Magical Djenepo earns third straight win

Bramall Lane | Sat 14 Sep 3PM | Attendance: 30,985
Match Report Highlights

SHU vs Saints
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SHU vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Djenepo gives Saints the lead with a wonderful mazy run and finish
  • Sharp sent off for a high challenge on Armstrong
  • Adams has forced Henderson into a number of saves as well as hitting the post.
  • Armstrong introduced for Boufal late on by the Saints boss

BACK-TO-BACK AWAY WINS! 😍

It's all over at Bramall Lane and Saints have recorded back-to-back away wins in the Premier League for the first time since 2017, thanks to Moussa Djenepo's fine solo strike.

+5’

Stevens wins a corner

A free-kick from deep sees Dean Henderson go up and they earn a corner through Stevens down the left. Thankfully though, Henderson stays up for the corner and heads wide.

+4’

Fleck's cross almost finds its way in.

Fleck's cross into the box becomes awkward for Gunn who scrambles back to make sure it's over the upright.

+1’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams

It's a final change for Saints as Adams makes away following a superb contribution to the cause.

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90’

Armstrong earns a throw-in against Mousset! 

Bednarek heads the ball clear and Armstrong wins his battle with Mousset near the touchline and gets a throw-in. Six minutes added!

88’

Keep ball time!

Saints just looking to keep possession now and see this one out in the final few minutes. The hosts do have it momentarily but Henderson's ball up to Robinson sees him ruled offside.

85’

Red Card for Billy Sharp (Sheffield United)

Sharp is sent off for a high challenge on Armstrong!

84’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Sofiane Boufal

Armstrong replaces Boufal late on here.

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83’

Sheffield United substitution: Callum Robinson replaces Chris Basham

A plethora of attacking options at their disposal now, as Robinson comes on for Basham.

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83’

McGoldrick thumps one over

It's another big chance for the hosts who are really pressing now. The ball is nodded into his path but his strike is always rising.

80’

McGoldrick's effort saved by the legs of Gunn

Sharp's low cross into the box sees McGoldrick flick the ball towards goal after a good front post run. Gunn saves it with his legs! Phew!

78’

Vestergaard makes an important clearance

Sharp looks to feed the ball into the run of Mousset but Vestergaard makes a vital interception before it can reach him.

75’

VAR decides no penalty despite handball appeals

Fleck's corner looks to have struck Ward-Prowse on the arm but it's checked by VAR and nothing given.

74’

Southampton substitution: Danny Ings replaces Moussa Djenepo

Ings replaces the goalscorer Djenepo to a standing ovation from the away end. Is that the goal to settle things in the Steel City?

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72’

Sheffield United substitution: Lys Mousset replaces John Lundstram

It's a positive change from the hosts as they look for a leveller. Looks as though McGoldrick will drop deeper and Mousset will join Sharp upfront.

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70’

Fleck's effort whistles past the upright

Fleck takes in Norwood's pass before trying his luck left-footed and it's narrowly wide of Gunn's goal.

GOALSCORER 12 Moussa Djenepo

WHAT A GOAL

A really wonderful goal by Djenepo whose run sees him show brilliant feet to beat a number of Sheffield United defenders and slide the ball past Henderson.

65’

GOOOAL!!!

Moussa Djenepo (65’) | 0 1

64’

Yellow Card for John Fleck (Sheffield United)

Fleck is booked after an earlier challenge on Adams during a break in play.

63’

Djenepo's drifting run ends in a save

Djenepo carries the ball across the face of the 18-yard box before trying to get a shot off to test Henderson but it doesn't have enough power on it.

62’

Boufal curls one over

Boufal takes the ball in from the captain before dropping the shoulder and jinking his way past O'Connell but the shot isn't as good as what had gone before and it goes over.

60’

Adams's effort pushed away by Henderson

Adams gets space on the edge of the box and sends a low drive towards goal but Henderson pushes it out to safety.

58’

Norwood's cross earns a corner

It's somewhat fortuitous but Norwood's cross is too deep and McGoldrick just nudges Ward-Prowse into the ball and the corner comes in but is cleared after Egan's knock-down.

53’

VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Sheffield United [Oliver McBurnie] was cancelled

John Egan is adjudged to be in an offside position as he goes for the ball, so after it ran through to McBurnie who finished it is ruled out. 

McBurnie scores but it might be ruled out

Oli McBurnie has the ball in the net from Norwood's free-kick but VAR is checking the goal.

52’

GOAL

Oliver McBurnie (52’) | 1 0

51’

Yellow Card for Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)

Vestergaard goes into the book for catching Baldock after he'd played the ball through his legs and down the line.

47’

Højbjerg penalised for a foul on McGoldrick

The captain fouls McGoldrick on half way and they take it quickly to Basham before earning a throw-in. Norwood's cross is then comfortably collected by Gunn.

46’

Back under way in the second-half...

The hosts get us going again. No changes from either side at the break. Let's get these three points secured 👊

First-half in photos 📸

Check out a selection of images from the first-half at Bramall Lane, where it remains goalless despite good chances for both sides.

Photo by Matt Watson

HALF TIME: Sheffield United 0-0 Saints

A lively opening period with chances for both sides ends all square here at Bramall Lane.

45’

Boufal is denied by Henderson

Djenepo skips away from Egan before picking out Boufal in space, but his right-footed effort doesn't have enough power and Henderson makes a comfortable save.

41’

Boufal clipped by Egan

Boufal looks to drive into space but in doing so is clipped from behind by Egan and Ward-Prowse has the opportunity to send over a free-kick.

41’

McBurnie fouls Vestergaard

Sheffield United play the ball up to their front man but he concedes a foul in competing with Vestergaard.

35’

McGoldrick misses a huge chance

Norwood's free-kick from the left is a teasing one that goes through to the far post, but McGoldrick misses it on the stretch.

32’

Vestergaard cuts out an exquisite Norwood pass 

A cross-field ball from Norwood finds Baldock again in advanced position, which is cut out by Vestergaard. Now though, Djenepo fouls Baldock and a free-kick is awarded.

29’

O'Connell hooks the ball wide

The hosts have their fourth corner of the game after Baldock plays the ball off Djenepo, but as it's clipped back into the box, O'Connell hooks it on harmlessly.

28’

Højbjerg caught by McGoldrick

A short break in play as the skipper receives treatment after he had taken a blow to the face battling for possession with McGoldrick. He's ok to continue.

26’

Adams forcing a terrific save from Henderson

An exciting game this one! It's Adams again, who heads down Ward-Prowse's cross only to see Henderson claw it away superbly.

23’

A chance for Cedric!

Saints open Sheffield United up and Ward-Prowse finds Cédric with a pass but his shot towards the near post is skewed wide.

22’

Adams causing problems

That could have been a huge chance! Adams holds the ball up well before playing the ball into Boufal, who doesn't see that Ward-Prowse is in a superb position behind him inside the box and Basham intercepts.

20’

Fleck's effort is blocked behind by Yoshida

Pressuring gathering as John Fleck controls the ball in behind Vestergaard before driving a shot at goal that deflects off Yoshida.

19’

Baldock caught in two minds

Norwood's switched pass finds Baldock in space but he can't dwells on it too long and wins a corner that is cleared away.

17’

The hosts pressing...

Vestergaard concedes a throw-in and from that, Baldock gets a cross into John Fleck who gets in front of his marker but can't keep his header down.

12’

Adams hits the post

So close from Adams who strikes the base of the post with a low drive, before McGoldrick is denied at close quarters by Gunn. End-to-end stuff but it remains 0-0.

7’

Stevens earns the first corner of the game

Norwood swings in the first corner of the contest but Vestergaard heads clear and Saints now have the ball with Gunn.

3’

Baldock clears the the danger

Ward-Prowse takes it and it is towards Vestergaard but Baldock heads clear for the hosts.

2’

Ward-Prowse earns a free-kick

Ward-Prowse gets a shove in the back from O'Connell after a throw-in from Cedric and it's a free-kick to be swung in from deep.

Saints get us going at Bramall Lane!

James Ward-Prowse gets things under way! COME ON YOUUUUUU SAINTS!

15.00

Getting set in Sheffield! 🙌

We're not far away not Saints fans! Take a look through a selection of images from the warm-up at Bramall Lane.

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VOTE NOW
You've seen the teams and it's time to pick your match winner! Who you got?

You've seen the teams and it's time to pick your match winner! Who you got?

The results so far:

  • Moussa Djenepo
    25%
  • Ché Adams
    45%
  • Sofiane Boufal
    18%
  • Jannik Vestegaard
    2%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    7%
  • Angus Gunn
    3%

Saints arrive at Bramall Lane

Watch as the Southampton squad arrived at Bramall Lane ahead of today's meeting with Sheffield United.

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Here's the team news from the hosts...

Starting XI: Henderson, Baldock, Egan, O'Connell, Basham, Stevens, Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, McGoldrick, McBurnie

Subs: Moore, Osborn, Besic, Freeman, Mousset, Robinson, Sharp

14.05
Photo by Matt Watson

The teams are in and here's how Saints line-up! 😇

Starting XI: Gunn, Cédric, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Yoshida, Højbjerg (c), Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Djenepo, Adams.

Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Bertrand, Valery, Armstrong, Long, Ings.

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Photo by Matt Watson

Familiar surroundings for this man!

We'll bring you the team news from Bramall Lane at 2pm BST!

13.43

Ready for action at Bramall Lane 👊

It's a beautiful day for football at Bramall Lane! Saints are in their away kit today and we'll have the team news for you an hour from now..

13.00
VOTE NOW
Saints' last victory at Bramall Lane was in September 2007! Who got the goals that day?

Saints' last victory at Bramall Lane was in September 2007! Who got the goals that day?

The results so far:

  • Marek Saganowski and Stern John
    50%
  • Andrew Surman and Nathan Dyer
    28%
  • Jhon Viafara and Grzegorz Rasiak
    11%
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips and Wayne Thomas
    11%

it was a fantastic education working with good people at southampton. they were formative years that shaped me as a footballer and a person. i'm forever grateful for being an apprentice at that football club. 

chris wilder
sheffield united boss
11.40

James Ward-Prowse ❤

Earlier this week, James Ward-Prowse invited a very special Southampton fan to St Mary's to celebrate a milestone moment in his recovery from Lymphoma cancer. 

11.29

Training at St Mary's 📸

Take a look through images from training at St Mary's on Thursday as Saints sharpened up for a trip to the Blades!

11.26

Leon Crouch: An appreciation

Southampton Football Club was deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of its former chairman , Leon Crouch, aged 70 this week. A lifelong supporter, Mr Crouch helped keep Saints afloat during one of the most troubled times in its history.  Read our tribute to him here

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they are absolutely a club that fits good to the premier league. they have made a fantastic job there, it's a very quick development of this club and for us it will be a very interesting game.

RALPH HASENHÜTTL
southampton manager
11.17

The thoughts of the boss...

Get the thoughts of Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of today's meeting with Sheffield United in the Premier League.

11.12

We've missed this feeling...😏

We're back after the international break and it's a first Premier League meeting with Sheffield United since 1994 in the offing as we travel to Bramall Lane. Ralph Hasenhüttl's men will be looking to carry forward the momentum from their victories over Fulham and Brighton on the road, before a home draw against Manchester United last time out. COYR! 😇

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SHU vs Saints Line Ups

Sheffield United

1
Dean Henderson (GK)
6
Chris Basham
Callum Robinson (84′)
5
Jack O'Connell
12
John Egan
16
Oliver Norwood (C)
3
Enda Stevens
2
George Baldock
4
John Fleck
7
John Lundstram
Lys Mousset (72′)
9
Oliver McBurnie
Billy Sharp (65′)
17
David McGoldrick
8
Luke Freeman
11
Callum Robinson
25
Simon Moore
22
Lys Mousset
23
Ben Osborn
10
Billy Sharp
27
Muhamed Besic

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
4
Jannik Vestergaard
3
Maya Yoshida
14
Oriol Romeu
12
Moussa Djenepo
Danny Ings (74′)
2
Cédric Soares
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal
Stuart Armstrong (85′)
10
Che Adams
Shane Long (92′)
7
Shane Long
9
Danny Ings
21
Ryan Bertrand
43
Yan Valery
1
Alex McCarthy
17
Stuart Armstrong
5
Jack Stephens

SHU vs Saints Match Stats

Sheffield United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    48
    52
  • Shots
    17
    11
  • Shots on target
    4
    7
  • Corners
    12
    6
  • Passes Complete
    308
    363

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Moussa Djenepo
Moussa Djenepo
Shots On Target
2
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
Chances Created
3
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Passes Completed
60
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
4
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
9
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
4
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn