Monday Briefing: December 9th

By SFC Media time Mon 09 Dec Club
Photo by Matt Watson | St Mary's Stadium

Start your week with our Monday Briefing to bring you up to date with all the latest from St Mary's and Staplewood...

Saints suffer late defeat at Newcastle

Southampton fell to a first Premier League defeat in four on Sunday, as Newcastle United came from behind to snatch victory at St James’ Park.

Danny Ings’s fifth goal in as many games put the visitors on course for a third successive win, before the Magpies fought back.

Jonjo Shelvey’s header levelled the score, before Federico Fernández struck three minutes from time to ensure Saints would leave empty handed despite a largely positive performance.

Final home match before Christmas

West Ham visit St Mary’s in the Premier League on Saturday in the last home match before Christmas (kick-off 5.30pm GMT).

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side will be looking to make it three straight home wins, after seeing off Watford and Norwich in the last 10 days.

With Saints two places and one point below the Hammers, it’s setup to be another enthralling encounter on the south coast.

be in that number at st mary's as west ham visit

Under-23s get back to winning ways

Southampton Under-23s got back on track in Premier League 2 on Friday night with a 2-0 win over Manchester City.

Two goals in two minutes from Callum Slattery and Christian Norton ensured the three points for Dave Horseman’s side.

The result lifted Saints above City in the table to 11th.

Huddersfield FA Cup date confirmed

Southampton will host Huddersfield Town in the Emirates FA Cup third round on Saturday 4th January, it has been confirmed.

Saints will welcome the Championship side to St Mary's, as both teams begin their participation in this season's competition, with kick-off at 3.01pm.

The extra minute before the match starts is part of the Heads Up campaign, which will see all 32 third-round fixtures, excluding replays, kick-off one minute later than their traditionally-scheduled slots to encourage fans to ‘Take A Minute’ to think about looking after their mental health.

Signing session with Ings and Djenepo

Danny Ings and Moussa Djenepo will be appearing at the club's Stadium Store for a signing session this Wednesday, 11th December.

The duo will be at St Mary's between 5.30pm and 7pm, meeting fans and signing Saints merchandise, so you can treat a loved one to an extra special gift this Christmas.

Plus, you can also get 3 for 2 off selected Christmas gifts - including the calendar, baubles to deck your tree in red and white, plus a whole range of presents for all the family.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Danny Ings of Southampton FC meet and greet pictured for the launch of his new clothing brand inside the Mega Store at St Marys Stadium on April 15, 2019 in Southampton, England. (Photo by James Bridle - Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

2019/20 Half Season Tickets available

Southampton have released details of 2019/20 Half Season Tickets which can now be purchased for the final 10 games of the season - from just £22 per game.

The Premier League matches included begin with the Crystal Palace fixture on Saturday 28th December, running through to the end of the 2019/20 season, including games against Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Manchester City.

click here for full prices and details!

Women’s match postponed

Southampton FC Women had their Women’s National League Division One trip to Exeter postponed on Sunday.

Deemed unplayable due to a waterlogged pitch, Saints' next game will now be at home against Maidenhead United in the National League on Sunday 15th December.

Under-18s convincingly beaten

Southampton Under-18s suffered a 5-0 loss at home to West Ham on Saturday morning.

With the score at 1-0 to the visitors, Sam Bellis had a penalty save before the Hammers hit a further four without reply.

Next up, the Under-18s head to Bristol Rovers in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday night (kick-off 7pm GMT).


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