Get set for a busy week ahead by catching up on all the latest events at Southampton Football Club with our Monday Briefing.
Saints undone at Molineux
Southampton were left to rue Wolves’ late charge at Molineux, as goals from Ivan Cavaleiro and Jonny saw the hosts prevail 2-0 in the Premier League.
Frustratingly, there was little in the game but Mark Hughes called upon his side to improve in the key moments to ensure performances start to translate into the points they merit.
Hughes said: "We talk and talk about the key periods of every match, and that's the opening ten minutes, the ten minutes either side of the half-time break, and clearly the last ten minutes.”
“For the most part, we got three of the four right, but if you don't get them all right then you run the risk of conceding and losing games.
“I didn't think we deserved to lose. I think Wolves will feel quite fortunate to have the margin of victory they did, but the reality is we got beat, so we're going to have to be better.”
Under-18s make it back-to-back wins
Southampton Under-18s opened their Premier League Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory over Reading in Group B, which also includes Liverpool and Stoke City.
Kornelius Hansen’s first-half penalty and Allan Tchaptchet’s late strike proved the difference against the Royals.
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Under-23s’ beaten by the Royals
After a superb display against Premier League International cup holders FC Porto in the week, Radhi Jaïdi and Craig Fleming’s young charges suffered only their second defeat of the Premier League 2campaign at Reading.
Danny Loader and Ben House were on the scoresheet for the home side in the second-half to secure all three points.
Carabao Cup action awaits
Saints will have the chance to bounce back quickly from the disappointment against Wolves when they meet Everton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday at Goodison Park (7.45pm kick-off).
Charlie Austin’s header earned Mark Hughes’s men a place in the third round with a 1-0 win at Brighton and the boss has indicated he will make changes for this one.
The draw for the fourth round was made on Saturday night and the winners will face a trip to Leicester City.
Chelsea tickets remain on general sale
Tickets for Saints’ home clash with Chelsea on Sunday 7th October (2.15pm kick-off) remain on general sale. You can secure yours by clicking here.
And don’t forget, the new Gasworks Bar and Kitchen at St Mary’s will be open from 12.15pm, offering a two-course inclusive menu, featuring a range of mains and desserts, as well as a selection of sharing boards and a wide variety of sides.
Supporters who have already purchased a ticket for the match can book a table in advance here.