MID v Saints Match Centre
Puel: It was important to give players time
Claude Puel has underlined the importance of the seven changes he made for the trip to Middlesbrough.
Redmond: We always knew we had that quality
Nathan Redmond has praised the depth of the Southampton squad following the win over Middlesbrough.
Puel on Austin and Pied’s returns
Claude Puel was pleased to welcome Charlie Austin and Jérémy Pied back against Middlesbrough.
Rodriguez delighted with Boro strike
Jay Rodriguez was delighted to mark his return to the starting eleven with a goal at Middlesbrough.
Highlights: Middlesbrough 1-2 Saints
Watch the best of the action from the win at Boro.
90 in 90: Middlesbrough 1-2 Saints
View our 90-second highlights from the win at Boro.
Good 3 points for the last away game of the season! Glad to get another goal too! #WeMarchOn
Gallery: Middlesbrough 1-2 Saints
Check out the best images from Southampton's success at Middlesbrough
Boro win a good reward for the players, says Puel
Claude Puel was delighted to pick up all three points away at Middlesbrough.
Video: Puel on win at Boro
Watch the manager's reaction to the 2-1 victory.
Rodriguez: That’s an important win
Jay Rodriguez believes the victory away at Middlesbrough was an important one for Southampton.
Video: Rodriguez on victory at Middlesbrough
Watch as Jay Rodriguez reflects on Southampton's victory over Middlesbrough.
Goals will come, insists Redmond
Nathan Redmond on Saints' attacking threat ahead of Boro clash.
On The Road: Middlesbrough
Our guide to the Riverside Stadium ahead of Southampton's meeting with Middlesbrough.
Opposition View: Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough boss Steve Agnew calls for a performance against Southampton.
Match Preview: Middlesbrough vs Saints
All you need to know ahead of the trip to the Riverside Stadium.
Redmond: The fans have been amazing
Nathan Redmond hails Saints fans support ahead of Middlesbrough clash.
Video: Redmond previews Middlesbrough clash
Nathan Redmond previews Southampton's trip to Middlesbrough.
Puel wary of Boro reaction
Claude Puel on the danger of facing an already-relegated Middlesbrough.
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MID v Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Patrick Bamford pulls one back for the hosts
- Shane Long's penalty hits the crossbar
- Substitute Nathan Redmond makes it two on 56 minutes
- Jay Rodriguez opens the scoring before half time
It's all three points for Claude Puel's men on the road, as Jay Rodriguez and Nathan Redmond strike at the Riverside! 😇16.53
Steven Davis wins the ball back inside the penalty area and tees up Jay Rodriguez, but his strike flashes just wide of the far post.
Chambers from distance...
Callum Chambers unleashes a fierce drive at goal but Fraser Forster is equal to it and parries the ball to safety.
Yellow Card for Marten de Roon (Middlesbrough)
Marten de Roon is booked for a late tackle on Jéremy Pied.
Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Shane Long
He's back! Charlie Austin returns from injury to replace Shane Long for the final few minutes here.
Yellow Card for Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough)
Ben Gibson picks up a yellow card for a late tackle on Shane Long.
Great support 👏
A huge thank you to the 1,323 fans that made the long trip up to the Riverside today. Fantastic support!
Southampton substitution: Steven Davis replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Another change for Saints, as Steven Davis is introduced for the final 15 minutes.
Boro have one back!
Patrick Bamford meets the corner at the front post and heads in past Fraser Forster from close range.
Patrick Bamford (72’) | Middlesbrough 1 – 2 Southampton
That one is in, Redmond! 👀
Nathan Redmond watches his strike fly into the top corner to double Southampton's lead.
Redmond comes close
Nathan Redmond (again in plenty of space on the left) drives inside and rifles a strike at goal, but it flies over Brad Guzan's crossbar.
Yellow Card for Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough)
Adam Clayton is booked for what can only be described as a rugby tackle on Jay Rodriguez.
Off the bar!
Shane Long brushes himself down to take the spot kick, but his strike bounces clear off the top of the crossbar.
Shane Long beats Brad Guzan to the ball in the area and is taken out. It's a clear penalty for Saints!
Middlesbrough substitution: Grant Leadbitter replaces Stewart Downing
Grant Leadbitter is also introduced, as Stewart Downing makes way.
Middlesbrough substitution: Viktor Fischer replaces Adam Forshaw
Boro make their first change of the afternoon.
Nathan Redmond comes inside off the left flank, dummies past one and then curls into the top corner. Some strike! 👏
Nathan Redmond (56’) | Middlesbrough 0 – 2 Southampton
Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Sofiane Boufal
Claude Puel makes his first change of the afternoon at the break.
We are back under way...
The second half is now under way at the Riverside.
Half time 😇
Jay Rodriguez's late strike is the difference at the break, as Claude Puel's men take a lead into the interval.
Get in there!
Shane Long breaks down the right flank and crosses well for Rodriguez, who supplies a neat first-time finish low past Brad Guzan.
Jay Rodriguez (41’) | Middlesbrough 0 – 1 Southampton
Jay Rodriguez picks a pass as Saints search for an opener at the Riverside.
Friend heads wide
A well worked corner from the left results in Adam Forshaw crossing for George Friend at the back post, but his header falls wide of Fraser Forster's post.
Bertrand from distance
Shane Long's cross is half-cleared as far as Ryan Bertrand on the edge of the penalty area, but he is unable to steer his right-footed effort goalwards.
Chambers receives treatment
Callum Chambers is currently off receiving treatment for the hosts after colliding with Shane Long.
Martín Cáceres takes a couple of early touches during the opening exchanges of his first start for Southampton.
Pied bombs forward...
Jérémy Pied surges forward down the right flank and delivers a dangerous cross into the penalty area, but it is well cleared by the Middlesbrough backline.
The hosts get us under way here at the Riverside Stadium. Come on, Saints! 😇
Warm up ✅
It's almost time for kick off...14.47
And the hosts...
Starting XI: Guzan, Fabio, Chambers, Gibson (c), Friend, Clayton, Forshaw, De Roon, Downing, Bamford, Negredo.14.10
Here's how we line up...
Starting XI: Forster, Pied, Yoshida (c), Cáceres, Bertrand, Clasie, Romeu, Højbjerg, Boufal, Rodriguez, Long.14.00
Team news coming up!
Who would be in your side today? We'll have the line-ups here for you at 2pm BST!13.34
we'll go out there and respect them, regardless of their situation. we've got a task, and that's to win the game.nathan redmondon boro
Redmond previews final away game
Watch as Nathan Redmond looked ahead to our final away game of the season, at Middlesbrough.12.43
a good result against middlesbrough puts us in a good position for the last two games at home.claude puelsaints manager
Puel previews Boro
Watch our pre-match interview with Saints boss Claude Puel, as he updates us on team news and looks ahead to this afternoon's game.12.00
It's matchday! 😇
For the final time this season, we're on the road!
MID v Saints Line Ups
Brad Guzan (GK)
Ben Gibson (C)
Adam ForshawGrant Leadbitter (60′)
Marten de Roon
Stewart DowningViktor Fischer (60′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
Maya Yoshida (C)
Pierre-Emile HøjbjergSteven Davis (74′)
Sofiane BoufalNathan Redmond (45′)
Shane LongCharlie Austin (87′)
MID v Saints Match Stats
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