Saints vs NOR
Bednarek: Fans pushed us forward
Defender hails togetherness after back-to-back home wins.
Highlights: Saints 2-1 Norwich
The pick of the action from a second home win in succession for Southampton.
90 in 90: Saints 2-1 Norwich
The key moments from the Premier League match at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 2-1 Norwich
The best images from a second consecutive Premier League victory at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl hails spirited performance
Watch the manager's reaction to Canaries win.
Hasenhüttl: Victory was deserved
Saints manager delighted with three points.
Video: Bednarek on back-to-back home wins
Defender speaks after six points out of six at St Mary's.
Bednarek: We were all leaders
Defender hails team effort after back-to-back home wins.
Saints earn another precious victory
Our report as Southampton beat Norwich to make it back-to-back home wins.
Norwich tickets available
Don't miss tonight's Premier League clash at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl: Norwich will pose a different threat
The Saints boss assesses Wednesday night's opponents.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Norwich preview
Watch our interview with the boss ahead of Wednesday night's big game.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Norwich
The manager speaks all things Norwich ahead of midweek showdown.
SAINTS: Norwich edition on sale now
Wednesday's matchday programme is already available to order.
Matchday Information: Norwich City
Find out what's happening around St Mary's for Wednesday's game!
Match Pack: Saints vs Norwich
Facts, stats and more for the Premier League clash.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Norwich
Ralph Hasenhüttl's pre-Norwich press conference.
Gallery: Saints prepare for Norwich
Gearing up for a second successive home Premier League clash.
Be in that number against Norwich
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Block 43 open for Norwich
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Saints vs NOR As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints secure back-to-back home victories with crucial 2-1 win over Norwich
- Ings and Bertrand on target in first half to give Saints 2-0 half-time lead
- Pukki pulls one back after the interval as Norwich halve the deficit
- Visitors apply late pressure, but Saints hold on for three more priceless points
Our report on another hard-fought win 💪
Read our match report as Saints made it two home wins in a week with victory over Norwich 😇21.48
FULL TIME: Southampton 2-1 Norwich City
It's all over! Saints have secured back-to-back 2-1 home wins to give their survival chances a huge lift! The first-half performance laid the foundations, as Danny Ings and Ryan Bertrand both profited from James Ward-Prowse set-pieces, but the second period was a tough slog. Norwich pulled one back through top scorer Teemu Pukki, and applied plenty of late pressure, but Saints held on for victory!
A golden chance for Byram...
Brilliant approach play from Norwich, as Hernández picks out Byram. His first shot is blocked by Yoshida, before his second is sliced high and wide. Saints are nearly there!
Buendia heads wide
That was half a chance... Aarons crosses from the right, but substitute Buendia can only get a glancing touch, and the ball rolls harmlessly wide.
4️⃣ added minutes...
Norwich are throwing everybody forward now... 😨
Bednarek blocks Pukki's shot
The striker turns sharply on the edge of the area, but Bednarek stays with him and protects McCarthy's goal.
Down to the last 5️⃣
The clock is ticking at St Mary's... keep going, lads!
Aarons thwarts Redmond
The defender makes an initial mess of clearing his lines, but then throws himself in the way of Redmond's shot, as Norwich survive a late scare.
The end of the night for this man...
Not a bad little run he's on, is it? 9️⃣ goals in his last 🔟 games 🤤
2️⃣0️⃣ minutes to go... ⏳
It's game on again at St Mary's... what do the closing stages have in store?
Cédric tests Krul
It's a good response from Saints, as Cédric lets fly from 20 yards with a crisp strike, but Krul acrobatically parries the ball away from danger.
Norwich pull a goal back...
The visitors have one back, as Tettey threads a fine pass through the defence, and it's a familiar outcome as Pukki makes no mistake with another smart finish to add to his collection.
Teemu Pukki (64’) | 2 – 1
So close to number three!
Ings controls an awkward ball and swivels to shoot on the volley, all in one motion. It's a brilliant attempt, and Krul is relieved to see the ball skid just past his far post.
Yellow Card for Sam Byram (Norwich City)
Byram goes right through the back of Djenepo. Play is allowed to continue, but the referee comes back to book the defender retrospectively.
Stiepermann shoots over
The substitute pulls the trigger from the edge of the box, but it's well over the top. Norwich are still pushing for a way back into this game.
Yellow Card for Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)
An easy decision for the referee - Djenepo goes into the book for halting a Norwich breakaway.
McCarthy saves from Byram
A timely reminder this game is not done and dusted yet, as Norwich launch a counter-attack and Byram shoots at the end of it - an easy save for McCarthy, though.
Long pokes it wide
Good pressure from Saints, who pin Norwich back, as a stretching Long sends a shot towards the far post, but it bounces wide.
Another penalty claim!
This time Long goes down after a nudge in the back from Godfrey, but again referee Kevin Friend isn't interested.
Djenepo goes down...
The winger bursts into the box and gets knocked to the floor by Zimmermann, but it's not enough to be penalised and Saints claims for a penalty fall on deaf ears.
The second half is under way...
We're back up and running at St Mary's. More of the same, please!
Pukki tests McCarthy
First save McCarthy has had to make, as top scorer Pukki stings his palms with a rasping shot from the edge of the box.
HALF TIME: Southampton 2-0 Norwich City
So far so good for Saints, who are on course for back-to-back home wins! Danny Ings struck first, heading his 10th goal of the season from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick, before another Ward-Prowse set-piece was flicked on by Shane Long and turned in by Ryan Bertrand for number two. Norwich have looked neat and tidy in possession, but Alex McCarthy has so far remained untroubled in the Saints goal.
2️⃣ added minutes...
We're into first-half stoppage time and Saints are pushing for a third goal...
Højbjerg denied by Krul
The ball bobbles invitingly out of the box towards the Saints skipper, who is urged to "SHOOT!" by the home fans and duly obliges, hitting a rocket that Krul does well to tip over his bar.
Saints have doubled their lead at St Mary's! Another Ward-Prowse set-piece this time finds Long at the near post, whose flick-on is turned in by Bertrand at the far!
Ryan Bertrand (42’) | 2 – 0
Man of the moment! 📸
It's now a perfect 🔟 for Danny Ings, who moves into double figures with his headed goal midway through the first half at St Mary's. It's still the difference between the sides, with half time approaching.
Aarons takes a painful blow... 🤕
...But Norwich will be glad that he did, after Ings negotiates a yard of space in the box and pulls the trigger, only to see his left-footed shot smack the defender on the head. He's down and receiving treatment, but should be fine to continue.
Djenepo fires over
That was close! Djenepo conjures something from nothing as he lets fly on his left foot, but the ball whistles just inches over the crossbar.
Neat approach play from Norwich
The visitors, initially rocked by the goal, have just put together their best move of the game. Some lovely build-up play is rather wasted when Byram, looking right across the line, is flagged offside.
Redmond's shot is blocked
Saints have finally scored first in a home game! You can sense the confidence growing, as Ings releases Redmond down the left, but his eventual shot is blocked as the winger eyes a goal against his former club.
HE'S DONE IT AGAIN!!!
Danny Ings is the man for Saints yet again, as the striker gets across the front post to guide an expert free-kick from James Ward-Prowse into the net! Get in!
Danny Ings (21’) | 1 – 0
Long gets up well
A terrific leap from Long, who meets Cédric's deep cross at the far post, but there's not enough pace on the ball and the striker can't generate enough power to trouble Krul in the Norwich goal.
McLean shoots wide
First moment of genuine concern for either side, as McLean finds a yard of space on the edge of the box and takes aim with a low shot, but he drags it a yard wide of McCarthy's right-hand post.
Norwich coming into the game
It's not been the most eventful first 10 minutes, and the visitors are starting to settle into the game now, enjoying more possession. Still no attempts on goal at either end.
Bright start from Saints!
The hosts have been the team in the ascendancy so far, as Djenepo goes on a run and feeds Cédric on the right, whose low cross is cleared to safety.
We're up and running!
The action is under way at St Mary's... come on you Saints! 😇
Your key men tonight! 🤩
They combined to deadly effect on Saturday with this goal, and you've voted Moussa Djenepo and Danny Ings as your key men for Saints tonight! We've got just over 15 minutes until kick-off at St Mary's... ⏰19.13
over the course of the season, your home form is always going to be key, so it's important we continue from where we left off on saturday.ryan bertrandsouthampton defender
Fit enough for the bench 💪
Sofiane Boufal has been struggling with a toe injury, but he could still work his magic as a substitute if required ✨18.48
🔙 in the XI 👊
He's back in the starting line-up! After playing an influential role off the bench against Watford, Shane Long is given a chance to impress from the start this evening...18.47
Norwich team confirmed
Southampton team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Redmond, Djenepo, Long, Ings.
Saints supporting Rainbow Laces campaign 🏳️🌈
We're proud to be supporting Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign tonight, in conjunction with the Premier League! Find out more about the great work they're doing here.18.22
And the answer to our trivia question was...
...Shane Long! The Irishman struck this stoppage-time winner in our last meeting with Norwich, an FA Cup third round replay back in 2017.17.32
1️⃣ hour until team news... ⏳
Who would you like to see in the Saints XI tonight? We'll have news of both starting line-ups at 6.30pm GMT!17.30
Get clued up on all the facts and stats! 🤓
With everything you need to know ahead of tonight's game, check out our Match Pack for an in-depth preview...16.56
it was important that we took three points for the mentality, the atmosphere and the self-confidence. but this is a completely different game, against a good opponent who has shown they can compete with the bigger teams in the league."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
How's the mood, boss? 🎙
We caught up with Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl at Staplewood and asked him what's changed following Saturday's crucial victory...16.09
More of THIS tonight? 💭🤞
Refresh your memory of Saturday's dramatic late turnaround at St Mary's, where Saints struck twice late on against Watford to secure the club's first home win of the season 👊16.06
WE'RE BACK! ♥️
Southampton are back in action under the lights at St Mary's for the second time in five days, as Norwich provide tonight's opposition for another crucial clash in the Premier League. Saints are looking to secure back-to-back home wins after ending their long wait to get off the mark for 2019/20 in front of their own fans. Join us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary!15.41
Saints vs NOR Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Moussa DjenepoOriol Romeu (72′)
Danny IngsChe Adams (77′)
Shane LongMaya Yoshida (85′)
Tim Krul (GK)
Christoph Zimmermann (C)
Todd CantwellEmiliano Buendía (83′)
Tom TrybullAlexander Tettey (45′)
Ibrahim AmadouMarco Stiepermann (45′)
Saints vs NOR Match Stats
Shots on target53