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SOU vs COV
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SOU vs COV As It Happened

Key moments

  • 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
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Your Man of the Match?

Your Man of the Match?

The results so far:

  • Stuart Armstrong
    58%
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
    36%
  • Nathan Redmond
    0%
  • Other
    5%

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. 

121’

TWO MINUTES ADDED TIME

120’

Coventry think they've scored...it's off!

Huge shame that...

119’

Waghorn's header goes inches wide

Another let off for Saints, with Waghorn's back post header going JUST wide...

117’

Yellow Card for Jake Clarke-Salter (Coventry City)

A clear booking for Coventry as frustration kicks in.

GET IN! 🤩

114’

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.

114’

Huge chance for Clarke-Salter...

The defender with a free header following a free-kick at the far post. Caballero claims.

112’

🎶 OH WHEN THE SAINTS...

There it is! St Mary's bursts into noise.

112’

Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)

Yellow for the celebration...He'll take that

GOALSCORER 2 Kyle Walker-Peters

RIGHT ON CUE!!!!!! 😍

Walker-Peters curls an effort into the far corner and St Mary's comes to life!

111’

GOOOAL!!!

Kyle Walker-Peters (111’) | 2 1

110’

Nothing to report as it stand...

Both sides look too nervous to lose the game at this point.

106’

Long looks to hook it back for Broja...

The Albanian can't connect with the ball just behind him.

ET

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.

99’

Long's header tests Moore

Ward-Prowse's deep cross finds the head of Long, whose tame effort is held by Moore.

98’

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.

94’

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. 

91’

Off the wall...

Shame that.

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 minutes

16.55

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...

+1’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Tino Livramento

Let's go, Ori!

+1’

Redmond's cross misses the far post

Saints with the possession but nothing coming of it so far...

90’

FOUR MINUTES ADDED TIME

88’

Coventry City substitution: Jodi Jones replaces Callum O'Hare

A fifth Coventry change as an extra half-an-hour looms.

Extra-time looming...

COME ON SAINTS!

84’

Broja fires wide...

Clever feet from Walker-Peters, before the ball falls to Broja who can only drill his effort wide.

82’

Redmond lets fly, Moore fumbles but then recovers

Saints coming closer here as Redmond comes close from range.

80’

Yan Valery down receiving treatment

77’

Yellow Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)

A first booking for Saints with Valery going into the book.

74’

Waghorn involved again...

Lively introduction for the Coventry sub.


Waghorn having two bites with his second going over the bar.

74’

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.

73’

Coventry City substitution: Todd Kane replaces Josh Eccles

Kane the third and final switch at this interval.

72’

Coventry City substitution: Jamie Allen replaces Jake Bidwell

The second switch.

72’

Coventry City substitution: Martyn Waghorn replaces Gustavo Hamer

The first of a triple Coventry sub.

72’

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.

69’

Eccles down receiving treatment

67’

Walker-Peters wins a corner

Instant impact from the two substitutes at the break.

Some strike, Stu 😍

64’

Coventry City substitution: Jordan Shipley replaces Ian Maatsen

Coventry make a change.

63’

Southampton substitution: Armando Broja replaces Theo Walcott

An immediate Saints change after the leveller.

GOALSCORER 17 Stuart Armstrong

OH. MY. WORD. 🤯

WHAT A STRIKE FROM STUART ARMSTRONG! 👏


The ball is laid off to Armstrong on the edge of the box who's curled effort from 30 yards is inch perfect.

62’

GOOOAL!!!

Stuart Armstrong (62’) | 1 1

61’

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 ⚡️

57’

Yellow Card for Ben Sheaf (Coventry City)

A third booking for the visitors as Ben Sheaf goes in late on Ward-Prowse.

57’

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.

53’

Valery denies Gyökeres

A quick Coventry break sees the ball fall to the goalscorer, whose eventual shot is denied by a sliding Yan Valery.

52’

Saints pilling on the pressure now...

Redmond and Valery the latest to carry the ball into the Coventry half with purpose

49’

Redmond rallies St Mary's 📢

His shot that goes behind for a corner sees St Mary's erupt with noise 

48’

A glimpse for Long...

Moore slips, giving Shane Long hope but the Coventry keeper recovers to clear

45’

Back under way!

Come on Saints!

HT

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Adam Armstrong

The second switch.

HT

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.

+1’

Yellow Card for Gustavo Hamer (Coventry City)

A second Coventry booking for a late challenge on Livramento.

45’

TWO MINUTES ADDED TIME

45’

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.

44’

Another strong Small run

However the eventual cross into the box isn't met by anyone in white and Coventry can clear.

41’

Valery's shot is wayward

The centre-back storms forward but his effort doesn't trouble the keeper.

41’

Yellow Card for Josh Eccles (Coventry City)

The Coventry man halts Redmond in his tracks.

39’

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.

38’

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 👊

36’

Armstrong turns and fires just over

Saints respond down the other end, but it's a speculative effort from the forward.

35’

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.

34’

The visitors continue to press

Stephens heads behind for a corner.

33’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Lyanco

The switch is finally made.

33’

Good block by Small

Coventry's passing play causes problems again. The youngster eventually blocking at the far post.

32’

Play resumes as Lyanco leaves the field

Hasenhüttl preparing an early change with his side currently down to ten.

30’

Lyanco is down receiving treatment

26’

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.

21’

GOAL

Viktor Gyökeres (21’) | 0 1

19’

Well in, Longy 👏

The striker tracks back with his man and superbly wins the ball back.

16’

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 defender

15.12

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! 🏆

YOU REDS!

15.00

Saints brass are out 🎺

Are you ready, Saints?

14.55

👋 Good to see you, Saints fans

14.34
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Thoughts on the team news?

Thoughts on the team news?

The results so far:

  • Excited to see how those coming in perform
    54%
  • Needs a couple of changes, but strong enough
    12%
  • Will need to use the bench
    34%

🔵 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.


SUBS: Lewis, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Romeu, S.Armstrong, Redmond, Adams, Elyounoussi, Broja.

13.58

The answer was... ADAM LALLANA 😍

Well done to those who correctly guessed!

13.47
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Who scored the final goal during Saints' 4-0 win over Coventry in 2012?

Who scored the final goal during Saints' 4-0 win over Coventry in 2012?

The results so far:

  • Billy Sharp
    19%
  • Adam Lallana
    67%
  • Jose Fonte
    10%
  • Jos Hooiveld
    5%

Stop WHITE there ⚪️

Any excuse to have another look at this beauty of a kit 😍

12.14

We have to be, from the first moment, very, very concentrated and really sharp."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
on today's test
10.31

👋 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

Southampton

13
Willy Caballero (GK)
5
Jack Stephens
4
Lyanco
replace Nathan Redmond (34′)
43
Yan Valery yellow card
16
Thierry Small
replace Kyle Walker-Peters (45′) yellow card goal
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
27
Ibrahima Diallo
21
Valentino Livramento
replace Oriol Romeu (92′)
32
Theo Walcott
replace Armando Broja (64′)
9
Adam Armstrong
replace Stuart Armstrong (45′) goal
7
Shane Long
11
Nathan Redmond
17
Stuart Armstrong
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
41
Harry Lewis
22
Mohammed Salisu
18
Armando Broja
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
6
Oriol Romeu
10
Che Adams

Coventry City

1
Simon Moore (GK)
15
Dominic Hyam (C)
3
Jake Clarke-Salter yellow card
4
Michael Rose
38
Gustavo Hamer yellow card
replace Jamie Allen (73′)
14
Ben Sheaf yellow card
27
Jake Bidwell
replace Martyn Waghorn (73′)
28
Josh Eccles yellow card
replace Todd Kane (73′) yellow card
18
Ian Maatsen
replace Jordan Shipley (64′)
10
Callum O'Hare
replace Jodi Jones (89′)
17
Viktor Gyökeres goal
9
Martyn Waghorn
36
Ryan Howley
20
Todd Kane
5
Kyle McFadzean
7
Jodi Jones
13
Ben Wilson
26
Jordan Shipley
30
Fabio Tavares
8
Jamie Allen

SOU vs COV Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Coventry City
  • Possession (%)
    69
    comparison angle
    31
  • Shots
    17
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    795
    comparison angle
    303

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Shane Long
Shane Long
chances created
Chances Created
4
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
passes completed
Passes Completed
124
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
4
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
clearances
Clearances
6
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
saves
Saves
6
Willy Caballero