Wolves fightback ends Saints' unbeaten run

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 18 Jan 3PM | Attendance: 31,152
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs WOL
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Saints vs WOL As It Happened

Key moments

  • Jimenez gets a second to make it 3-2.
  • Jimenez converts from the spot to make it 2-2.
  • Neto gets one back for Wolves in the 53rd minute
  • Bednarek and Long make it 2-0 to Saints at HT

Tough to take...

Southampton saw their six-match unbeaten run come to an end as Wolves mounted a stirring second-half fightback at St Mary's. Our report here.

17.08

FULL-TIME: Saints 2-3 Wolves

A second half comeback from the visitors is enough for the three points, with Jimenez scoring a brace as Wolves turned the game around. It's Saints' first defeat of 2020. 

+5’

It falls to Boufal who can only hit it over...

The winger finds the ball at his feet at the back post and can only hit it over!

+4’

CORNER!

A mishap at the back for Wolves and Saints have a late, late corner...

+1’

STEPHENS HEADS WIDE! 

Lovely, patient build-up play by Saints, but the central defender can only head wide with Patricio scrambling across...

90’

SIX MINUTES ADDED TIME

COME ON SAINTS!

88’

Yellow Card for Rúben Diogo da Silva Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Neves booked for the foul that lead to the free-kick

87’

Another Saints free-kick

Boufal fouled as the home side surge forward...

85’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Maximilian Kilman replaces Pedro Lomba Neto

Wolves with their first substitute of the afternoon.

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84’

Boufal rises highest but it's later cleared...

Nothing coming from the latest effort for Saints, who keep pushing here.

83’

Free-kick for Saints...

Boufal turns his man and wins a set-play in a good position out wide for Ward-Prowse to deliver.

81’

Break in play as Jimenez receives treatment

Wolves' number nine is down receiving treatment, finally getting to his feet after three minutes. 

77’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Nathan Redmond

Our third change of the afternoon...

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Jimenez has his second to complete the comeback...

Adama finds Jimenez at the back post who finds the far corner with a low drilled shot.

75’

GOAL

Raúl Jiménez (75’) | 2 3

72’

It's scrambled off the line! 😤

Adams and Stephens were both involved, but Wolves manage to clear it away...

71’

Free-kick for Saints...

Redmond is fouled and Ward-Prowse can fire in an effort here 

71’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Stuart Armstrong

The second change of the afternoon for Saints!

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70’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Shane Long

The first in a double change for Hasenhütll...

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67’

Neto goes close for Wolves

Pedro Neto finds space inside the penalty area but can only blast his effort over.

67’

OFF THE BAR! 😩

Nathan Redmond skips past two Wolves defenders and rattles the crossbar with a thunderous effort from outside the box! 

Jimenez converts from the spot...

Wolves are level at St Mary's as Jimenez sends McCarthy the wrong way.

64’

GOAL

Raúl Jiménez (64’) | 2 2

63’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Wolverhampton Wanderers [Jonathan Castro Otto] was confirmed

Wolves have a penalty...

57’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

Bednarek cautioned for a foul on Adama who's looking lively.

Wolves get one back...

Adama's bursting run finds Neto, who turns and fires into the corner to give the visitors a foothold in the game. 

53’

GOAL

Pedro Lomba Neto (53’) | 2 1

51’

LONG CLOSE ONCE MORE! 😮

Redmond's crosses have been dangerous all game, and nothing changed there! He finds Long at the back post who forces Patricio to work, but his header eventually goes wide.

49’

CHANCE...but the flag is up! 

Ings finds himself with the ball at his feet inside the Wolves penalty area, but cannot control the ball before it finds Long, who is alleged to be offside.

45’

Back underway...

More of the same please, Saints!

HALF-TIME: Saints 2-0 Wolves

How about that for a first-half?! Saints dominant in the first 45, Bednarek firing them ahead after 15 minutes following a Ward-Prowse free-kick, before Shane Long's glancing header doubled our lead. More of the same please! 

42’

LONG CLOSE AGAIN! 🤭

Another cross from Cédric, met by Long, but this time it goes just over!

👏 THAT HEADER 👏

Shane Long's beautiful header has doubled our lead!

GOALSCORER 7 Shane Long

LONGGYYYYYY

Cédric with a beautiful cross in, which was met by the Irishman's glancing header to double Saints' lead!

36’

GOOOAL!!!

Shane Long (36’) | 2 0

34’

Good footwork from Redmond 👏

Our winger dances into the Wolves penalty area, but eventually loses out as the opposition clear.

33’

Jimenez comes close again

A teasing cross by Pedro Neto is eventually turned away from goal by Jimenez, who found space in the penalty area.

28’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

The midfielder is booked for a challenge on Joao Moutinho.

27’

Jimenez fires an effort over...

The Wolves number nine gets ahead of Ings from a set-piece and lashes an effort high and wide

25’

CLOSE AGAIN! 😫

Redmond whips in a great cross which finds an unmarked Cedric and Højbjerg at the back post, with the former heading into Patricio's arms.

24’

McCarthy gets a touch and Saints clear...

Adama hits a cross in, which McCarthy meets but cannot collect before a Saints defender reaches it and hits it away ahead of Jimenez.

HOW ABOUT THAT? 👀

Bednarek fires us into an early lead!

GOALSCORER 35 Jan Bednarek

WHAT A START!

Ward-Prowse with the ball in, which an unmarked Jan Bednarek fires into the top corner from the back post! 

15’

GOOOAL!!!

Jan Bednarek (15’) | 1 0

14’

Højbjerg is fouled

Good possession play from Saints, with the skipper eventually being fouled in a promising position for a Ward-Prowse delivery.

12’

Adama has an effort deflected wide...

The wide man for Wolves shows some good feet, but his shot is deflected wide.

7’

Early tussle between Redmond and Neto...

Saints fans were calling for a free-kick, but the referee points in Wolves' direction inside their own half.

Here come the teams...

COME ON YOU SAINTS! 😇

14.56

Warm-ups ✅

15 minutes till kick-off...

14.45

It's all going on here 🤩

There's no better place to be than St Mary's on a matchday! 

14.40
VOTE NOW
Who scores the first goal Saints fans?

Who scores the first goal Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • Shane Long
    20%
  • James Ward-Prowse 
    6%
  • Danny Ings
    38%
  • Jack Stephens
    2%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    11%
  • Nathan Redmond
    23%
Southampton FC

U N C H A N G E D 👊 ↔️ Your #SaintsFC side to take on Wolves! 🐺

14.08

WOLVES TEAM NEWS 🐺

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Coady (c), Dendoncker, Jonny, Saïss, Moutinho, Neves, Neto, Jiménez, Adama


Subs: Ruddy, Jordao, Gibbs-White, Giles, Kilman, Ashley-Seal, Buur

14.03

Your front ✌️

It's unchanged from the win at Leicester, with Shane Long and Danny Ings partnering up top. 


The bench features plenty of attacking options; Djenepo and Boufal providing wing support whilst Adams and Obafemi are options for through the middle.

14.02

SAINTS TEAM NEWS 😇

Saints XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Bednarek, Højbjerg (c), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Long, Ings


Subs: Gunn, Vestergaard, Romeu, Djenepo, Boufal, Adams, Obafemi

14.00

15 minutes till team news...

Stay tuned for your team news Saints fans! 📝

13.45

The answer... Nathan Redmond 👊

Well done to the 50% of you who voted for Redders in our poll! Our number 22 scored twice the last time Wolves visited St Mary's in a 3-1 win! Shane Long got the third.

12.57

All smiles 😁

The players are in good spirits ahead of today's fixture...

12.45

The final touches 👌

2️⃣and a half hours till kick-off...

12.28
VOTE NOW
Who scored 2️⃣ goals the last time Wolves visited St Mary's?

Who scored 2️⃣ goals the last time Wolves visited St Mary's?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings
    8%
  • Shane Long
    12%
  • Nathan Redmond
    50%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    31%

How are we, lads? 🤝

The players are in at St Mary's...

12.06

Difficult opponent, but as we played them last time we have to follow this way. Then we have a chance."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
Southampton FC manager
10.44

🗣 Pre-match thoughts...

Ralph Hasenhüttl spoke to us earlier in the week ahead of today's Premier League clash.

10.42
Southampton FC

Results in 2020: ✅✅✅ Ready to go again back at HOME! 🔴⚪️ #saintsfc

10.41

🔙🏠

It's GAMEDAY! Southampton take on Wolves in the Premier League, with Ralph Hasenhüttl's men looking to continue their perfect record so far in 2020. Saints will go level on points with today's visitors if they win this afternoon, whilst Wolves could rise to as high as fifth with a victory.

10.40

Saints vs WOL Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Cédric Soares
5
Jack Stephens
35
Jan Bednarek
21
Ryan Bertrand
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
22
Nathan Redmond
Sofiane Boufal (78′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
Moussa Djenepo (71′)
7
Shane Long
Che Adams (71′)
9
Danny Ings
10
Che Adams
19
Sofiane Boufal
12
Moussa Djenepo
14
Oriol Romeu
28
Angus Gunn
4
Jannik Vestergaard
20
Michael Obafemi

Wolverhampton Wanderers

11
Rui Patrício (GK)
27
Romain Saïss
16
Conor Coady (C)
32
Leander Dendoncker
8
Rúben Neves
2
Matt Doherty
28
João Moutinho
19
Jonny
9
Raúl Jiménez
7
Pedro Neto
Maximilian Kilman (86′)
37
Adama Traoré
33
Ryan Giles
56
Benny Ashley-Seal
6
Bruno Jordão
49
Maximilian Kilman
17
Morgan Gibbs-White
59
Oskar Buur
21
John Ruddy

Saints vs WOL Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Possession (%)
    52
    48
  • Shots
    11
    8
  • Shots on target
    5
    4
  • Corners
    1
    3
  • Passes Complete
    282
    237

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Shots On Target
1
Cédric
Cédric
Chances Created
2
Cédric
Cédric
Passes Completed
53
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
5
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
4
Cédric
Cédric
Saves
1
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy