SOU vs COV
All The Angles: Armstrong's super strike
Relive one of the goals of the season at St Mary's.
Highlights: Saints 2-1 Coventry
How Saints advanced in the Emirates FA Cup.
Video: Armstrong's Coventry delight
Stuart Armstrong gives his reaction to Southampton's FA Cup progression.
Gallery: Saints 2-1 Coventry
Full gallery from the extra-time win over Coventry.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Coventry win
Hear what the boss had to say as Saints secure FA Cup progression.
Hasenhüttl: It was a tough fight
The boss reflects on FA Cup progression.
Armstrong: The cup is always interesting
Midfielder delighted to score first of the season as Saints sail through in the FA Cup.
Resilient Saints earn FA Cup progression
Analysis of Saints' FA Cup victory.
Classic Match: Saints seal top-flight return
It was an unforgettable day at St Mary's against the Sky Blues in 2012.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Coventry City
Essential information for tomorrow's Emirates FA Cup clash at St Mary's.
SAINTS: Small stars in cut-price programme
The promising youngster is our latest feature interviewee.
Classic Match: Bale free-kick sets Saints on their way
It was a 2-0 victory over the Sky Blues in the Championship at St Mary's in 2006.
Hasenhüttl: We take it very seriously
Manager chasing successful cup run.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Coventry
The pre-match thoughts of the manager.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Coventry cup tie
Saints boss previews Saturday's fourth round encounter.
Hasenhüttl keen to utilise squad depth
Saints boss hints at changes for cup tie.
Livramento and Smallbone back in contention
The boss provides a fitness update.
Coventry tickets sold out
St Mary’s will be full for Saturday’s FA Cup tie with only very limited hospitality remaining.
Gasworks match passes available for Coventry
Get access to the lounge for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie.
Coventry tickets on general sale
Saints fans can secure their seats for the Emirates FA Cup tie.
SOU vs COV As It Happened
- Saints host Coventry City in the FA Cup fourth round (kick-off 3pm GMT)
- Coventry take the lead on 22 minutes through Viktor Gyökeres
- Stuart Armstrong's rocket levels the scores on 63 minutes
- Walker-Peters grabs the winner in the 112th minute
FULL-TIME (A.E.T.) - Saints 2-1 Coventry
GET IN! Kyle Walker-Peter's 112th minute goal secured progression into the fifth round for Saints against a spirited Coventry side. The visitors lead on 22 minutes through Viktor Gyökeres, before half-time substitute Stuart Armstrong levelled things on 63 minutes with a wonder strike. Walker-Peters grabbed the eventual winner and St Mary's erupted. Into the hat we go.
TWO MINUTES ADDED TIME
Coventry think they've scored...it's off!
Huge shame that...
Waghorn's header goes inches wide
Another let off for Saints, with Waghorn's back post header going JUST wide...
Yellow Card for Jake Clarke-Salter (Coventry City)
A clear booking for Coventry as frustration kicks in.
GET IN! 🤩
Broja carries it forward
The Saints forward bursts down the right wing, but can't square the ball with momentum taking him out of play.
Huge chance for Clarke-Salter...
The defender with a free header following a free-kick at the far post. Caballero claims.
🎶 OH WHEN THE SAINTS...
There it is! St Mary's bursts into noise.
Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)
Yellow for the celebration...He'll take that
RIGHT ON CUE!!!!!! 😍
Walker-Peters curls an effort into the far corner and St Mary's comes to life!
Kyle Walker-Peters (111’) | 2 – 1
Nothing to report as it stand...
Both sides look too nervous to lose the game at this point.
Long looks to hook it back for Broja...
The Albanian can't connect with the ball just behind him.
Back under way (again!)
HALF-TIME (E.T.) - Saints 1-1 Coventry
Little to report at the break. Half chances for Broja and Long but nothing to worry the opposition too much. 15 more minutes before we go to penalties.
Long's header tests Moore
Ward-Prowse's deep cross finds the head of Long, whose tame effort is held by Moore.
Both sides going for it so far...
Equal in terms of possession, but also an equally limited number of chances in this first spell of ET.
WHAT A RUN...but the finish is off! 😩
Broja put the afterburners on, bursting into the Coventry box from a tight angle, but his finish is into the side-netting.
Off the wall...
91' Free-kick in JWP territory
St Mary's rises in anticipation...16.57
Coventry re-start play...
Let's go, Saints!16.56
Ready to go again? 😅
The players are out ahead of another 30 minutes16.55
FULL-TIME: Saints 1-1 Coventry
We're headed for an extra 30 minutes here at St Mary's. Saints levelled the scores on 63 minutes through Stuart Armstrong's wonderstrike, but have created little in terms of finding a winner. It's similarly been a quiet half for the visitors. Extra-time will be interesting...
Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Tino Livramento
Let's go, Ori!
Redmond's cross misses the far post
Saints with the possession but nothing coming of it so far...
FOUR MINUTES ADDED TIME
Coventry City substitution: Jodi Jones replaces Callum O'Hare
A fifth Coventry change as an extra half-an-hour looms.
COME ON SAINTS!
Broja fires wide...
Clever feet from Walker-Peters, before the ball falls to Broja who can only drill his effort wide.
Redmond lets fly, Moore fumbles but then recovers
Saints coming closer here as Redmond comes close from range.
Yan Valery down receiving treatment
Yellow Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)
A first booking for Saints with Valery going into the book.
Waghorn involved again...
Lively introduction for the Coventry sub.
Waghorn having two bites with his second going over the bar.
Cabellero saves Saints
A backpass from Valery is picked up by Waghorn, who couldn't round the Saints keeper who was quick off his line.
Coventry City substitution: Todd Kane replaces Josh Eccles
Kane the third and final switch at this interval.
Coventry City substitution: Jamie Allen replaces Jake Bidwell
The second switch.
Coventry City substitution: Martyn Waghorn replaces Gustavo Hamer
The first of a triple Coventry sub.
Heavy touch denies Broja 😩
A brilliant ball from Armstrong feeds Livramento, who cuts the ball back to Broja but the substitute's touch lets him down and Coventry clear.
Eccles down receiving treatment
Walker-Peters wins a corner
Instant impact from the two substitutes at the break.
Some strike, Stu 😍
Coventry City substitution: Jordan Shipley replaces Ian Maatsen
Coventry make a change.
Southampton substitution: Armando Broja replaces Theo Walcott
An immediate Saints change after the leveller.
OH. MY. WORD. 🤯
WHAT A STRIKE FROM STUART ARMSTRONG! 👏
Stuart Armstrong (62’) | 1 – 1
Saints threaten from both flanks...
A cross first from Walker-Peters on the left flank just misses the head of Shane Long at the far post.
Then comes a cross from Livramento which Coventry do well to clear.
Straight into the action ⚡️
Yellow Card for Ben Sheaf (Coventry City)
A third booking for the visitors as Ben Sheaf goes in late on Ward-Prowse.
Diallo fires wide from range
A good spell of Saints pressure, with the ball eventually falling to Diallo whose long range rocket goes well wide of the target.
Valery denies Gyökeres
A quick Coventry break sees the ball fall to the goalscorer, whose eventual shot is denied by a sliding Yan Valery.
Saints pilling on the pressure now...
Redmond and Valery the latest to carry the ball into the Coventry half with purpose
Redmond rallies St Mary's 📢
His shot that goes behind for a corner sees St Mary's erupt with noise
A glimpse for Long...
Moore slips, giving Shane Long hope but the Coventry keeper recovers to clear
Back under way!
Come on Saints!
Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Adam Armstrong
The second switch.
Southampton substitution: Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Thierry Small
The first of a double Saints change.
HALF-TIME: Saints 0-1 Coventry
Viktor Gyökeres' 22nd minute goal the difference at the break in a game with slim pickings in terms of chances. Saints were forced into an early change with Lyanco replaced through injury by Nathan Redmond. He had the best of the hosts' chances on the stroke of the break.
Yellow Card for Gustavo Hamer (Coventry City)
A second Coventry booking for a late challenge on Livramento.
TWO MINUTES ADDED TIME
Redmond tests Moore 👏
Better from Saints, as substitute Redmond finds space on the edge of the box before producing a low drive into the arms of the Coventry keeper.
Another strong Small run
However the eventual cross into the box isn't met by anyone in white and Coventry can clear.
Valery's shot is wayward
The centre-back storms forward but his effort doesn't trouble the keeper.
Yellow Card for Josh Eccles (Coventry City)
The Coventry man halts Redmond in his tracks.
Small's cross headed over by Armstrong
Good show of intent by the 17-year-old, whose cross find the head of Armstrong. The eventual effort going over the bar.
Maatsen fires wide this time
Coventry carving Saints apart here, the ball finding Maatsen who is free just inside the box.
His low effort wide of the right post.
Let's step it up, Saints 👊
Armstrong turns and fires just over
Saints respond down the other end, but it's a speculative effort from the forward.
Would've been some strike from Maatsen
The Blues man finds space on the edge of the box, before volleying towards goal with a strike that goes just over.
The visitors continue to press
Stephens heads behind for a corner.
Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Lyanco
The switch is finally made.
Good block by Small
Coventry's passing play causes problems again. The youngster eventually blocking at the far post.
Play resumes as Lyanco leaves the field
Hasenhüttl preparing an early change with his side currently down to ten.
Lyanco is down receiving treatment
Livramento charges forward and wins a free-kick
Saints looking to respond here
Coventry lead at St Mary's
Viktor Gyökeres is free inside the box and calmy slots past Cabellero.
Viktor Gyökeres (21’) | 0 – 1
Well in, Longy 👏
The striker tracks back with his man and superbly wins the ball back.
Calmy does it, Thierry 😳
The debutant Small heads a cross into the arms of Cabellero, who deals with it eventually!
13' Clever corner routine comes close
Walcott the last man on the end of a low-ball cross, but his shot is well saved by keeper Simon Moore.15.14
12' Saints corner...
Adam Armstrong with a dinked cross aimed towards Shane Long at the back post, headed behind by a Coventry defender15.12
This kit is just... 🤩15.09
8' O'Hare challenged by Lyanco
Cries from the loud Coventry end, but nothing going as far as penalties are concerned.15.08
5' Lively start at St Mary's
Chances for both sides, as Plymouth get in behind inside two minutes through Gyokeres.
Down the other end Shane Long has a half chance, which doesn't trouble the City keeper.15.06
We're under way! 🏆
Saints brass are out 🎺
Are you ready, Saints?14.55
🔵 Coventry team news
Starting XI: Moore, Clarke-Salter, Rose, O'Hare, Sheaf, Hyam (C), Gyokeres, Maatsen, Bidwell, Eccles, Hamer.
SUBS: Wilson, McFadzean, Jones, Allen, Waghorn, Kane, Shipley, Tavares, Howley.14.00
🚨 SAINTS TEAM NEWS 🚨
Starting XI: Caballero, Lyanco, Stephens, Valery, Small, Diallo, Ward-Prowse (C), Livramento, Walcott, A.Armstrong, Long.
The answer was... ADAM LALLANA 😍
Well done to those who correctly guessed!13.47
We have to be, from the first moment, very, very concentrated and really sharp."Ralph Hasenhüttlon today's test
👋 Over here please, Ralph
Take a seat for Ralph Hasenhüttl pre-Coventry press conference.10.30
UP FOR THE FA CUP 🏆
It's MATCHDAY at St Mary's once more, as Championship side Coventry visit in the FA Cup with a fifth round place at stake. The two sides haven't met since April 2012, where a 4-0 victory for Saints sealed promotion back to the Premier League.08.42
SOU vs COV Line Ups
Willy Caballero (GK)
LyancoNathan Redmond (34′)
Thierry SmallKyle Walker-Peters (45′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Valentino LivramentoOriol Romeu (92′)
Theo WalcottArmando Broja (64′)
Adam ArmstrongStuart Armstrong (45′)
Simon Moore (GK)
Dominic Hyam (C)
Gustavo HamerJamie Allen (73′)
Jake BidwellMartyn Waghorn (73′)
Josh EcclesTodd Kane (73′)
Ian MaatsenJordan Shipley (64′)
Callum O'HareJodi Jones (89′)
SOU vs COV Match Stats
Head to Head Stats
Shots on target76