a promising attack. Well defended in the end.

Better balance

The introduction of both Adams and Walker-Peters has injected a bit of energy into Saints and they look much more purposeful going forward. Ward-Prowse with the latest effort on goal, but it's tame.

58’

Brilliant from Dunk

His anticipation is superb, and denies Saints a near-certain equaliser. 

57’

SOOOOO CLOSE 😩

A typical effort from Danny Ings, who cuts inside and smashes hit effort off the post. The rebound falls kindly to Adams but Dunk was on the goal line to prevent it crossing with his knee. Saints come forward again with Ings, but Adams is caught on his heels at the back post.

55’

Fierce shot from Vokins

He's already scored on this stage - in the FA Cup - and it's a great effort to try and draw Saints level from distance. It fizzes marginally wide of the post, but has Ryan scrambling. 

Back in midfield

Much more natural position for the Dane, who now parters Ward-Prowse. Saints already playing with better intensity.

49’

Brighton counter

They had an overload for a brief moment, three coming forward against two Saints defenders. Walker-Peters uses his athleticism to recover well and intercept.

HT

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Michael Obafemi

Straight swap for the youngster, who hadn't managed to make much of an impact on the game.

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HT

Southampton substitution: Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Oriol Romeu

Romeu is withdrawn and Højbjerg moves from full-back into midfield. KWP deployed down the right.

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Up and running again...

Saints looking to assert some authority on this tie in the second period. Limited chances thus far. There's a double change at the break, Kyle Walker Peters and Ché Adams are on. Romeu and Obafemi have been withdrawn.

HALF-TIME: Saints 0-1 Brighton

Not the brightest half from the hosts, who go into the interval trailing. It was a huge shift at Old Trafford just three days prior, which appears to be telling at the moment.

+1’

Brighton end strongly

Good pressure from Trossard in midfield, gives Murray a sight of goal. Plenty of Saints bodies in the way to block the shot, which leads to a corner - McCarthy claims.

41’

Triple corner

Prowsey delivers all. Brighton defending resolutely though, eventually getting the ball clear. Saints attempting to put the pressure on before the interval.

Last 5️⃣

Five minutes remain of the half, just as Redmond plays in Ings. Our red-hot striker puts the ball in the back of the net, but the flag is up. He gets another opportunity shortly after, but Dunk is the barrier.

Smallbone in action

Brighton have been the more purposeful side so far, but Saints attempting to reverse the momentum.

35’

Maupay throws himself to the ground

The forward tries to force his way into the Saints box, under pressure from Højbjerg and Bednarek and then throws himself to the floor. Nothing doing, as the referee waves away any suggestion of a penalty.

Ings at St Mary's

Hasn't been presented with too much service as yet...

31’

Saints wasteful in possession

Not really found any passing rhythm yet, and not managed to get Ings or Obafemi into the game much. Plenty of time, but we need to find another gear.

27’

Brighton corner

Delivered by Trossard, but McCarthy took complete control and punched clear. Saints need to liven up a bit - strong goalkeeping from our #1.

23’

DRINKS BREAK 💦

We've just entered the first-half drinks break. Poor goal to concede for Saints, but encouragingly, they are creating chances at the opposite end and there's plenty of time left in this one.

VISITORS LEAD

Clever finish from Maupay, who gives McCarthy no chance with the low shot. It was a simple routine from a throw-in, aided my some lapse Southampton defending, which gave the Frenchman a relatively easy chance to finish.

17’

GOAL

Neal Maupay (17’) | 0 1

17’

Trossard header

Comfortable again for McCarthy, who catches. Good battle developing between young Vokins and Lamptey down the right.

16’

Flurry of chances

Saints went a host of chances to test Ryan. Prowsey with the initial effort from the edge of the area, which was charged down, before the follow up is fizzed at goal by Romeu and comes off Lamptey.

13’

Speculative effort from Murray

No cause for concern for McCarthy, who is happy to watch the volley comfortably clear his bar.

Vokins making bow

The first images of tonight's Premier League debutant Jake Vokins, who is operating down the left flank.

11’

Pröpper wasteful

Solly March did well down the left, crossing centrally, before the ball falls at the feet of the midfielder who was leaning back and fires over the bar.

COYR 😇

Some new faces tonight, but the same team spirit ❤️

9’

Maupay double chance

Two bites at the cherry for the Brighton forward - the first one he fails to get a clean connection, but it falls nicely for him again as he blasts way over.

7’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

For a strong challenge on Solly March.

5’

Højbjerg unleashes shot

A lovely cross-field pass from Romeu finds the Dane - who is actually filling in at right-back - and he takes it down on his chest and lashes at the effort. It's rebuffed by Ryan.

3’

Obafemi draws the foul

But it's not given. Dunk pulled the youngster down, and it would have been in Prowsey territory, but referee is uninterested. Bright start from Saints, with both full-backs committing themselves forward.

0’

PROWSEY gets us going...

Captain James Ward-Prowse gets us under way, but not before all 22 players take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

PLAYERS ARE OUT 👊

Both sides have taken to the field and we're very nearly ready to get this show up and running!

20.15

COUNTDOWN IS ON ⏳

Get yourself comfy Saints fan, we're just five minutes away from tonight's action! 🍿


Stay with us, as we bring you all the live in-play updates - the game is also live on BT Sport.

20.10

Gearing up ⚙️

Saints players take to the St Mary's field to begin warm-ups ahead of kick-off.

19.44

A beautiful sight 😍

The scene from inside St Mary's Stadium, ahead of tonight's 8:15pm BST kick-off!

19.34

Freshening up...

Ralph Hasenhüttl elects to make 5️⃣ changes to tonight's starting XI, with Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Adams and Walker-Peters dropping down to the bench. Smallbone comes into midfield, there's a straight swap at full-back for Vokins, while Vestergaard, Højbjerg and Obafemi are also included.

19.29

🔜 PREMIER LEAGUE DEBUT INCOMING

Jake Vokins, having already appeared for Saints in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup this season, is now poised to make his full Premier League debut against Brighton tonight!

19.26

BRIGHTON TEAM

Starting XI: Ryan (GK), Lampety, Dunk (c), Burn, Stephens, Webster, March, Pröpper, Maupay, Trossard, Murray. 

Subs: Button (GK), Duffy, Bissouma, MacAllister, Groß, Mooy, Montoya, Bernado, Connolly.

19.17

TEAM NEWS 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Vestergaard, Bednarek, Vokins, Ward-Prowse (c), Romeu, Højbjerg, Smallbone, Redmond, Ings, Obafemi. 

Subs: Gunn (GK), Stephens, Danso, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Long, Adams, Armstrong, Maddox.

19.16
VOTE NOW
Who leads the line for Saints against Brighton this evening?

Who leads the line for Saints against Brighton this evening?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings and Ché Adams
    33%
  • Danny Ings and Shane Long
    42%
  • Shane Long and Ché Adams
    7%
  • Shane Long and Michael Obafemi
    12%
  • Michael Obafemi and Ché Adams
    7%

OUR STAGE 🏟

The scene is set for tonight's big south coast clash - we can't wait for you to join us back inside the stadium on matchdays, Saints fans, but until that time comes you can continue to tune into all the build up right here! 


🔜 TEAM NEWS: 7:15pm BST 😁

17.54

Geek out on all the facts and figures

Need to swat up before tonight's game? Look no further than our Match Pack, which has all the information you need before 8:15pm this evening, in association with eToro. 

17.45
Southampton FC

Birthday Bale! 🥳🎉 #saintsfc

17.42

in every game you have chances to win, but there's also risk you can lose. if you don't do your job right, you can lose against any team in the pL.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager
17.40

Tactical Watch: Pressing from the front

Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe analyses Brighton's patient approach ahead of the Seagulls' visit to St Mary's in the Premier League. It's the latest edition of Tactical Watch, in association with Utilita Energy..

17.36

Rotation possible? 🔄

Saints were made to run hard at Old Trafford just three days ago, and as a result, the manager has hinted that changes may be made to the starting XI. 


Here's what he had to say on the possibility of fresh legs when asked about selections for Brighton.

15.22

A last-gasp leveller at Old Trafford 😅

Check out the best of the action from a drama fuelled trip to Manchester, as Michael Obafemi's stoppage time goal secured a deserved point during Saints' last outing.

15.18

Train hard, play hard 👊

Saints aiming to stay fresh with three games to contend with this week - after tonight, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side travel to AFC Bournemouth on Sunday, 2pm BST.

15.16

Shall we hear from the boss? 🙋‍♂️

Here's Ralph Hasenhüttl speaking ahead of tonight's all south coast affair, where Saints host Brighton in their penultimate 2019/20 home fixture.

15.13

STAT ATTACK 🤓

Brighton are the side Southampton have faced the most in the Premier League without losing, having gone undefeated in all five matches against them.

15.11

Highlights: Brighton 0-2 Saints

Watch back the key moments from the last time these two sides met, including a sumptuous strike from Moussa Djenepo on his first Premier League start. 

15.09

❤️ ST MARY'S STADIUM ❤️

Welcome home, Saints fans! Today we're back at St Mary's for another thriller, this time hosting Brighton and Hove Albion in an all south coast affair. Hard-fought back-to-back away draws at Goodison Park and Old Trafford will have filled Ralph Hasenhüttl's side with plenty of confidence going into this one - nine points separate Saints and today's visitors ahead of kick-off.

15.17

Saints vs BHA Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
29
Jake Vokins
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
35
Jan Bednarek
27
William Smallbone
replace Stuart Armstrong (78′)
16
James Ward-Prowse (C)
22
Nathan Redmond
14
Oriol Romeu yellow card
replace Kyle Walker-Peters (45′)
20
Michael Obafemi
replace Che Adams (45′)
9
Danny Ings goal
5
Jack Stephens
7
Shane Long
10
Che Adams
17
Stuart Armstrong
28
Angus Gunn
36
Jacob Maddox
24
Kyle Walker-Peters
21
Ryan Bertrand
38
Kevin Danso

Brighton and Hove Albion

1
Mat Ryan (GK)
15
Adam Webster
5
Lewis Dunk (C)
33
Dan Burn
20
Solly March
replace Alexis Mac Allister (76′)
2
Tariq Lamptey
replace Martín Montoya (68′)
24
Davy Pröpper
replace Yves Bissouma (68′)
6
Dale Stephens
11
Leandro Trossard
replace Pascal Groß (76′)
7
Neal Maupay goal
17
Glenn Murray
replace Aaron Mooy (59′)
44
Aaron Connolly
18
Aaron Mooy
13
Pascal Groß
22
Martín Montoya
30
Bernardo
27
David Button
4
Shane Duffy
10
Alexis Mac Allister
8
Yves Bissouma

Saints vs BHA Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Possession (%)
    68
    comparison angle
    32
  • Shots
    21
    comparison angle
    10
  • Shots on target
    6
    comparison angle
    2
  • Corners
    8
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    490
    comparison angle
    171

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
chances created
Chances Created
4
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
81
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
tackles
Tackles
3
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
clearances
Clearances
2
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
1
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy