Saints vs BRE
Video: Tella reacts after making full debut
Academy graduate reflects on Carabao Cup defeat.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Brentford defeat
Full reaction from the boss to the defeat to Brentford.
Hasenhüttl: We are not competitive enough
Reaction from the manager following the Brentford defeat.
Bittersweet night for Tella
Academy graduate made his full debut in cup defeat.
Saints exit Carabao Cup
Brentford edge past Saints to book a place in third round.
Match Pack: Saints vs Brentford
Get set for the cup showdown at St Mary's.
Romeu: We want to fight back
Oriol Romeu shares ahead of St Mary's double header.
Hasenhüttl: We need to find rhythm
The manager gets to grips with the Carabao Cup as Saints prepare to host Brentford.
Gallery: Cup preparation continues
Saints return to the grass at Staplewood.
Stream available for Carabao Cup tie
Watch the second round clash with Brentford.
Saints vs BRE As It Happened
- Saints take on Brentford at St Mary's in the EFL Cup
- Both sides looking to bounce back from 1-0 opening day defeats
- One change from Saturday, as Tella makes first start for the club
- Brentford go two up through Nørgaard and Dasilva before the break
Our full report from St Mary's on a bitterly disappointing night: sfcne.ws/ReportBrentford21.59
FULL-TIME: Saints 0-2 Brentford
It's the end of the road in the EFL Cup for Saints. Adams and Ings were left to rue their missed chances during the early stages of the first half, as Brentford hit back during the latter stages with two goals through Nørgaard and Dasilva. The second half was all Saints, but Daniels was left relatively untroubled in the Brentford goal apart from having to deal with a looping Stephens header.
Corner is headed clear & Daniels collects
Daniels collects the second cross in from Saints following the corner.
Walker-Peters' low cross hit behind for a corner
Last chance salon here for Saints
FOUR MINUTES added time...
Not long left for Saints to pull off something here at St Mary's.
Ings crosses for Obafemi, but Brentford head clear
Danny Ings produces a superb floated cross but Obafemi can't rise higher than the Brentford defence to head home.
The visitors defending soundly during the closing stages here.
Obafemi does brilliantly, but no one follows in...
The Saints sub uses his pace to get away from the Brentford back line, before firing an effort across the face of goal but neither Ings or Long could tap in.
Long breaks through, Daniels comes out & smothers
Saints having very little in terms of chances during the last ten minutes, as Long looks to impact from the bench.
Ings shapes to shoot, but his effort is blocked.
Saints win a corner as the push once more, following Ings' deflected shot on the edge of the penalty area.
Ralph watches on with 20 to go...
Not long left for Hasenhüttl's side to respond to the two goal deficit here at St Mary's.
Redmond receiving treatment
The Saints midfielder looked to have clashed in mid-air with one of the Brentford players, and is receiving attention on the field.
This gives the chance for the players to receive instructions from their managers.
Bertrand delivers, but it's headed clear
Brentford head away the latest Saints ball in.
Tella wins a free-kick...
The youngster's clever hit and run wins Saints another set-piece, midway through the Brentford half.
Ward-Prowse and Bertrand stand over it...
Romeu reaches the ball, but it's then headed clear
Brentford deal with the latest Saints set piece.
Thompson heads behind as Saints press once more.
Tella lets fly...but it keeps rising!
Nathan Tella is next to have a try, after a barnstorming run through midfield no one begrudged him having an effort from range as the Brentford defence backed off.
But the effort kept rising and Daniels was left untroubled once more.
The ball is high and misses all of the targets...
Saints win a throw in on the far side of the pitch as a result.
Brentford win a free-kick...
The visitors have a bit of rest bite from the Saints pressure, and another opportunity to get some players into the opposition penalty area.
STEPHENS DENIED! 😱
WHAT A SAVE!
Brentford's Daniels denies Jack Stephens' looping header which looked destined for the top corner.
Ward-Prowse fires over! 😔
Good play again from Saints down that left wing. Ings first looking to break that Brentford back line, before the ball falls back to Ward-Prowse, who hits his effort over the bar.
All Saints this half as you would expect.
Yellow Card for Charlie Goode (Brentford)
The third yellow of the evening for the visitors goes to Goode for a foul on Tella.
Adams curls his effort wide 😫
Ings loops a ball over the top to Ché Adams, who turns but hits his effort well wide under pressure from Goode.
Tella bombs forward 💨
The youngster looks to take the game to Brentford during the opening minutes of the second half.
The corner is cleared by the visitors
Saints regain possession and start again from the back.
Another foul in Saints favour won by Ings
The hosts pushing Brentford back here in the opening 10 minutes of the second half.
Ward-Prowse looking to swing in from the left corner.
Yellow Card for Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford)
Second yellow of the evening for Brentford.
Baptiste is down receiving treatment
Stoppage in play as the Brentford midfielder is treated, but he is back to his feet now awaiting to be called back on.
Offside given against Ward-Prowse
Fast start to the second half here for Saints, but the skipper is caught offside as he looks to lay it back to the onrushing Ings and Adams inside the box with a clever header.
Early corner for Saints...
Adams and Ings come away with the ball, before Sørensen heads clear for a corner.
Saints get us back underway...
Plenty of work here for the hosts in the second 45.
HALF-TIME: Saints 0-2 Brentford
A half to forget for Saints, as Brentford hit twice in the final five minutes to secure a handsome advantage going into the break. Ings will have been disappointed not to have given Saints the lead after 20 minutes, following a perfectly timed Bertrand volleyed cross. The visitors made Hasenhüttl's side pay; Nørgaard heading home from a corner before Dasilva fired into the net in added time.
Brentford add a second in added time
Dasilva fires home a second for the visitors just shy of the break.
Pelenda Joshua Dasilva (+1’) | 0 – 2
ONE MINUTE added time
The fourth official gives the referee's verdict.
Brentford clear at the first man.
Easy pickings for the visitors.
Saints free-kick out wide...
Adams is fouled as he attempts to come away with the ball.
Ward-Prowse with the chance to deliver.
Mbeumo breaks and skips round McCarthy
But Bertrand is there to regain possession as Saints pass their way out of danger.
Saints look to respond...
Adams bursts down the right wing and fires an effort into the path of Ings, who can't get over the ball and see's his effort curl high and wide
Brentford take the lead...
An unmarked Christian Nørgaard heads home the following corner to give the visitors the lead.
Christian Nørgaard (40’) | 0 – 1
Well cleaned up, Walker-Peters 👏
Thompson attempts to use his pace down the left wing, but the Saints full-back matches then beats his man for speed and clears for a corner.
OFF THE POST! 😫
Redmond slips in Ché Adams inside the penalty area, who looks to place a shot but hits the post!
The closest anyone has come so far this evening.
Tella wins a corner with strong hold-up play
The youngster wins a corner off of Thompson as Saints counter.
Saints' strong counter halted by the visitors
A clever turn from Ward-Prowse after winning possession was followed by a forward pass to Redmond, who carried the ball into the Brentford half, before looking for Walker-Peters with a cross field ball.
But the visitors were equal to it, regaining possession and starting an attack of their own.
VITAL challenge from Bertrand 👊
Brentford still look threatening on the break, but Bertrand puts a stop at the depth to the latest counter from the visitors.
Agonisingly close 😬
Ings rues his missed opportunity moments ago.
Big save, McCarthy! 👐
Fosu seems set to score but for a HUGE McCarthy save...easily the busiest man on the pitch so far!
BIG chance for Ings! 😫
A superb low volleyed cross from Bertrand finds the path of the onrushing Ings in the box, but the striker can't connect properly and steers his effort wide!
Ward-Prowse's looping cross attempts to find Ings, but the forward is bundled over in the box.
Nothing given on this occasion.
Brief stoppage as Thompson receives treatment
The Brentford defender was involved in an aerial battle during the second Saints corner, but is straight to his feet after receiving treatment off the pitch.
Second corner in quick succession for the hosts
Ward-Prowse's deep corner finds Bertrand, whose second cross forces a second corner.
Ings forces a corner
A strong Bednarek header finds Adams, who plays in Ings.
Saints' forward then attempts to skip round Sørensen, but his flick is deflected behind for a corner.
An early booking for Macca
The Saints keeper has been everywhere during the opening 12 minutes.
Yellow Card for Dominic Thompson (Brentford)
Nathan Tella forces the foul from Thompson as Saints break down the right flank.
Free-kick to Southampton
McCarthy has had a busy few minutes! 😅
The Saints keeper wins a free-kick dealing with Sørensen's long throw.
Off the line!
McCarthy comes a long way once again and deals with the Brentford through ball, but is then out of position as Dasilva shapes to shoot.
Luckily for Saints, Stephens is there to clear the ball off the line...
Yellow Card for Alex McCarthy (Southampton)
Saints' keeper comes rushing out to deal with a long ball, and is cautioned for taking out his man.
Bertrand clears as Brentford continue to press...
The visitors dominating the early minutes here at St Mary's
Offside given against Brentford
The counter-attack is thwarted by the linesman's flag
Mbeumo fires straight into the wall
The Saints wall stands firm against a powerful effort.
Early free-kick for the visitors
Josh Dasilva fouled just outside the Saints penalty area
Brentford get the game underway.
HERE WE GO...
The teams are out here at St Mary's 👀19.41
Picture perfect 😍
The perfect set-up for the start of our EFL Cup adventure for 2020/2119.20
🚨 FIRST START CLAXON 🚨
21-year-old Nathan Tella is the only change from Saturday's defeat to Palace, making his first start for the club.
🐝 Brentford team news
Starting XI: Daniels, Thompson, Goode, Norgaard, Dasilva, Forss, Mbeumo, Dalsgaard, Fosu, Baptiste, Sorensen
Subs: Emiliano, Henry, Dervisoglu, Pinnock, Zamburek18.53
😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse (c), Romeu, Tella, Redmond, Ings, Adams
5 minutes till team news...
Full team news from both sides at St Mary's coming very shortly...18.40
Romeu: "We want to fight back."
"We want to have that feeling that we can compete against any team."17.33
After a not so good start it's a chance to make things better on wednesday."Ralph Hasenhüttl
😇 SAINTS vs BRENTFORD 🐝
We're back HOME for the first time this season, with Championship side Brentford visiting for this EFL Cup fixture. It's the first of two games in a week at St Mary's for Saints, who face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League here on Sunday. Both sides will be looking to bounce back from opening day 1-0 defeats in their respective divisions.16.23
Saints vs BRE Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Nathan TellaMichael Obafemi (84′)
Nathan RedmondMoussa Djenepo (71′)
Che AdamsShane Long (84′)
Luke Daniels (GK)
Dominic ThompsonRico Henry (71′)
Mads Bech Sørensen
Henrik Dalsgaard (C)
Josh DasilvaEmiliano Marcondes (71′)
Marcus ForssHalil Dervisoglu (77′)
Saints vs BRE Match Stats
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