Saints storm back to beat Palace

St Mary's Stadium | Wed 05 Apr 7.45PM | Attendance: 29,968
Match Report Highlights

Saints v Palace Match Centre

Saints v Palace As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Two goals in quick succession put Saints ahead
  • Kelly volleys against the near post
  • Redmond levels just before the break
  • Benteke taps in to put Palace ahead

That's your lot...

Two goals in a minute from Maya Yoshida and James Ward-Prowse give Saints all three points at St Mary's, after Nathan Redmond's first-half strike cancelled out Christian Benteke's opener.

21.39
Photo by Matt Watson

What a moment!

James Ward-Prowse wheels away after netting to put Saints 3-1 up.

89’

Southampton substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Nathan Redmond

Goalscorer Nathan Redmond makes way for Jay Rodriguez.

88’

Crystal Palace substitution: Mathieu Flamini replaces Luka Milivojevic

Palace make their final change of the evening. 

87’

Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Steven Davis

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Steven Davis, who recently received treatment after a clash in the Palace penalty area.

GOALSCORER 16 James Ward-Prowse

It's three!

Two in quick succession for Saints as James Ward-Prowse is on hand to tuck in and finish off a slick attacking move! 

85’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (85’) | Southampton 3 1 Crystal Palace

GOALSCORER 3 Maya Yoshida

Get in there!

Jack Stephens steers Nathan Redmond's low cross on to Maya Yoshida at the back post who then tucks in to give Saints a well-deserved lead.

83’

GOOOAL!!!

Maya Yoshida (83’) | Southampton 2 1 Crystal Palace

81’

How has that not gone in?

Dušan Tadić cuts it back to the onrushing Steven Davis who sees two strikes blocked, first by Damien Delaney and then Mamadou Sakho on the line.

79’

Yellow Card for Cédric (Southampton)

Cédric finds his way into Roger East's book for a foul on Bakary Sako.

77’

Romeu from range

Oriol Romeu fires in a low strike from distance but it is palmed behind by Wayne Hennessey.

71’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Oriol Romeu picks up the first card of the evening for a mistimed tackle on Palace's Wilfried Zaha.

Photo by Matt Watson

Fantastic support at St Mary's

Tonight's official match attendance is 29,968 - thank you once again for your fantastic support! 👏

66’

Palace denied by the post

Martin Kelly swivels and volleys against Fraser Forster's near post before Wilfried Zaha then slams the rebound well over the crossbar. 

Photo by Matt Watson

Frustration for Cedrić

Cedrić shows his frustration after his effort from the edge of the penalty area drifted wide of the far post.

58’

Crystal Palace substitution: Damien Delaney replaces Jeffrey Schlupp

Sam Allardyce makes his second change of the evening.

55’

Long chips over

It's a great move. The balls flows through the middle of the park and Dušan Tadić threads Shane Long through on goal, but he dinks over Wayne Hennessey and over the bar.

50’

So close!

Nathan Redmond cuts it back from the left byline and James Ward-Prowse's effort is blocked before Cedrić then curls the rebound wide of the far post. Great start! 

46’

We're back under way! 😇

The action gets restarted here at St Mary's.

HT

Crystal Palace substitution: Bakary Sako replaces Yohan Cabaye

One change at the break, as Bakary Sako replaces Yohan Cabaye for Palace.

HT

All square at the break

It's level at the interval here at St Mary's, after Nathan Redmond's low drive cancelled out Christian Benteke's opener just before half-time. 

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

We're level!

Nathan Redmond picks up James Ward-Prowse's deep cross at the back post, chests it down and then rifles low into Wayne Hennessey's far post. 

44’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (44’) | Southampton 1 1 Crystal Palace

44’

And another!?

Shane Long bursts free and is bundled over inside the Palace penalty area, but again no penalty is awarded by Roger East.

41’

Handball!?

Shouts for a handball on Jeffrey Schlupp inside the penalty area are waved away by referee Roger East!

Benteke taps in

Christian Benteke taps into an empty net after smart work from Wilfried Zaha and a quick cross from Andros Townsend across the Saints goal.

31’

Goal

Christian Benteke (31’) | Southampton 0 1 Crystal Palace

Photo by Matt Watson

Searching for an opening...

James Ward-Prowse surges forward with the ball at St Mary's, as Saints continue to search for an opener against Crystal Palace. 

27’

Romeu the wall

Oriol Romeu provides a superb block to deny Wilfried Zaha from close range, after Christian Benteke teed up the Palace winger inside the penalty area.

22’

Redmond with the header!

Nathan Redmond rises highest at the back post and heads a dangerous cross goalwards, but Wayne Hennessey claws the ball away at the crucial moment. Saints really threatening now!

15’

Palace hit the post

Wilfried Zaha wins a free-kick for Palace on the edge of the area, but Luka Milivojević's effort strikes the outside of the post and bounces to safety. 

Photo by Matt Watson

Agonisingly close!

Shane Long fires an early warning sign past Wayne Hennessey's post.

7’

Romeu strikes wide

Oriol Romeu finds space on the edge of the Palace penalty area and lashes a strike at goal, but it falls just wide of the far post. It's a really positive start here for Saints!

1’

Long fires inches wide

Nearly a sensational start, as Shane Long latches onto a ball down the inside-left and fires a low shot inches wide of the far post. An encouraging start!

0’

KICK-OFF!

We're under way at St Mary's! Come on you Saints! 😇

Teams head out for kick-off!

The teams have emerged from the St Mary's tunnel. Kick-off is now just a few minutes away. Stay with us for all the action.

19.42

Saints warm up at St Mary's

Southampton's players go through their pre-match warm-ups.

19.25

Saints support Know The Score

The players are supporting the Know The Score bowel cancer charity tonight! 👏

19.24

the teams are very close to us in the table, so this evening is going to be very important for us.

maya yoshida
saints defender
19.08

Here's how the visitors line-up...

Starting XI: Hennessey, Ward, Sakho, Kelly, Schlupp, Milivojević, Cabaye, Puncheon (c), Townsend, Zaha, Benteke.

Subs: Speroni, Delaney, Fryers, Flamini, Lee, Sako, Kaikai

18.58

Saints team announced!

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, McQueen, Romeu, Davis (c), Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Long.

Subs: Hassen (GK), Cáceres, Pied, Clasie, Højbjerg, Sims, Rodriguez.

18.45

Team news coming soon

Not long until we find out the Saints team for tonight's game! We'll have it here for you soon...

18.21

They are in confidence, so it is a good challenge for us.

claude puel
on crystal palace
18.08

The captain previews Palace

Watch as Steven Davis gives us his thoughts ahead of tonight's game.

17.37

Players arrive at St Mary's

The boys were looking sharp in their club suits on arrival this evening!

17.29

St Mary's looking spectacular

It's a beautiful night here on the south coast!

17.27

Puel's Palace preview

We visited manager Claude Puel in his office to get his thoughts ahead of the match.

16.33

Saints train ahead of Palace

Our cameras were at Staplewood Campus this week to capture the Southampton players preparing for tonight's game.

16.30

It's matchday!

We're back at St Mary's Stadium tonight, as Southampton host Crystal Palace in the Premier League! Stick with us for all the build-up, match updates and live commentary.

16.02

Saints v Palace Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida
24
Jack Stephens
38
Sam McQueen
2
Cédric Soares
11
Dusan Tadic
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
Jay Rodriguez (90′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
8
Steven Davis (C)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (87′)
7
Shane Long
4
Jordy Clasie
40
Mouez Hassen
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
39
Josh Sims
26
Jérémy Pied
12
Martín Cáceres
9
Jay Rodriguez

Crystal Palace

13
Wayne Hennessey (GK)
12
Mamadou Sakho
34
Martin Kelly
31
Jeffrey Schlupp
Damien Delaney (58′)
2
Joel Ward
11
Wilfried Zaha
10
Andros Townsend
42
Jason Puncheon (C)
28
Luka Milivojevic
Mathieu Flamini (88′)
7
Yohan Cabaye
Bakary Sako (45′)
17
Christian Benteke
19
Ezekiel Fryers
14
Lee Chung-yong
26
Bakary Sako
4
Mathieu Flamini
1
Julian Speroni
27
Damien Delaney
25
Sullay Kaikai

Saints v Palace Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Crystal Palace
  • Possession (%)
    61
    39
  • Shots
    25
    17
  • Shots on target
    9
    3
  • Corners
    11
    11
  • Passes Complete
    325
    167

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Shots On Target
2
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Chances Created
5
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Passes Completed
49
Steven Davis
Steven Davis
Tackles
2
Sam McQueen
Sam McQueen
Clearances
7
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster