Get up to speed on all the latest developments from Southampton Football Club in our latest Monday Briefing...
Saints beaten despite Ings brace
Southampton were on the receiving end of a masterclass in finishing from Son Heung-min, as the South Korean forward scored four of Tottenham Hotspur’s goals in a 5-2 defeat at St Mary’s.
Danny Ings scored the first and last goals of the game, but in between Saints were opened up by England captain Harry Kane, who assisted all four of Son’s goals before finding the net himself.
The defeat followed Wednesday’s Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Brentford, who scored twice in the first half at St Mary’s.
Back on the road at Burnley
This weekend Saints will target their first win of the season when they face Burnley under the lights at Turf Moor.
The Clarets got their Premier League campaign underway on Sunday evening against Leicester, going down 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
Saturday’s match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, kicking off at 8pm BST.
Women hit five in season opener
Southampton FC Women started their 2020/21 National League South West season with a dominant 5-1 victory at Poole Town.
Ella Pusey and Georgie Freeland both scored twice, while Shannon Sievwright was also on target for Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side.
It was the first time the team had been in action since March, with the 2019/20 campaign cruelly cut short despite Saints’ commanding position at the top of the table.
B team fall to Chelsea defeat
Josh Sims scored his second goal in two games for Southampton’s B team, but the youngsters were beaten 4-1 by Chelsea at Snows Stadium.
Sims struck an early equaliser for Dave Horseman’s hosts, but Chelsea led 3-1 inside 18 minutes and added a fourth in the second half.
Saints had opened their campaign with an impressive 2-1 win at Arsenal the previous week.
Subscribe to the matchday programme
Saints supporters can now subscribe to the 2020/21 matchday programme online, as the club continues its commitment to the printed publication.
Issue 1 for yesterday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham was available to purchase in advance of the fixture, ensuring fans could read interviews with James Ward-Prowse and Guly do Prado ahead of the game.
The Spurs edition remains on sale, along with half-season and full season subscriptions.
Return to St Mary’s: action for Season Ticket holders
In order to be prepared for a potential return of fans to St Mary’s during the 2020/21 season, and to ensure your account has the most up-to-date information, there are some actions detailed below that Season Ticket holders will need to take.
Though we appreciate current government advice suggests a return to watching games may not be imminent, we are using the current guidance to gather the right information that allows us to manage your return smoothly when you are allowed back to St Mary's.
Please note, this process will require fans to log into their ticketing account online and navigate to the 2020/21 Return to Stadium Portal.
Saints launch sustainable cycle wear range
Whether you’ve been inspired by Franny Benali’s exploits to take up cycling, or simply want to show your Saints colours while on your bike in the New Forest, get kitted out with our new range of cycle wear made sustainably in collaboration with Presca.
The stylish range of high-performance teamwear is ideal for our cycle-loving fans, having been created by Presca using 100% recycled materials such as end-of-life plastic bottles, carpets and fishing nets, while ensuring your comfort on the bike.
Southampton’s commitment to sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment led to the collaboration with Presca, who maintain a production process and supply chain that minimises their impact on the planet. Their key manufacturing partner uses 100% renewable energy to make their garments.
Saints announce Acronis as Official Cyber Protection Partner
Southampton are delighted to welcome Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, as its Official Cyber Protection Partner.
Under the agreement, Acronis will be providing the team with a full suite of cyber protection solutions to protect the team's data assets and optimise data workflow, facilitating the team performing at its best both on and off the pitch.
Acronis' solutions are developed based on the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection— Safety, Accessibility, Privacy, Authenticity, and Security (SAPAS). This means that Acronis solutions are designed to not only provide the highest level of security possible, but also ensure that data is easily accessible to those with authorised permission, and that it is both authentic and tamper-free.
Saints renew partnership with eToro
Leading global multi-asset investment platform eToro has extended its partnership with Southampton Football Club.
As a partner since 2018, eToro enables people to invest in the assets they want, from stocks and commodities to cryptoassets like bitcoin. The platform not only allows you to choose what you invest in, but also how you invest.
As part of the partnership, eToro will have in-stadia branding on LEDs and media backdrops along with continuing to create bespoke content, which saw the launch of Le Tiss Air last season.