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Saints clinch back-to-back wins

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sat 15 May 3PM | Attendance: 0
Match Report post Highlights

SOU vs FUL
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SOU vs FUL As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Theo Walcott secured the points from the bench, netting after a cute back-flick from Tella
  • Nathan Tella scores his first senior goal for Southampton, doubling the home side's lead
  • HT: Southampton 1-0 Fulham (Adams 27')
  • Ché Adams gives Saints a first-half lead, latching onto a Prowsey corner from close range

Report: Tella cameo clinches back-to-back wins

Nathan Tella struck his first Southampton goal just two minutes after arriving off the bench as Saints chalked up back-to-back Premier League home wins for the first time since hitting the top-flight summit in November. OUR REPORT.

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CELE CENTRAL 🤩

Plenty of celebrations at St Mary's as Saints rounded off the perfect week with another 3-1 victory! 👏

FULL-TIME: Southampton 3-1 Fulham

Back-to-back wins for the first time since December! Well earned from Ralph Hasenhüttl's side, with goals from Ché Adams, Nathan Tella (his first senior strike) and a decider from Theo Walcott. A job well done! ✅

+4’

Walker-Peters fouled

Smart play from the full-back, running the clock down. Saints will see this out in the south coast sunshine! A bright afternoon all round.

+1’

3 added minutes...

Saints keeping the ball well, seeing out this one in comfort. They've certainly been dominant, with one slight lapse in concentration in the second period. Impressive all over the park, though.

GOALSCORER 32 Theo Walcott

POINTS SECURE 🙌

The finish takes a nick off Joe Bryan, making it tough for the goalkeeper, but take nothing away from the build up play. Wonderful link up between Walcott, Adams and Tella. Lovely back-flick from the youngster. That should ensure maximum spoils!

83’

GOOOAL!!!

Theo Walcott (83’) | 3 1

Last 🔟

Stay strong, lads. There's 10 minutes remaining at St Mary's.

78’

Southampton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Takumi Minamino

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78’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Stuart Armstrong

Well played, Stu 👏 Tireless performance.

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Measured finish from the teenager

18-year-old Fabio Carvalho pulls one back for the visitors, as he sneaks away from Stephens and rifles the ball past McCarthy. Nothing the keeper could do. Well timed run and smart finish.

76’

GOAL

Fabio Carvalho (76’) | 2 1

74’

Brilliant from Salisu

Reid was baring down on goal, having been slipped in by Bryan. Salisu spots the danger and provides the perfect cover, sliding to block Reid's shot.

JUBILANT 😁

Well deserved, Nath. The forward wheels away to celebrate following his first senior goal for Saints.

70’

Redmond motors forward

Nice work from Saints, as Redmond floats inside before finding Armstrong. The Scot takes one touch to set himself, before hitting a shot. Corner given, which is well cleared.

66’

Last-ditch Stephens

Phew! Great tackle from Stephens, who had to time that to perfection otherwise he was off. He slid in to retrieve the ball, with Cavaleiro on the hunt. Joe Bryan has a go moments later, but the effort is wide.

🙌

The first of many 🤞

GOALSCORER 23 Nathan Tella

A FIRST FOR TELLA

IT'S A WONDERFUL PASS FROM WALKER-PETERS. Lovely measured cross for Tella centrally, who strokes the ball home calmly, before celebrating with Theo Walcott on the sidelines. 

60’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Tella (60’) | 2 0

58’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Danny Ings

Good shift, Ingsy. Easing back in from injury.

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54’

Smart Fulham move

Reid is the instigator, but he's marshalled well by Stephens, at the expense of a corner. Vestergaard was the first to that, clearing with his head. 

51’

Another beauty from Prowsey

Begging to be tapped in! The midfielder delivers another peach, which is turned behind for a corner. Ings connected but the header isn't a particularly good one. 

48’

Back up and running...

Saints get us under way for the second period. Let's keep this going, lads! 👊

First-half action 📸

Through the lens of the first 45 minutes at St Mary's.

HALF-TIME: Southampton 1-0 Fulham

Ché Adams with the poacher's finish, is the difference at the break. Saints look good value for the lead, but will undoubtedly need another goal to make the points certain.

Let off for Saints

The ball is launched into Saints' box, with McCarthy favourite to catch. But he rather fumbles it. He hasn't had much to do all game, but makes the recovery to collect the ball. Brief moment of panic.

37’

Valiant effort from Ward-Prowse

Minamino wins a free-kick on the edge of the Fulham box, giving the captain the perfect opportunity to strike a dead ball. 20 yards from goal, the midfielder certainly tested Areola, but it wasn't one of his best.

Chélebration 🙌

Great work, Ché. Saints continue lead and are dominating possession at St Mary's.

32’

Stephens spots Ings

Smart run from the striker, who takes the ball well in his stride, as he worked it to Minamino. The Japanese ran into some traffic whilst trying to work room for a shot, but link-up play was good.

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

SAINTS LEAD

Two in two for Ché Adams, who is now closing in on double figures for the season. Ward-Prowse's delivery was attacked by a whole host of bodies, but the ball fell fortuitously to Adams, who squeezes it home with a first-time finish.

27’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (27’) | 1 0

27’

Brilliant footwork from Armstrong

Armstrong beats Andersen for pace, with a fine first touch, allowing Ward-Prowse the chance to deliver from a dead ball situation. It was attacked by Ings, then Adams pounces....

K W P 😍

This guy. That's it.

First glimpse of goal for Ings

Ball over the top for Ings, which he took down well, but he's immediately smothered by defenders at Tete gets a vital touch. Meanwhile there's a chance for Minamino, who was well found by Adams, but again Fulham recover well and Adarabioyo makes the tackle.

S O L I D 💪

Our big Dane at the back, bossing the defensive third.

13’

Off balance, off target

Lovely break from Saints, as Armstrong snuffed the ball out, before feeding Minamino on the move. He in turn worked the ball to Redmond, but the winger blasted wide of the target. He took the shot off balance.

10’

Air shot from Reid

Corner delivered from the right, eventually arriving to Reid at the back post, who took a swing at it but didn't make real contact. It transpired that he was stood in an offside position, but the chance was more than presentable for the visitors.

7’

Saints nearly caught

Plenty of bodies back to defend the danger, but Josh Onomah does get his shot away, which McCarthy was happy to watch wide of his near post.

Some sunshine has arrived ☀️

Solid start for the home side, keeping the ball well. Ward-Prowse attempted to free Minamino on the run, it was a great spot, but the pass ever so slightly over hit. Promising.

1’

We're up an running 🙌

Fulham, in their changed all yellow strip, get us up and running. IT'S SHOWTIME! 😇

Here we go...

Both teams are on the pitch and we're nearly ready to go 👊

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Final touches 👊

Approaching kick-off here at St Mary's. Finishing touches complete ✅

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Murky south coast ☁️

Live scenes from St Mary's Stadium - it's not a particularly bright day on the south coast!

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TWO CHANGES ↔️

Mohammed Salisu and Alex McCarthy are both reinstated, with Fraser Forster dropping down to the bench, and Jan Bednarek missing through injury.

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FULHAM TEAM

Starting XI: Areola (GK), Tete, Andersen (c), Reid, Adarabioyo, Cavaleiro, Reed, Onomah, Anguissa, Aina, Carvalho. 


Subs: Rodák (GK), Hector, Odoi, Mitrovic, Ream, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Bryan, Maja.

14.00

SAINTS TEAM 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Walker-Peters, Salisu, Vestergaard, Stephens, Ward-Prowse (c), Armstrong, Redmond, Minamino, Adams, Ings.

Subs: Forster (GK), Ramsay, Ferry, Diallo, Djenepo, Walcott, Tella, Nlundulu, Obafemi.

14.00

STAT ATTACK 🤓

Southampton have lost just three of their last 43 home Premier League matches against sides starting the day in the relegation zone (W29 D11), winning each of their last three such games at St. Mary’s.

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FLASHBACK: Southampton 2-0 Fulham (Feb 2019)

Taking it back two seasons to a crucial victory over today's opponents Fulham, with goals from James Ward-Prowse and Oriol Romeu.

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VOTE NOW
Who starts up top for Saints this afternoon?

Who starts up top for Saints this afternoon?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings and Ché Adams
    87%
  • Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond
    4%
  • Danny Ings goes solo
    1%
  • Ché Adams and Nathan Redmond
    0%
  • Nathan Tella deserves a shot
    8%

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In both recent home games we have scored three goals, and in both games we could have scored more often.

Ralph hasenhüttl
on Saints' recent home form
13.09

Tactical Watch: Time to stake a claim?

Sam Tighe looks ahead to the visit of already-relegated Fulham to St Mary's in Southampton's latest edition of Tactical Watch, in association with Sportsbet.io.

13.08

Select your player of the season with Virgin Media

Only players with 15 or more first-team appearances in 2020/21 are eligible for selection. Voting closes at 11.59pm BST on Sunday 16th May. CLICK HERE TO VOTE.

13.06

CATCH UP: Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Fancy catching up on this week's win over Palace? We've packaged up all the best bits for your viewing pleasure right here! Enjoy 🍿

13.02

Hey, boss 👋

Hear what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of a second home clash in the space of four days...

13.01

SMILEY SAINTS 😁

All smiles in training this week, as Saints geared up for a meeting with Fulham at St Mary's.

13.00

Ings makes it to 20 home goals

Danny Ings has scored 20 Premier League home goals for Southampton – he recently became the second player to score 20 top-flight goals for Saints at St Mary’s Stadium, after James Beattie (28).

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Photo by Matt Watson

Welcome to St Mary's 😇

We're back in Premier League action as Southampton take on Fulham at St Mary's Stadium. It's been a difficult season for the visitors, who were confirmed as the third club to be relegated from the top-flight last week, while Saints have experienced a season of mixed emotions. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side could jump as high as 13th with victory today. Kick-off is set for 3pm BST.

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SOU vs FUL Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
5
Jack Stephens
22
Mohammed Salisu
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Ibrahima Diallo (78′)
19
Takumi Minamino
replace Theo Walcott (76′) goal
11
Nathan Redmond
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
9
Danny Ings
replace Nathan Tella (58′) goal
10
Che Adams goal
14
Michael Obafemi
12
Moussa Djenepo
31
Kayne Ramsay
32
Theo Walcott
44
Fraser Forster
47
Will Ferry
23
Nathan Tella
27
Ibrahima Diallo
40
Daniel N'Lundulu

Fulham

1
Alphonse Areola (GK)
16
Tosin Adarabioyo
5
Joachim Andersen (C) yellow card
2
Kenny Tete
14
Bobby De Cordova-Reid
48
Fabio Carvalho goal
21
Harrison Reed
34
Ola Aina
replace Joe Bryan (62′)
17
Ivan Cavaleiro
25
Josh Onomah
replace Josh Maja (76′)
29
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
replace Ademola Lookman (63′)
4
Denis Odoi
12
Marek Rodák
27
Josh Maja
23
Joe Bryan
3
Michael Hector
19
Ademola Lookman
15
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
9
Aleksandar Mitrovic
13
Tim Ream

SOU vs FUL Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Fulham
  • Possession (%)
    46
    comparison angle
    54
  • Shots
    11
    comparison angle
    10
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    6
    comparison angle
    5
  • Passes Complete
    405
    comparison angle
    473

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Ché Adams
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Nathan Tella
chances created
Chances Created
3
Ché Adams
passes completed
Passes Completed
61
Jannik Vestergaard
tackles
Tackles
4
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
5
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy