Saints come up short in the capital

premier-league Selhurst Park | Sat 29 Oct 3PM | Attendance: 25,130
Match Report post Highlights

CRY vs SOU
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CRY vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • One change for Saints at Crystal Palace, as Ché Adams replaces Adam Armstrong up front
  • Palace are 13th with 13 points; Saints (16th) can leapfrog the Eagles with victory
  • Édouard grabs the opener for Palace on 38 minutes
  • Saints with the majority of the chances during the second 45 as they search an equaliser

FULL-TIME: Palace 1-0 Saints

Édouard's first-half goal is the difference as Palace come away with all three points. Saints certainly upped their pressure during the second half, unfortunate not to grab a point through a double Ché Adams chance, but Palace held firm for the win at Selhurst Park.

85’

Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Stuart Armstrong

Sékou Mara introduced for Saints.

85’

Crystal Palace substitution: Jairo Riedewald replaces Michael Olise

Another switch for the hosts.

84’

Ayew and Zaha waste glorious chance...

They break into the box two-on-one, Zaha couldn't decide where to go and Ayew's low ball is easily blocked behind.

81’

Yellow Card for Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace)

Mitchell fouls Edozie.

81’

Bazunu tips away Ayew's low cross...

Palace looking to add a second here, Bazunu doing well to avert the danger.

78’

Aribo's slot trickles through into Guaita

Another good move from Saints, Aribo however with a tame effort at the end of this passage.

76’

Lyanco puts the ball behind for a Palace corner

The hosts steadying the game during the last five minutes.

75’

Crystal Palace substitution: Will Hughes replaces Odsonne Édouard

A 100th Premier League appearance for Will Hughes as he replaces Édouard.

73’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Romain Perraud

The second of a double switch.

73’

Southampton substitution: Samuel Edozie replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi

Another Saints switch.

In search of an equaliser 👀

69’

All Saints here...

69’

JUST wide from Prowsey 😩

Unlucky from the skipper, who has space and lets fly from range. Just wide of the Palace goal.

67’

Milivojevic fires over from range

A glimpse for the hosts, but Bazunu is unfazed by the long-range strike.

66’

Adams denied by Guaita...

Great play from Saints again, Aribo slipping in Adams who has time but see's the shot well saved.

64’

Lyanco blocks the Zaha shot

Palace break and go through Zaha once again, Lyanco does well to block his shot behind.

62’

Crystal Palace substitution: Jordan Ayew replaces Eberechi Eze

A first switch for Palace.

61’

Yellow Card for Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace)

The goalscorer mistimes his challenge on Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

59’

OFF THE POST, STU! 😰

Great break from Saints, Aribo feeding Stu Armstrong who fires his shot against the post from left of the goal. COME ON SAINTS!

58’

GREAT challenge, Lyanco 👊

The Brazilian has to get the challenge right on Zaha who could be in one-on-one, which is exactly what he did!

53’

Stuart Armstrong tests Palace keeper! 👏

From a tight angle the Scot forces another good save from Guaita! Saints pressing here...

53’

Adams denied by Guaita 😩

WHAT a chance for Saints! Ward-Prowse feeds Adams in one-by-one, who can only fire his shot against the Palace keeper.

50’

Saints players appeal for handball...

A lovely move from the visitors, Moi's shot was blocked inside the box by what looked like a hand. Nothing doing from VAR. It would have been harsh after a deflection off a boot.

48’

Zaha's shot deflected behind

He cuts inside and looks to curl into the far corner but for an important Saints block. We say 'important', it was offside anyway but the flag has only just gone up.

45’

Back to work...

Let's up this, Saints!

HT

Southampton substitution: Ainsley Maitland-Niles replaces Ibrahima Diallo

A half-time switch for Ralph Hasenhüttl.

HALF-TIME: Palace 1-0 Saints

It's been all Palace during the first 45. Édouard had a goal disallowed before he eventually did make the Palace pressure pay on 38 minutes, finishing off from a Mitchell square ball. Saints started with a bit of pressure, but have sinced failed to test Guaita at Selhurst Park.

45’

Yellow Card for Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton)

A third Saints player gets a booking

40’

Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

Second booking for Saints who haults Édouard as he breaks.

Edouard gets his goal

It's been coming, Mitchell bursts down the left and squares the ball into Edouard, who fires past Bazunu.

37’

GOAL

Odsonne Édouard (37’) | 1 0

36’

Palace corners cause problems

Bazunu comes flying out but is no where near the ball, which falls behind for another corner. The second corner is headed goalwards by Andersen which Bazunu claims well.

35’

Ćaleta-Car denies Edouard

The Saints defender puts in an important foot at the last to deny Edouard as Palace continue to threaten.

Orders from the touchline 🗣

32’

Edouard scores...but the flag is raised

Saints get away with one. Edouard is deemed offside and is denied an opener.

31’

Zaha also receives a booking

The Palace winger gets a booking for his protests.

30’

Yellow Card for Lyanco Vojnovic (Southampton)

A booking for the full-back after a challenge on Zaha.

29’

Eze fires wide again

Not on target this time from the Palace man, who looks for the same target but drags it wide.

28’

Eze forces good Bazunu save

The Palace midfielder finds space on the edge of the box after a nice passing move, he aims for the keeper's bottom right corner but Bazunu does well to get down to it and push it behind.

26’

OFF THE POST! 😩

The flag went up retrospectively, but Ché Adams did well to get away from his Palace man and curl an effort against the post. Flag should have gone up earlier though really... 

25’

Small spell of pressure for Saints...

Perraud shows his pace down the left, before a Salisu long throw causes some panic in the Palace box. Still looking to get their grip on this game, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side.

22’

Eze falls to the ground in the box

Huge cries for a penalty from the home support and players. VAR says nothing doing.

Early battle at Selhurst ⚔️

15’

Zaha steers shot inches wide

A superb flick from Eze finds the path of Zaha, who fires a ball across goal with pace which narrowly misses an outstretched Edouard.

10’

Milivojevic fires into Lyanco

Schlupp spins Salisu who sets up the captain, his shot well blocked by Lyanco

8’

Joel Ward bundled over by Stu Armstrong

Palace with a free-kick deep into the Saints half but by the near corner flag

3’

Milivojevic fires free-kick over

Gavin Bazunu unfazed as the ball sails over

3’

Zaha wins free-kick as Palace break...

Elyuonoussi tracks back and fouls Wilfried Zaha, gifting a free-kick on the edge of the box.

2’

Perraud forces Guaita to tip over...

Romain Perraud's cross is dealt with by the Palace keeper, who then had to rely on Luka Milivojevic to clear off the line as Saints threaten.

0’

Under way! 💪

Let's GO! Ché Adams kicks off for Southampton at Selhurst.

15.00

The teams are out... 👀

Let's go, SAINTS!

14.55

Warm-ups ✅

Are you ready?

14.47
VOTE NOW
Who will be Saints' most influential player today?

Who will be Saints' most influential player today?

The results so far:

  • Gavin Bazunu
    4%
  • Lyanco
    30%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    14%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    26%
  • Joe Aribo
    10%
  • Ché Adams
    16%

A pair of rockets 🚀🚀

Saints were in fine form at Selhurst Park in January 2020, scoring twice from long distance in a confident display. More of the same today please, lads!

14.37

One change for Saints 🔄

Ralph Hasenhüttl has made one alteration to his starting line-up, as Ché Adams returns to full fitness to lead the attack at the expense of Adam Armstrong, who drops to the bench this afternoon.

14.06

The boys are here! 👋

Our photographer was on hand to capture the Saints players arriving at Selhurst Park... we're now less than one hour away from kick-off!

14.04

Crystal Palace team confirmed 🦅

Starting XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell, Eze, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Olise, Édouard, Zaha.

Subs: Johnstone, Tomkins, Clyne, Riedewald, Wells-Morrison, Hughes, Ayew, Mateta, Ediowei.

14.02

Southampton team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: Bazunu, Lyanco, Ćaleta-Car, Salisu, Perraud, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, S. Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Aribo, Adams.

Subs: McCarthy, Larios, Payne, Maitland-Niles, Djenepo, Edozie, Walcott, Mara, A. Armstrong.

14.00

How can Saints hurt Palace?

Guest contributor Sam Tighe casts an analytical eye over today's match-up in the latest edition of Tactical Watch.

13.53

30 minutes until team news ⏳

We're counting down to the team news at Selhurst Park, which we'll announce at 2pm BST. Who would you like to see in the Saints starting line-up? Cast your vote in our latest poll!

13.31
VOTE NOW
Who would you like to see come into the starting line-up today?

Who would you like to see come into the starting line-up today?

The results so far:

  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    10%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    0%
  • Samuel Edozie
    33%
  • Theo Walcott
    5%
  • Ché Adams
    43%
  • Sékou Mara
    10%

Settling in at St Mary's 🏡

Check out our feature interview with summer signing Joe Aribo, who sat down to chat about his new life in Southampton, how he's adapted to the Premier League, and his naturally easy-going character...

13.09

A Selhurst classic 🎞

This nerve-shredding encounter from 2004/05 came late in the season, with both sides fighting for their Premier League lives...

12.33

for roméo, today (thursday) was the first time in the session. i would like to have him in the squad at the weekend, but i don't have the ok so far from the physios, so we have to wait. with armel, it also looks good - it could be that he starts to train next week with the team. with kyle, we will see if it's possible for him to make the last game (before the winter break) against Liverpool."

ralph hasenhüttl
on the latest injury news
12.17

Get clued up 📋

Check out our Match Pack for a detailed preview of today's game, including all the important team news, facts and stats.

12.11
VOTE NOW
How are you feeling about today's game, Saints fans?

How are you feeling about today's game, Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • Confident! Let's get the win on the road
    50%
  • A draw to keep the unbeaten run going
    29%
  • Think this could be a tricky one...
    21%

we had a good run the last few games. it's always important in football that you take defeats not too serious and wins not too emotional, but it was an important week for us - five points were important for us. now we are moving on this journey, and hoping some players are coming back from injuries."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
11.51

Hear from the boss 🎙

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl spoke to the media at Thursday's pre-match press conference. Here's everything he had to say...

11.48

It's matchday in the capital 📍

Southampton are back in Premier League action this afternoon hoping to extend their unbeaten run to four matches against a Crystal Palace side just one point better off in the table. Saints will be backed by another sold-out away end at Selhurst Park, having suffered just one defeat in their last five visits to SE25. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary!

11.45

CRY vs SOU Line Ups

Crystal Palace

13
Vicente Guaita (GK)
16
Joachim Andersen
2
Joel Ward
3
Tyrick Mitchell yellow card
6
Marc Guéhi
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
4
Luka Milivojevic (C)
10
Eberechi Eze
replace Jordan Ayew (63′)
11
Wilfried Zaha yellow card
7
Michael Olise
replace Jairo Riedewald (86′)
22
Odsonne Édouard yellow card goal
replace Will Hughes (75′)
17
Nathaniel Clyne
5
James Tomkins
23
Malcolm Ebiowei
44
Jairo Riedewald
21
Sam Johnstone
9
Jordan Ayew
19
Will Hughes
14
Jean-Philippe Mateta
47
Jack Wells-Morrison

Southampton

31
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
6
Duje Caleta-Car
4
Lyanco yellow card
22
Mohammed Salisu yellow card
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Sékou Mara (86′)
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi yellow card
replace Samuel Edozie (74′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
27
Ibrahima Diallo
replace Ainsley Maitland-Niles (45′)
15
Romain Perraud
replace Moussa Djenepo (74′)
7
Joe Aribo
10
Che Adams
32
Theo Walcott
61
Lewis Payne
1
Alex McCarthy
18
Sékou Mara
23
Samuel Edozie
28
Juan Larios
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
9
Adam Armstrong
19
Moussa Djenepo

CRY vs SOU Match Stats

Crystal Palace

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    44
    comparison angle
    56
  • Shots
    12
    comparison angle
    14
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    8
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    290
    comparison angle
    404

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
chances created
Chances Created
4
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
76
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
tackles
Tackles
4
Joe Aribo
Joe Aribo
clearances
Clearances
7
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
saves
Saves
2
Gavin Bazunu
Gavin Bazunu