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Saints vs MCI As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Full time: Saints 1-0 Man City
  • Saints standing firm against Man City pressure
  • Saints lead 1-0 at half-time thanks to Che Adams.
  • Alex McCarthy produces double save to keep it 1-0

MATCH REPORT

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FULL TIME: SAINTS 1-0 MAN CITY

WHAT A THREE POINTS! Ché Adams scores a beauty and Saints hold on with everything in their power. It's not a massive result in terms of the Premier League table but it shows the fight and passion this team has! 


City threw everything but Southampton hold on. Incredible. 

+7’

IT COMES TO NOTHING!!

Is that the three points for Saints!?

+7’

Southampton substitution: Will Smallbone replaces Stuart Armstrong

A late sub...

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+6’

CITY FREE-KICK....

What might be the last kick of the game here as City win a free-kick on the edge of the box...

+1’

FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON!

Saints still lead. City chasing. 😰

88’

NEARING THE 90...

It's been nervy for most of the half but now we are into the final minutes. Can Saints hold on? It would be a brilliant reward for the fight this team have shown.

86’

Yellow Card for Gabriel Fernando de Jesus (Manchester City)

The striker booked for disagreeing with the referee over a goal-kick decision.

85’

Standing firm!

City are moving the ball around the box at great pace and the balls keep coming in and they keep getting cleared. Laporte loses patience though is hits hard from outside the area but clears the bar. 

Another chance!

Armstrong again has a chance but his curling effort is caught by Ederson. Best period for the Saints so far in this second half. 

77’

ARMSTRONG!

The Scot has an opening after great work by Shane Long but his shot is straight at Ederson! 15 minutes to go here...

71’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams

Ché Adams comes off with his first goal for Saints. Will it be the winner? Shane Long is on to try and make sure of that.

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Drinks Break 

A drinks break for Saints to take a breather. Wonder what Ralph Hasenhuttl has said to his team with twenty minutes to go? 

67’

SILVA WITH THE EFFORT!

Bernardo Silva gets a shot away from inside the box but it's deflected by Jack Stephens out for a corner. Moments later, McCarthy pulls off a simple stop. Still 1-0 to Saints here with the clock counting down...

30 MINUTES TO GO! ⏳

Alex McCarthy has been busy in the Saints goal in this second half but has kept City at bay so far. Now that Kevin De Bruyne is on, can we hold on to take the three points? 

59’

Manchester City substitution: Phil Foden replaces Raheem Sterling

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59’

Manchester City substitution: Kevin De Bruyne replaces Riyad Mahrez

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58’

Yellow Card for Fernando Luiz Rosa (Manchester City)

Fernandinho booked for a late challenge on Nathan Redmond.

📸 Saints standing strong

McCarthy again is there to stop City from getting an equaliser. This time it's from David Silva and before that it was Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte! City having the majority of possession as Saints look to counter.

50’

FIRST CHANCE GOES TO CITY

A corner to Manchester City is crossed in, met by Gabriel Jesus at the front post and Aymeric Laporte can't get onto the flick at the back post.

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY!

Can Saints keep hold of their lead? Extend it? A big second half here as Saints lead 1-0.

📸 The Adams Celebrations!

Just some of the best snaps as Ché Adams scores the opener at St Mary's against Manchester City. 

HALF TIME: SAINTS 1-0 MAN CITY

What a first-half at St Marys! An incredible 40 yard lob from Ché Adams gives Saints the lead at half-time.


Alex McCarthy has also played a huge part with three great saves to keep City at bay but Saints have had chances of their own to extend the lead. 

THREE MINUTES ADDED ON

Saints will need to hang on for a few more minutes to ensure they go in at half-time with a 1-0 lead. 

+1’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

A first yellow card of the game goes to Oriol Romeu.

45’

INGS!

Kyle Walker-Peters crosses into the box from deep and Danny Ings runs onto it, stretches his leg out but it goes over the bar!

39’

McCarthy again!

A highlight reel is starting to form as Alex McCarthy blocks low down from Riyad Mahrez!

36’

REDMOND GOES CLOSE!

Much better from Redmond this time and he cuts inside from the left and gets a well connected shot away but Ederson gets his body behind it. Still 1-0 here to the Saints.

34’

CHANCE FOR SAINTS

Redmond has the ball outside the area, he tees it up and it goes over the bar. Saints first chance since the goal as Man City start to dominate possession. 

32’

SAVES BY MCCARTHY! 🙌

UNBELIEVABLE! McCarthy saves from Sterling, the ball lands to Fernandinho who hits the post then the cross comes back in and David Silva heads towards goal but McCarthy again is there to save. 

29’

CHANCE FOR CITY

Great ball over the Saints defence from Cancelo which finds Sterling who crosses first time across the six yard box but who is there to clear? Danny Ings! 💪

TEAM 👍

Safe to say the players were happy for Ché Adams as he grabbed his first Saints goal! 

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

A FIRST GOAL FOR THE SAINTS!

Unbelievable from Adams!!! Stuart Armstrong tackles Zinchenko just inside the City half, he then gives it to Adams who spots Ederson off his line and lobs it over the keeper from roughly 40 yards! 

17’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (17’) | 1 0

📸 Best of the early action

It's been a tight affair so far as shown in the images above.


15 minutes gone at St Mary's and neither side have broken the deadlock. Saints had the clearest opening but couldn't take their chance.

8’

CHANCE FOR SAINTS!

Adams gets free on the right and his shot drags to Nathan Redmond but he also couldn't get a clean shot away before the ball is cleared by City. Good start here by Southampton!

We're underway! ⚽🏃‍♂️

COME ON YOU SAINTS! 🤜🤛

19.01

HERE COME THE TEAMS!

The teams are out at St Mary's but first there is an applause for the NHS on its 72nd anniversary.

18.58

Adams to score first Saints goal? 

Can this man get his first Saints goal this evening? He faces a Man City side who have kept four clean sheets in their five games since the Premier League restart.

18.49

📸 Going through the gears

The warm-ups have begun at a sunny St Mary's! A win tonight would see Saints jump one place to 13th and on level points with 12th placed Newcastle United.

18.32

St Mary's 😍

The current view of St Mary's Stadium with kick-off just 45 minutes away. Warm-ups soon to start and then we get under way at 7pm sharp!

18.14

Kevin De Bruyne benched

Pep Guardiola has rested Kevin De Bruyne for tonight's game as the in-form Belgian has to settle for a place on the bench. Joining him is fellow midfielder Phil Foden.


Overall there are six changes to the starting eleven that brushed aside newly crowned champions Liverpool on Thursday night, with an entirely new central midfield.

18.12

Manchester City team news

Starting XI: Ederson, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus.


Subs: Claudio Bravo, John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Nicolas Otamendi, Phil Foden, Tommy Doyle, Taylor Harwood-Bellis.

18.08

A start for Adams 👍

Ché Adams will partner Danny Ings in attack as Ralph Hasenhüttl rotates his front two. Jack Stephens returns from suspension and goes straight into the starting line-up with Jannik Vestergaard out injured.


The returning Moussa Djenepo starts on the bench as he makes his first squad since the Premier League resumption.

18.03

😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS 😇

Starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse (c), Oriol Romeu, Stuart Armstrong, Ché Adams, Danny Ings. 


Subs: Angus Gunn, Kevin Danso, Jake Vokins, Moussa Djenepo, Will Smallbone, Shane Long, Michael Obafemi, Will Ferry, Alexandre Jankewitz

18.00

Ings up for Player of the Month 🥇

Danny Ings has been recognised for his red-hot form with a nomination for June's Premier League Player of the Month award!


Make sure you click here to give him your vote, Southampton fans! 🗳

17.48

Final three fixtures confirmed 📆

Dates and kick-off times for Southampton's final three Premier League fixtures has this week been confirmed, with the 2019/20 campaign officially coming to a close on July 26th.

Click HERE for details! 👊

17.44

Club awarded Premier League Advanced Standard 😇

Southampton FC has been awarded the Premier League’s Equality Advanced Standard, becoming the first top-flight club to earn the accolade at the first time of trying! Read more HERE!

17.40

Get clued up! 🤓

Get ready for today's Premier League clash with our Match Pack, in association with eToro...

17.37

it's about knowing you have to invest more than the opponent. if you run the same, sprint the same and fight the same, you will be second.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
17.35

Positive vibes 😁

Some of the best action shots from training this week, in preparation to face Manchester City! 

17.11

🎥 Last time out...

Get ready for tonight's game with the highlights from our 3-1 win against Watford. A Danny Ings double and that spectacular free-kick from James Ward-Prowse sealed maximum spoils at Vicarage Road.

17.06

Return of Djenepo? 🤔

Will we see this man back for the first time since the Premier League restart? Full team news is at 6pm...

18.31

The manager speaks...

Hear from the boss ahead of the visit of Manchester City...

18.28

BACK HOME! 🏠

It's a return to St Mary's to face Manchester City! Pep Guardiola's side haven't managed retain their title this season, but did brush aside new Premier League champions Liverpool on Thursday night, netting four goals without reply.


It'll be a tough ask for Saints but, with another top away performance in their last outing against Watford, anything is possible. Join us here for all the live action from 7pm...

18.23

Saints vs MCI Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
5
Jack Stephens
21
Ryan Bertrand
35
Jan Bednarek
24
Kyle Walker-Peters
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace William Smallbone (97′)
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse (C)
14
Oriol Romeu yellow card
10
Che Adams goal
replace Shane Long (70′)
9
Danny Ings
27
William Smallbone
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
7
Shane Long
38
Kevin Danso
47
Will Ferry
20
Michael Obafemi
12
Moussa Djenepo
28
Angus Gunn
29
Jake Vokins

Manchester City

31
Ederson (GK)
27
João Cancelo
14
Aymeric Laporte
11
Oleksandr Zinchenko
50
Eric García
21
David Silva (C)
20
Bernardo Silva
25
Fernandinho yellow card
26
Riyad Mahrez
replace Kevin De Bruyne (59′)
9
Gabriel Jesus yellow card
7
Raheem Sterling
replace Phil Foden (59′)
30
Nicolás Otamendi
17
Kevin De Bruyne
1
Claudio Bravo
47
Phil Foden
69
Tommy Doyle
16
Rodrigo
5
John Stones
78
Taylor Harwood-Bellis
8
Ilkay Gündogan

Saints vs MCI Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Manchester City
  • Possession (%)
    26
    comparison angle
    74
  • Shots
    8
    comparison angle
    26
  • Shots on target
    4
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    2
    comparison angle
    13
  • Passes Complete
    209
    comparison angle
    723

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
chances created
Chances Created
1
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
passes completed
Passes Completed
26
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy
tackles
Tackles
3
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
clearances
Clearances
14
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
6
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy