SOU vs SUN
#MarchToWembley: Saints 1-0 Sunderland
Relive Southampton's #MarchToWembley in the EFL Cup with their win in Round 4 against Sunderland at St Mary's.
Ward-Prowse senses cup opportunity
James Ward-Prowse on hoping to go all the way in the EFL Cup.
Puel: Boufal’s strike no surprise to me
Claude Puel was unsurprised by the nature of Sofiane Boufal’s EFL Cup match-winner against Sunderland.
Yoshida: Squad is important
Maya Yoshida hailed the importance of the squad after coming through the full 90 minutes of the win over Sunderland.
Video: Olomola's debut delight
Olufela Olomola gives us his verdict on his Southampton debut.
Olomola delighted for close friend Boufal
Olufela Olomola can't wait to see his strike partner in the Premier League.
EFL Cup Highlights: Saints 1-0 Sunderland
Watch highlights from Southampton's EFL Cup success against Sunderland.
Video: Boufal's Sunderland stunner
Watch Sofiane Boufal's stunning winner against Sunderland.
Gallery: Saints 1-0 Sunderland
Check out the best images from the 1-0 win over Sunderland.
Video: Boufal on a goal 'for everyone'
Sofiane Boufal thanks club staff after his Sunderland stunner.
Boufal reflects on a special night
Sofiane Boufal on his first goal for the club.
Video: Puel reflects on Sunderland success
Claude Puel gives us his verdict on Southampton's 1-0 win against Sunderland in the EFL Cup.
Puel happy with cup progress
Claude Puel was happy to see Southampton progress in the EFL Cup.
Olomola: Debut a dream come true
Olufela Olomola speaks after making his Southampton bow in the EFL Cup.
Report: Southampton 1-0 Sunderland
Sofiane Boufal's stunner seals progress for Southampton in the EFL Cup.
Opposition View: Sunderland
Sunderland boss David Moyes hoping for a change in fortunes.
Puel: Sunderland tough to prepare for
Claude Puel expects Sunderland to be a tough opponent to prepare for in the EFL Cup.
McCarthy: Confidence is sky high
Saints keeper relishing another cup competition.
Video: McCarthy previews Sunderland cup clash
Alex McCarthy looks ahead to the EFL Cup fourth round.
SOU vs SUN As It Happened
moments THAT MATTERED
- SofIane Boufal's strike sends Saints into the Quarter Final.
- David Moyes sent to the stands late on for penalty appeals.
- Visitors pushed forward late on but couldn't find a leveller.
- Saints in the last eight for the third consecutive season.
Full-Time: Saints 1-0 Sunderland
Sofiane Boufal sends Saints into the EFL Cup Quarter Final with a wonderful strike on his first start for the club. 💪21.40
Yellow Card for Didier Ndong (Sunderland)
Sunderland look to work a short free-kick towards goal but James Ward-Prowse stops Victor Anichebe and wins a goal kick.
Moyes sent to the stands
David Moyes is dismissed by Christopher Kavanagh after appealing for a penalty, following Victor Anichebe going down in the box under pressure.
Sunderland substitution: Steven Pienaar replaces Patrick McNair
Sunderland substitution: Lynden Gooch replaces Duncan Watmore
That first goal feeling!
Sofiane Boufal is congratulated by teammates Sam McQueen and Olufela Olomola after his thunderbolt.
Southampton substitution: Jordy Clasie replaces Harrison Reed
Final change from Claude Puel as Jordy Clasie replaces Harrison Reed.
Sunderland building pressure to try and find an equaliser as van Aanholt's cut back finds Jack Rodwell, but his first time shot is well off target.
Chance for Defoe!
Jermain Defoe latches on to a through ball that hits Victor Anichebe on the way through, but Alex McCarthy gets down well to deny him.
Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford can only watch as Sofiane Boufal nets a memorable first Saints goal.
Sunderland substitution: Jermain Defoe replaces Wahbi Khazri
Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Lloyd Isgrove
Second change of the night as Nathan Redmond, who has two goals in his last two games, replaces Lloyd Isgrove.
What a hit!
Sofiane Boufal cuts inside from the left and curls the ball into the top corner. What a way to mark your first Saints start! 😇
Sofiane Boufal (66’) | 1 – 0
Tonight's attendance is 21,460 (1,228 away) 👏
Thank you for your fantastic support, Saints fans.
Yellow Card for Billy Jones (Sunderland)
Billy Jones gets a yellow card for halting the run of Sofiane Boufal down the left.
Yellow card for Olufela Olomola
Olufela Olomola goes into the book after pulling back Wahbi Khazri.
Corner all the way through
James Ward-Prowse swings in a dangerous looking corner, but it evades Maya Yoshida who was jumping with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Free-kick goes over
Victor Anichebe is brought down by Maya Yoshida, but from the resulting free-kick, Patrick Van Aanholt curls a left-footed effort over the bar.
Hosts enjoying pressure
Sunderland enjoying a spell of pressure in search of the breakthrough, but Rodwell sees his shot blocked and Saints get the ball clear.
Olufela Olomola gets us going for second-half. There's a place in the EFL Cup Quarter Final still up for grabs...
Half-Time: Saints 0-0 Sunderland
Few chances to speak of for either side as they head into the break goalless.
Yellow Card for Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland)
Khazri is the first man into the book after a challenge from behind on Sofiane Boufal as Saints went on a promising break.
Højbjerg fires over
Sam McQueen delivers a cross from the left that is cleared out, and the onrushing Pierre-Emile Højbjerg can only swing his left foot at it and watch it rise over the top.
Duncan Watmore drives forward from midfield and has options left and right, but his final pass lets him down. It's been a half of few clear-cut chances.
Soifane in action
Sofiane Boufal, making his first start tonight, looks to find a way through the Sunderland defence early on.
A look at Olufela
Take a closer look at young Saints forward Olufela Olomola's season so far as he makes his first senior appearance, replacing Jay Rodriguez.
Southampton substitution: Olomola on for Rodriguez
Olufela Olomola replaces Jay Rodriguez for his senior debut, as Claude Puel makes an early change.
Opening for Sunderland
Paddy McNair feeds the ball into Victor Anichebe, who holds the ball up before feeding Wahbi Khazri, who fires low at Alex McCarthy before being flagged offside.
Bright from Boufal
Sofiane Boufal goes on a direct run and shows great skill to win a corner under pressure, which is taken by James Ward-Prowse and headed away.
One of five
Sam McQueen, one of five academy graduates in the starting XI tonight, looks to get Saints moving forward early on.
Saints keeping the ball well in the opening exchanges. Sofiane Boufal shows clever feet to get away from Jack Rodwell, but he overhits his pass to James Ward-Prowse and it runs out.
First Saints chance!
Papy Djilobodji heads out and then does well to block Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's low drive from the edge of the box.
We're underway at St Mary's
Come on, Saints! 😇
We're almost ready for the EFL Cup fourth round at St Mary's.19.41
A first start...
Sofiane Boufal makes his first start for Southampton this evening! 😇18.55
Sunderland team vs Southampton
Starting XI: Pickford, Jones, Djilobodji, Kone, Van Aanholt, McNair, Rodwell, Watmore, Ndong, Khazri, Anichebe.
Substitutes: Mika (GK), O'Shea, Defoe, Pienaar, Manquillo, Love, Gooch.
Southampton team vs Sunderland
Starting XI: McCarthy, Stephens, Fonte (c), Yoshida, McQueen, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Isgrove, Boufal, Rodriguez.
Substitutes: Lewis (GK), Clasie, Austin, Martina, van Dijk, Redmond, Olomola.
20 years ago today!
It's been 20 years since Southampton beat Manchester United 6-3 at The Dell. Another six goals tonight would be nice...18.25
Southampton's players arrive at St Mary's ahead of tonight's game.18.07
McCarthy previews Sunderland clash
Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy says Sunderland will be hoping to kick-start their season in tonight's EFL Cup tie.18.06
The scene is set!
Can Saints make it into the Quarter Final for a third consecutive season? Sunderland stand in their way at St Mary's.17.57
Sunderland clash is vital, says Puel
Get the thoughts of Claude Puel ahead of tonight's EFL Cup fourth round tie against Sunderland.17.46
we've not won the two games away from home recently, but we've shown signs things are getting better.david moyessunderland manager
it's important to stay with a good concentration and focus for this game.claude puelmanager
Puel's pre-match interview
Watch our pre-match interview with Claude Puel ahead of tonight's game against Sunderland in the EFL Cup.16.39
Can Southampton march on in the EFL Cup? They face Sunderland at St Mary's tonight!16.32
SOU vs SUN Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
José Fonte (C)
Harrison ReedJordy Clasie (82′)
Jay RodriguezOlufela Olomola (26′)
Lloyd IsgroveNathan Redmond (72′)
Virgil van Dijk
Jordan Pickford (GK)
Lamine Koné (C)
Patrick van Aanholt
Paddy McNairSteven Pienaar (87′)
Wahbi KhazriJermain Defoe (72′)
Duncan WatmoreLynden Gooch (87′)
SOU vs SUN Match Stats
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