Match Pack: Saints vs Coventry

By SFC Media time Fri 04 Feb Saints vs Coventry

Southampton are back in Emirates FA Cup action as they host Coventry City at St Mary’s Stadium in the fourth round of the competition.

THE MATCH

Saints vs Coventry
Emirates FA Cup
St Mary’s Stadium
Saturday 5 February, 3pm GMT

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Tony Harrington
Assistants: Simon Beck & Matthew Wilkes
Fourth official: Matthew Donohue
VAR: Kevin Friend
Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

A place in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup is at stake as Southampton host Championship side Coventry on Saturday.

Saints secured their place in the fourth round with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Swansea at Liberty Stadium.

Nathan Redmond netted early on for Saints before a 77th minute equaliser saw Swansea take the game to extra time. Goals from Moi Elyounoussi and Shane Long sealed victory for a 10-man Saints.

The visitors claimed a home victory over fellow Championship side Derby County in their third-round tie, with Dominic Hyam the goal scorer.

TEAM NEWS

Ralph Hasenhüttl is boosted by the return of Tino Livramento and Will Smallbone ahead of Saturday’s clash, while Alex McCarthy and Nathan Tella remain absent for Saints.

Matty Godden remains injured for the visitors, while Ian Maatsen and Jake Bidwell are back and available for selection.

THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: “[It’s a] tough, tough challenge for us and we have to be, from the first moment, very, very concentrated and really sharp. Because otherwise it will be tough.”

Mark Robins: To follow.

ONES TO WATCH

Nathan Redmond: On fine form in the league this season, Redmond also has an impressive track record in his last eight FA Cup appearances. Having scored six times and assisting twice.

Nathan Redmond
Distribution stats
Passes completed
427
Crosses
20
Assists
6
Chances created
27
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Viktor Gyökores: Holding a physical presence up front for Coventry, Gyökeres is always an attacking threat and will need to be managed well by the Saints defence, having scored ten times already this season.

TOP SCORERS

Southampton:

Goals:

Armando Broja 7
Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi 6
Ché Adams 5

Assists:
Nathan Redmond 6
James Ward-Prowse 5
Kyle Walker-Peters 3

Coventry:

Goals:

Gyökeres, Godden 10
Walker, McFadzean 3
Gustavo Hamer 2

Assists:
Todd Kane 5
Callum O’Hare 4
Gyökeres, Sheaf 3

HEAD TO HEAD

Played: 141
Saints: 47
Draws: 45
Coventry: 49

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

April 2012: Saints 4-0 Coventry (Sharp, Fonte, Hooiveld, Lallana)
January 2012: Coventry 1-2 Saints (Ward-Prowse, Martin)
November 2011 Coventry 2-4 Saints (Chaplow, Lallana, do Prado, de Ridder)
October 2008: Saints 1-1 Coventry (McGoldrick)
October 2008: Coventry 4-1 Saints (Surman)

DID YOU KNOW?
- Southampton are looking to reach the FA Cup fifth round in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2004-05 & 2005-06.
- Coventry have been eliminated from three of the previous four FA Cup meetings with Southampton, falling in 2011-12 (round three), 1990-91 (round four) and 1959-60 (round one), after beating the Saints in round one in 1911-12.

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