SOU vs SHR
90 in 90: Saints 2-0 Shrewsbury
How Saints confirmed FA Cup progression.
Highlights: Saints 2-0 Shrewsbury
Watch how Saints ensured Emirates FA Cup progression.
Video: Nlundulu on milestone moment
Striker beaming with pride after first senior goal.
Nlundulu: It's a dream come true
Striker grateful for club's faith after netting first senior goal.
Video: Hasenhüttl on cup victory
The manager's assessment of FA Cup win over Shrewsbury.
Hasenhüttl pleased with ‘dominant’ display
Boss impressed by his young Saints side.
Gallery: Saints 2-0 Shrewsbury
A picture perfect look at Saints' third round victory over Shrewsbury Town.
Nlundulu scores as Saints march on
Relive Saints' third-round Emirates FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town
Video: Hasenhüttl on Shrewsbury cup tie
Watch our interview with the Southampton manager ahead of Tuesday night's FA Cup match.
Hasenhüttl targeting cup progress
Southampton manager previews third-round tie with Shrewsbury.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews cup encounter
Watch the manager preview the Shrewsbury FA Cup tie.
Match Pack: Saints vs Shrewsbury Town
Preview our third round FA Cup tie with League One side Shrewsbury.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Shrewsbury cup tie
Watch the manager's media address ahead of the FA Cup clash.
Smallbone sidelined by ACL injury
Boss confirms long-term absence for young midfielder.
Provisional fourth-round details confirmed
Saints or Shrewsbury to host Arsenal on Saturday 23rd January.
Shrewsbury cup tie rescheduled
Third-round tie to take place on Tuesday 19th January, with Leeds match moving.
SOU vs SHR As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Dan Nlundulu scores his first senior goal to fire Saints in front against Shrewsbury
- James Ward-Prowse wraps up the victory with late free-kick
- Saints through to host Arsenal in Emirates FA Cup fourth round on Saturday
- Full debuts for Caleb Watts, Kegs Chauke; Alex Jankewitz, Ryan Finnigan come on for theirs
Our match report from St Mary's 📝
Read our match report on a night when Saints made sure of their place in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round, courtesy of a 2-0 victory at St Mary's over Shrewsbury Town of League One.
FULL TIME: Southampton 2-0 Shrewsbury Town
Job done for Saints, who progress to the fourth round with two goals - one early and one late - to set up a home tie with Arsenal on Saturday. Dan Nlundulu's first senior goal on his first senior start set the wheels in motion, opening the scoring inside 16 minutes, before numerous chances came and went to increase the lead, until James Ward-Prowse made the game safe with a trademark free-kick.
The skipper makes it two!
Finally a second goal! It comes in familiar fashion, as Ward-Prowse lines up a free-kick near the left corner of the penalty area and duly finds his target, curling the ball away from the keeper and finding the near corner to wrap up the victory. Fourth round here we come!
James Ward-Prowse (89’) | 2 – 0
What a chance for Adams!
That really should have been the clincher. Vokins dissects the defence with a brilliant pass to release Adams, who rounds the keeper only to see his shot blocked on the line by the covering Pierre, before Jankewitz's follow-up is deflected behind.
Armstrong fires wide
First chance for the substitute, who is straight into the action with a 20-yard drive that just veers wide of the target.
Pennington goes close
That was a chance for Shrewsbury, as Whalley delivers a free-kick and Pennington heads narrowly wide. The last touch was a Saints touch as the ball goes behind for a corner, which is cleared.
Long goes close
Another Ward-Prowse corner is flicked on by Long at the near post, but it's flicked wide, and nobody can apply the killer touch at the far post.
So close again!
Shrewsbury somehow survive another scare courtesy of an amazing last-ditch clearance from Pierre. Vokins cuts the ball back for Watts, whose first-time shot is parried by Sarkic into the defender, who just about stretches enough to clear the danger. Still Saints push for that elusive second goal.
Stephens denied by a great save!
So close to a second goal, as Ward-Prowse's corner is glanced on by Long and followed in by Stephens, who looks certain to score from six yards, but Sarkic throws himself at the ball to make a miraculous save.
Shrewsbury threaten an equaliser
Chapman drives at the Saints defence from Shrewsbury's first counter-attack of the second half, but he shoots high and wide from the edge of the box.
Vokins causing problems
Saints are enjoying a really long, sustained spell of pressure, the highlight of which is a low cross from Vokins parried by Sarkic, who would have been relieved not to say any red shirts pouncing on the loose ball.
The second half is up and running...
We're back into the action at St Mary's!
HALF-TIME: Southampton 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
The young Saints lead at the interval courtesy of Dan Nlundulu's 16th minute goal - his first in senior football. Debutant Caleb Watts has impressed, whilst Shrewsbury goalkeeper Matija Sarkic made an early save to deny another Academy graduate Jake Vokins. So far so good for Ralph Hasenhüttl's inexperienced line-up, but the boss will want a second goal to give his side breathing space.
1️⃣ added minute...
We're into first-half stoppage time at St Mary's.
Last-ditch tackle denies Long
Great defending to keep Saints at bay, as Long takes a high ball on his chest and prepares to shoot, but defender Pennington comes flying across to make a vital block.
Stephens goes close to an own goal!
That was a heart in mouth moment, as a cross takes a looping deflection off Stephens, but thankfully drops wide of Forster's goal.
Watts shoots over
He'd love to have that one back... a defensive clearance falls kindly for Watts, but he snatches at the chance and cannot keep his shot down from 20 yards.
Ward-Prowse eyes up a free-kick...
It's a chance by the skipper's standards, albeit right of centre, which is not his preferred side, and he sends his shot flying over the crossbar. Goalkeeper Sarkic breathes a sigh of relief.
Shrewsbury threaten a quick response
Vela fires over from long range as Shrewsbury look to catch Saints out straight from kick-off. Moments before the goal, Chapman forced a first save from Forster, whose handling was up to the task.
Nlundulu opens the scoring!
It's a special moment for Nlundulu, who scores his first senior goal! Ward-Prowse's long ball was taken down in the box by Watts and fell kindly for Nlundulu, whose low shot across goal nestles just inside the far post!
Dan Nlundulu (16’) | 1 – 0
Valery finds space
Right-back Valery escapes down the flank and crosses towards Nlundulu, but Shrewsbury clear the danger. There's a good tempo about Saints in the early exchanges, despite the unfamiliar line-up.
Diallo fires wide
Saints are looking sharp and are on the front foot. Diallo trades passes with Nlundulu on the edge of the penalty area before shooting wide from 20 yards. Slick football and confidence growing early on.
Vokins goes close!
A lively start from the young Saints! Watts shows fine footwork before releasing Vokins, who forces goalkeeper Sarkic to tip his shot over.
We're under way at St Mary's!
The action is up and running...
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Get to know... Kgaogelo Chauke 😇
We've dug out this interview with "Kegs" Chauke, our second debutant tonight, who signed his first professional contract last January...19.42
Get to know... Caleb Watts 😇
One of two debutants tonight, introducing Australian youth international Caleb Watts!19.40
Ringing the changes...
The majority of you wanted to see a mixture of youth and experience tonight and the manager has delivered! In come Fraser Forster, Yan Valery, Jake Vokins, Shane Long and Dan Nlundulu, as well as debutants Caleb Watts and Kgaogelo Chauke. Centre-backs Jan Bednarek and Jack Stephens, and midfield pairing James Ward-Prowse and Ibrahima Diallo are the players to keep their places in the starting XI.19.34
Shrewsbury team confirmed
Starting XI: Sarkic, Pennington, Williams, Ebanks-Landell, Pierre, Golbourne, Vela, Norburn, Chapman, Whalley, Udoh.
Subs: Burgoyne, Edwards, Goss, Pyke, Sears, Tracey, Daniels, Clarke, Cummings.19.01
Saints team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Forster, Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Vokins, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Watts, Chauke, Nlundulu, Long.
Subs: Lewis, Tchaptchet, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Finnigan, Jannkewitz, Armstrong, Ferry, Adams.19.00
1️⃣5️⃣ minutes until team news...
Will the skipper keep his place? We'll have both line-ups for you at 7pm GMT!18.46
Remember our last FA Cup win? 💭
It was a great day for the Southampton Academy the last time Saints tasted victory in the FA Cup, with Staplewood graduates Will Smallbone and Jake Vokins both on target against Huddersfield...18.36
Cup classics: James Ward-Prowse
Did you know it was in the FA Cup that James Ward-Prowse scored his first Saints goal? It came in a 2-1 win at Coventry back in 2012 😇18.19
it will be a mixed group - some guys who have to play, because there are not a lot of alternatives, and some young guys who will have to step in and show what they have shown in the sessions: that they are developing their game and deserve to get a chance to play."ralph hasenhüttlon tonight's team selection
Smallbone adds to growing injury list
Saints have been dealt more bad news on the injury front, with midfielder Will Smallbone set for a long spell on the sidelines with a serious knee problem. Ralph Hasenhüttl is already without Danny Ings, Jannik Vestergaard, Oriol Romeu, Nathan Redmond, Moussa Djenepo and Mohammed Salisu for tonight's tie. Read the manager's full team news update here.17.36
Get in the matchday mood! 🤓
Check out our detailed Match Pack for everything you need to know about tonight's game ahead of kick-off.17.31
Get well soon, Steve Cotterill 👊
The thoughts of everybody at Southampton Football Club are with Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill, who has spent time in intensive care after testing positive for Covid-19. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Steve.17.29
Cup classics: Guly do Prado
Remember this belter at St Mary's? League One Saints sent Premier League Blackpool crashing out of the FA Cup 10 years ago, helped by this moment of magic from Guly do Prado!17.03
we know it is not easy to play against lower league teams. they are fighting for everything - this is what you have to expect. we will take this seriously, without question."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
Hear from the boss! 🎙
We caught up with Ralph Hasenhüttl to discuss player availability, and why he wants Saints to make an impact on this season's competition.16.52
🆙 for the cup! 🏆
Southampton's 2020/21 Emirates FA Cup journey starts here! It's third-round action at St Mary's tonight, as Saints welcome Shrewsbury Town for the first meeting between the clubs since November 2010. Saints are eighth in the Premier League, Shrewsbury 17th in League One. Stay with us for some interesting team news, plus all the build-up, regular match updates and live commentary!16.49
SOU vs SHR Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Ibrahima DialloRyan Finnigan (92′)
Kgaogelo ChaukeStuart Armstrong (79′)
Caleb WattsAlexandre Jankewitz (85′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Shane LongChe Adams (79′)
Matija Sarkic (GK)
Matthew PenningtonJason Cummings (84′)
Oliver Norburn (C)David Edwards (74′)
Scott GolbourneRyan Sears (73′)
Daniel UdohRekeil Pyke (73′)
Harry ChapmanShilow Tracey (63′)
SOU vs SHR Match Stats
Shots on target61