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Saints march into quarter-finals

fa-cup Molineux | Thu 11 Feb 5.30PM | Attendance: 0
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WOL vs SOU
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WOL vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints progress to the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals with victory over Wolves  
  • Danny Ings opens the scoring to give Saints the lead early in the second-half
  • Stuart Armstrong seals the deal with a 90th minute goal 
  • Saints face Wolves again on Sunday

INTO THE HAT 🎩

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FULL TIME: Wolves 0 - 2 Saints 

Saints progress to the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup. After a disappointing few games, this is the boost the team needed to push forward. Quarter-final draw coming soon ... 

+4’

VAR Decision: Penalty not awarded for Southampton [Nathan Tella] was cancelled

Penalty receded as Tella was just outside the box when the tackle was made. Free-kick just outside the box for Saints as the clock runs down. 

+2’

Yellow Card for Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

GOALSCORER 17 Stuart Armstrong

STU SCORES SCREAMERS

Stuart Armstrong has been exceptional all game but this has rounded it off perfectly. Nathan Tella, who has only just come onto the pitch, crosses the ball into Armstrong who nets the ball with an exemplary finish. 

89’

GOOOAL!!!

Stuart Armstrong (89’) | 0 2

89’

Disappointing from Neves

Neves, who is usually so on form when it comes to free-kicks, knocks the ball straight into the wall and Saints can breathe again. 

87’

Wolves pressing 

Wolves are trying to find their way back into this game and charge forward. Romeu comes in with a late challenge and gives Wolves the free-kick in a promising position. 

87’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

86’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Moussa Djenepo

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81’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Danny Ings

A change in attack from Ralph Hasenhüttl as the goal scorer Ings comes off. 

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10 minutes left ... 

Only 10 of the 90 left to play at Molineux. Can Saints hold onto their lead and secure their place in tonight's FA Cup quarter-final draw?

79’

Beautiful from Forster

Exceptional ball in from Neto who crosses it into Traore and gets Wolves' first shot on target of the match, Forster gets a foot onto it and clears his lines. The ball goes behind for a corner. 

70’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Pedro Lomba Neto replaces Vitor Machado Ferreira

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68’

Close from Redmond 

It's Stuart Armstrong again who leads the charge for Saints, he puts in a perfectly timed ball to onside Redmond but Ruddy makes the save and punches it behind for the corner. 

64’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Willian José Da Silva replaces Fábio Daniel Soares Silva

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63’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Adama Traoré replaces Morgan Gibbs-White

Re-enforcements for Wolves. 

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Ings is a grafter 💪

Seconds after opening the scoring, Ings was back making crucial moves in defense for Saints. 

59’

Yellow Card for Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

54’

Wolves come close

Salisu playing with fire for a second there. He tries to clear the ball from his own penalty area but it only goes as far as Hoever who crosses it into Fabio Silva. Bednarek gets there just in time and the threat is cleared, for now. 

51’

Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)

50’

VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Southampton [Danny Ings] was confirmed

Ings' goal was originally given offside but VAR has overturned it and the goal is given!

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

INGSYYYYYY

Run on point from Danny Ings. Saints take the advantage early in the second half. Nail-biting stuff to come ... 

50’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (50’) | 0 1

48’

SO CLOSE!!

A lively start to the second-half. Bertrand crosses the ball in but Armstrong's attempt is off target. 

47’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Rayan Aït-Nouri replaces Jonathan Castro Otto

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45’

Back up and running

Wolves get us back up and running at Molineux. When will this deadlock be broken?

HALF TIME: Wolves 0 - 0 Saints 

It's been a frantic first half at Molineux with neither team really hitting their stride. Southampton have looked the more promising in the first 45 but neither side has monopolised on their chances. A big 45 ahead. Remember, the game will go to extra time if the deadlock isn't broken. 

+2’

Chance before the break 

Armstrong has been incredibly lively for Saints, he fires forward again and passes the ball into Ings but the ball goes behind and the opportunity passes. 

45’

Wolves push back 

Wolves win a free kick and it's Moutinho to lift the ball into the box but Saiss' effort fires over the crossbar. 

41’

Better from Saints

Bertrand crosses the ball from the wing into the six-yard box but Redmond can't quite control it to get a shot on goal. 

No sign of breaking the deadlock 

The breaks in play have taken the wind out of the game a little bit. Saints started the better side but Wolves have edged their way back into it as the half has progressed, though there's still not been any notable attempts on goal in quite some time now. 

31’

Wolves charge forward

Morgan Gibbs-White into the six-yard-box for Wolves but debutant Salisu makes the tackle and VAR confirms no clear and obvious error was made. On field decision remains and no penalty awarded. 

25’

Vitinha OK 

Wolves' Vitinha down for a couple of minutes following an accidental clash. Medical checks complete and he's back on the field of play! 

21’

All Saints so far 

Ward-Prowse loops in a delightful ball to Kyle Walker-Peters who sets up Moussa Djenepo, his shot is on target but saved comfortably by the Wolves goalkeeper. 

19’

Saints pressing 

Armstrong leads the attack forward with a lovely cross into Nathan Redmond who tries to knock it back for Danny Ings, the ball passes and ends up back with Armstrong whose shot is deflected wide for a corner. 

16’

First attacking chance for Wolves

First sign of promise for Wolves as Hoever whips in the ball towards Fabio Silva but centurion Bednarek makes the tackle and the threat is cleared. Saints are back in control of the ball. 

9’

Stunning move from Ings 

Ward-Prowse curls the ball in to Danny Ings who knocks the ball down in an exceptional move, Saiss comes in with the block to deny him but Saints have yet another corner. 

7’

Positive start from Saints 

Nice bit of play from Saints on the wing for Djenepo to win a corner. Ward-Prowse loops in the ball but it's punched away by Ruddy. No respite for Wolves though as Saints go onto win another two corners. Both of which create promising chances for Saints, but amount to nothing. 

0’

Action 🎬

 We're up and running at Molineux, come on you Saints!

Spirits are high 😇

Poll results are in and the majority of you are feeling hopeful for tonight's result! 10 minutes until kick off ... 

17.20

We have Kyle Walker-Peters back and Mohammed Salisu now able to play. We still have five injured players but it’s getting better, the squad is getting bigger now and it’s giving me more opportunities."

ralph hasenhüttl 
southampton manager
17.00
Southampton FC

Welcome to the 💯 club, @janbednarek_ 👊 #saintsfc

16.51
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The results so far:

  • On to the quarter-finals we go ...
    66%
  • Extra time and penalties here we come. 
    20%
  • Wolves will edge us out in the 90
    14%

Wolves team confirmed 

Starting XI: Ruddy, Dendoncker, Saiss, Kilman, Hoever, Otto, Moutinho, Neves, Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Silva. 

Subs: Patricio, Ait-Nouri, Neto, Jose, Coady, Semedo, Traore, Cundle, Otasowie. 

16.33

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Salisu, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo, Armstrong, Ings, Redmond. 

Subs: Lewis, Vestergaard, Stephens, Nlundulu, Tella, Chauke, Finnigan, Watts, Adams. 

16.30

90 in 90 🎥

Saints' last trip to Molineux ended in a 1-1 draw. Someone has to come out the winner of today's fixture, who has the edge?

16.15

Are you cup ready? 👀

Find out everything you need to know ahead of tonight's clash with our Match Pack

16.00

All the teams during the season have tough moments. But that doesn't take away the quality and talent of Southampton. We're going to face a very talented squad and manager.

nuno espirito santo
wolves manager
15.45

Hear from the boss 🎧

See what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of Saints' Emirates FA Cup fifth-round clash with Wolves. 

15.30

➡️ 📸

Check out the latest images from Tuesday's training session at Staplewood. 

15.15

The return of KWP? 😍

The manager has confirmed Kyle Walker-Peters is back in training and available for selection this evening, a welcome boost for Saints' defensive ranks. Catch up on all of the latest team news

15.04

⏮⏮ to the fourth round!

Relive our Emirates FA Cup victory over Arsenal.

14.46

It's a long way to come to the final, but we have a chance to do it. We know it is a strong opponent, but on a good day I think we have shown in the past that we can win against everybody.

ralph hasenhüttl 
southampton manager
14.30

🆙 for the 🏆

Relive Saints 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town in the third-round of this year's FA Cup. 

11.04
Southampton FC

CUP READY: 💯 #saintsfc

11.01

Welcome to Molineux!

Hey Saints fans! We're on the road again as we travel to the Midlands for an Emirates FA Cup fifth round clash with Wolves. It was a 1-1 draw last time out against today's opponents, but who will take the W and progress to the quarter-finals tonight? 👀

10.57

WOL vs SOU Line Ups

Wolverhampton Wanderers

21
John Ruddy (GK)
49
Maximilian Kilman
27
Romain Saïss
32
Leander Dendoncker
19
Jonny
replace Rayan Aït-Nouri (45′)
2
Ki-Jana Hoever
28
João Moutinho
8
Rúben Neves (C)
18
Morgan Gibbs-White yellow card
replace Adama Traoré (63′) yellow card
17
Fábio Silva
replace Willian José (64′)
20
Vitinha
replace Pedro Neto (69′)
11
Rui Patrício
7
Pedro Neto
16
Conor Coady
37
Adama Traoré
3
Rayan Aït-Nouri
22
Nélson Semedo
54
Owen Otasowie
12
Willian José
39
Luke Cundle

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Ryan Bertrand
22
Mohammed Salisu
35
Jan Bednarek
2
Kyle Walker-Peters yellow card
12
Moussa Djenepo
replace Nathan Tella (87′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
17
Stuart Armstrong goal
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
9
Danny Ings goal
replace Che Adams (83′)
11
Nathan Redmond
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
10
Che Adams
23
Nathan Tella
52
Ryan Finnigan
72
Kgaogelo Chauke
41
Harry Lewis
4
Jannik Vestergaard
65
Caleb Watts
5
Jack Stephens

WOL vs SOU Match Stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    47
    comparison angle
    53
  • Shots
    5
    comparison angle
    18
  • Shots on target
    1
    comparison angle
    8
  • Corners
    3
    comparison angle
    8
  • Passes Complete
    337
    comparison angle
    403

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Danny Ings
chances created
Chances Created
5
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
passes completed
Passes Completed
57
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
tackles
Tackles
4
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
clearances
Clearances
8
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
saves
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster