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Saints vs SHU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Full-time: Saints 3-1 Sheffield United
  • Danny Ings makes it 3-1 from the spot
  • Che Adams scores twice to put Saints ahead
  • John Lundstram puts Blades ahead at St Mary's

Match Report πŸ‘

Che Adams will be reading this later as Saints ended the Premier League season with a 3-1 win against Sheffield United! Read our MATCH REPORT HERE

FULL TIME: Saints 3-1 Sheffield United

What a second half from these two! Che Adams scores two to turn around a 1-0 deficit before Danny Ings made it 22 Premier League goals for the season to secure the three points.


He finishes one short of the Golden Boot but what an incredible end to the season for Saints who make it seven games unbeaten and finish in 12th on 50 points, level with Everton in 11th. 

+3’

Yellow Card for Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)

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FOUR MINUTES TO GO!

The win looks in the bag, now it's time for Danny Ings....

+1’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Oriol Romeu

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Another for Ings!

Ings scores the spot to make it 3-1! Can he get another to tie with Jamie Vardy?

85’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams

What a performance from Che Adams! Two goals to put Saints ahead and hopefully extend that unbeaten run to seven. 

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GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

INGSY!

He needed two to level with Jamie Vardy and now he is one behind with minutes to go! Can he do it? Saints lead 3-1!

83’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (83’) | 3 – 1

83’

PENALTY!

Danny Ings has been fouled in the area! I assume the striker will step up to take it?....

10 minutes to go!

This man is the story so far with just ten minutes to go! Can Saints hold on to their 2-1 lead!?

80’

Sheffield United substitution: Oliver Norwood replaces Chris Basham

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πŸ“Έ Adams makes it 2-1 

A glimpse into the 2020/21 season?....πŸ˜‰

Four in Six! ⚽⚽⚽⚽

Adams does it again with a clincial finish showcasing that form since the Premier League resumption! Saints have had the possession and now have created the chances to go ahead after being 1-0 down at half-time.

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

ADAMS AGAIN!!

Two goals for Adams and two goals for the Saints who have turned this around! Kyle Walker-Peters cuts inside to shoot, it's blocked and the ball falls kindly to Adams who finishes it off to make it 2-1.

72’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (72’) | 2 – 1

70’

Sheffield United substitution: Leon Clarke replaces Billy Sharp

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Drinks Break

So it's time for the second half drinks break and Saints have that equaliser! Final twenty minutes...

61’

WHAT A TACKLE!

Oriol Romeu is there at the moment of pulling the trigger to stop Sharp from equalising! The striker is round McCarthy and has Stephens to shoot past on the line but Romeu hooks his leg round and stops the effort! 

59’

Sheffield United substitution: Richairo Zivkovic replaces Oliver McBurnie

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The equaliser in Images! πŸ“Έ

A third Premier League goal for Adams! 🀩

Che Adams πŸ”₯

It's been a great couple of weeks for the striker! That goal against Manchester City, the late winner at Bournemouth last week and now another goal to equalise against Sheffield United.


It was a clincial finish to beat Henderson and now can Saints push on for three points?

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

ADAMS!!!!

It's Che Adams straight after the restart! Smallbone gambles on a loose ball and flicks it through to Adams who finishes well down low to level proceedings! 

50’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (50’) | 1 – 1

48’

BLOCK!

Enda Stevens gets a shot underway but Jack Stephens is there to block with a sliding tackle. Still 0-1.

46’

Second half underway! 

Can we find a way back, can Danny Ings get those two goals!? Come on you Saints!

Stu Armstrong suffers injury

One worry of the first half was the injury that forced Stuart Armstrong off. Hopefully just a precaution for the Scot.

Half Time: Saints 0-1 Sheffield United

The Blades lead at St Mary's thanks to John Lundstram but Alex McCarthy has pulled off two great saves to keep it to one for the visitors.


Meanwhile Saints have dominated possession in midfield, with Nathan Redmond the standout player, but just haven't created that clear chance with United standing firm. Another 45 minutes to extend that unbeaten run to seven...

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Three minutes added on

Not long for Saints to avoid going into the break 1 down.

45’

Romeu from distance...

Redmond again involved down the left, cross gets cleared to Ward-Prowse who is met by a great sliding tackle which goes to Romeu but the midfielder hits over.


Saints with more possession and overall chances but nothing clear cut.

38’

Trickery from Redmond!

What a run in from the Redmond! His quick feet evades everyone as he marches into the box but there's no one on the end of the run to capitalise. 

34’

END TO END!

Danny Ings shoots and it's blocked out for a corner. First shot for the striker today...


The corner though is easily collected by Henderson as Saints look for the equaliser.

34’

ANOTHER BIG SAVE!

How good is Alex McCarthy? John Lundstram should make it his and Blades second but his powerful effort is pushed back by McCarthy! 

30’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Will Smallbone

That earlier niggle for Stuart Armstrong is enough to end his season. He's replaced by Will Smallbone.

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Blades go ahead...

It's a cross from the left that evades the Saints defence and Lundstram gambles behind Bertrand to get on the end of the cross and score. 0-1.

26’

GOAL

John Lundstram (26’) | 0 – 1

24’

CHANCE!

Oriol Romeu runs forward, tries to play a one-two with Ings but it ends up back at the striker's feet who can't get a shot away but James Ward-Prowse follows in and gets a shot away which is blocked. 0-0.

Drinks Break 

Stuart Armstrong goes down with a niggle and so the referee calls the drinks break. Billy Sharp with the only chance of the game for the Blades and it produced a good save from McCarthy to keep it at 0-0. 

16’

CHANCE!

Nathan Redmond finds space outside the area, cuts inside but his effort is straight at Dean Henderson in the Sheffield United goal. Still 0-0. 

15’

WHAT A SAVE!

Alex McCarthy is left one-on-one with Billy Sharp and the keeper gets his legs down low to save. Sharp looking to cut across and left it too late narowing the angle for himself. 

Slow opening πŸ”Ÿ

Not much of note has happened so far at St Mary's. Saints with plenty of possession in defence and midfield but neither keeper has been troubled yet. 

We're off! ⚽

The final game of the 2019/20 Premier League season is underway! Come on you Saints! 

16.01

Getting underway soon...⏳

The players are out at St Mary's in the new home kit! 😎

16.00

Getting that practice in! πŸ™Œ

Can this man claim the Golden Boot today? Reminder that Danny Ings needs two goals to equal Jamie Vardy if the fellow Englishman fails to score against Manchester United. A hat-trick on the final day to claim the Golden Boot? Dreams do come true...

15.55

Get Well Keanu 

Today our players have the message 'Get Well Keanu' on the back of their training tops because the Saints under 13 keeper was diagonsed with Leukaemia and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. We all wish Keanu, who has been at the club 10 years and is a big Saints fan, a speedy recovery. 

15.43

Warming Up πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Just 20 minutes until our final game of the 2019/20 season! 

15.40

Sheffield United Starting Line-up

Starting XI: Dean Henderson, George Baldock, John Egan, Chris Basham, Enda Stevens, John Lundstram, John Fleck, Sander Berge, Jack Robinson, Billy Sharp, Ollie McBurnie, 


Subs: Simon Moore, Phil Jagielka, Ollie Norwood, Kieron Freeman, Ben Osborn, Leon Clarke, Jack Rodwell, Richairo Zivkovic

15.16

Che Adams to partner Danny Ings

Ralph Hasenhuttl has made only one change to the side that beat Bournemouth with Che Adams preferred to Shane Long in the Saints frontline. Jan Bednarek returns for the final game but is on the bench. 

15.12

πŸ˜‡ Saints Starting Line-Up πŸ˜‡

Starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Redmond, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Che Adams, Danny Ings.


Subs: Angus Gunn, Jake Vokins, Jan Bednarek, Kevin Danso, Yan Valery, Will Smallbone, Michael Obafemi, Shane Long, Dan N'Lundulu

15.04

St Mary's 🏠

The current scene ahead of the last game of the 19/20 season. Who else misses walking up the steps and into their seats? πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ 

14.22

New home kit makes its debut 😍

Today we get to witness our new home kit in the flesh! You can take a look at the full range and order yours by CLICKING HERE

14.19

Get all the information in the Match Pack!

Form guide, team news, manager thoughts, stats and much more is available in our Match Pack, in association with etoro. CLICK HERE to read.

13.51

Smiles all round! 😁

With being six unbeaten, you'd expect plenty of smiles and here they are! It's been a great finish to the season with 15 points collected out of a possible 24.

13.48

πŸŽ₯ Last time out

Our last fixture saw a 2-0 win against Bournemouth. Get in the matchday mood with the highlights above! πŸ‘†

13.41
VOTE NOW
Will Danny Ings win the Golden Boot?

Will Danny Ings win the Golden Boot?

The results so far:

  • Yes
    32%
  • No
    53%
  • Tie
    16%

Golden Boot for Danny Ings?

Will we see this scene later on!? Danny Ings is two behind Jamie Vardy in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. He sits on 21 and it will take a special performance from Ingsy to overtake but, when you are on form, all things are possible! 

15.40

TEAM NEWS πŸ“°

What do we know ahead of the starting eleven being announced at 3pm? Jan Bednarek and Yan Valery are back in contention but it's the end of the season already for Sofiane Boufal and Moussa Djenepo.

15.35

what I have seen in the last few weeks is the best so far since becoming manager at this club.

Ralph Hasenhuttl
Manager
15.32

πŸŽ₯ Hear from the Boss!

What does manager Ralph Hasenhuttl hope for from today's encounter? Watch his pre-match thoughts in the video above!

15.31

The Final Matchday ⚽

What started on 10 August finishes on 26 July. It's been a season like none other but we have finally made it to the end of the 2019/20 Premier League season.


Saints welcome Sheffield United to St Mary's with our home record since the resumption yielding a win, a draw and a loss. What will it be today?

15.29

Saints vs SHU Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
5
Jack Stephens
24
Kyle Walker-Peters
21
Ryan Bertrand
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace William Smallbone (30β€²)
14
Oriol Romeu
replace Michael Obafemi (91β€²)
16
James Ward-Prowse (C)
22
Nathan Redmond
10
Che Adams goal goal
replace Shane Long (85β€²)
9
Danny Ings goal
29
Jake Vokins
35
Jan Bednarek
7
Shane Long
20
Michael Obafemi
27
William Smallbone
43
Yan Valery
28
Angus Gunn
38
Kevin Danso

Sheffield United

1
Dean Henderson (GK)
19
Jack Robinson
6
Chris Basham
replace Oliver Norwood (80β€²)
12
John Egan
3
Enda Stevens yellow card
4
John Fleck
7
John Lundstram goal
32
Sander Berge
2
George Baldock
9
Oliver McBurnie
replace Richairo Zivkovic (51β€²)
10
Billy Sharp (C)
replace Leon Clarke (70β€²)
25
Simon Moore
15
Phil Jagielka
24
Leon Clarke
30
Richairo Zivkovic
18
Kieron Freeman
26
Jack Rodwell
16
Oliver Norwood
23
Ben Osborn

Saints vs SHU Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Sheffield United
  • Possession (%)
    72
    comparison angle
    28
  • Shots
    13
    comparison angle
    5
  • Shots on target
    4
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    9
    comparison angle
    1
  • Passes Complete
    587
    comparison angle
    161

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
2
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
chances created
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
91
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
tackles
Tackles
3
Will Smallbone
Will Smallbone
clearances
Clearances
4
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy