SOU vs CRY
Audio description highlights: Saints 0-2 Palace
Highlights from the Premier League match at St Mary's, with audio description.
Extended Highlights: Saints 0-2 Crystal Palace
An in-depth look at the Premier League encounter.
Highlights: Saints 0-2 Crystal Palace
How the hosts were condemned to defeat at St Mary's.
Video: Sellés reflects on St Mary's setback
Watch the manager's post-match interview.
Gallery: Saints 0-2 Crystal Palace
The match gallery from St Mary's.
Sellés: We cannot make excuses
Manager left ruing first-half chances not taken in Palace defeat.
Walcott: We need to try and be positive
Theo Walcott discusses the defeat to Palace.
Saints beaten by Eze brace
Second-half double clinches victory for Crystal Palace at St Mary's.
Press Conference (part two): Sellés previews Crystal Palace
Watch the manager address the media ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash.
Match Pack: Saints vs Crystal Palace
Get set for Saturday's Premier League encounter.
Press Conference (part one): Sellés on Crystal Palace
The manager addresses the media ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Crystal Palace
Find the latest information ahead of coming to St Mary's for our game against Crystal Palace.
Tactical Watch: Saints can capitalise from crosses
Sam Tighe previews the visit of Crystal Palace to St Mary's.
Livramento edges closer to return
Defender to feature for the B team on Friday night.
Classic Match: Lambert free-kick seals victory
Dani Osvaldo was also on target as Saints defeated Crystal Palace ten years ago.
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Gallery: Preparing for Palace
The latest images from Southampton's training.
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SOU vs CRY As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Palace condemn Saints to a third straight defeat
- Eberechi Eze bags a second half brace for the visitors
- Saints left rooted to the bottom of the table
- Rubén Sellés's side next in action at Arsenal next Friday
FULL TIME: Southampton 0-2 Crystal Palace
It's all over at St Mary's, as two second-half goals condemn the hosts to a third straight defeat. After enjoying the better of a goalless first half, Saints could do nothing to respond to Eberechi Eze's brace after the restart. Thank you for your support this afternoon.16.54
Olise hits the post
Olise's free-kick looks destined for the far corner, but it clips the outside of the post and goes behind.
Crystal Palace substitution: Jean-Philippe Mateta replaces Jordan Ayew
A final change for Palace.
Crystal Palace substitution: Marc Guéhi replaces James Tomkins
Two late changes for the visitors.
Yellow Card for Armel Bella-Kotchap (Southampton)
Bella-Kotchap drags down Olise 20 yards from goal and picks up a booking.
Five minutes added on
Into stoppage time we go.
Crystal Palace substitution: Luka Milivojevic replaces Cheick Doucouré
A third change for the visitors.
Crystal Palace substitution: Albert Sambi Lokonga replaces Jeffrey Schlupp
A midfield change for Palace.
Ayew close to a third
A let off for Saints, as Michael Olise's layoff falls to Jordan Ayew to hit first-time, but his effort is inches over the bar with Bazunu rooted.
Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Kamaldeen Sulemana
A fourth change of the day.
Southampton substitution: Samuel Edozie replaces Carlos Alcaraz
Let's go, Sam.
What a strike from Bella-Kotchap! 🚀
With Palace sat behind the ball, the defender unleashes a rocket from 25 yards, but Johnstone gets a firm right-hand to the strike to keep it out.
Crystal Palace substitution: Will Hughes replaces Odsonne Édouard
A first substitution for Palace, who introduce an additional midfielder.
It's another chance for the midfielder! The ball pinballs around the box before sitting up for a volley, but his strike from a little over six yards fizzes over the bar. Two big chances!
Charly off the post! 😩
So close to one back! Alcaraz collects the ball on the edge of the box, feigns a pass to Walker-Peters and fires at goal, but the fingertips of Sam Johnstone tip the ball onto the post and away!
Dig deep ✊
The hosts need a colossal final 20 minutes here at St Mary's. Dig deep, lads!
Eze with a stunner
Eze turns cleverly 25 yards from goal and drills a venomous strike into the bottom corner, leaving Bazunu with no chance.
Eberechi Eze (67’) | 0 – 2
ABK is OK
The German is back up on his feet and seemingly okay to continue.
Bella-Kotchap falls awkwardly
The defender requires treatment after going over the top of Eze having won a header, falling awkwardly on his neck.
Southampton substitution: Paul Onuachu replaces Joe Aribo
A second switch.
Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Theo Walcott
A first change of the afternoon.
Djenepo and Onuachu imminent...
Rubén Sellés is readying his first changes of the afternoon, with the duo stripped and ready to come on.
Eze opens the scoring
The visitors have the lead. Jordan Ayew drives to the byline and blasts the ball across the six-yard box, with Gavin Bazunu only able to parry the ball straight to Eze 10 yards out, who has the easy task of tapping into the empty net.
Eberechi Eze (53’) | 0 – 1
Eze shoots high and wide
Having won the free-kick, Eze goals for goal from 30 yards, but it's high and wide.
Yellow Card for Roméo Lavia (Southampton)
As Eberechi Eze breaks away, Lavia brings him down 30 yards out and takes one for the team, going into the referee's book.
Back to it! 🙌
A big 45 minutes ahead. Come on, Saints!
HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 Crystal Palace
That's it for the opening 45 minutes. Rubén Sellés's side have dominated possession, but have found it difficult to create any meaningful chances. Theo Walcott came closest by firing into the side-netting, while Michael Olise had a goal ruled out for offside for the visitors. All to play for...
Yellow Card for Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace)
The Palace defender goes into the book for a cynical foul on Joe Aribo on halfway.
A succession of corners...
It's three in a matter of moments for the hosts. But can they make one of Ward-Prowse's deliveries count?
Walcott takes a knock
Walcott is caught late by Tyrick Mitchell, but the winger will be okay to continue.
A lull in proceedings
The tempo has dropped off in the last 10 minutes, with Palace happy to slow the game down after a bright spell for the hosts. Chances remain at a premium, with neither goalkeeper yet to be truly tested.
Good to see you back out there, Joe 💪
It's been a bright half from the midfielder, who's back in the starting eleven.
Saints staying on top ✊
The crowd are getting behind Saints, who have pinned Palace in for the time being.
Walcott hits the side netting! 😱
Lavia spots the run of Walcott brilliantly and the winger has a clear sight of goal on the right-hand side of the box, but his effort is towards the near post and scrapes the side-netting as it flashes out for a goal kick.
Saints continue to probe
A lot of Saints' attacking play is coming down the left, as Walcott and Kamaldeen link-up, with the latter's shot following a one-two well blocked by Joachim Andersen.
Olise scores, but the flag is up 😅
Michael Olise latches onto a ball over the top, rounds Gavin Bazunu and converts, but the linesman's flag is straight up for offside and it remains goalless.
A corner routine from the training almost comes off! James Ward-Prowse drills a low ball into Walcott at the near post who flicks it first time to Joe Aribo 12 yards out, but his first-time effort is over the bar.
Kamaldeen looking lively 💥
The Ghanaian wins Saints a corner after some nifty footwork close to the byline.
Lavia's shot deflected
The home crowd urges Roméo Lavia to shoot from 25 yards. The Belgian obliges, but his effort takes several ricochets before being cleared.
Alcaraz gets a shot off
Kamaldeen Sulemana escapes Joel Ward on the left, switching the play to Theo Walcott. His slipped pass finds Charly Alcaraz on the right-hand side of the box, but his drilled shot is comfortable for Sam Johnstone in goal.
Doucouré blazes over
Hesitation between Bazunu and Bednarek allows Ayew to latch onto a ball wide out on the left, with his blocked effort falling to Cheick Doucouré on the volley, but his effort sails over the bar from the edge of the box.
Up and running!
We're under way, with Saints attacking the Northam Stand in the first half.
Here come the teams! 🙌
'Oh When the Saints' echoes around St Mary's Stadium, as the two teams walk out onto the pitch at St Mary's.14.56
Game time 🔜
The warm-ups are finished. Next, we play!14.51
Crystal Palace starting XI 🦅
Palace starting XI: Johnstone, Ward (c), Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell, Doucouré, Schlupp, Olise, Ayew, Eze, Édouard.
Subs: Goodman, Tomkins, Richards, Riedewald, Lokonga, McArthur, Milivojevic, Hughes, Mateta.
Team news is in! 😇
Southampton Starting XI: Bazunu, Maitland-Niles, Bella-Kotchap, Bednarek, Walker-Peters, Lavia, Ward-Prowse (c), Aribo, Walcott, Alcaraz, Kamaldeen.
Subs: McCarthy, Ćaleta-Car, Perraud, Djenepo, S Armstrong, Edozie, Elyounoussi, Mara, Onuachu.
Setting the scene.12.53
🔢 Match Pack: Saints vs Crystal Palace
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🤕 Team news 🤕
Saints will be without Ché Adams, Mohammed Salisu, Mislav Oršić and Juan Larios for the visit of Palace.12.21
📺 Highlights: Saints B 2-0 Stoke U23s | PL2
Watch the best of the action as Saints' youngsters claimed an important three points in PL2 on Friday night.12.18
We need to put everything to get three points, put in a good performance, and that will help us a lot in this situation."Rubén SellésSouthampton manager
Saturday at St Mary's 📍
It's matchday, and for a second game in a row, we're at St Mary's! The youngest Premier League manager in Rubén Sellés takes on the oldest in Roy Hodgson, as Saints host Crystal Palace in a huge match in the bottom half of the table. A win for the hosts could move Saints to within a point of safety depending on results elsewhere. It's all to play for and we'll bring you all of the build up, team news and match updates. COYR! 😇10.16
SOU vs CRY Line Ups
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
Theo WalcottMoussa Djenepo (62′)
Kamaldeen SulemanaStuart Armstrong (80′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Joe AriboPaul Onuachu (62′)
Carlos AlcarazSamuel Edozie (80′)
Sam Johnstone (GK)
Marc GuéhiJames Tomkins (93′)
Joel Ward (C)
Cheick DoucouréLuka Milivojevic (85′)
Jeffrey SchluppAlbert Sambi Lokonga (85′)
Odsonne ÉdouardWill Hughes (74′)
Jordan AyewJean-Philippe Mateta (93′)
Albert Sambi Lokonga
SOU vs CRY Match Stats
Head to Head Stats
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