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Saints frustrated by Wolves fightback
Southampton’s six-match unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday, after Wolves staged a second-half comeback at St Mary’s.
Saints led 2-0 at the interval, after Jan Bednarek and Shane Long both scored for the first time this season, but the visitors fought back strongly.
Pedro Neto pulled a goal back, before Raúl Jiménez struck twice – one from a contentious penalty awarded by VAR – to complete a dramatic turnaround.
Chance to bounce back at Palace
There’s no time for Saints to dwell on their first defeat of 2020, with Ralph Hasenhüttl’s straight back in Premier League action at Crystal Palace on Tuesday (kick-off 7.30pm GMT).
Saints can leapfrog ninth-placed Palace with a victory, having won on their last two trips to Selhurst Park.
Manager Hasenhüttl will address the media at 11am GMT on Monday to preview the match. Away tickets have already sold out.
Tickets on general sale for Spurs FA Cup clash
Tickets are now on general sale for Saints’ Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie against Tottenham at St Mary’s on Saturday (kick-off 3pm GMT).
Tickets are priced as follows for the match: Adults £20, Over-65s £15, 18-25-year-olds £15, Under-18s £10.
Prices will rise by £5 on the day of the game, should tickets remain available.
Women’s team to play at St Mary’s
St Mary’s is primed for an FA Cup double-header this weekend, as Southampton FC Women play host to Coventry United Ladies on Sunday (kick-off 1pm GMT).
After the men face Tottenham on Saturday, Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side have their own fourth-round tie against Championship opponents two leagues above them in the women’s football pyramid.
Admission for the match is FREE to all supporters, but fans are advised to secure their seats early.
Under-23s in action at Stoke tonight
Saints Under-23s travel to their Stoke counterparts in the Premier League Cup this evening (kick-off 7pm GMT).
Victory would see Dave Horseman’s team leapfrog their hosts into second place in Group E with two matches remaining.
The young Saints have won one, drawn one and lost one of their three matches in the competition to date.
Under-18s fall to Arsenal defeat
Saints Under-18s were beaten by Arsenal for the second successive week, going down 2-0 at Staplewood on Saturday.
Goals in each half from Alfie Matthews and Luke Plange secured the points for the Gunners, who were also victorious by the odd goal in the recent FA Youth Cup tie at Meadow Park.
Paul Hardyman’s team are next in action in two weeks’ time at Chelsea, on Saturday 1st February.
Saints remember Brian Clifton
Southampton Football Club was saddened to hear of the passing of former player Brian Clifton, aged 85.
Clifton made 123 appearances for the club between 1957 and 1962, scoring 36 goals.
Club historian David Bull paid tribute to Clifton with an appreciation on the club website.