Saints suffer frustrating defeat at Wolves

premier-league Molineux | Sat 03 Sep 3PM | Attendance: 30,546
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WOL vs SOU
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WOL vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints fall to defeat at Molineux
  • Daniel Podence's first half strike the difference
  • Ché Adams has goal disallowed and also hits the crossbar
  • Edozie and Maitland-Niles make their Saints debuts off the bench
Photo by Matt Watson

FULL TIME: Wolves 1-0 Saints

A frustrating afternoon for Saints. Daniel Podence's strike right on the stroke of half-time proves the difference, in a game that will leave Ralph Hasenhüttl wondering how his side didn't score at Molineux. Ché Adams had a goal disallowed for handball and then struck the crossbar, summing up an afternoon of frustration for the Hampshire outfit.

16.54
90+3’

Yellow Card for Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

The Wolves striker booked for bringing down Walker-Peters.

90’

Four minutes added on

Into stoppage time at Molineux.

89’

Wolves running down the clock

The hosts are frustrating Saints, with the game becoming increasingly stop-start.

82’

Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Adam Armstrong

A final change up front.

81’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Hee-Chan Hwang replaces Daniel Castelo Podence

The goal scorer is replaced.

81’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Adama Traoré replaces Pedro Lomba Neto

Traoré introduced for the final 10 minutes.

80’

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

Neves goes into the book for a foul on Edozie.

Photo by Matt Watson

Into the final 🔟

Last push, lads!

75’

Yellow Card for João Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Moutinho booked for a foul on Walker-Peters as Saints looked to break.

72’

Southampton substitution: Ainsley Maitland-Niles replaces Joe Aribo

And a second Saints debut!

72’

Southampton substitution: Samuel Edozie replaces Romain Perraud

It's a Saints debut for teenager Samuel Edozie 😇

71’

Super from Bazunu

Podence threads a ball in behind Perraud that Bazunu decides to come for, with the goalkeeper just beating Neto to intercept.

68’

Jonny almost makes it two

Jonny shoots from 20 yards, but the curling attempt curls just wide with Bazunu at full-stretch. 

64’

OFF THE BAR!

Adams could have two goals now! His header at the back post clatters off the crossbar!

63’

Guedes rounds Bazunu

It's all happening as Guedes beats Bazunu to the ball and knocks it around the keeper, but Perraud is on the cover to clear the danger.

62’

How aren't Saints level?!

Aribo's cross is deflected into the air by Sá and it should be an easy header for Adams a yard out, but the striker handles the ball in the process of converting and the 'goal' is disallowed. 

Photo by Matt Watson

3️⃣0️⃣ minutes remaining...

Still plenty of time left in this one. 

59’

Sá saves

Ward-Prowse whips it up and over the wall, but it's a comfortable save for the Wolves keeper.

58’

Free-kick in Ward-Prowse territory

Stuart Armstrong is brought down right on the edge of the box. Can Prowsey do it again at Molineux?

56’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi

Let's go, Stu!

55’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Ibrahima Diallo

The boss makes a double change.

54’

Saints struggling to get going

It's been all Wolves at the start of this half, with the visitors unable to get a stranglehold on possession. 

51’

Wasteful from Neto

The Portuguese is in acres of space on the right-hand side of the box, but his cross lacks composure and goes behind with Guedes in the middle.

50’

Jonny reads the danger

Ward-Prowse's deep cross looks destined for Adams's head at the back post, but Jonny gets his positioning spot on to head behind for a corner.

46’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes replaces Sasa Kalajdzic

A switch at the break for the hosts.

46’

Play resumes ▶️

A response needed. Come on, lads! 👊

Photo by Matt Watson

HALF TIME: Wolves 1-0 Saints

Wolves have the lead, but Saints won't know how. In an opening 45 minutes dominated by the visitors, Daniel Podence's strike against the run of play in first half stoppage time is the difference at the halfway stage. Saints will need to dust themselves down and go again after the restart.

Podence pounces

It's completely against the run of play, but Wolves lead. Nunes's low cross picks out Podence at the back post, and his bobbling finish loops over Bazunu into the back of the net.

45’

GOAL

Daniel Castelo Podence (45’) | 1 0

45’

Yellow Card for Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)

Diallo goes into the book for pulling Podence back.

42’

Armstrong over the bar

A deep Ward-Prowse cross is nodded back towards the penalty spot by Adams, but Armstrong's first-time shot is over the bar.

41’

Kalajdzic requires treatment

It's been a rough introduction to the Premier League for the Austrian striker who, already with a bloodied lip and ripped shirt, now receives treatment for a leg injury.

35’

Saints on 🔝

It's been a dominant half from Saints to this point, with a goal the only thing lacking from their display. 

33’

Aït-Nouri effort deflected

Aït-Nouri drives a low effort towards goal, but it takes a deflection off of Bella-Kotchap and drifts wide.

Photo by Matt Watson

Pulling the strings 🧵

30’

Chance spurned by Elyounoussi

A loose Neves pass sets Elyounoussi charging into the Wolves half with Adams making a run in behind, but the Norwegian takes too long to play the pass and the hosts thwart the danger.

27’

Yellow Card for Jonathan Castro Otto (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Jonny goes into the book for dragging Aribo down after the midfielder robbed the full-back of possession out on the wing.

23’

That's superb, Sali 👏

Jonny tries to whip a ball across goal from the byline, but Salisu recovers brilliantly to block the cross. 

22’

Bella-Kotchap heads wide

Ward-Prowse's corner finds Bella-Kotchap in the middle, but his header from 12 yards is wide. 

21’

Shouts for handball...

Walker-Peters' low cross is blocked in the box by Collins and there are shouts for a penalty from the visitors, but nothing given.

18’

Close from Aribo

Adams spots Aribo in the middle when crossing from the byline, but the midfielder's flicked finished from close range is block by Neves who tracked the run.

Photo by Matt Watson

In a battle ⚔️

A tightly contested start at Molineux.

15’

Arma fires wide

A quick response from Saints, as Aribo's cross falls to Armstrong on the edge of the box, but his curling effort is well wide.

14’

BIG chance for Neto

Saints are opened up as Nunes drives forward from midfield. His run ends with a pass to Neto, who after taking a touch drags his strike a yard wide from a good position inside the box.

11’

Saints coming into it...

After a bright start from Wolves, the visitors have started to see more of the ball at Molineux.

7’

Aït-Nouri tests Bazunu

Podence threads a ball in behind for Aït-Nouri, but his low strike from an acute angle is claimed by Bazunu at his near post.

4’

Salisu denies Wolves ❌

A dangerous cross comes in from the left looking for Kalajdzic in the middle, but Salisu is first to the ball and clears at the expense of a corner.

HERE WE GO! 😇

We're up and running at Molineux. COYR! 🔴⚪️

15.00

Warm ups ✅

Next, it's showtime!

14.51

Afternoon, lads 👋

Saints are in the building!

14.21
VOTE NOW
Your pre-match prediction, Saints fans?

Your pre-match prediction, Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • Saints win
    80%
  • Draw
    19%
  • Wolves win
    1%

🆕🆕🆕

Three of Saints' deadline day signings could make their debuts from the bench this afternoon.

14.17

One change for Saints at Molineux

With Roméo Lavia sidelined for a number of weeks, there is one enforced alteration for Ralph Hasenhüttl at Wolves, as Joe Aribo comes into the starting line-up. Deadline-day signings Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Samuel Edozie and Juan Larios are among the substitutes.

14.03

Wolves team confirmed 🐺

Starting XI: Sá, Jonny, Collins, Kilman, Aït-Nouri, Neves, Moutinho, Nunes, Neto, Kalajdzic, Podence.

Subs: Sarkic, Toti, Bueno, Semedo, Ronan, Traoré, Guedes, Hwang, Jiménez.

14.00

Southampton team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Perraud, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Aribo, Elyounoussi, Adams, A. Armstrong.

Subs: McCarthy, Lyanco, Larios, Maitland-Niles, Djenepo, S. Armstrong, Edozie, Walcott, Mara.

14.00

1️⃣5️⃣ minutes until team news...

Stay with us for the all-important team news from Molineux, which is coming up at 2pm BST. How many of Saints' deadline-day signings will be involved?

13.47

Last time out ⏮

A look back at Saints' 2-1 win over Chelsea in midweek.

13.25
VOTE NOW
With Roméo Lavia injured, who would you like to see come into the starting XI?

With Roméo Lavia injured, who would you like to see come into the starting XI?

The results so far:

  • Stuart Armstrong
    34%
  • Joe Aribo
    39%
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    21%
  • Other
    5%

📍 Molineux

The stage is set for today's Premier League encounter.

13.10

I THINK WE HAVE SHOWN SOME NEW PATTERNS, ESPECIALLY THE RESILIENCE IN DEFENCE AND COMING BACK [FROM BEHIND] IS SOMETHING YOU WANT."

RALPH HASENHÜTTL
ON HIS SIDE'S START TO THE SEASON
13.09

Did you know? 🤔

No Premier League side has claimed more points from a losing position than Saints this season (seven points), with both wins and one draw coming after going a goal behind. 

12.19

The manager's thoughts 💬

What Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say when he spoke to the broadcast media on Friday.

12.17

Lavia ruled out 🤕

Saints will be unable to call upon Roméo Lavia this afternoon, with the 18-year-old ruled out for a minimum of six weeks with a hamstring injury picked up in the 2-1 win over Chelsea on Tuesday night.

11.41
VOTE NOW
Which new signing are you most excited by?

Which new signing are you most excited by?

The results so far:

  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    22%
  • Samuel Edozie
    37%
  • Juan Larios
    4%
  • Duje Ćaleta-Car
    37%

New recruits ✍️

A busy transfer deadline day on Thursday saw Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Samuel Edozie, Juan Larios and Duje Ćaleta-Car arrive at Staplewood Campus. 

11.39

Matchday in the Midlands! 🛣

After a positive week, Saints are looking to finish off in style when they take on Wolves in the Premier League. Buoyed by victory over Chelsea at St Mary's in midweek, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side will be looking to take that momentum on the road at Molineux and record back-to-back Premier League wins. COME ON YOU REDS! 🔴⚪️

11.37

WOL vs SOU Line Ups

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1
José Sá (GK)
3
Rayan Aït-Nouri
23
Maximilian Kilman
19
Jonny yellow card
4
Nathan Collins
28
João Moutinho yellow card
27
Matheus Nunes
8
Rúben Neves (C) yellow card
10
Daniel Podence goal
replace Hwang Hee-Chan (82′)
18
Sasa Kalajdzic
replace Gonçalo Guedes (45′) yellow card
7
Pedro Neto
replace Adama Traoré (82′)
13
Matija Sarkic
77
Chem Campbell
37
Adama Traoré
22
Nélson Semedo
24
Toti
11
Hwang Hee-Chan
64
Hugo Bueno
25
Connor Ronan
17
Gonçalo Guedes

Southampton

31
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
15
Romain Perraud
replace Ainsley Maitland-Niles (73′)
22
Mohammed Salisu
37
Armel Bella-Kotchap yellow card
9
Adam Armstrong
replace Sékou Mara (83′)
7
Joe Aribo
replace Samuel Edozie (73′)
27
Ibrahima Diallo yellow card
replace Moussa Djenepo (56′)
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
replace Stuart Armstrong (56′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
10
Che Adams
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
4
Lyanco
19
Moussa Djenepo
18
Sékou Mara
32
Theo Walcott
1
Alex McCarthy
23
Samuel Edozie
17
Stuart Armstrong
28
Juan Larios

WOL vs SOU Match Stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    51
    comparison angle
    49
  • Shots
    7
    comparison angle
    12
  • Shots on target
    2
    comparison angle
    1
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    6
  • Passes Complete
    349
    comparison angle
    317

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
3
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
passes completed
Passes Completed
61
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
4
Romain Perraud
Romain Perraud
clearances
Clearances
5
Armel Bella-Kotchap
Armel Bella-Kotchap
saves
Saves
1
Gavin Bazunu
Gavin Bazunu