Long hits extra-time winner for 10-man Saints

fa-cup Liberty Stadium | Sat 08 Jan 5.30PM | Attendance: 0
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Swansea vs SOU
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Swansea vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints fell behind in added time, before goals from Elyounoussi and Long rescued the tie
  • Joel Piroe equalised for Swansea, taking the tie to extra-time
  • Saints were reduced to ten men when Yan Valery saw red in the 30th minute
  • Redmond broke the deadlock in the eighth minute, latching onto a lovely pass from Tella

JOB DONE! 😅

Well, that was tough. Saints were ahead, and then had to come from behind in extra-time to secure a place in round four. Goals from Moi Elyounoussi and Shane Long rescued the tie for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side.

115’

Fantastic run from Longy

The striker carries the ball over the halfway line, relieving the pressure but also fashioning a chance for Elyounoussi. Suddenly Saints had an overload in attack, with Diallo and Elyounoussi both targets in the middle, but the latter couldn't organise his feet in time. Chance wasted.

111’

Piroe heads over

Dhanda crosses accurately, with Piroe meeting it with his head. The effort ends up over the bar, but the chance was presentable. Perraud did enough to knock the striker off balance. 

106’

The final 15 minutes...

Here we go for the final 15 minutes of football. If the scores remain, Saints progress. If we end in deadlock, the outcome will be decided by penalties. 

ET: We've reached the halfway point...

AND BREATHE! Well that was a breathless 15 minutes. Including three goals. Swansea fired first, as Bednarek turned into his own net, but boy did Saints turn on the style in the proceedings moments. Goals from Elyounoussi and Long.

GOALSCORER 7 Shane Long

GET INNNNNNNNNN

Surely that's the winner! Ward-Prowse delivers a magnificent ball into Long, who applies the easiest of first-time finishes. It's that wand of a right foot from the captain that has created the goal!

101’

GOOOAL!!!

Shane Long (101’) | 2 3

Lovely ball, Longy 👏

The pass before the goal...

GOALSCORER 24 Mohamed Elyounoussi

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

Fine work from Shane Long. whose running is rewarded with an assist. He pulled the ball back towards Elyounoussi centrally, who takes a neat touch before finding the corner of the net. Saints back level.

95’

GOOOAL!!!

Mohamed Elyounoussi (95’) | 2 2

OWN GOAL

Ntcham fizzes a ball across the face of goal and Jan Bednarek inadvertently turns the ball into the back of his own net.

94’

GOAL

Olivier Ntcham (94’) | 2 1

Here we go (again)...

Another 30 minutes of football to come! Saints have had to play over an hour (so far) with a man less, which must be taking its toll! Four changes have been made thus far, the competition permits five. 

FULL-TIME: Swansea 1-1 Southampton

Nothing to separate the sides here. We'll go to extra-time...

+2’

Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)

+1’

From one end to the other...

Elyounoussi had picked the pocket of Bennett, yielding a three on two situation for Saints, which was wasted. The pass was intended for Romeu but missed its mark. On the break, Piroe gathered the ball centrally and went toe-toe with Forster. The keeper stood tall and saved with his leg. Excellent goalkeeping. 

85’

Penalty shouts waved away

Long is bundled over in the box after Ward-Prowse played a raking pass out towards the run of Perraud. The full-back crossed towards substitute Long, who went down in the box. Nothing given. 

79’

Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Nathan Tella

79’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Armando Broja

79’

Grimes shot parried

Substitute Grimes forced Forster into an awkward save, only parrying towards Cullen. The ball was bouncing, making the chance more difficult, before Forster atoned for his earlier mistake with a follow up save. 

Swansea are level

Smith finds Naughton, who squares the ball and it's well defended by Stephens. The ball drops fortuitously to top scorer Piroe from three yards, who smashes it into the roof of the net. Equaliser. 

76’

GOAL

Joël Piroe (76’) | 1 1

70’

Romeu fires at goal

Plenty of power behind the shot from the midfielder, but less precision. On target, but it always favoured goalkeeper Hamer who produced an easy save. Saints now have Diallo and Romeu partnered in midfield. 

65’

Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Nathan Redmond

64’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Stuart Armstrong

First change.

Saints should be out of sight

Opportunities wasted here in Wales. As yet, that hasn't come back to bite Saints but there's plenty of the tie still left to play. Reinforcements enter the fray from a Swansea perspective - including Grimes. 

61’

Saints miss the chance to go further ahead...

A late challenge on Romeu is punishable by a free-kick. Predictably, Ward-Prowse delivers and Stephens snuck around the back undetected. The ball bounces awkwardly in front of him but he gets his head to it. Should score. Doesn't. 

52’

Manning earns corner

Saints defending in numbers as Stephens turns behind, at the expense of a corner. It's taken short, as Manning himself elects to cross. It's a teasing ball in, towards Obafemi, but Forster is alert and claims.

51’

Manning shot tame

He stole the ball off Redmond, winning it astutely but the shot didn't have much drive behind it. Straight down the midriff of Forster who saves comfortably. 

49’

SHOULD BE TWO!

Fabulous work from Broja, after sloppy play from Swansea at the back. The striker pinches the ball and drives forward, he crosses from a tight angle towards Tella but he can't gain the connection he'd have liked. Big chance.

46’

Front foot football

Saints looking to start the second period on a positive note. The shape remains the same, with Ward-Prowse dropping back to full-back in place of Valery. Stu Armstrong is partnering Romeu in midfield.

HT

Players return to the field...

Both sets of players out on the field of play. We've got 11 vs 10 for this second 45 minutes of football. No changes from either side. 

Danger man 👀

Nathan Tella looked dangerous in the first period, can he unlock Swansea in the second? 🤞

HALF-TIME Swansea 0-1 Southampton (Redmond 8')

Ten man Saints continue to lead. The visitors were certainly deserved of the lead, until a game-changing moment in the 30th minute, as Yan Valery saw red. Redmond with the goal, but a difficult second half to follow with a player less.

+2’

Game changer

Certainly the dismissal has changed the momentum of the game. It was all Saints prior to the red card, but Swansea have enjoyed far more of the ball since. Obafemi has looked useful down the left. Saints holding firm as it stands - Forster yet to make a save.

45’

Yellow Card for Brandon Cooper (Swansea City)

For dragging Broja back. 

43’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bennett (Swansea City)

The quickness of Tella's feet fools the defender. He receives a booking for the awkward attempt at a challenge. 

37’

Piroe shot collected

Swansea now enjoying a period of possession, taking advantage of the extra man. Piroe's effort is caught by Forster, before Naughton also tries his luck from distance. Nothing concerning. 

30’

Red Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)

The full-back is dismissed for his second yellow of the game. Obafemi had freed himself and was tripped by Valery. Saints are down to ten men. 

CAPTAIN 👨‍✈️

Prowsey is dominating proceedings in midfield. 

27’

Saints exploiting gaps

Tella wriggles free this time, down the right channel. He squares a pass towards Broja who is charged down by men in white. The visitors playing with plenty of confidence - they need another goal to capitalise on this period of dominance. 

ACTION MAN 📸

Stu Armstrong is right in the thick of things. Broja is the latest player to enjoy a chance, as he evades the offside trap and springs up in between Swansea's centre-halves. The first touch is excellent, but covering defender Manning does well.

22’

Ward-Prowse recognises the space

A lovely cross-field pass from the captain finds the marauding run of Valery, who links neatly with Armstrong. The delivery is towards Broja, but doesn't quite reach its target. More smart play. 

21’

Armstrong wins a free-kick

Dangerous position, Ward-Prowse dinks it over the wall towards the run of Nathan Tella. Swansea operating a very high line, giving Tella space to exploit. The eventual shot is deflected over. 

Redders on target 🎯

Erm, Redders, we're this way... 😅

17’

Smart build up

Patient from Saints, before a clawing Ward-Prowse pass finds Yan Valery down the right. The ball had slightly too much weight on it, meaning Valery had to jump to control it. Saints recycle the ball, but the possession is much more promising. 

14’

Romeu concedes free-kick

Romeu is slightly too heavy-handed with former teammate Obafemi. It leads to a free-kick, with Naughton taking on the shot which deflects off Ward-Prowse. The resulting corner is cleared. 

GOALSCORER 11 Nathan Redmond

DEADLOCK BROKEN

A poor pass is seized upon by Nathan Tella, who feeds an incisive pass towards namesake Redmond, and he makes no mistake! A lovely side-footed finish, low into the corner. Calm and clinical!

8’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (8’) | 0 1

Hey, boss 👋

Ralph Hasenhüttl watches on from the sidelines. 

7’

Wasteful in possession

Swansea have been the smarter of the two sides on the ball. Saints haven't quite got going. Both full-backs are being expansive, trying to kickstart Southampton attacks but as yet no joy.

3’

Walsh fires wide

Edge of the box, right footed shot from Walsh which flies a yard wide of the post. In the preamble, Yan Valery was booked for a late challenge.

SHOWTIME 🙌

We're under way in Wales! Stuart Armstrong takes the first kick of the tie...

17.30

Players take to the pitch...

Both sets of players are out on the turf. Five changes for the hosts - former Saint Michael Obafemi starts. Five changes also for Ralph Hasenhüttl - Broja, Redmond and Tella are the men in attack.

17.28

GETTING WARM 🔥

Saints warm-up in an empty Liberty Stadium - fans were not permitted at today's game under new Welsh Covid restrictions. 

17.20

Hey, Saints 👋

The boys are in the house! Counting down until kick-off (5:30pm GMT)... ⏳

17.04

Swansea XI

Starting XI: Hamer (GK), Bennet, Manning, Downes (c), Smith, Obafemi, Cooper, Piroe, Cullen, Naughton, Walsh.

Subs: Benda (GK), Fulton, Grimes, Ntcham, Dhanda, Bidwell, D.Williams, R.Williams, Abdulai. 

16.35

SAINTS GO STRONG 👊

Ralph Hasenhüttl picks an experienced starting XI today. Jack Stephens comes into defence, with Mohammed Salisu suspended. Yan Valery deputises at full-back. Nathan Tella and Armando Broja return from the start.

16.31

SAINTS TEAM 😇

Starting XI: Forster (GK), Valery, Stephens, Bednarek, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (c), S.Armstrong, Tella, Redmond, Broja.

Subs: Caballero (GK), Lyanco, Simeu, Diallo, Chauke, Elyounoussi, Olaigbe, A.Armstrong, Long.

16.30

SCENE SET 📸

A look at today's venue!

16.04

Back to black 🖤

Saints will play in their all-black third strip against Swansea City today!

15.52

Remember this one, Saints fans? 🥳

Manolo Gabbiadini was the saviour in a huge relegation clash back in 2018. Relive the memories right here! 🔼

15.50

Caballero stays! 👊

Saints confirmed it had agreed a contract extension with goalkeeper Willy Caballero to the end of the season earlier this week. Read up on all the details here.

15.35

New deal for Tella 🌟

It was revealed that Nathan Tella had completed terms on a new contract this week. Click here for all the details.

15.33

Ralph Hasenhüttl's pre-Swansea presser

The manager addresses the media ahead of a trip to Swansea City. 

14.59

Hasenhüttl speaks on new owners

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has been speaking about the productive meetings he has conducted recently with Southampton's new owners Sport Republic, explaining that he is confident that this model is the right move for the club's immediate and long-term stability. Click here to read his comments in full.

14.01

Gallery: Stepping up for Swansea

A selection of this week's training imagery, as Saints prepare to face Swansea. 

13.58

We have tino livramento and will smallbone out with injury. ché, kyle walker-peters and thierry small make it three covid cases."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager
13.57

HIGHLIGHTS: Swansea City 1-3 Southampton (friendly)

The best of the action from Southampton's pre-season trip to Liberty Stadium in late July.

13.54

WELCOME TO MATCHDAY! 🦢😇

Welcome to Southampton's first matchday of 2022! Following the postponement of the Newcastle game, this will be the first time Ralph Hasenhüttl's side are in action this year. It also represents the first competitive fixture of the club's new era under new ownership. To complete the day of firsts, it's our maiden FA Cup clash of 2021/22! LET'S GO!

13.50
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The results so far:

  • Convincing Southampton win
    53%
  • Likely to need extra-time
    8%
  • Swansea sneak it
    1%
  • Narrow Saints victory
    38%
  • Other
    0%
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The results so far:

  • Fraser Forster
    77%
  • Alex McCarthy
    0%
  • Willy Caballero
    23%
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Who would you most like to see in attack today?

Who would you most like to see in attack today?

The results so far:

  • Armando Broja
    62%
  • Adam Armstrong
    17%
  • Nathan Redmond
    5%
  • Theo Walcott
    2%
  • Shane Long
    12%
  • Other
    2%

Swansea vs SOU Line Ups

Swansea City

18
Ben Hamer (GK)
16
Brandon Cooper yellow card
replace Olivier Ntcham (62′)
2
Ryan Bennett yellow card
3
Ryan Manning
26
Kyle Naughton
28
Liam Walsh yellow card
replace Matt Grimes (61′)
7
Korey Smith
replace Rhys Williams (114′)
4
Flynn Downes (C)
20
Liam Cullen
replace Yan Dhanda (85′) yellow card
9
Michael Obafemi
replace Jay Fulton (90′)
17
Joël Piroe goal
47
Azeem Abdulai
1
Steven Benda
10
Olivier Ntcham
46
Rhys Williams
6
Jay Fulton
37
Daniel Williams
8
Matt Grimes
21
Yan Dhanda
24
Jake Bidwell

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
5
Jack Stephens yellow card
35
Jan Bednarek
15
Romain Perraud
43
Yan Valery red card
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
23
Nathan Tella
replace Mohamed Elyounoussi (77′) goal
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Ibrahima Diallo (65′)
6
Oriol Romeu
18
Armando Broja
replace Shane Long (77′) goal
11
Nathan Redmond goal
replace Adam Armstrong (65′)
48
Kgaogelo Chauke
53
Kazeem Olaigbe
7
Shane Long
27
Ibrahima Diallo
38
Dynel Simeu
4
Lyanco
9
Adam Armstrong
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
13
Willy Caballero

Swansea vs SOU Match Stats

Swansea City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    72
    comparison angle
    28
  • Shots
    20
    comparison angle
    8
  • Shots on target
    8
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    902
    comparison angle
    262

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
chances created
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
41
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
tackles
Tackles
4
Ibrahima Diallo
Ibrahima Diallo
clearances
Clearances
3
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
saves
Saves
7
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster