Saints see off Boro

premier-league Riverside Stadium | Sat 13 May 3PM | Attendance: 28,203
Match Report post Highlights

MID vs SOU
Match Centre

MID vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Patrick Bamford pulls one back for the hosts
  • Shane Long's penalty hits the crossbar
  • Substitute Nathan Redmond makes it two on 56 minutes
  • Jay Rodriguez opens the scoring before half time

That's it!

It's all three points for Claude Puel's men on the road, as Jay Rodriguez and Nathan Redmond strike at the Riverside! 😇

16.53
+1’

Just wide!

Steven Davis wins the ball back inside the penalty area and tees up Jay Rodriguez, but his strike flashes just wide of the far post. 

+1’

Chambers from distance...

Callum Chambers unleashes a fierce drive at goal but Fraser Forster is equal to it and parries the ball to safety.

89’

Yellow Card for Marten de (Middlesbrough)

Marten de Roon is booked for a late tackle on Jéremy Pied.

86’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Shane Long

He's back! Charlie Austin returns from injury to replace Shane Long for the final few minutes here.

85’

Yellow Card for Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough)

Ben Gibson picks up a yellow card for a late tackle on Shane Long.

Photo by Matt Watson

Great support 👏

A huge thank you to the 1,323 fans that made the long trip up to the Riverside today. Fantastic support!

73’

Southampton substitution: Steven Davis replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Another change for Saints, as Steven Davis is introduced for the final 15 minutes.

Boro have one back!

Patrick Bamford meets the corner at the front post and heads in past Fraser Forster from close range.

72’

GOAL

Patrick Bamford (72’) | 1 2

Photo by Matt Watson

That one is in, Redmond! 👀

Nathan Redmond watches his strike fly into the top corner to double Southampton's lead.

68’

Redmond comes close 

Nathan Redmond (again in plenty of space on the left) drives inside and rifles a strike at goal, but it flies over Brad Guzan's crossbar.

65’

Yellow Card for Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough)

Adam Clayton is booked for what can only be described as a rugby tackle on Jay Rodriguez.

63’

Off the bar!

Shane Long brushes himself down to take the spot kick, but his strike bounces clear off the top of the crossbar.

63’

Penalty!

Shane Long beats Brad Guzan to the ball in the area and is taken out. It's a clear penalty for Saints!

60’

Middlesbrough substitution: Grant Leadbitter replaces Stewart Downing

Grant Leadbitter is also introduced, as Stewart Downing makes way.

60’

Middlesbrough substitution: Viktor Fischer replaces Adam Forshaw

Boro make their first change of the afternoon. 

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

It's two!

Nathan Redmond comes inside off the left flank, dummies past one and then curls into the top corner. Some strike! 👏

56’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (56’) | 0 2

46’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Sofiane Boufal

Claude Puel makes his first change of the afternoon at the break.

45’

We are back under way...

The second half is now under way at the Riverside.

Rodriguez! 😇

Jay Rodriguez gives Saints a first-half lead.

HT

Half time 😇

Jay Rodriguez's late strike is the difference at the break, as Claude Puel's men take a lead into the interval.

GOALSCORER 9 Jay Rodriguez

Get in there!

Shane Long breaks down the right flank and crosses well for Rodriguez, who supplies a neat first-time finish low past Brad Guzan. 

41’

GOOOAL!!!

Jay Rodriguez (41’) | 0 1

Photo by Matt Watson

📸

Jay Rodriguez picks a pass as Saints search for an opener at the Riverside. 

27’

Friend heads wide

A well worked corner from the left results in Adam Forshaw crossing for George Friend at the back post, but his header falls wide of Fraser Forster's post.

24’

Bertrand from distance

Shane Long's cross is half-cleared as far as Ryan Bertrand on the edge of the penalty area, but he is unable to steer his right-footed effort goalwards.

17’

Chambers receives treatment 

Callum Chambers is currently off receiving treatment for the hosts after colliding with Shane Long.

Photo by Matt Watson

😎

Martín Cáceres takes a couple of early touches during the opening exchanges of his first start for Southampton. 

8’

Pied bombs forward...

Jérémy Pied surges forward down the right flank and delivers a dangerous cross into the penalty area, but it is well cleared by the Middlesbrough backline. 

0’

We're off!

The hosts get us under way here at the Riverside Stadium. Come on, Saints! 😇

Warm up ✅

It's almost time for kick off...

14.47

The players arriving 

Photos from earlier as the players arrived at the Riverside ahead of this afternoon's game.

14.33

And the hosts...

Starting XI: Guzan, Fabio, Chambers, Gibson (c), Friend, Clayton, Forshaw, De Roon, Downing, Bamford, Negredo. 

14.10
Photo by Matt Watson

Here's how we line up...

Starting XI: Forster, Pied, Yoshida (c), Cáceres, Bertrand, Clasie, Romeu, Højbjerg, Boufal, Rodriguez, Long.

14.00

Team news coming up!

Who would be in your side today? We'll have the line-ups here for you at 2pm BST!

13.34

The scene is set! 📸

It's a great day for it in Middlesbrough this afternoon!

13.03

we'll go out there and respect them, regardless of their situation. we've got a task, and that's to win the game.

nathan redmond
on boro
12.51

Redmond previews final away game

Watch as Nathan Redmond looked ahead to our final away game of the season, at Middlesbrough.

12.43

a good result against middlesbrough puts us in a good position for the last two games at home.

claude puel
saints manager
12.21

Getting set for the Riverside! 

View some of the images from training ahead of today's match, as the Saints players got set for the clash with Boro.

12.06

Puel previews Boro

Watch our pre-match interview with Saints boss Claude Puel, as he updates us on team news and looks ahead to this afternoon's game.

12.00

It's matchday! 😇

For the final time this season, we're on the road!


Stay with us for all the build-up, match updates and live commentary from Saints' visit to Middlesbrough in the Premier League.

11.58

MID vs SOU Line Ups

Middlesbrough

12
Brad Guzan (GK)
3
George Friend
2
Fabio
6
Ben Gibson (C) yellow card
25
Calum Chambers
8
Adam Clayton yellow card
34
Adam Forshaw
replace Grant Leadbitter (60′)
14
Marten de Roon yellow card
10
Álvaro Negredo
20
Patrick Bamford goal
19
Stewart Downing
replace Viktor Fischer (60′)
18
Cristhian Stuani
5
Bernardo
7
Grant Leadbitter
11
Viktor Fischer
37
Adama Traoré
1
Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
17
Antonio Barragán

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
26
Jérémy Pied
12
Martín Cáceres
3
Maya Yoshida (C)
21
Ryan Bertrand
14
Oriol Romeu
4
Jordy Clasie
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
replace Steven Davis (74′)
9
Jay Rodriguez goal
19
Sofiane Boufal
replace Nathan Redmond (45′) goal
7
Shane Long
replace Charlie Austin (87′)
10
Charlie Austin
22
Nathan Redmond
24
Jack Stephens
16
James Ward-Prowse
40
Mouez Hassen
8
Steven Davis
33
Matt Targett

MID vs SOU Match Stats

Middlesbrough

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    42
    comparison angle
    58
  • Shots
    14
    comparison angle
    14
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    6
    comparison angle
    3
  • Passes Complete
    281
    comparison angle
    439

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
chances created
Chances Created
2
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
passes completed
Passes Completed
82
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
3
Jérémy  Pied
Jérémy Pied
clearances
Clearances
7
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
saves
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster