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Saints beaten by Wolves revival

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sun 14 Feb 12PM | Attendance: 0
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SOU vs WOL
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SOU vs WOL As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Wolves come back from a goal down to take victory
  • Danny Ings had given Saints the lead in the first half
  • Rúben Neves levelled from the penalty spot after the restart
  • Pedro Neto completed the comeback on 66 minutes

REPORT: Saints 1-2 Wolves

Click here to read how a game of two halves unfolded at St Mary's, as Southampton were shocked by a second half Wolves comeback. 

FULL TIME: Saints 1-2 Wolves

A disappointing afternoon at St Mary's, as Wolves come back from a goal down to collect all three points. Danny Ings had given the hosts the lead, before a Rúben Neves penalty and Pedro Neto strike condemned Ralph Hasenhüttl's side to a sixth straight league defeat.

+3’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Maximilian Kilman replaces Pedro Lomba Neto

Some defensive reinforcement for Wolves, as Max Kilman is introduced.

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+1’

Five minutes added on ⏰

There will be five minutes of additional time at the end of this one. Come on, Saints!

+1’

Yellow Card for Pedro Lomba Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Neto is booked for delaying a Saints free-kick from being taken.

89’

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

A late change for Wolves.

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85’

Good chance for Adams!

Redmond's cross perfectly picks out Adams, but his diving header is comfortably wide in the end.

84’

Wolves run down the clock

The visitors are content with their lead, as Saints frustratingly try and muster a late spell of pressure.

80’

Double save from Patricio!

How close can you get! Ward-Prowse has his strike from the edge of the box parried by Patricio, but the Wolves stopper is up quick to deny Adams on the rebound. 

Photo by Matt Watson

Into the final 15... ⏳

We're into the final 15 minutes at St Mary's, with the hosts needing to dig deep to salvage at least a point from a game of contrasting halves so far.

76’

Saints alter formation

The loss of Walker-Peters appears to see Saints move to three at the back, with Djenepo and Bertrand operating as wing-backs, ahead of Salisu, Vestergaard and Bednarek. 

72’

Southampton substitution: Mohammed Salisu replaces Kyle Walker-Peters

A big blow for Saints, as Walker-Peters can't continue. Mohammed Salisu takes his place to make his Premier League debut. 

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71’

Walker-Peters concern...

A worry for Saints, as Kyle Walker-Peters is down and in need of treatment. The full-back only returned from injury on Thursday.

70’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Stuart Armstrong

An attacking substitution from Ralph Hasenhüttl, as Ché Adams is introduced to partner Ings up front.

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69’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Fernando Marçal de Oliveira replaces Jonathan Castro Otto

A switch for the visitors, as Marçal enters the fray.

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Wolves turn it around

Neves feeds the ball to Neto on the right-hand side of the box, who wriggles his way past Vestergaard before squeezing a strike past Alex McCarthy at the near post.

66’

GOAL

Pedro Lomba Neto (66’) | 1 2

63’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Takumi Minamino

A first change for the hosts, as Minamino's home debut comes to an end. 

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A battle at St Mary's ⚔️

It's a very different second half now, as the visitors enjoy a good spell of pressure. It feels the next goal could be vital...

61’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

Jan Bednarek is the second Southampton player in the book for a foul on Pedro Neto.

61’

Neves tries his luck from range

Feeling confident after converting from the penalty spot, Neves tries his luck with a volley from 20 yards, but it's a comfortable save for McCarthy. 

58’

Saints almost respond immediately

It's almost an instant response from Saints, as Armstrong's driven shot from the edge of the box takes a deflection off of Conor Coady and flashes just wide. 

55’

Yellow Card for Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Romain Säiss goes into the book for a very forceful tackle on Stuart Armstrong. 

Rúben Neves equalises

It's a confident penalty from Neves, who sends McCarthy the wrong way to level it up.

53’

GOAL

Rúben Diogo da Silva Neves (53’) | 1 1

53’

Penalty to Wolves! 

Nélson Semedo's strike comes off of Ryan Bertrand's arm and the referee points to the spot. Harsh on the Saints full-back, who couldn't do anything about it. 

51’

Flurry of corners for Wolves

João Moutinho has the opportunity to look for a gold shirt in the middle with two early corners in the second half, but Saints stand tall in the middle and deny any real danger. 

46’

Back to it! 👊

The second half begins at St Mary's. More of the same, lads!

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HALF TIME: Saints 1-0 Wolves

It's been a fantastic performance from Ralph Hasenhüttl's side who have dominated proceedings so far. Danny Ings's superb volley from Stuart Armstrong's cross separates the two sides at the halfway stage. 

44’

Rare foray forward for Wolves

The visitors have struggled to get forward in the opening 45 minutes, and Jonny's cross - which goes straight behind for a goal kick - sums up the half for Wolves.

39’

Redmond fluffs his lines

It's more smart build up play from Saints as Ings finds his strike partner in the middle, but Redmond's attempted strike is scuffed and doesn't trouble Patrício. 

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Goalscorer 🤝 Provider

Danny Ings thanks Stuart Armstrong after firing home a stunning volley at St Mary's to open the scoring. 

32’

Saints remain on the front foot

The hosts have their tails up now, as they continue to enjoy some good territory. 

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

TAKE A BOW INGSY! 🔥

Oh that is some finish! Armstrong makes a brilliant run down the left and looks for Ings in the middle, and the striker's volley from 12 yards gives Rui Patrício absolutely no chance. Superb Saints play!

25’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (25’) | 1 0

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Almost the opener 😅

Nathan Redmond reacts to seeing his curling effort brilliantly saved by Rui Patrício, as Saints begin to pile on the pressure.

20’

Redmond goes close!

What a save from Rui Patrício! Danny Ings tees up the ball for Nathan Redmond, and the attacker's first-time curling effort looks destined for the far corner, but for a finger tip stop from Wolves' keeper.

19’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Oriol Romeu is the first player into the referee's book for a late challenge on João Moutinho. Incidentally, Romeu becomes the first Southampton player to receive a card on a Valentine's Day fixture.

15’

An evenly contested affair

Both sides have seen plenty of the ball in the opening quarter-of-an-hour, with possession split 50/50. Chances remain at a premium, however.

12’

Minamino forces a save!

It's smart play from Saints, as Minamino plays in Redmond. The striker holds up the play well to feed the ball back for Minamino, but his low effort is well saved by Rui Patrício. 

9’

Ings looking dangerous

Danny Ings, as he did on Thursday night, breaks the offside trap to get in behind the Wolves defence. His eventual cross is blocked, but it's a promising start from Saints' number nine. 

7’

José heads over

A chance from a set-piece for Wolves, but Willian José can only head over the bar from Pedro Neto's deep set-piece delivery. 

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Home debut 😇

Takumi Minamino is enjoying his first outing at St Mary's this afternoon. 

3’

Early sighting for Redmond

Saints are straight on the front foot as Takumi Minamino looks to find Nathan Redmond in the middle, but the attacker's first touch lets him down and Wolves are able to clear their lines when a shot on goal may have been on the cards.

0’

SHOW TIME! 👊

We are up and running at St Mary's. Come on you Saints!

We have to show a response and do a lot of things better, so this is a new challenge and a new game."

nuno Espírito santo
assesses today's match
11.55

We now have more alternatives and we have to show up again against a good side."

Ralph hasenhüttl
ahead of kick-0ff
11.54

Getting warm 🥶

It's 15 minutes until kick-off at St Mary's, as the pre-match preparations continue. 

11.44

85% of you are feeling positive! 📊

We asked for your pre-match predictions and 85% of you are anticipating a win for Saints 💪

11.31

Up 🔝

Nathan Redmond will once again partner Danny Ings up front for Saints. The attacker impressed in the same position in the 2-0 win over Wolves in the FA Cup on Thursday night. 

11.27

📍 St Mary's Stadium

St Mary's is all set for a Sunday showdown in the Premier League. Kick-off less than an hour away!

11.12
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Pleased with today's line-up, Saints fans? ��

Pleased with today's line-up, Saints fans? ��

The results so far:

  • Yes
    89%
  • No
    11%

2️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ and counting...

Congratulations to Ryan Bertrand, who today will make his 250th Premier League appearance!

11.05

Wolves team 🐺

Starting XI: Rui Patrício, Pedro Neto, Rúben Neves, Willian José, Conor Coady (c), Jonny, Nélson Semedo, Romain Säiss, João Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker, Adama Traoré. 


Subs: John Ruddy, Ki-Jana Hoever, Rayan Aït-Nouri, Marçcal, Fábio Silva, Morgan Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Max Kilman, Owen Otasowie.

11.02

🔙 Minamino returns

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK); Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Romeu, Ward-Prowse ©, Armstrong, Minamino; Redmond, Ings. 


Subs: Forster, Salisu, Stephens, Chauke, Watts, Djenepo, Tella, Nlundulu, Adams.

10.59

🐺 Wolves 1-1 Saints 😇 

Journey back to November for the reverse fixture at Molineux, as Theo Walcott earned Saints a point on the road. 

10.31

SAINTS: Redmond ready to rock

Nathan Redmond is our cover star when Wolves arrive at St Mary's on Sunday. Click here to find out what else is inside and how to get hold of your copy.

10.24
Southampton FC

From #SaintsFC with ❤️ #valentines #happyvalentinesday

10.06

January Goal of the Month

Whilst we wait for today's entertainment, take a look at the three contenders for January's Goal of the Month, in association with Sportsbet.io, and cast your vote HERE.

09.48

Press conference: Hasenhüttl on Wolves

Following Thursday's Emirates FA Cup win over Wolves, manager Ralph Hasenhüttl sat down to speak to the media ahead of today's Premier League meeting at St Mary's. 

09.38

TACTICAL WATCH: Returning Walker-Peters influential

Can Kyle Walker-Peters restore some attacking balance to the team?


Sam Tighe previews the second meeting between Southampton and Wolves this week, this time in the Premier League, as Tactical Watch returns in association with Sportsbet.io.

09.37
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Can Saints make it back-to-back wins against Wolves? ��

Can Saints make it back-to-back wins against Wolves? ��

The results so far:

  • Yes 
    85%
  • No
    7%
  • Draw
    8%

they will maybe play with a few more better players, but we must recover well and go back with all the energy we have."

ralph hasenhüttl
on facing wolves once again
09.15

⏮ Flashback to Thursday!

Take a look at the highlights from Thursday's FA Cup win at Molineux, where goals from Danny Ings and Stuart Armstrong booked a spot in the quarter-finals!

15.46

No cards for Valentine's? 🤞

Did you know, Saints are the only team to have played a Premier League game on Valentine’s Day but not receive a card!

15.45

🔙🏡

After three consecutive away games, Southampton return to St Mary's! Facing Wolves for the second time in four days, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side will be looking to build on Thursday's FA Cup fifth round win over the visitors, as they now go in search of three points in the Premier League. Kick-off is midday GMT! 

15.42

SOU vs WOL Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
replace Mohammed Salisu (72′)
35
Jan Bednarek yellow card
3
Ryan Bertrand
19
Takumi Minamino
replace Moussa Djenepo (62′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Che Adams (69′)
9
Danny Ings goal
11
Nathan Redmond
72
Kgaogelo Chauke
12
Moussa Djenepo
5
Jack Stephens
23
Nathan Tella
65
Caleb Watts
44
Fraser Forster
10
Che Adams
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
22
Mohammed Salisu

Wolverhampton Wanderers

11
Rui Patrício (GK)
27
Romain Saïss yellow card
16
Conor Coady (C)
32
Leander Dendoncker
28
João Moutinho
22
Nélson Semedo
19
Jonny
replace Marçal (69′)
8
Rúben Neves goal
12
Willian José
replace Fábio Silva (89′)
7
Pedro Neto yellow card goal
replace Maximilian Kilman (93′)
37
Adama Traoré
3
Rayan Aït-Nouri
18
Morgan Gibbs-White
54
Owen Otasowie
21
John Ruddy
17
Fábio Silva
5
Marçal
49
Maximilian Kilman
2
Ki-Jana Hoever
20
Vitinha

SOU vs WOL Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Possession (%)
    51
    comparison angle
    49
  • Shots
    7
    comparison angle
    10
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    6
  • Passes Complete
    376
    comparison angle
    337

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
2
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
passes completed
Passes Completed
62
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
6
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
clearances
Clearances
6
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy