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Saints fall to first home defeat

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sun 26 Sep 2PM | Attendance: 28,002
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SOU vs WOL
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SOU vs WOL As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Wolves
  • Wolves claim victory at St Mary's through a Raúl Jiménez goal
  • Nathan Redmond did have the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled offside
  • Saints travel to Chelsea next Saturday, continuing the search for their first league win

FULL TIME: Saints 0-1 Wolves

It ends in defeat at St Mary's as Raúl Jiménez' goal sees Wolves claim all three points on the road. There were plenty of chances for Saints but it wasn't to be. On to the next. 

+3’

Still pressing 

Ward-Prowse fires a free-kick into the box from range but it's slightly overhit and Bednarek's unable to make it work. 

90’

Six additional minutes ...

Can Saints still get something out of this game?

89’

Djenepo looking sharp

Nice footwork from Djenepo who gets past Hoever but Coady heads his shot away. 

87’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Hee-Chan Hwang replaces Ki-Jana Hoever

86’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Rúben Diogo da Silva Neves replaces Nélson Cabral Semedo

83’

Break in play

A late delay here at St Mary's as Semedo goes down. Saints are waiting to take the corner. 

82’

Saints come close to the equaliser 

So many chances for Saints but the ball just won't find the back of the net. Djenepo flicks back a lovely ball into Salisu who slots the ball into the path of Shane Long who looks set to score but his shot is deflected behind for a corner. 

77’

Searching for a break

Saints hit the counter after a Moutinho corner is cleared but Sa reads the situation perfectly and comes out to clear. 

73’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Kyle Walker-Peters

70’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Adama Traoré replaces Daniel Castelo Podence

70’

Ward-Prowse shot blocked

Ward-Prowse gets past the wall and his curling ball is heading goalwards but it goes straight into the hands of Sa. 

Saints earn a free-kick

Some nice link-up play between Walker-Peters and Djenepo as they recover the ball, Djenepo's brought down by Moutinho and Saints are awarded a free-kick in prime Ward-Prowse territory. 

63’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Nathan Redmond

63’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Armando Broja

Raúl Jiménez puts Wolves ahead

An impressive solo effort from Jiménez who beats two defenders before catapulting the ball into the back of the net. 

61’

GOAL

Raúl Jiménez (61’) | 0 1

60’

Vital tackle from Bednarek

Wolves have just burst into life at St Mary's, Jiménez' ball into the box is a dangerous one but Bednarek makes a crucial interception. 

57’

SO, SO CLOSE 🥺

As the clock ticks on the opportunities just keep coming for Saints who just can't seem to find the back of the net. Both Elyounoussi and Adams launch shots on target. It's got to go in eventually, right?

55’

Strong effort from Livramento

Armstrong cuts the ball across to Livramento who releases his shot towards goal, it's a good effort but Sa sees it behind for the corner. 

53’

Corner for Wolves

A good opportunity for Wolves in the early stages of this second half. Moutinho plays the corner short and Hwang releases a shot, there's a bit of a fumble in the box but eventually the ball is cleared. 

50’

Saints can't execute the finish 

Another scramble in the penalty area as Adams and Armstrong bounce the ball around, it then finds the feet of Ward-Prowse but he takes one touch too many and Sa regains control of the ball. 

46’

Back to it ⏰

Ward-Prowse restarts the action. Here's to a big 45!

HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Wolves 

It's all square at half-time in SO14 but Saints have definitely had the better of the chances so far. A surge from Saints in the final 15 minutes of the half saw a number of opportunities towards goal, including Nathan Redmond's offside effort finding the back of the net. A big 45 minutes ahead as Saints will be looking to keep the momentum from an energetic first half. 

44’

Corner for Wolves

First bit of action from Wolves in a while as they're awarded a corner but it's easily cleared by Bednarek. 

43’

SO CLOSE 🥵

Saints continue to pile on the pressure, Adams fires the ball goalwards but Sa gets it away. 

41’

The ball's in the back of the net, but it's offside 

Redmond lands the ball into the back of the net but the celebrations were short lived with the flag going up almost instantly. 

40’

All Saints

Another cross from Livramento who shows pace down the right wing, Adams can't quite release the shot.

37’

Momentum building

Saints are having a good little spell here at St Mary's, mainting pressure and continually pushing forward. Livramento's brought down by Hwang and Saints are awarded a free kick in a dangerous area. 

This boy is talented ⭐️

Wolves press forward again but some slick footwork from Livramento sees the threat cleared. 

28’

Saints making some defensive errors 

Saints have been pretty solid in defence in recent weeks but there's been a few slip ups already here at St Mary's, this time it's Oriol Romeu who gives away possession.

Outfit update: he opted for the tracksuit

25’

That was close 😬

A rare slip up from Kyle Walker-Peters sees Wolves in possession inside the penalty area and just inches away from the net but Podence fails to monopolise on the opportunity. 

23’

Redmond crosses it in 

A nice bit of skill on display from Redmond who gets the better of Semedo but his cross in bounces wide of the post. 

21’

Wolves push forward

First real action from Daniel Podence who releases the ball into the box. It fails to meet one of his teammates, falling straight into the hands of McCarthy. 

19’

Promising start 

Elyounoussi's had an electric start here at St Mary's, he finds himself in space as he crosses the ball into Ché Adams who can't quite release the shot. Adam Armstrong's there to recover the ball but it amounts to nothing. Eventually the offside flag goes up but it has been a really promising start for Saints. 

Ori ❤️

A lot of love for this man today with Saints fans making their voice heard. 

15’

Counter from Wolves

A slight slip from Salisu sees Raúl Jiminez with a promising opportunity in front of goal but McCarthy retrieves the ball with ease. 

12’

High energy

Elyounoussi finds Tino Livramento on the wing but his curling ball can't find anyone in the box. 

Man of the moment 💪

Two important saves from McCarthy within the first two minutes of play to keep the scores tied. 

7’

Free-kick for Saints

Saints are awarded a free-kick from quite a distance. James Ward-Prowse's curling ball finds the head of Jan Bednarek but José Sá collects. 

6’

First chance for Saints

Elyounoussi has a brilliant opportunity just outside the area but his shot is blocked by Romain Saiss. 

4’

Pause in play

Moi Elyounoussi and Fernando Marcal clash heads but they're given the all clear to continue. 

3’

Important block from McCarthy

A quick start from Wolves who charge towards Alex McCarthy early on, Raul Jiminez feeds Nelson Semedo but his powerful shot is punched behind by McCarthy. Another vital collection from the goalkeeper as Wolves challenge through the resulting corner. 

0’

Underway at St Mary's 😇

Wolves get us started and the action has commenced at St Mary's. Come on you Saints!

Warm ups ✅

The pre-match preparations are complete, the band are playing and we're nearly ready for action here at St Mary's.

13.54

So good to see you, Saints fans ❤️

No better way to spend a Sunday. 

13.52

STAT ATTACK 🔢

No premier league full-back has made more ball carries [75] than Tino Livramento so far in 2021/22.

13.31
VOTE NOW
60th minute and we're in need of a goal, who are you bringing on?

60th minute and we're in need of a goal, who are you bringing on?

The results so far:

  • Armando Broja
    51%
  • Nathan Tella
    32%
  • Ibrahima Diallo
    3%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    9%
  • Shane Long
    5%

Wolves line-up confirmed 

Starting XI: Sa, Semedo, Kilman, Coady [c], Saiss, Marcal, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Hwang, Jiminez, Podence. 

Subs: Moulden, Ruddy, Hoever, Neves, Trincao, Boly, Silva, Traore, Cundle. 

13.05

SAINTS LINE-UP CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek,Salisu, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Ward-Prowse [c], Redmond, Elyounoussi, A Armstrong, Adams. 

Subs: Forster, Lyanco, Perraud, Valery, Diallo, Djenepo, Tella, Broja, Long. 

13.00

BOSS ❤️

The big question of the day - will the waistcoat return?

12.50

Highlights: Man City 0-0 Saints

Saints claimed an impressive point on the road at the Etihad in their last Premier League outing. A strong defensive display denied last year's champions any action in front of a home crowd. 

12.30

they are very solid and compact and when they press, they press higher, everyone helps eachother, short spaces to play, and in this way they do very well."

bruno lage
on southampton's recent performances
12.15

Flashback: Wolves 0-2 Saints

Goals from Danny Ings and Stuart Armstrong saw Saints claim a 2-0 victory at Molineux in the FA Cup back in February. 

12.00

Putting in the hard yards 💪

It's been a week of hard graft at Staplewood as Hasenhüttl's men look to secure their first league victory of the season. 

11.50

After last season, the main focus is our defensive work. this is important for me. it gives us more stability and more chances on having clean sheets. 

ralph hasenhüttl
11.30

Highlights: Sheffield United 2-2 Saints

It's been a busy week for both sides as they had their third round Carabao Cup ties decided on penalties. Any excuse to watch it again ...

11.17

Match Pack: Saints vs Wolves

With three hours to go until kick off, check out our Match Pack for all of the pre-match stats and facts. 

11.00

Welcome home, Saints fans 😇

It's matchday in SO14 as Southampton take on Wolves in the Premier League. Sitting side-by-side in the current premier league standings, three points would be huge for either team. Jack Stephens and Stuart Armstrong remain out for Saints, while Theo Walcott returned to first-team training this week. Let's go Saints!

09.18

SOU vs WOL Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
replace Shane Long (74′)
21
Valentino Livramento
35
Jan Bednarek
22
Mohammed Salisu
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
11
Nathan Redmond
replace Moussa Djenepo (64′)
6
Oriol Romeu
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
10
Che Adams
replace Armando Broja (64′)
9
Adam Armstrong
4
Lyanco
7
Shane Long
27
Ibrahima Diallo
23
Nathan Tella
18
Armando Broja
43
Yan Valery
19
Moussa Djenepo
44
Fraser Forster
15
Romain Perraud

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1
José Sá (GK)
23
Maximilian Kilman
16
Conor Coady (C)
27
Romain Saïss
32
Leander Dendoncker
22
Nélson Semedo
replace Ki-Jana Hoever (87′)
5
Marçal
28
João Moutinho
9
Raúl Jiménez goal
10
Daniel Podence
replace Adama Traoré (71′)
26
Hwang Hee-Chan
replace Rúben Neves (88′)
21
John Ruddy
11
Trincão
39
Luke Cundle
2
Ki-Jana Hoever
8
Rúben Neves
13
Louie Moulden
37
Adama Traoré
17
Fábio Silva
15
Willy Boly

SOU vs WOL Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Possession (%)
    57
    comparison angle
    43
  • Shots
    18
    comparison angle
    5
  • Shots on target
    6
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    5
  • Passes Complete
    416
    comparison angle
    283

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
chances created
Chances Created
3
Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong
passes completed
Passes Completed
68
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
clearances
Clearances
4
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy