Monday Briefing: July 20th

By SFC Media time Mon 20 Jul Club
Photo by Matt Watson

It’s the last week of the Premier League season, nearly a whole year since the campaign got under way last August. Begin your countdown to the final day with our Monday Briefing…

Saints go six unbeaten

It was another productive week for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team, who took five points from three games in the space of seven days.

After rescuing a last-gasp draw at Manchester United, Saints again came from behind to take a point at home to Brighton, before securing a ninth away win of the campaign at Bournemouth.

It’s the first time the team have gone six games unbeaten under Hasenhüttl, helping achieve a club record 31 points on the road in the process.

Blades await on final day

Saints can end the season a magnificent seven unbeaten by avoiding defeat against Sheffield United at St Mary’s on Sunday (kick-off 4pm BST).

Victory would see Saints finish on 52 points, guaranteeing an 11th-placed finish – unless Everton finish with back-to-back wins.

The Toffees are currently three points worse off with a game in hand. Their last two opponents are the same as Saints’ – Sheffield United away tonight and Bournemouth at home on the final day.

Ings still alive in Golden Boot race

It was a mixed day for Danny Ings against his former club on Sunday.

After breaking the deadlock shortly before the interval, the striker spurned the chance to score again when his second-half penalty was saved by Aaron Ramsdale.

With Jamie Vardy (23) failing to score against Tottenham, Ings (21) is two behind the Golden Boot race leader going into the final round of fixtures, though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (20) and Mohamed Salah (19) both have a game in hand.

Danny Ings
Attack stats
goalGoals
21
Total shots
65
Shots on target
37
Conversion rate
32%
Mins per goal
129
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2020/21 training kit available

Supporters can now pre-order the full range of Saints training gear for the 2020/21 season, including shirts, shorts and training jackets.

Under Armour’s training wear is packed full of technology designed to aid performance. 

Head to the Saints Store online to explore the full range and pre-order today.

Le Tissier delivers pizzas

Southampton FC teamed up with Regional Partner Domino’s to reward members of Saints Foundation staff that have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Club legend Matt Le Tissier was on hand to deliver Domino’s pizza to workers as a thank you for their efforts over the last three months, during which time Saints Foundation have been actively supporting the local community.

Le Tissier said: “I’m proud to have been named an official ambassador of Saints Foundation recently and its humbling to be able to reward the brilliant staff for all their hard work over the last few months.”

Matt with Paul Hedges and Marion Gealer. Southampton icon and Saints Foundation ambassador Matt le Tissier presented Domino's pizzas to Saints Foundation volunteers
Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Tuesday 7th July

2020/21 mini kits available

Saints recently launched their brand new 2020/21 home kit and fans can now get shirts for their little Saints too!

Pre-order the official Saints mini kits for your little ones online, a scaled-down version of the 2020/21 home shirt, inspired by the club’s original kit worn back in 1885.

The three-piece set includes the shirt, featuring the commemorative 135-year anniversary crest and We March On inside the collar, as well as shorts and socks – all built from soft fabric so your Little Saints stay comfortable on the move.

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