Video: Tella on his first goal
Watch our interview with the youngster after he starred in the 3-1 win over Fulham.
Tella: It's an overwhelming feeling
The youngster on scoring his first senior goal for Southampton.
Gallery: Saints 3-1 Fulham
A selection of the best images from Southampton's 3-1 victory over Fulham.
Tella cameo clinches back-to-back wins
Youngster scores first senior goal as Saints defeat Fulham.
Tactical Watch: Time to stake a claim?
Sam Tighe ponders room for rotation in the run-in.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Saints' progress
The boss explains where he sees his side improving ahead of Fulham clash.
Hasenhüttl encouraged by Saints' resilience
Manager sees his team developing an ability to overcome setbacks.
Gallery: Finalising Fulham
Back to business at Staplewood as Saints prepare the finishing touches.
Classic Match: Romeu scores in win over Fulham
The midfielder struck a rare goal at St Mary's in 2019.
Match Pack: Saints vs Fulham
A look at all the stats and facts ahead of Southampton's Premier League tie with Fulham.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl focused on Fulham
Watch the second section of the manager's media briefing.
Bednarek a doubt
Defender may be missing for Saturday's Fulham clash at St Mary's.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Fulham test
Watch the boss speak to the media from Staplewood.
Classic Match: Beattie hat-trick inspires Saints comeback
The striker scored three of Saints' four goals against Fulham in 2002.
SOU vs FUL As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Theo Walcott secured the points from the bench, netting after a cute back-flick from Tella
- Nathan Tella scores his first senior goal for Southampton, doubling the home side's lead
- HT: Southampton 1-0 Fulham (Adams 27')
- Ché Adams gives Saints a first-half lead, latching onto a Prowsey corner from close range
Report: Tella cameo clinches back-to-back wins
FULL-TIME: Southampton 3-1 Fulham
Back-to-back wins for the first time since December! Well earned from Ralph Hasenhüttl's side, with goals from Ché Adams, Nathan Tella (his first senior strike) and a decider from Theo Walcott. A job well done! ✅
Smart play from the full-back, running the clock down. Saints will see this out in the south coast sunshine! A bright afternoon all round.
3 added minutes...
Saints keeping the ball well, seeing out this one in comfort. They've certainly been dominant, with one slight lapse in concentration in the second period. Impressive all over the park, though.
POINTS SECURE 🙌
The finish takes a nick off Joe Bryan, making it tough for the goalkeeper, but take nothing away from the build up play. Wonderful link up between Walcott, Adams and Tella. Lovely back-flick from the youngster. That should ensure maximum spoils!
Theo Walcott (83’) | 3 – 1
Stay strong, lads. There's 10 minutes remaining at St Mary's.
Measured finish from the teenager
18-year-old Fabio Carvalho pulls one back for the visitors, as he sneaks away from Stephens and rifles the ball past McCarthy. Nothing the keeper could do. Well timed run and smart finish.
Fabio Carvalho (76’) | 2 – 1
Brilliant from Salisu
Reid was baring down on goal, having been slipped in by Bryan. Salisu spots the danger and provides the perfect cover, sliding to block Reid's shot.
Well deserved, Nath. The forward wheels away to celebrate following his first senior goal for Saints.
Redmond motors forward
Nice work from Saints, as Redmond floats inside before finding Armstrong. The Scot takes one touch to set himself, before hitting a shot. Corner given, which is well cleared.
Phew! Great tackle from Stephens, who had to time that to perfection otherwise he was off. He slid in to retrieve the ball, with Cavaleiro on the hunt. Joe Bryan has a go moments later, but the effort is wide.
The first of many 🤞
A FIRST FOR TELLA
IT'S A WONDERFUL PASS FROM WALKER-PETERS. Lovely measured cross for Tella centrally, who strokes the ball home calmly, before celebrating with Theo Walcott on the sidelines.
Nathan Tella (60’) | 2 – 0
Smart Fulham move
Reid is the instigator, but he's marshalled well by Stephens, at the expense of a corner. Vestergaard was the first to that, clearing with his head.
Another beauty from Prowsey
Begging to be tapped in! The midfielder delivers another peach, which is turned behind for a corner. Ings connected but the header isn't a particularly good one.
Back up and running...
Saints get us under way for the second period. Let's keep this going, lads! 👊
HALF-TIME: Southampton 1-0 Fulham
Ché Adams with the poacher's finish, is the difference at the break. Saints look good value for the lead, but will undoubtedly need another goal to make the points certain.
Let off for Saints
The ball is launched into Saints' box, with McCarthy favourite to catch. But he rather fumbles it. He hasn't had much to do all game, but makes the recovery to collect the ball. Brief moment of panic.
Valiant effort from Ward-Prowse
Minamino wins a free-kick on the edge of the Fulham box, giving the captain the perfect opportunity to strike a dead ball. 20 yards from goal, the midfielder certainly tested Areola, but it wasn't one of his best.
Great work, Ché. Saints continue lead and are dominating possession at St Mary's.
Stephens spots Ings
Smart run from the striker, who takes the ball well in his stride, as he worked it to Minamino. The Japanese ran into some traffic whilst trying to work room for a shot, but link-up play was good.
Two in two for Ché Adams, who is now closing in on double figures for the season. Ward-Prowse's delivery was attacked by a whole host of bodies, but the ball fell fortuitously to Adams, who squeezes it home with a first-time finish.
Ché Adams (27’) | 1 – 0
Brilliant footwork from Armstrong
Armstrong beats Andersen for pace, with a fine first touch, allowing Ward-Prowse the chance to deliver from a dead ball situation. It was attacked by Ings, then Adams pounces....
K W P 😍
This guy. That's it.
First glimpse of goal for Ings
Ball over the top for Ings, which he took down well, but he's immediately smothered by defenders at Tete gets a vital touch. Meanwhile there's a chance for Minamino, who was well found by Adams, but again Fulham recover well and Adarabioyo makes the tackle.
S O L I D 💪
Our big Dane at the back, bossing the defensive third.
Off balance, off target
Lovely break from Saints, as Armstrong snuffed the ball out, before feeding Minamino on the move. He in turn worked the ball to Redmond, but the winger blasted wide of the target. He took the shot off balance.
Air shot from Reid
Corner delivered from the right, eventually arriving to Reid at the back post, who took a swing at it but didn't make real contact. It transpired that he was stood in an offside position, but the chance was more than presentable for the visitors.
Saints nearly caught
Plenty of bodies back to defend the danger, but Josh Onomah does get his shot away, which McCarthy was happy to watch wide of his near post.
Some sunshine has arrived ☀️
Solid start for the home side, keeping the ball well. Ward-Prowse attempted to free Minamino on the run, it was a great spot, but the pass ever so slightly over hit. Promising.
We're up an running 🙌
Fulham, in their changed all yellow strip, get us up and running. IT'S SHOWTIME! 😇
Here we go...
Both teams are on the pitch and we're nearly ready to go 👊15.00
Murky south coast ☁️
Live scenes from St Mary's Stadium - it's not a particularly bright day on the south coast!14.19
TWO CHANGES ↔️
Mohammed Salisu and Alex McCarthy are both reinstated, with Fraser Forster dropping down to the bench, and Jan Bednarek missing through injury.14.03
Starting XI: Areola (GK), Tete, Andersen (c), Reid, Adarabioyo, Cavaleiro, Reed, Onomah, Anguissa, Aina, Carvalho.
Subs: Rodák (GK), Hector, Odoi, Mitrovic, Ream, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Bryan, Maja.14.00
SAINTS TEAM 😇
STAT ATTACK 🤓
Southampton have lost just three of their last 43 home Premier League matches against sides starting the day in the relegation zone (W29 D11), winning each of their last three such games at St. Mary’s.13.22
FLASHBACK: Southampton 2-0 Fulham (Feb 2019)
Taking it back two seasons to a crucial victory over today's opponents Fulham, with goals from James Ward-Prowse and Oriol Romeu.13.19
Leeds tickets sold out
Tickets for Southampton’s Premier League fixture against Leeds United on Tuesday 18th May, kick-off at 6pm, have now sold out. Click here for more info. We can't wait to see you back ❤️13.12
In both recent home games we have scored three goals, and in both games we could have scored more often.Ralph hasenhüttlon Saints' recent home form
Tactical Watch: Time to stake a claim?
Sam Tighe looks ahead to the visit of already-relegated Fulham to St Mary's in Southampton's latest edition of Tactical Watch, in association with Sportsbet.io.13.08
Select your player of the season with Virgin Media
Only players with 15 or more first-team appearances in 2020/21 are eligible for selection. Voting closes at 11.59pm BST on Sunday 16th May. CLICK HERE TO VOTE.13.06
CATCH UP: Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace
Fancy catching up on this week's win over Palace? We've packaged up all the best bits for your viewing pleasure right here! Enjoy 🍿13.02
Hey, boss 👋
Hear what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of a second home clash in the space of four days...13.01
Ings makes it to 20 home goals
Welcome to St Mary's 😇
We're back in Premier League action as Southampton take on Fulham at St Mary's Stadium. It's been a difficult season for the visitors, who were confirmed as the third club to be relegated from the top-flight last week, while Saints have experienced a season of mixed emotions. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side could jump as high as 13th with victory today. Kick-off is set for 3pm BST.11.33
SOU vs FUL Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Stuart ArmstrongIbrahima Diallo (78′)
Takumi MinaminoTheo Walcott (76′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Danny IngsNathan Tella (58′)
Alphonse Areola (GK)
Joachim Andersen (C)
Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Ola AinaJoe Bryan (62′)
Josh OnomahJosh Maja (76′)
André-Frank Zambo AnguissaAdemola Lookman (63′)
SOU vs FUL Match Stats
Head to Head Stats
Shots on target73