Ings strikes again to rescue a point

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 28 Dec 3PM | Attendance: 31,108
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs Palace
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Saints vs Palace As It Happened

Key moments

  • Guaita pulls off big saves to deny Djenepo and Ings
  • Ings capitalises on Kelly's mistake to level things
  • Tomkins puts Palace ahead after 50 minutes
  • Meyer's early goal for Palace ruled out by VAR for offside
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17.11

Unbeaten in 3️⃣

Danny Ings' 14th goal of the season ensured Saints continued their positive run of results, with a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace. For our full report from this afternoon's fixture, click here.

17.10

FULL-TIME: Saints 1-1 Crystal Palace

Danny Ings ensured Saints earned a well-deserved point at St Mary's, capitalising on a mistake by Martin Kelly. James Tomkins had put Palace ahead after 49 minutes, following VAR's decision to overturn what would have been the opener curtesy of Max Mayer in the first-half. It's seven points from a possible nine now for Saints 😇

+1’

Saints corner...

Djenepo winning another Saints corner as time ticks on...

90’

There will be FOUR MINUTES added time

The fourth official gives his verdict.

90’

Zaha wins Palace a corner on the counter

The away side in no rush to take this...

88’

INCHES AWAY AGAIN!

Djenepo involved once more, laying into Redmond whose cut-back is cleared by Kelly before it can get to Ings which inadvertently scrapes the left post.

86’

SO, SO CLOSE 😫

It was in his territory, but Ward-Prowse sees his curled effort well saved by Guaita, who is keeping Palace in the game as it stands 

85’

Yellow Card for James McArthur (Crystal Palace)

A cynical challenge from the Palace midfielder as Djenepo broke away with the ball.


Saints now have a free-kick in a very good position 👀

83’

Crystal Palace substitution: Cheikhou Kouyaté replaces Max Meyer

Palace's first change of the afternoon

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81’

Djenepo x Ings are on fire 🔥

The winger is too much for Palace to handle at the minute; his cross finding Ings who heads just over. 

80’

ANOTHER BIG GUAITA SAVE! 😫

Ward-Prowse's corner is met by Ings, whose header is flicked on and Guaita is there to save Palace once again.

79’

Saints have another corner...

St Mary's is rocking here, as Saints push forward once again. Djenepo winning another corner...

L E V E L 💪

Danny Ings levels it at St Mary's

77’

WHAT A RUN...WHAT A SAVE! 

Moussa Djenepo skips past the Palace defence, into the box before hitting a ferocious effort which Guaita has to pull out the heroics to stop. 

Saints in the driving seat now!  

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

RIGHT PLACE. RIGHT TIME. 👊

Ings is back with a bang! The forward latched onto Martin Kelly's back pass and Saints have an equaliser!  

74’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (74’) | 1 1

72’

Palace in the ascendancy...

It's two corners in quick succession for the visitors, who are beginning to dampen the Saints momentum.

70’

Nice move from Saints 👏

Hojbjerg, Djenepo and Cedric involved in a nice move as Saints press...but the full-back's cross is claimed by Guaita again.

67’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Sofiane Boufal

On comes Stu 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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64’

Jairo Riedewald needing treatment for Palace...

Palace's defender is down and needs treatment, meaning there's a break in play

63’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Ché Adams

That header is his last action of the game, as Adams is replaced for Southampton's first substitute of the afternoon.

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Adams heads over 😖

Ward-Prowse with the latest corner, which Adams rises highest to meet but can only head over.

60’

Bertrand with a ball in...Riedewald clears 😫

It's another corner for Saints as Palace look to see out this onslaught from the hosts.

58’

Ings hits the side-netting 😱

Saints are getting closer here...Ings the latest to have an effort after dancing into the Palace box and getting away from Sakho

54’

Cedric's cross too close to Guaita 😫

Saints looking to respond, but their latest effort is well claimed by Palace's keeper.

Palace with an early second half lead...

James Tomkins rising highest to head home Luka Milivojevic's free-kick

49’

GOAL

James Tomkins (49’) | 0 1

49’

Free-kick in a dangerous position for Palace

The visitors break away down the right and win a set piece, to be taken by Milivojevic

46’

Within seconds, a chance for Ings! 👀

Saints break following Palace's kick-off, and Ings has two bites of the cherry before his effort is deflected clear

Back underway 👊

Let's make this breakthrough, Saints!

HALF-TIME: Saints 0-0 Crystal Palace

Saints having the majority of possession and edging it in terms of chances, but it's goalless at the break. Max Meyer had a goal ruled out for offside for Palace inside 20 minutes as VAR had its say again. 

45’

Superb from Sofiane 🤩

Boufal weaves in and out of the Palace defence, but his eventual cross is headed away just ahead of the onrushing Redmond.

43’

Hojbjerg hits one from range 

The skipper has an effort from just outside the penalty area, which doesn't trouble Guaita and sails over.

42’

Ayew drills a shot and McCarthy claims

It was a tame effort from Jordan Ayew, making it easy for McCarthy to collect.

39’

Kelly hits one... but it flies over! 

Palace have only had scraps going forward in comparison to Saints, and Martin Kelly wastes a good opening by firing an effort into the stand.

36’

Guaita fumbles a corner, but Palace clear 😅

There was a moment of elation from the Saints fans as the Palace keeper dropped Ward-Prowse's corner, but his defence were on hand to thump it clear.

35’

BIG CHANCE! 😫

Ward-Prowse finds an unmarked Bednarek at the back post, who can only hit his effort over the bar!

34’

Saints free-kick just outside the area...

McArthur and that man again, Milivojevic, taking down Che Adams. Ward-Prowse steps over it...

32’

Yellow Card for Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace)

Palace's skipper is book for trip on Boufal, and his remonstrations could have made matters worse. 

24’

Saints pressing again 👊

Mamadou Sakho caught in possession this time for Palace in his own penalty area, which allowed Redmond to cross into the path of Adams. Fortunately for the visitors, James Tomkins was there in front of the Saints man to head clear. 

It remains 0-0...

VAR involved once again, this time ruling out Palace's early breakthrough

16’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Crystal Palace [Max Meyer] was confirmed

Celebrations are cut short for the visitors as Max Meyer's goal is ruled out for offside.

Feisty start to this one 😤

Both sides enjoying the early physical battle here at St Mary's, with Wilfried Zaha in the thick of it for the visitors...

Good pressure, Ingsy 👏

Trademark from our number nine, who forces Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal into a rushed clearance.

8’

Saints come close with a free-kick 😫

Ward-Prowse delivers from the left, but Jairo Riedewald heads clear in a packed penalty area

2’

Early pressure from the home side...

Remond closes down the Palace defence, causing them to hastily clear into the path of Bertrand, whose cross is claimed by Guaita.

0’

Saints get us underway...

Here we go!

The teams are out...

COME ON YOU SAINTS!

14.57

Warm-ups ⏳⌛️

15 minutes till kick-off here at St Mary's! 

14.43

This was the reason danny didn't play against Chelsea, because I knew two games in three days with his history was too high a risk for me. It is the same for Stu, who was out for a long time and played nearly 90 minutes last game, so he starts on the bench."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
Southampton Fc Manager
14.24
Southampton FC

Adding some SPICE to the final #SaintsFC teamsheet of 2019 😇↔️

14.16
VOTE NOW
Predictions Saints fans?

Predictions Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • Saints win by 2+ goals
    27%
  • Saints win
    61%
  • Draw
    8%
  • Palace win
    4%
  • Palace win by 2+ goals
    0%

🦅 Crystal Palace team news:

Starting XI: Guaita, Milivojevic (c), Tomkins, Meyer, Ayew, Zaha, Sakho, McArthur, McCarthy, Kelly, Riedewald


Substitutes: Hennessey, Kouyaté, Wickham, Camarasa, Woods, Pierrick, Daly

14.07

HE'S 🔙

Danny Ings returns to the side and partners Ché Adams up top. Stuart Armstrong drops to the bench, as Sofiane Boufal comes back into the starting XI. Goalscorer at Chelsea Michael Obafemi misses out today with an illness. 

14.04

😇 Saints team news: Ings and Adams both start!

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Højbjerg (c), Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Adams, Boufal


Substitutes: Gunn, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Djenepo, Romeu, Armstrong, Smallbone.

14.00

🏟 Scene is set

It's good to be home 😍

13.39

1️⃣ HOUR TILL TEAM NEWS!

Who makes your starting XI, Saints fans? 🤔

12.56
Southampton FC

Huge congratulations, @frannybenali! So richly deserved 👏

12.35

Pre-match thoughts 🗣

We caught up with manager Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of today's visit of Crystal Palace.

11.38

We need to have patience. Everybody - the team and the crowd - and this is what I demand."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager
12.32

👋 Afternoon, lads!

The players are in position at St Mary's ahead of today's Premier League clash!

12.22
VOTE NOW
Who are you most looking forward to seeing in action this afternoon?

Who are you most looking forward to seeing in action this afternoon?

The results so far:

  • Stuart Armstrong
    40%
  • Danny Ings
    32%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    9%
  • Nathan Redmond
    2%
  • Sofiane Boufal
    14%
  • Jack Stephens
    4%

LAST TIME OUT 😏

Not that you need reminding! But what better way to prepare for a return to St Mary's than a reminder of our 2-0 Boxing Day win at Chelsea. Goals from Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond sealed a superb festive away day for Saints!

09.18
Photo by Matt Watson

😇 G A M E D A Y 😇

We're 🔙 in SO14 for Saints vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League! It’s very much a case of carrying on the momentum for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men, who are looking for a third consecutive win for the first time this season. Palace will similarly be looking to build on a recent positive result; their late win at home over West Ham was only their second of the month. 

09.13

Saints vs Palace Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
5
Jack Stephens
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
22
Nathan Redmond
19
Sofiane Boufal
Stuart Armstrong (68′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
10
Che Adams
Moussa Djenepo (63′)
9
Danny Ings
12
Moussa Djenepo
3
Maya Yoshida
27
William Smallbone
14
Oriol Romeu
28
Angus Gunn
4
Jannik Vestergaard
17
Stuart Armstrong

Crystal Palace

31
Vicente Guaita (GK)
44
Jairo Riedewald
5
James Tomkins
12
Mamadou Sakho
34
Martin Kelly
4
Luka Milivojevic (C)
18
James McArthur
11
Wilfried Zaha
22
James McCarthy
7
Max Meyer
Cheikhou Kouyaté (84′)
9
Jordan Ayew
35
Sam Woods
40
Brandon Pierrick
41
James Daly
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
23
Víctor Camarasa
13
Wayne Hennessey
21
Connor Wickham

Saints vs Palace Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Crystal Palace
  • Possession (%)
    60
    40
  • Shots
    14
    5
  • Shots on target
    5
    2
  • Corners
    12
    4
  • Passes Complete
    380
    243

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Shots On Target
2
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Chances Created
4
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
66
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
5
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
4
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
1
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy