Perraud brace fires Saints into last 16

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Key moments

  • Southampton vs Blackpool, Emirates FA Cup fourth round (3pm GMT)
  • Romain Perraud gives Saints the lead via a free-kick on 21 minutes
  • Perraud nets his and Saints' second on 62 minutes with a neat finish inside the box
  • Charlie Patino gets one back for Blackpool on 66 minutes

FULL-TIME: Saints 1-0 Blackpool

Saints are through to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup and have Romain Perraud to thank. His first came via a free-kick on 21 minutes, before a second after a neat one-two with SΓ©kou Mara during the second half. Blackpool grabbed a consolation through Charlie Patino and pressed hard for the equaliser, but Saints kept out their visitors and held on for the victory.

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90+5’

Caballero claims!

FINALLY! Willy Caballero grabs hold of the ball and falls onto it, that should do it.

90+5’

Another corner on the same side...

Saints can't get this away.

90+4’

It's another corner on the opposite side...

90+4’

Up comes keeper Maxwell...

90+4’

Bella-Kotchap heads behind for a corner

The Blackpool pressure continues

90+3’

Yellow Card for Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)

Booking for Diallo for stopping a counter, which causes a scuffle between two teams just inside Saints' half.

90+1’

Lyons ball misses it's target

Blackpool were almost in on goal, but luckily for Saints Andrew Lyons' ball is just off it's intended target.

90’

SIX MINUTES added time

90’

Lyanco clears as Blackpool threaten

The Brazilian clears it as Blackpool hold the ball up in the penalty area. Anywhere will do.

86’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Roméo Lavia

The final change.

86’

Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Samuel Edozie

85’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Sékou Mara

First of a triple Saints change.

84’

Walcott's clearance aims for Mara

But the Saints forward is JUST beaten to it by a backtracking Jordan Thorniley.

81’

Blackpool enjoying the lion's share here

The visitors are forcing Saints into mistakes and the home side are struggling to get out their half.

80’

Yellow Card for Kenneth Dougall (Blackpool)

Kenneth Dougall goes flying into Sam Edozie and is rightfully booked.

79’

Blackpool substitution: Morgan Rogers replaces Tom Trybull

Trybull replaced for Rogers.

79’

Blackpool substitution: Shayne Lavery replaces Ian Poveda-Ocampo

Another double switch for the visitors.

78’

Perraud eyeing the hat-trick

The Frenchman lets fly from the edge of the box and narrowly misses the target.

77’

Walcott breaks and his shot deflects over

Nice break from Saints, who were three on two. SΓ©kou Mara won the ball in midfield before feeding Theo Walcott, who went along despite support from Moi Elyounoussi and Sam Edozie, his shot deflecting over the bar.

75’

Aribo down after an aerial dual

He looks to be holding his face, but isn't being treated and now is back to his feet.

74’

Southampton substitution: Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Another change for Saints.

72’

Blackpool substitution: Kenneth Dougall replaces Charlie Patino

Second of two changes.

72’

Blackpool substitution: Sonny Carey replaces Josh Bowler

First of a double Blackpool change.

71’

Walcott's header cleared by Goode

Nice play from Ainsley Maitland-Niles down the right, his low cross aimed for Joe Aribo but goes up into the air via a deflection. Theo Walcott meets it but his header is tame, Charlie Goode deflects it behind.

Patino rolls one in

Blackpool win possession in midfield and break on Saints, Jerry Yates squaring the ball inside the penalty box into the path of Ian Poveda, who leaves it for Charlie Patino to roll home. Goal confirmed after a short VAR check.

66’

GOAL

Charlie Patino (66’) | 2 – 1

64’

SO CLOSE to a third! 😫

Sam Edozie lays the ball off to Joe Aribo, whose shot from just inside the penalty area is deflected just wide!

62’

Southampton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Mislav Oršić

A first change for the Saints. Welcome back, Theo! 

GOALSCORER 15 Romain Perraud

ANOTHER ONE! πŸ‡«πŸ‡· 

A lovely one-two between SΓ©kou Mara and Romain Perraud inside the box and the latter drills home his second of the afternoon! GET IN!

61’

GOOOAL!!!

Romain Perraud (61’) | 2 – 0

Early second half action πŸ˜‡

59’

Maxwell punches the ball clear

The Blackpool keeper does well with the latest Saints corner.

58’

Another Saints corner

A bit of a lull in the game after that Blackpool chance, but Saints have an opening here through a corner on the left hand side.

57’

Blackpool substitution: Jordan Thorniley replaces James Husband

Blackpool forced into a change, as James Husband leaves the field with an injury.

56’

Blackpool should be level...

Armel Bella-Kotchap stops thinking the ball is out and the ball finds it's way to Ian Poveda one-on-one. First the Blackpool forward looks to chip Willy Caballero, but the keeper matches it, then his second effort aiming for the top left corner somehow misses the corner.

54’

Edozie's cross cleared

Saints respond with a counter. Sam Edozie involved again down the right, his low ball intended for Joe Aribo cleared just ahead of the Saints forward.

53’

Well defended, Armel πŸ‘Š

Jerry Yates looked to be sent through for Blackpool, but the Saints defender does well to shepherd the ball back to Willy Caballero.

51’

Dangerous ball is headed behind

Great ball in by Lyons, which Lyanco does well to clear.

50’

Hamilton wins a free kick

Ainsley Maitland-Niles fouls his man and the visitors have a set piece,

49’

Even start to the second half

Both sides enjoying spells of possession, but nothing clear cut to report so far.

45’

Back to it! πŸ‘Š

Let's go, Saints!

HT

Here come the Saints... πŸ˜‡

Let's GO! 

Photo by Matt Watson

HALF-TIME: Saints 1-0 Blackpool

So far, so good for Southampton. Romain Perraud's free-kick on 21 minutes the difference in a half with very few clear, cut chances. Saints with most of the possession, but yet to convert that into more chances.

45’

TWO MINUTES added time

44’

Patino wins a free kick

Good end to the half for Blackpool, Charlie Patino checking back inside on the left flank and winning a promising free kick after a foul from Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

43’

Visitors win a corner

Blackpool get forward and win a corner of their own, which Lyons delivers but Lyanco heads clear.

41’

Perraud fires a low cross, Edozie can't control

Romain Perraud swings a dangerous cross into the box, where Sam Edozie is there to collect around the penalty spot, but his touch lets him down.

39’

Aribo carries the ball and has a go

Nice run from Joe Aribo, feed by RomΓ©o Lavia...his shot blocked behind for another Saints corner.

36’

Saints enjoying a spell of possession

Another corner for the hosts, who have settled things down now since Blackpool's response.

30’

Great run by Edozie πŸ‘

Sam Edozie makes a mazy run this time on the left side, before laying the ball back to Moi Elyounoussi who fires into a Blackpool defender.

29’

Lyons tries his luck

A low shot from the edge of the box for Andrew Lyons, a simple claim for Willy Caballero.

Photo by Matt Watson

No Prowsey, no problem πŸ˜‰

25’

Another claim for Caballero

The veteran goalkeeper comes and collects a deep Blackpool free-kick well, but the visitors have responded well to going behind.

24’

Great save, Willy! πŸ‘Š

Blackpool break and the ball falls to top scorer Jerry Yates, whose shot is tipped over by Willy Caballero;.

GOALSCORER 15 Romain Perraud

SUPERB FREE KICK! 😍

Mislav Orőić faints to take it, then leave it for Romain Perraud, who fires a fierce effort right through the wall, catching keeper Chris Maxwell unawares. UP THE SAINTS!

21’

GOOOAL!!!

Romain Perraud (21’) | 1 – 0

20’

Yellow Card for Christopher Hamilton (Blackpool)

Booking for Chris Hamilton, who pulls down Sam Edozie who had lost his marker. This is a prime free-kick position...

15’

Perraud tries his luck

A move started by Sam Edozie down the right, whose deep cross found Mislav Orőić. His neat layoff was met by Romain Perraud, who was caught between two minds, his eventual cross palmed away by Chris Maxwell.

12’

Brief spell for the visitors

Arsenal loanee Charlie Patino carrying the ball forward and winning a throw in deep into Saints' half, which is thrown long and dealt with well by the hosts.

11’

Yellow Card for Sékou Mara (Southampton)

SΓ©kou Mara is booked following a late challenge on Blackpool keeper Chris Maxwell.

8’

Looks like he'll be okay 🀞

After a brief stoppage the German returns to the field

6’

Armel Bella-Kotchap goes down off the ball...

He needs some attention here...

5’

Perraud's low cross wins another corner

Pressure from the opposite flank this time, the Frenchman drilling a cross in towards the six-yard box which is cleared behind. Romain Perraud then gets on the end of the resulting corner but his low shot misses the target.

3’

OrΕ‘iΔ‡ drills a shot just wide! 😫

Good corner routine from the hosts, Ainsley Maitland-Niles laying it back to Mislav Orőić whose shot from the edge of the box goes just wide.

2’

Edozie wins a corner

Good early pressure from Saints, Sam Edozie twisting and turning before winning a corner in front of the Blackpool fans.

GO time! πŸ‘Š

COME ON YOU SAINTS!

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HERE COME THE SAINTS! πŸ˜‡

14.58

The teams are in the tunnel... 😍

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🍊 Blackpool team news

Starting XI: Maxwell, Lyons, Connolly, Goode, Husband, Hamilton, Trybull, Patino, Bowler, Poveda, Yates.

SUBS: Grimshaw, Thorniley, Thompson, Dougall, Carey, Rogers, Apter, Lavery, Madine.

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πŸ˜‡ Saints team news

Starting XI: Caballero (C), Maitland-Niles, Lyanco, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud, Lavia, Elyounoussi, Aribo, Orőić, Edozie, Mara.


Subs: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Diallo, Alcaraz, Walcott, A.Armstrong, Adams, Ballard.

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πŸ‘‹ Afternoon, lads

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CORRECT: Saints 2-0 Blackpool 🀩

71% of you got this one correct, so sit back and watch this throwback match against Blackpool at St Mary's Stadium from 2011.

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Cup clash in SO14 😍

Southampton face Championship side Blackpool in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup at St Mary's (kick-off 3pm GMT). The visitors sit 23rd in their division but will travel to the south coast for their first game under new boss Mick McCarthy. Saints are looking to continue their fine recent form in the competition (making at least the quarter-final stage in three of the last five seasons).

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SOU vs Line Ups

Southampton

13
Willy Caballero (GK) (C)
37
Armel Bella-Kotchap
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
replace Kyle Walker-Peters (75β€²)
4
Lyanco
15
Romain Perraud goal goal
23
Samuel Edozie
replace Adam Armstrong (87β€²)
11
Mislav Orsic
replace Theo Walcott (63β€²)
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
45
Roméo Lavia
replace Ibrahima Diallo (87β€²) yellow card
7
Joe Aribo
18
Sékou Mara yellow card
replace Che Adams (86β€²)
22
Mohammed Salisu
31
Gavin Bazunu
32
Theo Walcott
53
Dominic Ballard
26
Carlos Alcaraz
9
Adam Armstrong
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
10
Che Adams
27
Ibrahima Diallo

Blackpool

1
Chris Maxwell (GK) (C)
24
Andrew Lyons
22
CJ Hamilton yellow card
27
Charlie Goode
2
Callum Connolly
3
James Husband
replace Jordan Thorniley (58β€²)
28
Charlie Patino goal
replace Kenneth Dougall (73β€²) yellow card
11
Josh Bowler
replace Sonny Carey (74β€²)
46
Tom Trybull
replace Morgan Rogers (80β€²)
26
Ian Poveda-Ocampo
replace Shayne Lavery (80β€²)
9
Jerry Yates
36
Rob Apter
25
Morgan Rogers
12
Kenneth Dougall
16
Sonny Carey
19
Shayne Lavery
14
Gary Madine
34
Jordan Thorniley
32
Daniel Grimshaw
23
Dominic Thompson

SOU vs Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Blackpool
  • Possession (%)
    66
    comparison angle
    34
  • Shots
    14
    comparison angle
    11
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    10
    comparison angle
    7
  • Passes Complete
    472
    comparison angle
    187

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
2
Romain Perraud
Romain Perraud
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Romain Perraud
Romain Perraud
chances created
Chances Created
2
Samuel Edozie
Samuel Edozie
passes completed
Passes Completed
77
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
tackles
Tackles
4
Lyanco
Lyanco
clearances
Clearances
9
Armel Bella-Kotchap
Armel Bella-Kotchap
saves
Saves
4
Willy Caballero
Willy Caballero