Saints come from behind to advance in FA Cup

fa-cup Selhurst Park | Sat 07 Jan 12.30PM | Attendance: 20,320
Match Report post Highlights

CRY vs SOU
Match Centre

CRY vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Full time: Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton
  • Adam Armstrong scores the winner on 68 minutes
  • Odsonne Édouard had given Palace an early lead
  • James Ward-Prowse equalised before half-time for Saints

Thanks for joining us today!

A nice start to the weekend, as Saints progress in the FA Cup!

We'll be back on Wednesday night for another round of cup action, this time as Saints host Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. See you then!

14.51

Match report: Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton

Read our match report from today's third-round FA Cup win by clicking here.

14.32

Images from today's game 📸

Take a look through a selection of our photos from this afternoon's win at Selhurst Park.

14.30

Fourth-round draw details

The draw will take place tomorrow at around 4.05pm GMT, live on the BBC as well as the Emirates FA Cup social media channels. Saints will be ball number 26.

14.27

FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton

Saints are through! It's a much-needed win for Nathan Jones's team, who come from a goal down to triumph at Selhurst Park.

James Ward-Prowse and Adam Armstrong got the goals, after Odsonne Édouard had put Palace into an early lead, and they're now into tomorrow's draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup.

90’

Five minutes of additional time

88’

Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)

The Saints defender is booked after pulling down Wilfried Zaha near the byline.

86’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Adam Armstrong

86’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Joe Aribo

84’

Zaha shot deflected over

A worrying moment, as Wilfried Zaha beats Kyle Walker-Peters on the edge of the box and sends in a left-footed shot that deflects off Lyanco and loops toward the far top corner, but it goes just over.

81’

VAR Decision: Penalty not awarded for Crystal Palace [Wilfried Zaha] was confirmed

Darren Bond's decision not to award Palace a spot kick is upheld!

80’

Palace appeal for a penalty

Wilfried Zaha races past Lyanco in the box and goes down claiming a foul. Referee Darren Bond says no, but VAR will check it.

79’

Southampton substitution: Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Samuel Edozie

75’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

The Saints skipper pulls back Eberechi Eze and is shown a yellow.

73’

Crystal Palace substitution: Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Joel Ward

73’

Crystal Palace substitution: Eberechi Eze replaces Will Hughes

Armstrong celebrates putting Saints ahead 📸

GOALSCORER 9 Adam Armstrong

YESSSS! ARMA!

Saints are in front! It's a shocker from Palace keeper Vicente Guaita, who comes out of his area to receive a back pass, dallies on the ball and is then tackled by Adam Armstrong, who simply then rolls it into the empty net. COME ON!

68’

GOOOAL!!!

Adam Armstrong (68’) | 1 2

67’

Yellow Card for Duje Ćaleta-Car (Southampton)

The defender is booked for a hefty tackle on Michael Olise.

67’

Armstrong so close to putting Saints in front

Ainsley Maitland-Niles delivers an in-swinging cross from the left, and Adam Armstrong flicks a clever header that loops towards the far post, only for Vicente Guaita to make an excellent diving save to push it behind, with Palace clearing the resulting corner.

64’

Crystal Palace substitution: Jean-Philippe Mateta replaces Odsonne Édouard

64’

Crystal Palace substitution: Luka Milivojevic replaces Cheick Oumar Doucouré

61’

Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Ché Adams

A first substitution of the afternoon from Nathan Jones.

61’

Zaha fires over

Michael Olise's delivery from a deep position finds Wilfried Zaha pulling away at the back post, but he has to stretch his left foot out to reach it and can only put it well over.

59’

Yellow Card for Romain Perraud (Southampton)

A booking for the Saints defender, as he pulls back Michael Olise.

56’

Clyne off target against former club

It's a nice move from Palace down the left, before working the ball across the area and then back to Nathaniel Clyne charging forward from the right-back position, but his first-time strike flies way over the bar.

55’

Bazunu saves from Olise

A half chance for Michael Olise as the ball is worked to him in the area, but his low strike is straight at Gavin Bazunu, who saves.

54’

Saints threaten on the break

A sniff of an opportunity, as Saints break up a Palace attack and then release Sam Edozie. He charges through Palace's half and into the area, but gets his pass towards Adam Armstrong in the centre wrong and ends up playing it behind his teammate, allowing the hosts to clear.

45’

Second half gets under way

We're off again at Selhurst Park, as both teams look to earn that place in the fourth round.

James Ward-Prowse celebrates his equaliser 📸

Half time: Crystal Palace 1-1 Southampton

We're level at the break, after James Ward-Prowse cancelled out Odsonne Édouard's early opener.

41’

Doucoure off target from distance

A low shot from Cheick Doucoure from 25 yards out, but he drags it a couple of yards wide of the post.

GOALSCORER 8 James Ward-Prowse

Ward-Prowse levels the match

Saints equalise, in slightly strange circumstances. They earn a free-kick in a deep left position following the Joel Ward foul on Joe Aribo, and James Ward-Prowse's in-swinging delivery travels over everyone before bouncing past Vicente Guaita and into the far top corner. A stroke of luck perhaps, but just what Saints needed!

37’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (37’) | 1 1

37’

Yellow Card for Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)

A caution for the Palace skipper following a bad challenge on Joe Aribo.

34’

Ward-Prowse tests Guaita

Saints get a free-kick just outside the left corner of the area. James Ward-Prowse whips his effort over the ball and towards the near-post corner, but Palace keeper Vicente Guaita dives to his right to push it away.

24’

Off the bar from Palace

Almost a second for the hosts, as Michael Olise delivers a wicked ball across the face of goal, but the sliding Jordan Ayew can only turn it onto the bar from inside the six-yard box.

Édouard opens the scoring

Odsonne Édouard takes a pass from Wilfried Zaha in stride and races into the box before finishing past Gavin Bazunu.

13’

GOAL

Odsonne Édouard (13’) | 1 0

11’

Zaha causing problems again

Michael Olise produces a spectacular pass to find Wilfried Zaha on the left. He cuts inside and tries to bend a shot into the far corner, but it deflects off Lyanco and goes behind for a corner that Saints clear.

10’

Ayew appeals for a penalty

A pretty weak case as Jordan Ayew goes down in the box under a challenge from Romain Perraud, but referee Darren Bond rightly waves it off and play continues.

9’

Saints setting up in a back four

Nathan Jones has his side in what looks like a 4-2-3-1 formation from the start. Lyanco is operating at right-back, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles alongside James Ward-Prowse in deep midfield. Sam Edozie is on the right side, Adam Armstrong on the left, and Joe Aribo through the middle, behind Ché Adams.

5’

Zaha shot blocked by Lyanco

First real moment of danger from either side so far, as Wilfried Zaha drives into the box, but his left-footed shot across goal is blocked by a sliding Lyanco.

0’

KICK-OFF: Crystal Palace vs Southampton

We're up and running at Selhurst Park as the sides chase a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Teams head onto the pitch

We're going through the usual pre-match routines now and will be under way shortly.


Stick with us for updates throughout the match, as well as live audio commentary.

12.28

Getting set at Selhurst

The warm-ups are finishing, as the teams head back towards the tunnel and the dressing rooms. Kick-off coming up in a little more than ten minutes.

12.18

Warm-ups under way

Players from both sides are now out on the pitch at Selhurst Park as they go through their pre-match preparations.

11.56

Arriving at Selhurst Park 📸

Check out some of our photos of the players arriving at the stadium earlier today.

11.51

Five changes for Saints today

Nathan Jones has made a couple of changes today, at least one of which was enforced, with Armel Bella-Kotchap out following the knee injury he sustained against Nottingham Forest in midweek.


Into the team come Duje Ćaleta-Car, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sam Edozie, Joe Aribo and Adam Armstrong.


Kyle Walker-Peters, Roméo Lavia, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Sékou Mara drop to the bench.

11.44

Crystal Palace team

Starting XI: Guaita, Clyne, Guéhi, Andersen, Ward (captain), Doucouré, Hughes, Ayew, Olise, Zaha, Édouard.


Substitutes: Johnstone, Tomkins, Richards, Riedewald, Milivojević, Schlupp, Eze, Mateta, Gordon.

11.33

Southampton team revealed

Starting XI: Bazunu, Maitland-Niles, Ćaleta-Car, Lyanco, Salisu, Perraud, Ward-Prowse (captain), Edozie, Aribo, Adam Armstrong, Adams.


Substitutes: Caballero, Walker-Peters, Diallo, Lavia, Finnigan, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Morgan, Mara.

11.30

Team news at 11.30am GMT

Not long to wait until the teamsheets are made public. We'll have them right here for you shortly.

11.17

Kit check 🌊

It's the blue away shirt for Southampton at Selhurst Park this afternoon!

10.57

Nathan Jones speaks with the media ahead of Palace

Watch manager Nathan Jones answer questions from the media on today's FA Cup tie.

10.45

B team pick up three points

Southampton's B team were in action last night at Snows Stadium, as they hosted Derby County in a Premier League 2 match.


It was a positive night for the youngsters, who won 3-0 thanks to goals from Kamari Doyle, Jimmy-Jay Morgan and Dom Ballard. Watch the highlights in the video above.

10.25

Watch Mislav Oršić's first Saints interview

Hear what Southampton's new signing had to say after putting pen to paper with the club.

10.09

i feel very happy to be here. i'm ready, i'm motivated and i hope that i will help the team achieve their goals. when i come here to the camp, it's amazing and i'm sure i will really enjoy my time here.

mislav oršić
on joining southampton
09.57

Oršić completes his move 📸

Check out some of our imagery as Mislav Oršić completed his medical and arrived at Staplewood Campus yesterday to finalise his move from Dinamo Zagreb.

09.44

First January signing ✅

Before we focus on today's game, let's recap the big news from yesterday, as Saints completed the signing of Croatia international winger Mislav Oršić from Dinamo Zagreb.

The 30-year-old, who recently scored the winner in the third-place match at the 2022 World Cup, has arrived on a contract until 2025. You can read the full story on his signing by clicking here.

09.35

On the road in the FA Cup

Good morning from Selhurst Park and welcome to our matchday centre for the FA Cup third-round tie against Crystal Palace!


We'll be here with throughout the day with build-up, team news, in-game updates and free audio commentary of the match, so stick with us for the next couple of hours.

09.21

CRY vs SOU Line Ups

Crystal Palace

13
Vicente Guaita (GK)
16
Joachim Andersen
17
Nathaniel Clyne
2
Joel Ward (C) yellow card
replace Jeffrey Schlupp (74′)
6
Marc Guéhi
28
Cheick Oumar Doucouré
replace Luka Milivojevic (64′)
19
Will Hughes
replace Eberechi Eze (74′)
7
Michael Olise
22
Odsonne Édouard goal
replace Jean-Philippe Mateta (65′)
9
Jordan Ayew
11
Wilfried Zaha
45
John-Kymani Gordon
10
Eberechi Eze
4
Luka Milivojevic
5
James Tomkins
26
Chris Richards
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
44
Jairo Riedewald
14
Jean-Philippe Mateta
21
Sam Johnstone

Southampton

31
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
22
Mohammed Salisu
6
Duje Caleta-Car yellow card
4
Lyanco
15
Romain Perraud yellow card
23
Samuel Edozie
replace Kyle Walker-Peters (80′) yellow card
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) yellow card goal
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
9
Adam Armstrong goal
replace Moussa Djenepo (87′)
7
Joe Aribo
replace Ibrahima Diallo (87′)
10
Che Adams
replace Sékou Mara (61′)
50
Ryan Finnigan
13
Willy Caballero
18
Sékou Mara
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
46
Jimmy Morgan
45
Roméo Lavia
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
27
Ibrahima Diallo
19
Moussa Djenepo

CRY vs SOU Match Stats

Crystal Palace

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    55
    comparison angle
    45
  • Shots
    13
    comparison angle
    6
  • Shots on target
    2
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    8
    comparison angle
    1
  • Passes Complete
    400
    comparison angle
    320

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
1
Samuel Edozie
Samuel Edozie
passes completed
Passes Completed
60
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
tackles
Tackles
4
Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong
clearances
Clearances
5
Duje Ćaleta-Car
Duje Ćaleta-Car
saves
Saves
1
Gavin Bazunu
Gavin Bazunu