MATCH PREVIEW: Southampton vs Norwich City

By SFC Media Sat 29 Aug Club

All you need to know ahead of Southampton's game against Norwich City at St Mary's in the Barclays Premier League. Kick-off on Sunday is at 1.30pm BST.


Southampton will be looking for their first Barclays Premier League win of the season when they welcome Norwich City on Sunday.

The game, the final league fixture before the first international break of the season, comes following a disappointing night for Ronald Koeman’s men in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

Saints suffered a 1-0 defeat to FC Midtjylland on the night meaning the Danes progressed to the next round with a 2-1 aggregate victory.

Norwich City were in Capital One Cup action this week as they beat Rotherham United 2-1 in the second round.

The Canaries have also made an impressive start to their league season, picking up a win away at Sunderland and a draw against Stoke City last weekend at Carrow Road.

A win for Saints would see them move above Alex Neil’s side in the table, having picked up two points from their opening three games of the campaign.


Ronald Koeman will hope Sadio Mané is fit again after not featuring against FC Midtjylland, while Victor Wanyama returned to training on Friday following illness. Other than the long-term absentees, Koeman should have everyone else available on Sunday.

Lewis Grabban will not be involved for the away side as he has been suspended by the Canaries following an incident in midweek. Martin Olsson, Youssouf Mulumbu and Kyle Lafferty remain injured for Norwich.


Nathan Redmond has looked at ease back in the Premier League after helping Norwich City return to the top flight at the first time of asking.

The England Under-21 international, who knows James Ward-Prowse well from his time away with the national team, has played a part in ten goals in his last eight league games. The winger has contributed five goals while providing five assists.

Redmond has been linked with a move to a number of clubs over the past year, but his progression with Norwich - who he has been with since 2013 after joining from Birmingham City - has been impressive.

Since the start of last season, Redmond has created more chances (125) than any other player for Norwich.

- Southampton have lost just one of their last nine meetings with Norwich City in all competitions (W5 D3 L1).

- Norwich City have not won an away game at Southampton since a 1-0 success back in 2008.

- Victory at Sunderland two weeks ago ended a run of 11 Premier League away games without a win for Norwich City.

Since Alex Neil’s arrival at Norwich City in January of this year, the Canaries have not lost away from home. That run includes nine wins and four draws on the road.

You can follow all the action from Sunday's game at St Mary's via the club’s social media channels. We’ll have live updates on Twitter, goal updates on Facebook and a liveblog running on saintsfc.co.uk .

After the game, we’ll have reaction on youtube.com/southamptonfc, as well as saintsfc.co.uk .

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