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Walcott of the mark in Wolves draw

premier-league Molineux | Mon 23 Nov 8PM | Attendance: 0
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WOL vs Saints
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WOL vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Substitute Neto draws Wolves level with 15 minutes remaining
  • Adams turns provider to give Walcott a tap-in for the opening goal
  • Jannik Vestergaard is making his 50th Saints appearance
  • The visitors are looking to extend an unbeaten run beyond six

Report: Walcott scores in Wolves draw

Theo Walcott scored his first goal since completing his fairytale return to Southampton, as Saints extended their unbeaten run to seven Premier League games with a valuable point at Molineux. Read more here.

FULL-TIME: Wolves 1-1 Saints

It finishes all square at Molineux. Both teams went at it in the end, with Wolves saving their best for the second period. Saints are now seven unbeaten.

Running the clock down ⏰

Saints look happy to settle for a point here. Although Ward-Prowse has just delivered a corner centrally, looking to find any taker in a white shirt. It was beaten away at the front post.

90’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Stuart Armstrong

Second change.

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Five minutes of normal time remaining...

Can there be a winner? Perfectly poised, could go either way here.

86’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Vitor Machado Ferreira replaces Daniel Castelo Podence

Another Wolves change.

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Series of blocks from Saints

Walker-Peters took one chance too many, losing the ball in his own half, and leaving Saints short at the back. McCarthy forced into another save, before Podence wins a corner. Saints clear.

A moment to savour for Theo

❤️

79’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Moussa Djenepo

First change for Saints.

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Neto pounces on a rebound

Jimenez strike crashes off the post, allowing a fairly easy finish for the substitute, drawing his side level.

75’

GOAL

Pedro Lomba Neto (75’) | 1 1

74’

Wolves influence growing

Traorè wins a foul near the corner flag. Ball whipped into the area and eventually falls to Kilman who fires over. The hosts have moved up a gear and are exerting pressure. 

72’

Neto impact

Walker-Peters did well to recover and block the shot, but Neto was found in plenty of space in Saints' technical area. He got the effort away but Saints had bodies on the line.

70’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Pedro Lomba Neto replaces Rúben Diogo da Silva Neves

First change for the hosts.

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70’

Will Saints rue chances missed?

Walcott could have had the game all but wrapped up. The away side continue to threaten as Bertrand lifts a free-kick into the box but the height evaded even Vestergaard. Wolves playing on the break.

Exquisite from Adams...

Adams puts it on a plate for Walcott, who has all the time in the world to pick his spot but fires wide of the upright. Kilman played him onside, but he couldn't make Wolves pay further.

😁

Leading as the game creeps over the hour mark.

GOALSCORER 32 Theo Walcott

DEADLOCK BROKEN

Adams keeps the ball alive and fizzes it across the face of goal where the gleeful looking Theo Walcott taps into an empty net.

59’

GOOOAL!!!

Theo Walcott (59’) | 0 1

Staying patient

Both sides cancelling each other out once again in the early part of the half. Saints have a few attacking options on the bench should they want to change it up; Obafemi, Tella, Long, N'Lundulu. 

54’

McCarthy busy

The Saints stopper shows his resolve yet again, before Jiminez gets the chance to head goalward, but McCarthy is able to watch that wide. Wolves looking vibrant. 

46’

We're up and running 😇

Wolves get the second period under way, Saints will need to be careful of the threat of their hosts, who have a tendency to leave their scoring until later in the game.

RALPH ❤️

The boss on the sidelines at Molineux. 

HALF-TIME: Wolves 0-0 Saints

Stalemate at the break. Nothing separating the sides at the halfway point and not a huge amount to report. A tactical battle is on the cards in the second period, no doubt!

+2’

Yellow Card for Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Late on Djenepo.

44’

Yellow Card for Rúben Diogo da Silva Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Late on Romeu.

Solid 🧱

Looking strong at the back, in partnership with Bednarek. Neither side proving easy to break down.

Showing his class 👏

McCarthy being tested on a few occasions, but he's been more than up to the task. Saints continue to dominate possession, but haven't had as many sights of goal as their hosts.

37’

Traorè wins a foul

Vestergaard is the perpetrator, although he looked to have won the ball. Podence with a glancing header from the free-kick, which McCarthy is forced to save.

33’

Adams links with Armstrong

He was on the stretch, but perhaps should have done better, having been well found by Adams operating in a No,10-like position. The shot finishes a whisker wide of the post.

30’

McCarthy in control

Romeu got his pocket picked by Traorè, who tried a shot from distance. Again McCarthy saves rather comfortably. 

29’

Adams attempts the spectacular

Overhead kick didn't really end up where the striker intended, but is a sign of his growing confidence. Armstrong works the ball well in the following exchanges, allowing Djenepo free reign down the left, and the cross was good, but nothing to aim at centrally.

Adams leads the charge

Adams looking in the mood, carrying the ball well but eventually tackled by Kilman. At the opposite end, Boly heads way over. Nothing to trouble McCarthy. 

25’

Prowsey angles the free-kick

Saints' set-piece specialist curls a lovely free-kick towards Vestergaard who wins the header, diverting the ball back across goal, but no takers in white. There were a few shouts for handball as Semedo tried to control the ball and clear, nothing doing.

Searching for an opener 👀

Walcott is first to test the Wolves stopper. Encouraging opening from Saints.

16’

Saints go close

Really clever by Armstrong, who cuts through the Wolves backline to find Walcott, as he reverses the shot but it's saved by Patricio. Really incisive move from the visitors who continue to look dangerous in the final third.

Djenepo in action 📸

Moussa Djenepo in action at Molineux.

7’

Romeu catches Podence

Neves lines up the free-kick, but it's Moutinho who hits it and finds the wall. Semedo had a go on the follow up, but McCarthy is equal to it before denying Dendocker who looked nailed on to score the rebound. Superb goalkeeping 👏

4’

Succession of corners cleared

Saints looking for an early breakthrough; a couple of half chances wasted. The visitors unsettling the hosts nonetheless, who are trying a new shape in the absence of Conor Coady.

3’

Adams with an early chance

Lovely delivery from Bertrand down the left, which finds its way towards Adams, but caught the in-form forward rather by surprise before the chance is gone. Saints applying some early pressure. 

Plenty of incentive...

Saints could finish in the top three with a win this evening. Looking to get back amongst the elite. COYR 👊

20.01

The scene at Molineux 📍

The stage is set at Molineux, and the players are out warming up...

19.56

That man Adams 🔥

Ché Adams has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games. He starts tonight...

19.09

ONE CHANGE

Ryan Bertrand has recovered from a short spell on the sidelines in time to take his place at full-back, while Jack Stephens drops down to the bench. There's also a place amongst the substitutes for Michael Obafemi.

19.06

Wolves XI 🐺

Starting XI: Patrício (GK), Aït-Nouri, Kilman, Boly, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Neves (c), Podence, Semedo, Jiménez, Traorè.

Subs: Ruddy (GK), Hoever, Marçal, Neto, Silva, Vitinha, Otasowie. 

19.01

SAINTS XI 🚨

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse (c), Romeu, Armstrong, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams.

Subs: Forster (GK),Stephens, Diallo, Long, Obafemi, Tella, N'Lundulu. 

19.00

❤️ THEO ❤️

Theo Walcott made his senior club debut as a 16-year-old against Wolves back in August 2005. He’s waiting for his first Saints goal since November 2005 (vs Luton), but has assisted two goals in his three Premier League games since returning to the club.

18.47

STAT ATTACK 🔥

Southampton are looking to win four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2016. Only Tottenham (7) are on a longer current unbeaten run in the top-flight than Saints (6).

18.45
VOTE NOW
Who will be on the scoresheet for Saints this evening? ��

Who will be on the scoresheet for Saints this evening? ��

The results so far:

  • James Ward-Prowse
    11%
  • Theo Walcott
    56%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    12%
  • Nathan Redmond
    3%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    6%
  • Other
    12%

Ingsy on target 🎯

Danny Ings was the man of the moment the last time Saints visited Molineux Stadium, but who'll be the one to make a difference tonight? 

18.34

Video: Romeu delighted with new contract 🎥

Oriol Romeu discusses his contract extension.

17.26

Tactical Watch: Physical Adams can hurt Wolves

Sam Tighe previews Southampton's Premier League trip to Wolves in his latest Tactical Watch column, in association with Sportsbet.io.

17.25

Hasenhüttl on influential Oriol

Read what the boss had to say about Oriol Romeu, following the news that the midfielder had signed a contract extension 👉 click here,

17.22

right now we feel like we can compete against anyone and we can beat really tough opponents."

oriol romeu
southampton midfielder
16.51

Getting prepared 👊

A look through last week's training images, as Saints prepared tonight's plan of attack!

16.49
Southampton FC

JWP's numbers game: 🔥 #saintsfc

16.46

Hasenhüttl confident ahead of Wolves trip

Hear from the boss as Saints travel to Molineux in a buoyant mood, having won five of their previous six ties.

16.44

MATCHDAY 🤍❤️

Saints travel to Wolves tonight looking for the win which would keep the club in the top four of the Premier League standings. The continued absence of Danny Ings is a blow for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side's chances, but encouragingly goals are beginning to free-flow from other areas of the pitch. Wolves enter the tie off the back of a 1-0 defeat at Leicester, leaving Nuno's side in ninth position.

16.02

WOL vs Saints Line Ups

Wolverhampton Wanderers

11
Rui Patrício (GK)
22
Nélson Semedo
49
Maximilian Kilman
15
Willy Boly
3
Rayan Aït-Nouri
8
Rúben Neves (C) yellow card
replace Pedro Neto (70′) goal
28
João Moutinho
32
Leander Dendoncker
10
Daniel Podence
replace Vitinha (85′)
9
Raúl Jiménez
37
Adama Traoré yellow card
5
Marçal
54
Owen Otasowie
2
Ki-Jana Hoever
20
Vitinha
21
John Ruddy
7
Pedro Neto
17
Fábio Silva

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
4
Jannik Vestergaard
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
3
Ryan Bertrand
6
Oriol Romeu
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Ibrahima Diallo (90′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
12
Moussa Djenepo
replace Shane Long (79′)
10
Che Adams
32
Theo Walcott goal
23
Nathan Tella
14
Michael Obafemi
7
Shane Long
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
44
Fraser Forster
27
Ibrahima Diallo
5
Jack Stephens

WOL vs Saints Match Stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    45
    comparison angle
    55
  • Shots
    20
    comparison angle
    7
  • Shots on target
    9
    comparison angle
    2
  • Corners
    7
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    335
    comparison angle
    422

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott
chances created
Chances Created
3
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
passes completed
Passes Completed
71
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
tackles
Tackles
5
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
clearances
Clearances
7
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
8
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy