SOU vs NOR
Audio description highlights: Saints 2-0 Norwich
The best action from the Premier League win at St Mary's, with audio description.
Gallery: Saints 2-0 Norwich
The best of the images from a momentous night at St Mary's Stadium.
Forever Saint Award: Ron Davies
The late Southampton legend is honoured with the club award.
Highlights: Saints 2-0 Norwich
Watch the pick of the action from the Premier League win at St Mary's.
90 in 90: Saints 2-0 Norwich
Watch the key moments from the Premier League match at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Norwich victory
The manager's full-time assessment.
Hasenhüttl hails influence of the crowd
Manager pleased with growing ‘togetherness’
Video: Romeu on his stunning second
Oriol Romeu reacts to his sublime finish which sealed the three points.
Saints climb to ninth with third straight home win
Romeu rocket adds to Adams opener to see off Norwich.
SAINTS: Broja assesses loan impact
Striker discusses how Saints have taken his game to new heights.
Hasenhüttl impressed by ‘high level’ Saints
Manager pleased with his squad
Classic Match: Tadić at the double as Saints ease past Norwich
It was a convincing win at St Mary's for Ronald Koeman's side in 2015.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Norwich
The manager speaks to the media.
Tactical Watch: Full-backs can prove influential
Sam Tighe highlights the key areas for Saints to exploit against Norwich.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Norwich
The manager previews Friday night's encounter.
Perraud available for Norwich clash
A fitness update ahead of Friday's showdown.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Norwich
Essential information for Friday's Premier League clash at St Mary’s.
Classic Match: Le Tissier hat-trick sinks Canaries
The Saints legend was on top form against Norwich at The Dell in 1990.
Classic Match: Saints snatch seven-goal thriller
Henri Camara struck a dramatic late winner at St Mary's in 2005.
Everton and Norwich on general sale
Secure your seats for the Premier League fixtures at St Mary's in February.
SOU vs NOR As It Happened
- Oriol Romeu doubles the lead on 88 minutes with a superb volley
- Ché Adams bundles Saints ahead on 36 minutes.
- Saints would move to 9th with a win, whilst Norwich can jump to 19th with three points.
- Both teams unchanged from previous Premier League fixtures
FULL-TIME: Saints 2-0 Norwich
Consecutive 2-0 victories in the Premier League at St Mary's for Saints, who continue their superb form. It's still just one defeat at home this season, goals from Ché Adams and Oriol Romeu seal a deserved win. Norwich posed very little threat all night, but Saints were frustrated to limited chances. Romeu's sealer is certainly one to look out for. Up to ninth in the standings! 👊
Dowell's cross way off the mark
Norwich look for a late flurry, but nothing doing.
Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Stuart Armstrong
WHAT a performance from Stu Armstrong today!
How about that, boss? 🤯
THREE MINUTES added time...
Yellow Card for Brandon Williams (Norwich City)
A booking for Williams.
OH MY WORD!!! 🤯
ORIOL ROMEU! What a strike from the Saints midfielder, who waited for the ball at the back post before volleying the ball into the top corner! Superb strike!
Oriol Romeu (87’) | 2 – 0
Elyounoussi goes close!
Armstrong the orchestrator again, feeding Elyounoussi whose shot is palmed behind by Gunn.
McLean fizzes a cross towards the far post...
Forster left it, and it only just goes past his post.
JUST over from the skipper! 😩
A superb effort as expected from James Ward-Prowse, but this time it skims the crossbar.
Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams
Great shift, Ché!
Saints free-kick just outside the area
JWP territory 👀
Walker-Peters flashes a shot over
A good move that from Saints. Ward-Prowse's deep cross finding Adams at the far post, who heads back across goal but it's cleared away.
Walker-Peters then flashes his shot over.
Norwich City substitution: Kieran Dowell replaces Billy Gilmour
A third and final Norwich change.
Southampton substitution: Jack Stephens replaces Armando Broja
Well in, Armando 👊
Broja's shot deflected behind
It's now eleven corners for the home side. This one coming from Armstrong's pass, feeding Broja who was just too wide of penalty area for a clear shot on goal.
Hanley misses a free header!
Lees-Melou's cross looks for an unmarked Hanley, who can't direct his header from the six-yard box goalwards.
Pukki turns and has his shot deflected behind
Good spell here from the Canaries. Pukki looking lively.
Saints break...but Broja is offside
Stu Armstrong carries the ball through midfield, but picks the run of Broja who is offside.
Walker-Peters tracks Sargent
Great defending from the Saints man, who tracks the run of Josh Sargent as Norwich continue to threaten.
Hanley and Gibson get in each other's way
Chance there for Norwich, as a deep free-kick finds the two centre-backs at the far post. Forster eventually claims.
Norwich City substitution: Lukas Rupp replaces Milot Rashica
A second Norwich change.
Norwich City substitution: Pierre Lees-Melou replaces Mathias Normann
The first change for the Canaries.
There's another! 😤
Armstrong this time testing Norwich with a shot from range, but it skims wide of the left-hand post.
Walker-Peters' shot is somehow saved!
Gunn doing well to be equal to the full-back's shot, who volleys the ball goalwards after waiting for it to fall from the sky.
Hanley blocks the ball on the line! 😩
Elyounoussi has the ball in the six-yard box, before laying the ball off to Armstrong whose shot is cleared off the line,
Rashica wins his side a corner
It's good tracking back from Salisu to be fair, who is level with his man the whole way before putting the ball behind.
Armstrong fires at Gunn
After a quiet period of the game the ball falls to Stu Armstrong on the edge of the box, who forces Gunn into a good save.
A familiar sight this evening 👀
Livramento looking to find a man in the box after a direct run.
Great run from Walker-Peters
Another strong showing from him so far tonight, as he skips past three Norwich men, before eventually seeing his shot blocked and cleared away from danger.
Yellow Card for Teemu Pukki (Norwich City)
Pukki looks to stop Livramento's counter and his penalised for doing so.
Armstrong whips the free-kick in
A change from the expected as Ward-Prowse steps aside for Stu Armstrong.
His cross causes problems with Bednarek amongst those in the area, but Norwich eventually clear.
Armstrong curls a shot wide
Broja with the ball on the right, taking his time before finding Armstrong on the edge who can't find that far, top corner.
McLean fires the ball over
A great ball in from Pukki on the left flank, finding McLean on the edge of the box who hits his shot first time.
It was always rising...
McLean wins a corner
Only Norwich's second corner of the game, but one which gets their fans off their seats.
Livramento's cross causes problems
Tino's cross towards the far post looks set for Elyounoussi, but Ché Adams comes charging in after a clash with Hanley. It's deemed a foul in favour of Norwich.
Somehow it's not gone in!
Broja wins a corner which is whipped towards the far post by Armstrong.
Ché Adams rises and his header is blocked off of a Norwich man for another corner.
Great run from Armstrong!
Hanley blocks his shot just inside the penalty area after a mazy run.
Keep this up, Saints!
HALF-TIME: Saints 1-0 Norwich
Ché Adams' bundled finish from the floor gives his side a deserved lead at the break. Saints have dominated from the off, just unable to make the most of their possession and eight corners! There have also been chances for Moi Elyounoussi and Armando Broja, but Adams was the most clinical.
Elyounoussi drags it wide!
Saints pressing right to the end here, Moi fed by Stu Armstrong but his shot intended for the far post just missing the target.
ONE MINUTE added time...
Broja can't hit the target from a tight angle
Walker-Peters feeding the Saints forward again, Broja this time with a bit of a miss-kick on the left side of the area.
Another Saints corner...
One of these has got to tell at some point...surely!
THAT BREAKTHROUGH FEELING! 😍
Normann drags his shot wide
Norwich looking to respond, but Mathias Normann drills his low shot well wide.
The boss enjoyed that one! 🤩
Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)
The first yellow card of the game falls to Salisu as Norwich look to break.
CHÉ BUNDLES IT IN!!!
A superb ball from Livramento aimed for Adams is met by Gunn, whose clearance is deflected off Hanley and back into the path of Adams.
Ché Adams (35’) | 1 – 0
ADAMS FREE HEADER! 😰
The resulting corner falls to Ché Adams at the back post, who must see it late because he somehow can't connect how he must have intended.
ELYOUNOUSSI SO CLOSE! 😤
Ward-Prowse lofts the ball towards the back post, where it falls to Moi via Broja's head.
Elyounoussi's volley somehow saved by Gunn.
Keep pressing, Saints! 🤞
Walker-Peters feeds Adams, his shot blocked behind
ANOTHER Saints corner, KWP doing well to feed Adams, whose shot intended for the near post is blocked.
ALMOST from Bednarek! 😅
The ball eventually falls to Armstrong from the corner, whose low shot falls in the path of Bednarek. The Saints defender tries a clever flick but Gunn is equal to it.
Saints respond through Tino and Stu
Good link-up play on the right-hand side leads to another Saints corner, with Armstrong's low ball blocked behind.
Spell of pressure from the visitors...
Norwich this time enjoying possession, pressing Saints back but yet to really test Forster.
Bednarek penalised for a clash of heads
The Saints centre-back went in from high on Kenny McLean, who is okay to carry on.
This time Walker-Peters tries his luck...
The full-back finds the ball fall to him on the edge of the box. He takes a touch, before firing towards Gunn who holds the ball from a standing position.
Ward-Prowse lets fly
Mohammed Salisu's long throw eventually falls to James Ward-Prowse on the edge of the box, whose half volley clears the crossbar.
Positive Stu wins a corner...
Norwich have SEVEN men back behind the ball, causing Saints problems in breaking them down.
Armstrong's positive run earns a corner.
Lovely delivery from the skipper
Three Saints men in the box looking to connect, but it's just overhit before Walker-Peters collects at the far.
Josh Sargent down receiving treatment
The Norwich forward went down following a reach for a header.
He's now back on his feet.
Broja almost GIFTED a goal!
Brandon Williams' back pass is found by Broja, but his shot is tame in the end and an easy claim for Gunn.
Broja beaten to the through ball by Gibson
Good defending from the Norwich centre half, who shields the through ball executed by Tino Livramento from Armando Broja.
Stu Armstrong looks to square the ball...
Livramento's pass is deflected into the path of Armstrong, whose attempted low cross is deflected into the arms of former Saint Angus Gunn.
Good idea from Livramento...
The young defender looks to find Moi Elyounoussi who was free at the far post with a deep cross, but the latter's control let him down.
Two efforts for the visitors...
Pukki bursts free down the right wing, before finding Josh Sargent on the edge of the box. His shot is blocked, as Brandon Williams' follow-up shot is deflected behind.
Firing on both flanks ⚡️
Threat coming from both sides for Saints during the early stages.
Well won, Tino 👊
Anything you can do, KWP! The opposite full-back wins possession before driving into the Norwich box and winning a corner on the far side.
Great run, KWP 👊
The attacking full-back twists, turns and wins his side a corner from a promising position on the left wing.
Pukki presses Saints...
Early pressure from the visitors, but it's Saints who are enjoying most of the possession,
We're under way...
The teams are out...
HERE WE GO!19.58
ARE YOU READY?19.52
🐦 NORWICH TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Gunn, Aarons, Gibson, Hanley (C), Gilmour, Normann, Rashica, Williams, Pukki, McLean, Sargent.
SUBS: Krul, Byram, Zimmermann, Rupp, Dowell, Placheta, Lees-Melou, Giannoulis, Rowe.19.03
📰 SAINTS TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Forster, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (C), S. Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Broja, Adams.
SUBS: Lewis, Valery, Perraud, Stephens, Diallo, Djenepo, Walcott, Long, A.Armstrong.
🚨 Less than 10 minutes till team news...
Who makes your team, Saints fans?18.52
The answer was... two! 👀
The midfield looked particularly familiar, with the skipper and Oriol Romeu lining up in a pair. Shane Long was on the substitutes bench, but didn't make it onto the field during the afternoon.17.24
⏮ Throwback to 2015
Sit back and enjoy a certain other meeting between Saints and the Canaries at St Mary's 🤩13.32
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ✨
Who's ready for another St Mary's matchday? It's time for Friday night football under the lights as Saints host Norwich City in the Premier League. Saints have lost just the once at home this season and will be in a confident mood ahead of the visit of the Canaries. A win for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side would see them leapfrog Brighton in 9th, whilst three points for the visitors puts them in 19th.12.18
SOU vs NOR Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Stuart ArmstrongMoussa Djenepo (92′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Armando BrojaJack Stephens (81′)
Che AdamsShane Long (83′)
Angus Gunn (GK)
Grant Hanley (C)
Milot RashicaPierre Lees-Melou (72′)
Mathias NormannLukas Rupp (72′)
Billy GilmourKieran Dowell (81′)
SOU vs NOR Match Stats
Shots on target91