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Late leveller denies Saints deserved win

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sat 04 Dec 3PM | Attendance: 28,706
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SOU vs BHA
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SOU vs BHA As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Armando Broja opened the scoring for Southampton as Nathan Redmond picked up the assist
  • Neal Maupay strikes in the 98th minute as Brighton secure a point on the road
  • Brighton finish the match with ten men as Leandro Trossard is stretchered off
  • HALF TIME: Saints 1-0 Brighton

FULL TIME: Saints 1-1 Brighton

Heartbreak at the final whistle for Saints as Neal Maupay scores a second late goal in as many games for Brighton to secure another valuable point. It was a valiant performance from Ralph Hasenhüttl's men who looked on top for much of the game. Saints now face Arsenal at the Emirates next Saturday. 

Late heartbreak for Saints

With just seconds remaining at St Mary's it looks as though Brighton have secured a point on the road. 

+8’

GOAL

Neal Maupay (+8’) | 1 1

+7’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Romeu is the next player to be booked by Anthony Taylor as he makes a challenge on Mwepu, Brighton are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous, central position. 

+4’

Yellow Card for Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton)

It looked as though Elyounoussi got the ball but Anthony Taylor shows him a yellow card. 

+3’

Brighton on target

Anthony Taylor awards brighton a free-kick as Livramento brings down March. Moder's delivery is a fast one, but it goes straight into the gloves of McCarthy. 

10 additional minutes...

There's still work to do at St Mary's as the fourth official indicates there will be ten minutes of additional time. Can Saints hold on for all three points?

90’

Brighton & Hove Albion substitution: Jakub Moder replaces Joël Veltman

Graham Potter made an earlier substitution at 78 minutes as Moder came on in place of Veltman which means Brighton are forced to finish the match with ten men as Trossard is stretchered off the pitch. We send him our well wishes. 

85’

Break in play 

There's a break in play here at St Mary's as Trossard receives medical treatment. 

83’

Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Nathan Tella

Fans get to their feet at St Mary's as Tella comes off in place of Elyounoussi. 

82’

Armstrong makes himself known

Armstrong immediately makes his presence known as he reclaims the ball for Saints deep into Brighton's half. 

80’

Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Armando Broja

The goalscorer comes off in place of Adam Armstrong with just ten minutes left to play at St Mary's.

79’

Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

Anthony Taylor shows Salisu a yellow card. 

78’

Vital save from McCarthy

Brighton come close to finding the equaliser as Connolly finds Maupay in front of McCarthy, he releases the shot but McCarthy clears with an outstretched foot and Saints maintain their lead. 

76’

Reduction in tempo

This second half has lacked the same level of quality as the first but Saints still look eager to double their lead in front of a St Mary's crowd. Livramento and Redmond pair up before releasing Walker-Peters on the edge of the box but the ball escapes him and Sanchez is there to clear for the visitors.

75’

Yellow Card for Yves Bissouma (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Bissouma is shown a yellow card for a challenge on Ward-Prowse. 

70’

Yellow Card for Nathan Tella (Southampton)

Tella finds himself in the book as his flailing arm meets the head of Veltman. 

68’

Brighton looking threatening

As this game progresses the visitors are looking increasingly dangerous heading towards goal. A couple of errors from the Saints defence see Brighton in threatening positions but the crowd at St Mary's breathe a sigh of relief as the threat is cleared.

62’

Brighton & Hove Albion substitution: Solly March replaces Tariq Lamptey

Potter makes his second subsitution of the day. 

56’

Maupay looks for an equaliser 

Brighton are eager to find the equaliser early on in this second half, Bissouma finds Maupay in front of goal but his strike bounces past McCarthy and the post. 

54’

Brighton & Hove Albion substitution: Aaron Connolly replaces Pascal Groß

The first substitution of the match for Graham Potter's side. 

52’

Ward-Prowse comes close 

Tella is brought down by Bissouma as Southampton are awarded a free-kick in a relatively dangerous position. Ward-Prowse loops in a curling ball towards goal but it bounces off the wrong side of the netting. So close. 

50’

INCHES AWAY

Southampton come inches away from scoring a second. Livramento charges forward down the right before finding the feet of Broja who looks in for his second, his low and bouncing effort edges just wide of the post. 

45’

Back to it 👊

The visitors have restarted the action at St Mary's. 

HALF TIME: Saints 1-0 Brighton 

A blistering start from Saints who looked on top for much of the first half. A number of chances fell to Ralph Hasenhüttl's men before Broja gave Saints the lead as the half hour mark approached. We're looking at a big second half ahead as Brighton will be eager to get themselves on the scoresheet. Come on you Saints!

44’

Yellow Card for Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Duffy is shown a yellow card for a dangerous challenge on Broja. 

39’

Excellent chance thwarted 

Fantastic link-up play between Adams and Broja on the right but as Tella brings down Lamptey in the centre Anthony Taylor awards a free-kick in Brighton's favour 

36’

Saints searching for a second

There's some smart play here from Saints who look increasingly dangerous on the attack. Romeu picks up the ball in the centre of the pitch and releases Adams. The Scottish international finds Redmond on the wing who tries a low ball into the box to find Broja but it is deflected behind by the Brighton defence. 

BROJA BRILLIANCE 😇

A superb opener for the youngster who had to hold his nerve in front of Sanchez. That's also Redmond's fourth assist in four consecutive home games this season 🙌

GOALSCORER 18 Armando Broja

BROJA YOU BEAUTY

Fantastic composure from Broja who dribbles his way past Duffy in the box. It's just him and Sanchez in front of goal as the 20-year-old chips the ball over the Brighton goalkeeper and into the back of the net for Saints' opener. 

28’

GOOOAL!!!

Armando Broja (28’) | 1 0

25’

Trossard denied by McCarthy

Brighton are quick to hit the counter as Mwepu charges down the right flank, he finds Lamptey in space who drops the ball back for Trossard but his left-footed shot is safely blocked by McCarthy. 

Adams strikes wide 

An error from Sanchez sees Walker-Peters recover the ball after a poor clearance, he finds Adams who has another opportunity to open the scoring here at St Mary's. He's on the edge of the area but his low, bouncing shot heads wide.

20’

Lyanco finds Adams 

Lyanco loops in a beautiful pass to Adams who can't quite get the shot under control as the ball goes over and behind for a Brighton goal kick. 

18’

Brighton finding their feet

Brighton look to find an opening in the game but Lyanco is there to head away for Saints. The ball only goes as far as Trossard who finds Mwepu in space on the edge of the box, McCarthy is there to clear for Saints as the ball goes behind for a corner. 

13’

Saints on top

Livramento finds himself in space as he works his way into the box, he gets a shot off but it's lost within the Brighton defence, Walker-Peters tries to recover the ball near the far post but Duffy makes a vital interception for the visitors. 

7’

Mwepu sets sights on goal

First bit of action for the Southampton defence as Brighton start to find their feet in this game. Mwepu strikes towards goal but it lacks the necessary power and it's an easy block for Lyanco. 

6’

Another chance for Broja 

Just moments later Sanchez is forced to make another save as Broja dances inside the area before releasing a shot goalwards. Relief for Brighton as the goalkeeper makes his third save in as many minutes. 

Adams and Broja pair up for first chance

First opportunity of the game falls for Saints as Adams picks up the ball in his own half, charging down the pitch and releasing Broja to his right, the Albanian international has a shot on goal but it's deflected back by Sanchez. The ball then falls to Adams again who launches it back goalwards but again the Brighton goalkeeper is there to deflect the ball away. 

15.05

Underway at St Mary's ⚽️

Let's go Saints!

15.00

5 minutes and counting ⏰

Warm-ups are complete and we're just five minutes away from the action starting here at St Mary's. Come on you Saints!

14.55

In that number ❤️

It's great to see you, Saints fans!

14.40
VOTE NOW
Team news is out, what are your predictions Saints fans? 

Team news is out, what are your predictions Saints fans? 

The results so far:

  • Solid W
    69%
  • Battle hard for a draw
    27%
  • Brighton will take this one 
    4%

Brighton line-up confirmed 

Starting XI: Sanchez, Lamptey, Cucurella, Bissouma, Maupay, Trossard, Mwepu, Gross, Duffy, Burn, Veltman.

Subs: Scherpen, Steele, Connolly, Mac Allister, Moder, March, Locadia, Roberts, Richards.

14.02

SAINTS LINE-UP CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Lyanco, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Ward-Prowse [c], Tella, Redmond, Broja, Adams. 

Subs: Lewis, Stephens, Perraud, Diallo, Smallbone, Walcott, Elyounoussi, Long, A Armstrong. 

14.00

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Nathan Redmond has assisted in each of his last three home matches. The last Premier League player to assist four in a row at home was Kevin De Bruyne in 2019.

13.05

southampton have real clarity in terms of how they build up, how they attack. they have real structure to their play."

graham potter
on ralph hasenhüttl's southampton
12.56

FLASHBACK: Brighton 0-2 Saints 😇

Taking it back to August 2019 when goals from Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond saw Saints claim a 2-0 victory on the road at Brighton. 

12.30

this is a manager that is very open-minded. he has the same issues that we always have, we are working with a team with limits. it will be an interesting game, i think."

ralph hasenhüttl
on graham potter's brighton
12.14

MATCH PACK: Saints vs Brighton

Prepare for today's clash at St Mary's with our Match Pack

11.51

MATCHDAY AT ST MARY'S 😇

Good morning Saints fans and welcome back to St Mary's! For the second time this week Southampton will be in Premier League action in SO14, this time facing south coast rivals Brighton. Saints picked up a point in their midweek clash with Leicester City, meanwhile the visitors also secured a crucial point on the road at West Ham. Today, we go in search of all three. Come on you Saints!

11.16

SOU vs BHA Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
4
Lyanco
22
Mohammed Salisu yellow card
21
Valentino Livramento
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
23
Nathan Tella yellow card
replace Mohamed Elyounoussi (84′) yellow card
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
11
Nathan Redmond
10
Che Adams
18
Armando Broja goal
replace Adam Armstrong (81′)
9
Adam Armstrong
20
William Smallbone
32
Theo Walcott
41
Harry Lewis
7
Shane Long
5
Jack Stephens
27
Ibrahima Diallo
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
15
Romain Perraud

Brighton and Hove Albion

1
Robert Sánchez (GK)
33
Dan Burn
34
Joël Veltman
replace Jakub Moder (78′)
24
Shane Duffy (C) yellow card
13
Pascal Groß
replace Aaron Connolly (55′)
8
Yves Bissouma yellow card
3
Marc Cucurella
12
Enock Mwepu
2
Tariq Lamptey
replace Solly March (63′)
9
Neal Maupay goal
11
Leandro Trossard
27
Jürgen Locadia
7
Aaron Connolly
16
Kjell Scherpen
28
Haydon Roberts
20
Solly March
15
Jakub Moder
10
Alexis Mac Allister
23
Jason Steele
30
Taylor Richards

SOU vs BHA Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Possession (%)
    44
    comparison angle
    56
  • Shots
    14
    comparison angle
    14
  • Shots on target
    4
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    6
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    205
    comparison angle
    285

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Armando Broja
Armando Broja
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Armando Broja
Armando Broja
chances created
Chances Created
3
passes completed
Passes Completed
29
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
4
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
clearances
Clearances
5
saves
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy