Long wins it late on for Saints

fa-cup St Mary's Stadium | Wed 18 Jan 7.45PM | Attendance: 13,517
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SOU vs NOR
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SOU vs NOR As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Shane Long scores from close range in added time to win it
  • Win sets up fourth round clash with Arsenal on 28th January
  • Nathan Redmond on as a substitute against his former club
  • Scoreless first half at St Mary's with little action of note
Photo by Matt Watson

Long leaves it late!

Saints secure a place in round four of the Emirates FA Cup thanks to Shane Long's injury-time strike. Stay tuned to southamptonfc.com for full reaction from St Mary's.

21.38
+3’

FULL TIME

Southampton 1-0 Norwich City

GOALSCORER 7 Shane Long

Long bundles it in!

The striker sees a header saved before he hooks in the rebound from a yard out.

+1’

GOOOAL!!!

Shane Long (+1’) | 1 0

90’

Three minutes added on

Stoppage time allocated by the fourth official.

89’

McQueen denied

The full back lines up a volley from Martina's deflected cross, but McGovern is equal to it.

88’

Redmond fires wide

The former Norwich man sees the ball bounce up for him at the far post, but his shot goes into the ground and over.

85’

Norwich City substitution: Ray Grant replaces Ben Godfrey

84’

Redmond looks for a way through

The substitute has a deflected shot cleared away, before getting another chance moments later, which McGovern pushes to safety. 

81’

Martina fires over

The defender collects a pass from Sims and the space opens up invitingly for a long range shot, but his effort clears the bar.

79’

Norwich City substitution: Sergi Canos replaces Kyle Lafferty

Second change for the visitors.

78’

Sims clips one over

The youngster tries an audacious attempt from the right side which clears the crossbar.

77’

Clasie goes for goal

The midfielder hits a sweet shot from distance which is spilled by McGovern, but the 'keeper recovers in time to collect at the second attempt.

73’

Norwich City substitution: Jacob Murphy replaces Josh Murphy

73’

Ward-Prowse a whisker away

The midfielder strikes a fierce free-kick which goes into the side-netting. 

70’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Harrison Reed

Double substitution for the hosts.

70’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Jay Rodriguez

70’

Warning from the visitors

Josh Murphy flashes a cross in from the right, which Lafferty is inches away from connecting to.

67’

Rodriguez goes close

The striker hooks the ball towards goal from an acute angle on the right side, but the ball flashes agonizingly across the six yard box.

66’

Long shoots just wide!

Shane Long takes matters into his own hands down the left side before unleashing a powerful low shot which flies narrowly wide of the right post.

Photo by Matt Watson

Rodriguez steps it up

The striker searches for a breakthrough at St Mary's.

55’

Close again from Saints

Sims breaks into the area on the right and shrugs off the challenge of Bassong, before his low cross is put behind by Pinto inside the six yard box.

53’

Ward-Prowse  shot saved

The Saints man lines up a low shot from distance as Sims plays him in, but the strike is pounced on by McGovern.

51’

Saints continue to pres

Sam McQueen teases his way through down the left, before Reed sees a low shot blocked from outside of the area.

48’

Ward-Prowse threatens

The midfielder battles back to win the ball on the byline, but sees his low cross turned out by Timm Klose

45’

Norwich get the game restarted

The visitors take kick-off at the start of the second half.

HT

Teams back out for the second 45

Saints and Norwich re-emerge with no changes for either side.

First half action

A selection of images from the opening 45 minutes of action against Norwich at St Mary's.

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HALF TIME

Southampton 0-0 Norwich City

45’

One minute added on

Stoppage time allocated at the end of the first half.

45’

Yoshida clears

Norwich break forwrd with purpose, but Pinto's cross his headed clear by the Saints defender.

42’

No foul given

Surprise around the stadium as Rodriguez goes to ground under Ryan Bennett's off the ball challenge, but play continues.

41’

Brady's free-kick goes over

Robbie Brady lines up an ambitious long-range strike, which flies over the crossbar.

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Sims goes close

Josh Sims tries to meet McQueen's cross at the far post, but can't quite reach it.

31’

Rodriguez effort saved

The striker gets a scuffed shot on target from the left, but it's comfortable for McGovern to collect.

30’

McGovern out quickly

The Canaries 'keeper rushes to meet a loose ball as Rodriguez lurked inside the area.

28’

Pinto slides in

Ivo Pinto makes a fine sliding challenge to deny Jay Rodriguez as he burst forward into Norwich's half.

26’

Clasie's cross flashes wide

The Dutchman fires in a teasing delivery from the right side, but no-one can get on the end of it.

24’

Sims takes aim

The youngster is soon back in action and pounces on a loose pass to advance into the area, where his low shot is saved at the near post by McGovern.

21’

Concern for Sims

The winger stays down following a challenge in the Saints half. A brief stoppage will follow.

18’

Pritchard free-kick

The Norwich winger takes aim from distance, but his weak effort carries harmlessly through to Harry Lewis, who gathers it easily.

11’

Long and McQueen link up

The two Saints men combine for a second time in as many minutes, with McQueen this time delivering an inviting cross to the far post aimed at Sims, but he can't quite reach it.

8’

Good break from the visitors

Josh Murphy gets to the byline and cuts the ball back dangerously into the area, but Martina is there to clear the danger.

4’

Bright start from the hosts

Sam McQueen delivers a good cross from the left which narrowly avoids Sims, while the clearance falls to Clasie, whose shot is blocked.

Free-kick for Saints

Early opportunity for a set-piece delivery from Ward-Prowse, whose cross is cleared form inside the area.

19.48

Saints take kick-off

The hosts get the match under way, attacking the Northam stand for the first half.

19.47

Minute's appreciation

Everyone inside St Mary's stands to pay tribute to former England boss Graham Taylor.

19.46

Players take to the field

Saints and Norwich head out onto the pitch, with kick-off moments away.

19.43

Saints prepare for kick-off

A selection of images ahead of tonight' game at St Mary's.

19.42

Warm-ups complete

Watch footage from St Mary's as the players go through their final preparations for this evening's game.

19.40
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100 up!

Congratulations to Shane Long, who makes his 100th appearance for the club this evening. Can he mark it with a goal?

19.20
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Captain Yoshida!

Defender Maya Yoshida captains Southampton against Norwich City.

18.45

Norwich City team to face Southampton...

Starting XI: McGovern, Martin (c), Bassong, Brady, Klose, Bennett, Pinto, Godfrey, Josh Murphy, Pritchard, Lafferty

Subs: Jones (GK), Naismith, Canos, Jacob Murphy, Grant, Ramsey, Middleton

18.44

Southampton team to face Norwich City...

Starting XI: Lewis, Martina, Yoshida (c), Stephens, McQueen, Clasie, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Sims, Long, Rodriguez

Subs: Taylor (GK), Cédric, Gardos, Tadić, Romeu, Redmond, Højbjerg

18.43

I HAVE NOT SHIED AWAY FROM THIS QUESTION BEFORE, THE LEAGUE IS OUR MAIN PRIORITY. THAT'S AS SIMPLE AS IT IS.

ALEX NEIL
NORWICH CITY MANAGER
18.27

WE HAVE TO CONCENTRATE, BECAUSE IT'S A DIFFICULT GAME ALWAYS, WITH BATTLES, AGAINST A TYPICAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM, SO YOU NEED TO HAVE GOOD CONCENTRATION.

CLAUDE PUEL
SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
18.25

The scene is set

St Mary's is ready as the players make their way to the dressing room.

18.21

They're here!

Watch as Southampton players and staff arrive at St Mary's for this evening's game.

17.17

Stephens on Norwich test

Having played in the first game at Carrow Road ten days ago, Jack Stephens hopes he will get another chance to impress tonight. Watch our interview with him earlier this week.

17.15
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Redmond features in SAINTS

There's an interview with former Norwich City forward Nathan Redmond in tonight's matchday magazine, alongside stories from Jack Stephens and Craig Fleming. Order a copy from saintsmagazines.co.uk!

16.52

Alex Neil's views

Find out how opposition boss Alex Neil is looking at tonight's game, in our Opposition View, which you can read here

16.48

The Inside Track

Find out more about tonight's opponents with insight from Norwich Evening News reporter, Paddy Davitt here

16.46

Puel looks ahead to Norwich tie

Southampton manager Claude Puel gave us his thoughts ahead of the game.

16.43

Training at Staplewood

Watch footage from the club's training ground as the Southampton players were put through their paces ahead of tonight's game.

16.42

Match Preview

Watch our guide to this evening's tie at St Mary's.

16.40

It's matchday!

Saints host Championship side Norwich City in the Emirates FA Cup third round replay this evening with a home game against Arsenal up for grabs in round four.

16.37

SOU vs NOR Line Ups

Southampton

41
Harry Lewis (GK)
15
Cuco Martina
3
Maya Yoshida (C)
24
Jack Stephens
38
Sam McQueen
4
Jordy Clasie
16
James Ward-Prowse
18
Harrison Reed
replace Oriol Romeu (71′)
7
Shane Long goal
9
Jay Rodriguez
replace Nathan Redmond (70′)
39
Josh Sims
2
Cédric Soares
11
Dusan Tadic
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
5
Florin Gardos
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
28
Stuart Taylor

Norwich City

33
Michael McGovern (GK)
24
Ryan Bennett
25
Ivo Pinto
6
Sebastien Bassong
15
Timm Klose
5
Russell Martin (C)
12
Robbie Brady
35
Ben Godfrey
replace Ray Grant (86′)
31
Josh Murphy
replace Jacob Murphy (73′)
21
Alex Pritchard
19
Kyle Lafferty
replace Sergi Canos (80′)
22
Jacob Murphy
43
Glenn Middleton
38
Louis Ramsay
37
Ray Grant
7
Steven Naismith
17
Sergi Canos
13
Paul Jones

SOU vs NOR Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Norwich City
  • Possession (%)
    63
    comparison angle
    37
  • Shots
    19
    comparison angle
    3
  • Shots on target
    10
    comparison angle
    0
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    0
  • Passes Complete
    0
    comparison angle
    0

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Shane Long
Shane Long
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Shane Long
Shane Long