Saints v Palace Match Centre
#MarchToWembley: Saints 2-0 Crystal Palace
Relive Southampton's #MarchToWembley in the EFL Cup starting with their win in Round 3 against Crystal Palace at St Mary's.
Reed: We can win EFL Cup
Harrison Reed believes Southampton can win the EFL Cup, despite fighting on multiple fronts this season.
Highlights: Saints 2-0 Palace
Watch highlights from Southampton's 2-0 EFL Cup success against Crystal Palace.
Reed thrilled for Hesketh after first senior goal
Harrison Reed speaks of his delight at seeing fellow Academy graduate Jake Hesketh score against Crystal Palace.
Reed reflects on first start of the season
Harrison Reed spoke to our cameras following Southampton's EFL Cup win against Crystal Palace
The Full 90: Saints 2-0 Palace
Watch back the full 90 minutes of action from Southampton's win against Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup.
Gallery: Saints 2-0 Palace
Take a look through our images from Southampton's 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup.
Puel delighted with cup success against Palace
Claude Puel gave us his thoughts on Southampton's 2-0 cup win against Crystal Palace.
Hesketh looking to kick on
Jake Hesketh on using his cup performance against Crystal Palace as a platform.
Hesketh reflects on special night at St Mary's
Jake Hesketh reflects on a memorable night in the EFL Cup.
Puel: We can cope with workload
Claude Puel says Southampton can continue to fight on multiple fronts after progressing in the EFL Cup.
Puel delighted with youngsters
Claude Puel was pleased with the performances of his young players in the EFL Cup win over Crystal Palace.
Hesketh: It was a special night
Jake Hesketh speaks after his scoring his first senior goal in the EFL Cup.
Puel: Hesketh must take confidence
Claude Puel hailed a "fantastic" night for Jake Hesketh after he scored in Southampton's 2-0 EFL Cup win over Crystal Palace.
Report: Saints 2-0 Crystal Palace
Goals from Charlie Austin and Jake Hesketh help Southampton into the next round of the EFL Cup.
STAT PACK: Southampton vs Crystal Palace
Get the key stats ahead of Southampton's EFL Cup clash with Crystal Palace.
Puel: We'll keep the squad fresh
Claude Puel on the potential for changes in Wednesday night's EFL Cup tie against Palace.
OPPOSITION VIEW: Pardew plans changes
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew and midfielder Joe Ledley give their thoughts ahead of the EFL Cup tie with Southampton.
Saints get set for Palace cup clash
Watch as the Southampton squad prepare for Wednesday night's EFL Cup clash with Crystal Palace.
Puel assesses Palace threat
Claude Puel on a difficult side to face in the EFL Cup
Gallery: Saints get set for Palace
Check out our images from Staplewood, where Southampton have been getting ready for the EFL Cup.
Match Preview: Southampton vs Crystal Palace
Get the lowdown ahead of the EFL Cup third round clash between Saints and the Eagles.
Puel: We have confidence ahead of Palace
Claude Puel is hoping his side can continue their good work in the EFL Cup.
Saints v Palace As It Happened
the key moments...
- Austin opens the scoring for Saints
- Fourth goal in three games for the striker
- Hesketh doubles the lead for Saints
- Attendance: 14,080
DELIGHTED TO GET ANOTHER GOAL AND HELP THE TEAM GET THROUGH, BUT TONIGHT WAS ALL ABOUT JAKE HESKETH.CHARLIE AUSTINSTRIKER
FULL TIME: Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace
Goals from Charlie Austin and Jake Hesketh send Southampton into the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
Substitute Nathan Redmond creates space for a curling right-footed effort, but Wayne Hennessey tips it around the post.
Southampton substitution: Dušan Tadić replaces Shane Long
A final change for Southampton, as Shane Long makes way for Dušan Tadić. The striker hasn't stopped all night for the hosts.
Yellow Card for Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace)
Yohan Cabaye is booked for giving the referee a bit too much stick.
"We had a shot."
As this song from the Crystal Palace fans suggests: Southampton have been pretty dominant tonight!
Yellow Card for Matt Targett (Southampton)
Matt Targett brings down Wilfried Zaha and goes into the book.
Substitution: Højbjerg replaces Hesketh
A change for Southampton as Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Jake Hesketh, the scorer of the second goal.
What a moment!
Jake Hesketh wheels away after scoring his first goal for Southampton.
Crystal Palace substitution: Christian Benteke replaces Bakary Sako
Christian Benteke has also been introduced for the visitors as they look for a route back into the game.
McCarthy does well
Excellent work from Alex McCarthy as he spreads himself well to stop Connor Wickham from latching onto a slightly short backpass from José Fonte.
Crystal Palace substitution: Jason Puncheon replaces Jordon Mutch
There's another chance for Crystal Palace, as former Southampton man Jason Puncheon comes on.
GOAL: Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace
Jake Hesketh doubles the lead for Claude Puel's side! After Shane Long is denied, Hesketh is on hand to hammer the ball home from 12 yards.
Close from Targett!
James Ward-Prowse's corner comes out as far as Matt Targett, who volleys it towards goal, but it's cleared away by a defender.
Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Charlie Austin
The goalscorer makes way for Southampton. He's replaced by Nathan Redmond.
Martina's looked lively
Cuco Martina has once again impressed at right-back tonight, with some excellent crosses into the box.
Delaney goes for goal
Defender Damien Delaney goes for goal from a long way out, but it drifts harmlessly wide of the target.
Jake Hesketh's confidence is clearly high. He picks the ball up 30 yards from goal, advances slightly, and shoots, but his effort is blocked well by a Crystal Palace defender.
We're back under way
Crystal Palace get the second half started at St Mary's. Southampton currently lead 1-0 thanks to Charlie Austin's penalty.
Charlie Austin can't stop scoring!
HALF TIME: Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace
Charlie Austin's penalty in the 33rd minute is the difference between the two sides at the break.
Long almost makes it two!
A terrific run from Shane Long to get clear of the defence and round Wayne Hennessey, but his effort doesn't have enough power and Damien Delaney clears.
Austin and Martina go close!
Two chances in quick succession and Jake Hesketh is at the heart of them both, first teeing up Charlie Austin, who is denied by a good save, then Cuco Martin,a who flashes a shot just wide.
Cabaye curls wide
Crystal Palace look to respond before half time, but Yohan Cabaye's curling effort is wide of the target.
Hesketh's header saves
Jake Hesketh is by no means the tallest player on the pitch, but he rises highest to meet Matt Targett's cross. His header though is held by Wayne Hennessey.
GOAL: Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace
Charlie Austin's fine form in front of goal continues, as he confidently converts from the penalty spot to give Southampton the lead!
PENALTY TO SOUTHAMPTON!
Shane Long is fouled in the penalty area by Martin Kelly and the hosts have a penalty. Charlie Austin will take it...
McCarthy called into action
Up against his former club, Alex McCarthy is called into action for the first time, but he comfortably saves from Connor Wickham.
Hesketh on the move
Jake Hesketh has been trying to get on the ball for Southampton, but Crystal Palace have been quick to close the playmaker down.
Crystal Palace substitution: Martin Kelly replaces Scott Dann
There's an early change for the visitors as Scott Dann has to be replaced by Martin Kelly because of an injury.
Yoshida on the defensive
Here's Maya Yoshida during the early stages of Southampton's clash with Crystal Palace.
Martina's causing problems
It's another delicious ball in from Cuco Martina across the face of goal and it finds Charlie Austin, but the flag goes up for offside just as he looks to strike from close range.
Chance for Austin!
James Ward-Prowse's ball into the box isn't cleared by Palace and the ball finds its way through to Charlie Austin, but the striker's effort is well saved by Wayne Hennessey.
A promising start...
James Ward-Prowse releases Cuco Martina down the right, and his cross looks quite dangerous, but the visitors clear away.
We're under way!
It's a big night for Jake Hesketh, pictured here warming up, and it's he who gets us started at St Mary's... COYR!
Targett gets set!
Matt Targett lines up at left-back for Southampton tonight.
Puel's Palace preview
We spoke to Southampton boss Claude Puel ahead of tonight's EFL Cup clash with Crystal Palace.
Here's a look at the Palace starting line-up...
Hennessey, Ward, Dann (c), Delaney, Fryers, Mutch, Cabaye, Chung-Yong, Sako, Zaha, Wickham. Substitutes: Speroni, Flamini, Campbell, Townsend, Beneteke, Kelly, Puncheon.
The teams are in!
Here's a first look at the Southampton team. Claude Puel has named four Academy graduates in his starting line-up!
A man in form! 🔥
Charlie Austin, pictured arriving at St Mary's, will be hoping to add to his three goals in two games against Crystal Palace tonight.
Saints arrive at St Mary's
Watch as the Southampton squad arrives at St Mary's for tonight's game against Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup.
A new competition means a new football!
WE'RE PLAYING GAMES EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS, AND WE WANT TO BE IN A POSITION TO WIN THEM ALL.CLAUDE PUELCOULD THE BOSS MAKE CHANGES TONIGHT?
Saints prepare for Palace
The players were busy preparing for tonight's game at the Staplewood Campus on Tuesday afternoon, and our cameras were there to capture the session.
It's EFL Cup action at St Mary's for Saints!
After a first Premier League win of the season on Sunday, Southampton will be looking to make it three wins in a row when they face Crystal Palace at St Mary's tonight. Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST!
Saints v Palace Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
José Fonte (C)
Jake HeskethPierre-Emile Højbjerg (77′)
Charlie AustinNathan Redmond (57′)
Shane LongDusan Tadic (89′)
Wayne Hennessey (GK)
Scott Dann (C)Martin Kelly (18′)
Jordon MutchJason Puncheon (70′)
Bakary SakoChristian Benteke (64′)
Saints v Palace Match Stats
Shots on target92