Video: Blackpool behind the scenes
An access all areas look at the FA Cup win.
Highlights: Saints 2-1 Blackpool
Short highlights as Saints progress in the FA Cup
Extended Highlights: Saints 2-1 Blackpool
The extended highlights as Southampton see off Blackpool to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Audio description highlights: Saints 2-1 Blackpool
Highlights from the FA Cup fourth-round tie at St Mary's, with audio description.
Video: Perraud on Blackpool brace
Defender speaks after his match-winning display.
Perraud delighted with career first
Defender celebrates maiden two-goal haul in Blackpool win.
Perraud brace fires Saints into last 16
Frenchman scores twice in sixth cup win of the campaign.
Press Conference (part two): Jones on fourth round tie
Manager previews Blackpool FA Cup tie.
Press Conference (part one): Jones on Blackpool cup clash
Saints manager speaks ahead of Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie.
Jones keen to utilise squad
The boss provides a team news update ahead of FA Cup clash.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Blackpool
Find all the latest fan information ahead of our fourth round FA Cup tie against Blackpool.
Match Pack: Saints vs Blackpool
A look at Saturday's fourth round tie
Last chance to get tickets for Blackpool showdown
It's your last chance to secure tickets at a saving for our FA Cup tie with Blackpool.
Classic Match: Guly's bullet beats Blackpool
The Brazilian scored a beauty as League One Saints upset the top-flight Tangerines in 2011.
Blackpool FA Cup clash on general sale
Secure your seat for fourth round action at St Mary's.
Blackpool FA Cup tickets on sale to ST holders
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Date set for FA Cup fourth round tie
Saints will host Blackpool at St Mary's.
SOU vs As It Happened
- 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 Sékou 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.16.56
FINALLY! Willy Caballero grabs hold of the ball and falls onto it, that should do it.
Another corner on the same side...
Saints can't get this away.
It's another corner on the opposite side...
Up comes keeper Maxwell...
Bella-Kotchap heads behind for a corner
The Blackpool pressure continues
Yellow Card for Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)
Booking for Diallo for stopping a counter, which causes a scuffle between two teams just inside Saints' half.
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.
SIX MINUTES added time
Lyanco clears as Blackpool threaten
The Brazilian clears it as Blackpool hold the ball up in the penalty area. Anywhere will do.
Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Roméo Lavia
The final change.
Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Samuel Edozie
Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Sékou Mara
First of a triple Saints change.
Walcott's clearance aims for Mara
But the Saints forward is JUST beaten to it by a backtracking Jordan Thorniley.
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.
Yellow Card for Kenneth Dougall (Blackpool)
Kenneth Dougall goes flying into Sam Edozie and is rightfully booked.
Blackpool substitution: Morgan Rogers replaces Tom Trybull
Trybull replaced for Rogers.
Blackpool substitution: Shayne Lavery replaces Ian Poveda-Ocampo
Another double switch for the visitors.
Perraud eyeing the hat-trick
The Frenchman lets fly from the edge of the box and narrowly misses the target.
Walcott breaks and his shot deflects over
Nice break from Saints, who were three on two. Sékou 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.
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.
Southampton substitution: Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Another change for Saints.
Blackpool substitution: Kenneth Dougall replaces Charlie Patino
Second of two changes.
Blackpool substitution: Sonny Carey replaces Josh Bowler
First of a double Blackpool change.
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.
Charlie Patino (66’) | 2 – 1
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!
Southampton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Mislav Oršić
A first change for the Saints. Welcome back, Theo!
ANOTHER ONE! 🇫🇷
A lovely one-two between Sékou Mara and Romain Perraud inside the box and the latter drills home his second of the afternoon! GET IN!
Romain Perraud (61’) | 2 – 0
Maxwell punches the ball clear
The Blackpool keeper does well with the latest Saints corner.
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.
Blackpool substitution: Jordan Thorniley replaces James Husband
Blackpool forced into a change, as James Husband leaves the field with an injury.
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.
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.
Well defended, Armel 👊
Jerry Yates looked to be sent through for Blackpool, but the Saints defender does well to shepherd the ball back to Willy Caballero.
Dangerous ball is headed behind
Great ball in by Lyons, which Lyanco does well to clear.
Hamilton wins a free kick
Ainsley Maitland-Niles fouls his man and the visitors have a set piece,
Even start to the second half
Both sides enjoying spells of possession, but nothing clear cut to report so far.
Back to it! 👊
Let's go, Saints!
Here come the Saints... 😇
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.
TWO MINUTES added time
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.
Visitors win a corner
Blackpool get forward and win a corner of their own, which Lyons delivers but Lyanco heads clear.
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.
Aribo carries the ball and has a go
Nice run from Joe Aribo, feed by Roméo Lavia...his shot blocked behind for another Saints corner.
Saints enjoying a spell of possession
Another corner for the hosts, who have settled things down now since Blackpool's response.
Great run by Edozie 👏
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.
Lyons tries his luck
A low shot from the edge of the box for Andrew Lyons, a simple claim for Willy Caballero.
No Prowsey, no problem 😉
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.
Great save, Willy! 👊
Blackpool break and the ball falls to top scorer Jerry Yates, whose shot is tipped over by Willy Caballero;.
SUPERB FREE KICK! 😍
Mislav Oršić 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!
Romain Perraud (21’) | 1 – 0
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...
Perraud tries his luck
A move started by Sam Edozie down the right, whose deep cross found Mislav Oršić. His neat layoff was met by Romain Perraud, who was caught between two minds, his eventual cross palmed away by Chris Maxwell.
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.
Yellow Card for Sékou Mara (Southampton)
Sékou Mara is booked following a late challenge on Blackpool keeper Chris Maxwell.
Looks like he'll be okay 🤞
After a brief stoppage the German returns to the field
Armel Bella-Kotchap goes down off the ball...
He needs some attention here...
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.
Oršić drills a shot just wide! 😫
Good corner routine from the hosts, Ainsley Maitland-Niles laying it back to Mislav Oršić whose shot from the edge of the box goes just wide.
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! 👊
COME ON YOU SAINTS!15.02
HERE COME THE SAINTS! 😇14.58
The teams are in the tunnel... 😍14.56
✊ He's BACK!14.04
🍊 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.
😇 Saints team news
Starting XI: Caballero (C), Maitland-Niles, Lyanco, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud, Lavia, Elyounoussi, Aribo, Oršić, Edozie, Mara.
Team news in 15... 👀13.42
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 2011.12.38
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).10.41
SOU vs Line Ups
Willy Caballero (GK) (C)
Ainsley Maitland-NilesKyle Walker-Peters (75′)
Samuel EdozieAdam Armstrong (87′)
Mislav OrsicTheo Walcott (63′)
Roméo LaviaIbrahima Diallo (87′)
Sékou MaraChe Adams (86′)
Chris Maxwell (GK) (C)
James HusbandJordan Thorniley (58′)
Charlie PatinoKenneth Dougall (73′)
Josh BowlerSonny Carey (74′)
Tom TrybullMorgan Rogers (80′)
Ian Poveda-OcampoShayne Lavery (80′)
SOU vs Match Stats
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