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BHA vs SOU
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BHA vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Danny Ings converts from the penalty spot to give Saints the lead
  • HALF-TIME: Brighton 1-1 Southampton
  • Jannik Vestergaard equalises, meeting a Ward-Prowse corner.
  • Brighton take the lead through a Pascal Gross penalty.

RALPH ❤️

The manager when Danny Ings steps up to score...

22.14

FULL-TIME: Brighton 1-2 Southampton

Danny Ings has the final say as Saints come from behind to seal all three points at Amex Stadium. It's Ings's sixth of the season and the perfect way for Saints' talisman to reintroduce himself following a short spell on the sidelines.

21.53
+2’

Strong from McCarthy

Trossard flicks a header goalward but it's well held by McCarthy, who clears the danger.

90’

Running the clock down ⏰

Saints attempting to run the clock down now.

89’

Yellow Card for Yves Bissouma (Brighton & Hove Albion)

For a foul on Ward-Prowse.

DISPATCHED ✅

This guy...

84’

Maupay swivels and shoots

It's a distance away in the end, but the effort had McCarthy scrambling.

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

INGS FROM THE SPOT

VAR goes in favour of Saints, as Walker-Peters goes down and wins the penalty. It's converted expertly by Ings - was it ever in doubt?

81’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (81’) | 1 2

80’

Yellow Card for Pascal Groß (Brighton & Hove Albion)

79’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [] was confirmed

VAR award Saints a penalty!

79’

Possible penalty...

VAR continue to check this, to decipher whether the foul was inside the box or not. Referee gave a free-kick, but it's being repeatedly looked at.

78’

Walker-Peters bundled over

March bundles into the back of Walker-Peters on the edge of the area, VAR is checking this...

75’

Beautiful play from Ings

Tight, intricate play from both Redmond and Ings yields a chance for the former, who takes it on the volley but steers it wide. Really good opportunity squandered!

74’

Brief sight for Ings

Armstrong lept well to keep the ball alive, as it fell to Ings in the box. It was bouncing and awkward, before being nipped away. 

69’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Theo Walcott

HE'S BACK! 😍

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69’

March off target

Well found by Maupay, as March opens his body up for the shot but misjudges it. Effort was way off target in the end, but the Frenhcman has made a difference since coming on.

67’

Gross scoops over

Good break from the hosts, with Lamptey breaking forward. Gross gets an opportunity to fire at goal but rather miscued his finish. Let off for Saints.

64’

Brighton & Hove Albion substitution: Neal Maupay replaces Aaron Connolly

First change.

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63’

Pressure mounting

Saints applying a bit of pressure here. Ings not been overly involved yet. Ward-Prowse corner is punched by Ryan before Armstrong delivered from the opposite side, which Ings met but no joy.

Marginally wide

Ings fires it into Walcott, who cut inside onto his favoured right boot and fired millimetres wide of the mark.

Can this man make an impact on his return?

🤞🤞🤞

56’

Yellow Card for Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion)

For a late challenge on Adams.

53’

Bednarek and Welbeck clash

Fortunately neither are hurt, but it was a meaty challenge from Saints' defender!

51’

McCarthy caught in no-man's land

Luckily neither Gross nor Lamptey could make anything of the chance, but poor decision making from the Saints stopper there.

47’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position. 

46’

Walcott moves wide

The loanee is now operating from the left, as Ings is deployed down the middle. He's on five goals for the season, so far...

HT

Southampton substitution: Danny Ings replaces Moussa Djenepo

A half-time swap for the visitors. Our talisman is back! 🤩

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THUNDEROUS ⚡️

The admiration from both Ché and Oriol here 😅

Celebrations for the equaliser 🙌

Towering header 👊

Proud to be supporting rainbow laces 🌈

This is everyone's game! 

HALF-TIME: Brighton 1-1 Southampton

Saints have drawn themselves level on the stroke of half-time, which will make for an exciting second period! The master of dead balls - James Ward-Prowse - put it on a plate for Vestergaard to head home after Gross's opener. 

GOALSCORER 4 Jannik Vestergaard

WHAT A HEADER!

That is a sensational finish from the Dane - his third Premier League goal of the season. An unstoppable header from yet another pinpoint Ward-Prowse delivery.

45’

GOOOAL!!!

Jannik Vestergaard (45’) | 1 1

45’

Quality delivering from Bertrand

It's a searching ball from the left, asking questions of Brighton's defensive capabilities. It goes for a corner which Ward-Prowse duly delivers...

41’

Walcott attempt wide

Shot from Walcott was tame. He'd edged his way into the Brighton box, with defenders retreating but effort was wayward.

39’

Promising

Saints building a sustained period of possession here. It ends in a chance for Walker-Peters to cross, having been fed the ball by Ward-Prowse but it's crowded out. Better football from the visitors. 

Brilliant from Bednarek

Excellent defending from the Pole, who this week signed a new deal, keeping him at the club until 2025.

33’

Brighton continue to threaten

Lovely cushioned touch from Welbeck in the box, teeing up Gross who smashes over on the volley. The chance came at him quickly but it was more than presentable. 

31’

Lamptey breaks

The pace of Lamptey is causing Saints all sorts of problems. Brighton break from the back, but Ward-Prowse is back on defensive duty. Connolly was making the surge into the box but the ball didn't get there.

From the spot

Saints are penalised. Gross dispatches from a penalty kick, sending Alex McCarthy the wrong way. The hosts lead.

26’

GOAL

Pascal Groß (26’) | 1 0

26’

Appeals for a handballl

Referee points to the spot. It's James Ward-Prowse who is penalised for a raised arm, it's unintentional but the penalty stands. Gross to take the spot-kick...

24’

Bright from Walker-Peters

The full-back motors forward, taking on multiple players before releasing Walcott, or at least attempting to. Offside flag was swiftly raised. Bit naive from Saints.

Moussa vs Lamptey

An interesting battle materialising down the left flank between these two. Keep an eye out!

20’

Bissouma surges forward

He links well with Welbeck, before winning a corner off Djenepo - who needn't have given one away. Ward-Prowse clears at the near post but at the expense of another corner - this time McCarthy claims.

16’

Contrasting starts to the season...

Seven points separate the sides before the start of play. Saints have the chance to go fifth if they can capitalise on tonight's opportunity. Fairly slow start to the game.

13’

Yellow Card for Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)

For a foul on Lamptey.

12’

Dunk heads over

He makes the run from deep, evading the offside trap and meets the cross, but heads way over. Got too much contact on the ball.

A man in form 📸

Ché Adams in action at Amex Stadium,

7’

Flag raised

Brighton were in behind the Saints backline temporarily, inviting a brilliant recovery tackle from Jan Bednarek - the flag went up eventually, but the 'Polish Maldini' wasn't to know that.

5’

Welbeck shot well held

The striker found a bit of space in the Saints box, directing his effort well enough, attempting a first-time finish. Alex McCarthy was equal to it and Saints have the ball back.

First glimpse of action 😍

Moussa Djenepo is the first Saints player to try an effort on goal. The visitors looking to make a quick start.

Ready for kick-off 👊

Feeling positive, Saints? We're seconds away from action now. #COYR ❤️

20.00

50th successive start...

The captain leads Saints into battle this evening, and is making a 50th consecutive start under Ralph Hasenhüttl tonight.

19.59

Players are out at Amex Stadium...

It's a freezing cold night in Brighton as Saints take to the pitch in their customary pre-match jackets. The visitors are unchanged, but boosted by the return of Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond to the bench.

19.58

😍 FANS 😍

The wait is nearly over Saints, we're absolutely buzzing to welcome you back to St Mary's on Sunday! But for now, it's great to see supporters inside Amex Stadium for tonight's clash. 

19.31

Tonight's stage 🏟

Live scenes from Amex Stadium ahead of tonight's 8pm kick-off...

19.18

Ings makes the squad 👊

Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond return to today's squad, while there is also a place on the bench for Mohammed Salisu - the first time he's been included in a Saints 18.

19.11

BRIGHTON XI

Starting XI: Ryan (GK), Lamptey, White, Webster, Dunk, Connolly, Bissouma, Gross, Welbeck, March, Veltman.


Subs: Steele (GK), Maupay, Trossard, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Bernado, Burn.

19.01

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (c), Armstrong, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams.


Subs: Forster (GK), Stephens, Salisu, Diallo, Redmond, Ings, Long.

19.00

Hasenhüttl reflects on two years in charge

The manager looks back on his first 24 months at Saints. Read our feature interview here!

17.51

Match Pack: Swat up on Brighton

It's an all south coast affair on tonight as Southampton head to Brighton. Get set for the clash with our Match Pack, in association with eToro...

17.49

FA Youth Cup success for young Saints 🙌

Check out the highlights from Southampton's FA Youth Cup triumph over Coventry City at the weekend!

16.04
VOTE NOW
Who gets on the scoresheet against Brighton tonight? ��

Who gets on the scoresheet against Brighton tonight? ��

The results so far:

  • Ché Adams
    39%
  • Nathan Redmond
    0%
  • Theo Walcott
    22%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    12%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    20%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    8%

The fixtures coming up are not easy. we must get better and that's the target we have in training every day.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager
15.59

Southampton 1-1 Brighton (2020)

Danny Ings scored his 20th goal of the season the last time Saints met Brighton at St Mary's, journey back to post-lockdown July to watch all of the best bits!

10.39

Matchday facts keeping coming...

Southampton have played more Premier League games without defeat against Brighton than they have any other side in the competition (6 – W2 D4). 

10.36

Preparation is 🔑

Take a look inside Staplewood at his week's training images.

09.28

Brighton 0-2 Southampton (2019)

Take a look back at last year's trip to Amex Stadium, where Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond were on target during a 2-0 triumph!

09.26
Southampton FC

Happy two-year anniversary, boss ❤️ #saintsfc

09.22

R A L P H ❤️

Of all managers to have taken charge of 50+ Premier League games, only Ossie Ardiles (56%) has won a higher share of his points away from home in the competition than Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl (52% - 51/99).

09.21

Hey, Ingsy 👋

Look who returned to full training this week! Read what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say regarding this week's team news here.

09.20

Hear from the boss 🗣

Hear what the boss had to say ahead of meeting Brighton...

09.17

STAT ATTACK 🤓

James Ward-Prowse (26 goals, 24 assists) is one of just four players to register 50+ goal involvements for Southampton in the Premier League, after Matt Le Tissier (G100 A63), James Beattie (G68 A24) and Marian Pahars (G42 A14).

09.16

🤍 G A M E D A Y ❤️

It's matchday on the south coast! Not a derby, but a local rivalry of sorts! Saints travel to Amex Stadium having been successful on their last three visits to Brighton, including last season where Moussa Djenepo scored a stunner to seal the first win of 2019/20. Brighton secured a point against Liverpool last time out, and will be feeling equally as confident ahead of tonight's 8pm kick-off!

09.14

BHA vs SOU Line Ups

Brighton and Hove Albion

1
Mat Ryan (GK)
4
Adam Webster
34
Joël Veltman
5
Lewis Dunk (C) yellow card
3
Ben White
replace Alireza Jahanbakhsh (81′)
8
Yves Bissouma yellow card
20
Solly March
2
Tariq Lamptey
18
Danny Welbeck
replace Leandro Trossard (81′)
7
Aaron Connolly
replace Neal Maupay (64′)
13
Pascal Groß yellow card goal
30
Bernardo
9
Neal Maupay
33
Dan Burn
23
Jason Steele
16
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
17
Steven Alzate
11
Leandro Trossard

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK) yellow card
3
Ryan Bertrand
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
4
Jannik Vestergaard goal
35
Jan Bednarek
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
17
Stuart Armstrong
12
Moussa Djenepo yellow card
replace Danny Ings (45′) goal
10
Che Adams
32
Theo Walcott
replace Nathan Redmond (69′)
27
Ibrahima Diallo
7
Shane Long
5
Jack Stephens
9
Danny Ings
44
Fraser Forster
11
Nathan Redmond
22
Mohammed Salisu

BHA vs SOU Match Stats

Brighton & Hove Albion

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    48
    comparison angle
    52
  • Shots
    12
    comparison angle
    10
  • Shots on target
    4
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    3
  • Passes Complete
    276
    comparison angle
    319

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
chances created
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
48
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
5
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
clearances
Clearances
5
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy