Monday Briefing: October 26th

By SFC Media time Mon 26 Oct Club
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Get your weekly round-up of news and developments across all levels of Southampton Football Club with our Monday Briefing...

Saints soar past league leaders

Southampton were good value winners over Premier League leaders Everton during Sunday afternoon’s meeting at St Mary’s Stadium, climbing to fifth in the table as a result.

A solid ten-point return from six games played has seen Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side rise steadily from mid-table to the European positions, stretching an unbeaten streak to four games.

Captain James Ward-Prowse netted his first of the campaign to set Saints on their way, before Ché Adams scored for the second game running, with this the first time any team has been able to force an Everton shutout. Saints are also, incidentally, the first team to inflict Premier League defeat on the Toffees.

Young Saints fall to Derby defeat

Southampton's B team suffered a harsh defeat to Derby County in Premier League 2, despite proving more than a match for their experienced opponents for the majority of the afternoon.

Jordan Ibe got the first of the game just two minutes in, cutting inside onto his right foot and leaving Harry Lewis with no chance.

Saints refused to back down despite the hosts’ early breakthrough, with Callum Slattery netting a superb equaliser straight from a free kick on 28 minutes, but the Rams scored twice in the second half to clinch a 3-1 victory.

Women’s game postponed

Southampton FC Women's National League South West game at Maidenhead United was postponed over the weekend.

The hosts announced the postponement of the fixture after heavy rain caused a waterlogged pitch. Details of a rearranged date will be announced in due course.

Saints' next fixture is away to Illminster Town in the Vitality Women's FA Cup on Sunday.

Bertrand backs No Room For Racism campaign

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand has spoken out in support of the Premier League’s No Room For Racism campaign.

The England international discusses his own experiences of racism and the importance of education in shaping society’s younger generation. 

Supporters can watch the full interview below.

Two more November games picked for TV

Two additional Southampton games in November have been selected for live television coverage.

Sky Sports will now show the home matches against Newcastle United on Friday 6th November (8pm GMT) and Manchester United on Sunday 29th November (2pm GMT).

Saints’ trip to Aston Villa on Sunday (noon GMT) has already been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports.

How to claim your updated replica shirt

Southampton Football Club has today issued a further update regarding its 2020/21 replica shirts, detailing how fans can claim their complimentary, updated replacement shirts.

The club has already announced that supporters who had previously purchased a 2020/21 shirt with LD Sports on the front will be able to claim a free replacement featuring the Sportsbet.io brand and will also be able to keep the original shirt as a gesture of the club’s gratitude for their patience.

Now the club is able to confirm details here of how those fans can get their hands on the updated shirts, whether they purchased at a Saints Store, or online.

Programme back issues available

Southampton supporters are reminded the club is continuing to produce printed programmes for all Premier League matches this season.

The matchday publications for the home games against Tottenham, West Brom and Everton are all available online.

There is also the option to purchase half-season or full-season subscriptions at discounted prices.

VISIT SAINTS' ONLINE PROGRAMME STORE

Saints publish latest Equality & Diversity Report

Southampton Football Club has published its latest Equality and Diversity report, reviewing another progressive year developing education and awareness in this area club-wide.

The last 12 months have have included Saints being awarded the Premier League’s Advanced Equality Standard and, in doing so, becoming the first top-flight club to receive this status at the first attempt.

Elsewhere, the club celebrated its first virtual Equality Week in May, hosting a variety of different activities to raise awareness and educate, and joining forces with several local charities and organisations.

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